Barneys Designers Up the Glamour Quotient At The 2012 Met Gala

The annual Met Gala is the party that all other parties strive to be. It’s what we imagine Truman Capote’s Black and White ball might look like today: the apotheosis of glamour.

Hosted by Carey MulliganAnna Wintour and Miuccia Prada—along with honorary co-chair Jeff Bezos—this year’s gala kicked off the Costume Institute‘s new exhibition, “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Our very own Mark Lee and Daniella Vitale were there to help celebrate, along with an unparalleled gathering of supermodels, editors, designers, actors and just about anyone else whose life is chronicled in glossy pages.

Needless to say, there was a strong showing of Barneys New York designers on the red carpet, from Giambattista Valli to L’Wren Scott to Prabal Gurung. Below, we compiled a gallery of our favorite looks from the evening, which we’d like to introduce with the same words shouted from the stage by Bruno Mars last night: “Hello, fashion!

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Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte

Karen Elson and Alexa Chung, both in Marc Jacobs

Lazaro Hernandez, Isabel Lucas in Proenza Schouler  and Jack McCollough

Bruno Mars in Prada

Prabal Gurung and Greta Gerwig in a look by the designer

Jessica Paré in L’Wren Scott

Sunrise Coigney and Mark Ruffalo, both in Bottega Veneta

Caroline Sieber in Christopher Kane

David Byrne in Adam Kimmel and Sally Singer in Nina Ricci

Stella McCartney and M.I.A., both in Stella McCartney

Bee Shaffer in Erdem

Carolyn Murphy in Alexander Wang

Claire, Prisca, Jenna and Virginie Courtin-Clarins, all in Mugler

Kristen Wiig in Stella McCartney

Olivier Theyskens with Caroline Trentini in a look by the designer

Arizona Muse in Erdem

David Neville, Candice Swanepoel in Rag & Bone and Marcus Wainwright

Constance Jablonski in Haider Ackermann

Shailene Woodley in Christopher Kane

L’Wren Scott in her own design with Mick Jagger

Carine Roitfeld in Givenchy Haute Couture

Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana

Cameron Diaz in Stella McCartney

Emma Stone in Lanvin with Alber Elbaz

Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga with Nicolas Ghesquière

Mary-Kate Olsen in The Row

Amy Adams in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture with the designer

Joan Smalls in Balmain with Olivier Rousteing

Beyoncé Knowles in Givenchy Haute Couture

Elizabeth Banks in Mary Katrantzou

Riccardo Tisci with Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture

Thakoon Panichgul with Christina Ricci, in Thakoon

Ok, enough perfectly poised pics. Check out Fashionista’s compilation of the night’s best photobombs.

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