The Most Memorable Looks from the Met Gala 2012

Forget the Oscars the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala is the fashion world's most buzzed-about red carpet event of the year.

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Forget the Oscars — the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala is the fashion world's most buzzed-about red carpet event of the year. To celebrate this season's exhibition, "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations," there was certainly plenty of Prada, but also some sparkle, a few feathers, and a lot of sartorial risk taking. Here are our picks for the most mind-blowing ensembles of the evening. Which look was your favorite?

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Ashley Greene

in Donna Karan Atelier

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Kate Bosworth

in Prada

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Rihanna

in Tom Ford

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Rooney Mara

in Givenchy

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Cate Blanchett

in Alexander McQueen

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Beyonce

in Givenchy Haute Couture

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Gisele

in Givenchy

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Lana del Rey

in Altuzarra

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Camilla Belle

in Ralph Lauren

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Cameron Diaz

in Stella McCartney

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Carey Mulligan

in Prada

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Leighton Meester

in Marchesa with Harry Winston jewels

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Karolina Kurkova

in Rachel Zoe

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Chloe Sevigny

in Miu Miu

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Dakota Fanning

in Louis Vuitton

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Diane Kruger

in Prada

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Emma Stone

in Lanvin

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Kirsten Dunst

in Rodarte

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Florence Welch

in Alexander McQueen

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Gwyneth Paltrow

in Prada

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Jessica Alba

in Michael Kors

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Jessica Stam

in Dior

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Lily Collins

in Valentino

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Coco Rocha

in vintage Givenchy

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Solange Knowles

in Rachel Roy

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