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2012 MET BALL: Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys & More Get GLAMOUROUS For VOGUE'S Event Of The Year

Tonight (Monday) in New York City, the A-list put on their most glamourous looks and strutted alongside their designer dates at the 2012 MET Ball.  See pics of Beyonce, Solange, Paula Patton, Rashida Jones and more inside....

Held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Anna Wintour & VOGUE's event of the year was a night full of glamour and beauty.  New mom Beyonce pretty much killed the carpet in this curve hugging floral embroidered sheer black gown which shifted into a bright purple feathered train.  Delicious.

The non stop workouts are paying off.  The stunning diva's gown was designed and that purple train is it.

Gorge.  Rapper Azealia Banks was so star struck she tweeted, "I just met Beyonce and immediately burst into tears. ... I'm so embarrassed"

Bey looked phenomenal!

She even revealed on the carpet that she's pretty set on having more babies...at some point.

And Rihanna didn't look so bad herself. Well fashion wise.  This hair is...

Rihanna wore a floor length crocodile Tom Ford gown with a back slit and deep back V which showed off her slim and toned frame.

When you walk into a room rocking head to toe croc....you shut it down.  Just wish the hair was up to par too.

Paula Patton arrived in a pale pink strapless organza style Vera Wang gown that didn't wow us.  Feels very bridal as Vera always does. But she looked pretty nonetheless.

Those earrings, on the other hand, just made us gasp.  Gorge!

Nice.

Posing with his lovely wife LaLa Anthony, Carmelo looked dapper in a custom Rag And Bone tux.  And LaLa rocked electric blue floor length gown by Zac Posen.  Fits her perfectly so we're loving it.

 

Meanwhile, Rashida Jones looked innocent in a floral Tory Burch dress.  Very cute for summer.

Solange arrived as the date of good friend Rachel Roy, and is wearing the designer of course.  Canary yellow has always worked for little sis Knowles.  An eye-popping stunning look completed with curls and a dazzling box clutch.

And was spotted leaving with her big sis.

 

Before the event.....

Fashion forward couple Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys tweeted this pic saying, “On way to MET BALL with the Queen oh yes we're Busy body's :)”

Gorgeous looks.

Bruno Mars looked pretty spiffy in head to toe Prada.

And Kanye West wore a nice pair of pants that didn't fall down for a change and his typical scowl for the cameras.

Janelle Monae wore her signature black with a jeweled waistline and looked amazing.  Who knew she had this tiny cute waist!

 

Rick Ross tweeted a pic from the gala alongside celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson...but sipped wine instead of Ciroc! 

Rosario Dawson wore a fitted leather gown by Calvin Klein.

Umm...did M.I.A. even try?  Her lackluster outfit was Stella McCartney.

Model Liya Kebede, Tory Burch, Rashida Jones and Brooklyn Decker all posed for a fab pic as they rocked Ms. Burch's designs.

Chanel Iman arrived with Tom Ford and wore one of his fab gowns.  Loving the chicness of the sheer neck.

Giants baller Victor Cruz also got suited up for the party with his long time girlfriend in all white.

And despite having an injured hand, Amar'e Stoudemire attended as well with his girlfriend & baby's mother.

 

Rapper Azealia Banks arrived with Alexander Wang and rocked a custom design from him.

And Joan Smalls, wearing Balmain, clung to her boo Olivier Rousteing.  Loving everything about this hot mini dress.

Model Jourdan Dunn rocked a strapless white lace Burberry gown and kicked it with Azealia Banks and her model friend Cara Delevingne.

And Defensive Player of The Year, Knicks baller Tyson Chandler, popped up on the carpet with his wife Kimberly.  He rocked a custom Waraire Boswell suit. While Kimberly rocked a red strapless Valentino jumpsuit, handpicked by Anna Wintour!

 

Stay tuned for more pics...........

 

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Beyonce looked like a VEGAS

Beyonce looked like a VEGAS SHOW GIRL it's just too MUCH. Rihanna looked 100 times better. I think Rihanna was totally BEST DRESSED. Her lines and silhouette were FLAWLESS. TOM FORD! Learn her. Givenchy is far too music Industry. Far too Kanye West.
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Mrs. Carter this look was for

Mrs. Carter this look was for the stage and maybe not even that, you have a baby girl in your life who will be implamenting what she sees you do. Is showing your rear really that important and is this really okay with Jay? I'm sad that to get attention this is the route many women take. So sad
Dee's picture

I think they all look a mess

I think they all look a mess except Solange and Janelle Monae.
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I agree! Beyonce's dress is

I agree! Beyonce's dress is HIDEOUS!! Tacky Texas CAN NOT dress to save her life.
Anonymous's picture

Alicia Keys needs a stylist!

Alicia Keys needs a stylist! Fashion forward my ass! LOL @ MIA
Anonymous's picture

FINALLY MOST OF US AGREE

FINALLY MOST OF US AGREE THAT BEYONCE DRESS WASNT THE BEST...I MEAN WHY A BODYSUIT THAT COLOR UNDER A BLACK DRESS..IT THROWS IT ALL OFF..RHIANNA HAIR IS WRONG I AGREE WITH THAT. RASHIDA WAS WRONG FOR ALL THEM DAMN FLOWERS..I HATE ALICIAS SHOES BECUS THOSE TOES ARE NOT THE BUSINESS AND EVERYONE ELSE LOOKED OK! I EXPECTED CRAZINESS AND THEY PLAYED IT TO SAFE FOR ME! NATASHA I NEVER SAID IT BEFORE BECUS I DIDNT NOTICE UNTIL NOW BUT GET YOUR LIPS OFF BEYONCES ASS BEFORE SHE FART ON UR DUMBASS!!!!
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@ REALLY? You better PREACH.

@ REALLY? You better PREACH. The body suit underneath did not even match her skin TONE. That was a deal breaker for me as well. The dress looked CRAZY at some angles. Women have to consider how a dress of that size MOVES. Bey is just too FLASHY at times. I love her but she needs to scale it back at times.
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Chanel Iman, Rihanna and

Chanel Iman, Rihanna and Solange were my favorite. Rihanna was doing that makeup that Solange usually wear, the barely there makeup. Chanel shut it down. Beyonce needed a wild hairstyle with that dress. Paula Patton looked pretty but plain for this award, people usually wear their wildest hair & dresses to this award. the chef Marcus Samuelsson is a fine man, but the New York Knicks acting as if they have won the finals, out at an award show on a work night. NY Knicks have not won anything yet.
Anonymous's picture

WOW....EVERYBODY looked

WOW....EVERYBODY looked FAB......Beyonce, Rihanna and Solange shut it all the way down though......Kanye didn't bring his new boo Kimmy, poor thang......LOL
JJ's picture

Hands down chanel iman,

Hands down chanel iman, solange, beyonce killed it!!!!!! Rihanna dress was hot as well...I just wish her hair was on point......Joan smalls I like the dress just not with those shoes.....M.I.A really did you not even try?....a. banks i'll pass....everyone else look decent
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Lala, Rashida & Solange were

Lala, Rashida & Solange were stunninggg!! I did not like Bey's look or dress that get up made her look half way crazy. Everyone else was Bleh!
Realist 's picture

Now this is YBF!!! Can we

Now this is YBF!!! Can we just take a moment to be greatful there are no reality tv, video, groupie jump offs...well minus Lala of course
Kara's picture

These are the worst dressed

These are the worst dressed right? There were people there who were dressed appropriately. Beyonce this is the biggest Fail yet. What was Alicia thinking. #DREADFUL!
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At least Bey, Rih, And Chanel

At least Bey, Rih, And Chanel Iman kept it interesting...everyone else is boring... I expected more from Kanye
Couture's picture

Am I the only one noticing

Am I the only one noticing Chanel Iman keepin it movin in the background in the pic with Jourdan Dunn? A little model rivalry???
CC's picture

Worse looks: M.I.A., Alicia

Worse looks: M.I.A., Alicia Keys, Rachael Roy
Kat's picture

I think Beyonce is beautiful

I think Beyonce is beautiful and all, but she constantly has the same look. She's looked the same for the whole duration of her career...Blond hair, mermaid dress. Statute pose. Quite boring!!!
Anonymous's picture

Bey was showing yall her ass

Bey was showing yall her ass to kiss. I wish the Queen would have worn black diamond studd earrings. I'm tired of the no earrings look and I'm tired of that pose with her hands on her hips, she looks like a barbie and a body suit closer to her skin tone would have been nice. Rih's dress was fire. I really wish it were shorter, it looks heavy to me. her nails are horrid and she looks like she and her bff did her hair. My Girls Bey and Rih killed it. But Solange was my fav of the evening. She looked amazine head to toe.
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I'm mad at Rihanna, she

I'm mad at Rihanna, she really could have killed it if she didn't have that crazy hair, and I don't like beyonce dress, I don't care if it suited the event or not, I don't like or find it flattering on her
Anonymous's picture

Beyonce's dress killed it!

Beyonce's dress killed it! But she's too curvy, would have looked better on Rihanna. Chanel Iman killed it just bcuz she was Tom Ford date.
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DAYUM Rihanna is starting to

DAYUM Rihanna is starting to look like a smoker!!! I've always thought she was beautiful, but this is making me question whether or not it was smoke and mirrors!!! For THE MET, Beyonce was the standout, hands down....(oh wait Chanel Iman beasted too though). And this is not some petty stanning out attempt or no poop like that. Ya boy is judging strictly from the pictures. Solange looked great as well. MIA looked like an employee. They better be glad Kim Kardashian didn't show up with Kanye though. I'm sure a bunch of bad built troll-faces will start calling her a whore unjustifiably, but iiiWould've liked to have seen her beauty added to this sea of pretty....except Rihanna. She gon have to come better cause that left a bad taste in my eyes. NARF!!!!
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The only way I know that

The only way I know that smoke may change a person's appearance is that of cocaine or crack. Smoking of cigarettes or weed does NOT change a person's appearance. I don't think Rhi smokes coke or crack.
Happy Lady's picture

I'm so sorry but Beyonce's

I'm so sorry but Beyonce's dress was hideous! I love her but it was an eye sore. I must say that Solange looked absolutely stunning in that yellow! I don't like yellow but she makes me wanna rock some yellow this summer. She looked EFFORTLESSLY pretty in her fit! Bey looked like she gave it her all and failed! Even with her understated hair and make up, FAIL! I'm shocked.
Anonymous's picture

um...alicia keys is not

um...alicia keys is not "fashion forward", she fashion backwards. paula's dress is more of an oscars dress (not bridal). she's beautiful, but extremely boring. love beyonce to death, but the dress was awful. i know the MET gala has a costume ball vibe, but b's dress, although different, was dreadful. i never thought i'd say this, but she needs to take notes from her sister who SLAYED in her choice of dress, makeup, and hair.
Casey's picture

beyonce's dress would have

beyonce's dress would have been better if the bodysuit would have been closer to her skintone, it was too beige and distracting from the beauty of the dress. I think it was a good try but just not perfect. I wish i knew what lip color she was wearing though, it's very pretty
Anonymous's picture

I noticed Beyonce has a lot

I noticed Beyonce has a lot more moles on her neck. They pop up big time when your pregnant. Just a note of fact for any doubters that may remain. That's all.
Anonymous's picture

AND MAKEUP makes them

AND MAKEUP makes them DISAppear....whats your real point she decided to show them this time because they have always been there!!! lol
THANKS SO MUCH's picture

i have had the same type of

i have had the same type of moles on my neck since a child and have never had children. try again.
Anonymous's picture

LMAO!! I do too!! LOL

LMAO!! I do too!! LOL
Anonymous's picture

Rihanna's nails are too long

Rihanna's nails are too long and big. They look creepy and very "witch" like. Im reminded of the lead singer of SWV whenever I see her nails, too ghetto for that demure dress. Im so sick of that pointy nail trend, glad when it's dead and gone. Also, her hair looks like a birds nest. Beyonce's dress looks like a bird. I also think it's a little revealing in the backside, and I am no prude, but c'mon you're a mother now. You can still be stylish without exposing your goods. Sexy isn't about having your ass and tits on display. Solange looks stunning as usual. Paula meh, Lala meh. Rashida looks good. Alicia's boots/pants are not the business. If you're with a male date in on a red carpet, then you shouldn't be wearing pants, and if you're wearing pants/suit, it shouldn't compete with your date's. Monae really pulled of her look and is gorgeous. That is all!
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Rihanna's nails are too long

Rihanna's nails are too long and big. They look creepy and very "witch" like. Im reminded of the lead singer of SWV whenever I see her nails, too ghetto for that demure dress. Im so sick of that pointy nail trend, glad when it's dead and gone. Also, her hair looks like a birds nest. Beyonce's dress looks like a bird. I also think it's a little revealing in the backside, and I am no prude, but c'mon you're a mother now. You can still be stylish without exposing your goods. Sexy isn't about having your ass and tits on display. Solange looks stunning as usual. Paula meh, Lala meh. Rashida looks good. Alicia's boots/pants are not the business. If you're with a male date in on a red carpet, then you shouldn't be wearing pants, and if you're wearing pants/suit, it shouldn't compete with your date's. Monae really pulled of her look and is gorgeous. That is all!
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I think BEYONCE's dress was

I think BEYONCE's dress was OVERKILL! I know she is trying to show everyone that she can bring sexy back-POST BABY-but that dress was NOT the best CHOICE it probably would've looked better on HALLE! Rhianna looks sickly in these pics, not sure if it was her MAKEUP or her MOOD. Her make-up was CASKET READY! Amere's date looks stroked out in the face, maybe it was just a bad pic. Solange looks stunning in that YELLOW! So SUPRISED to see Paula Patyon step her game up! Alicia Keys needs to try a new look, quit with all the LAME, ALL-BLACK GENTLEMEN's tuxedo wardrobe. Look feminine for a change! OVERALL everyone else looked FABULOUS!
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I am so happy to see

I am so happy to see beautiful "people of color" looking great and classy! Solange looks beautiful-way better than Beyonce's fake and washed up azz!
Anonymous's picture

Victor Cruz fiancee/gf dress

Victor Cruz fiancee/gf dress was not flattering at all! Solange, Janelle, and Paula were best dressed for me
Anonymous's picture

Solange Knowles looks so much

Solange Knowles looks so much better than her fake azz sister "Beyonce"!
Anonymous's picture

HONESTLY CARMELO AND

HONESTLY CARMELO AND AMARE...WHY THE HELL ARE YOU UP AT THE MET BALL WHEN YOUR TEAM IS DOWN IN THE PLAYOFF SERIES AGAINST ONE OF THE BEST TEAMS AND YA'LL NOT EVEN PLAYING CONSISTENT AND MAKING SHOTS NOR PLAYS. I CAN NOT STAND LALA FOR ALWAYS TRYING SO HARD AT A CAREER SHE WILL NOT SUCCEED IN. SHE'S LUCKY SHE'S HAD CARMELO TO KEEP HER A FLOAT THIS LONG AND SHOULD REWARD HIM BY BEING A BASKETBALL WIFE AND MOTHER. AS A FEMALE I'M ALL FOR YOUR INDEPENDENCE AND STILL HOLDING YOUR OWN BUT HAVING A MAN AS A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER REQUIRES A LOT MORE WIFE DUTIES...SHE NEEDS TO BALANCE THE EQUATION AND STOP CHASING DEAD DREAMS AND BRINGING MY NIGGA CARMELO DOWN AWAY FROM HIS GAME. THIS NIKKAS NOT SERIOUS. AS A KNICKS FAN (mainly because of JR Smith hehehe) I'M BAFFLED AND ANGRY NOT GONE LIE. HMMP
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"I CAN NOT STAND LALA FOR

"I CAN NOT STAND LALA FOR ALWAYS TRYING SO HARD AT A CAREER SHE WILL NOT SUCCEED IN." Really? lol. So she's supposed to not try hard? Is she supposed to give up? Where do you live? I need to call your mayor and ask what kind of values your community is instilling.
NikNak's picture

if you're trying and trying,

if you're trying and trying, getting no where and on top of that you have no skills nor does she have a specific type of work to follow (is she trying to be an actress, a fashionista, still a vj like what?) and you have a professional basketball player as a husband who's career she is slowly bringing down with her. Who really wins in the end? They both gone go bankrupt....or not sorry they can always have a reality show which no one will have interest in so long as carmelo no longer plays basketball and she becomes irrelevant to man kind. So I hope Lala follows your suggestion and continue to suceed at nothing but having a show to showcase her everyday life of failure and see how far she really gets. REAL TALK.
Anonymous's picture

I wish the commentors would

I wish the commentors would research or read prior to commenting. It's so immature to judge without proper articulation of thoughts. The met ball is where dresses and tuxes are supposed to be more extravagant. None the less, you can't compare yourself to celebrity moms who are placing on a show. Has the world become so ignorant that you've forgotten the purpose of these celebrities is to entertain, not relate to you. Sure, who would have been a dad in a sequence military jacket or on the front of a magazine with your ass cheeks cut out? What you do can not be compared to those...you push papers and they're entertainers!
Anonymous's picture

I think Beyonce tried a

I think Beyonce tried a little bit too hard wiht this dress. Plus, her figure looks off and manufactured around the waste/hip area. Rihanna's dress is nice, but her hair and pale makeup make her look off. Chanel's makeup looks flawless and love the gown! Now Rick Ross.....you are another story! Looking REAL thuggish leaning into your homo chef.
Anonymous's picture

Although there are many

Although there are many conservatively dressed women there and the no nothings about what this event means are chriping...please. The met ball is a costume/artsy affair. YOU'RE supposed to be outrageous and themed. Altough the snake costume I get the hair is a mess. Beyonce took that whether you hate her or not.
Anonymous's picture

This is a costume event

This is a costume event duh!!! This is where you wear something creative DUH people!! From what I seen Beyonce, Solange, Iman hands down were the best dressed! Rhianna dressed is nice being that it is all croc but the hair, shoes, the neck up no ma'am!! Some of yall need to stop the nonsense and bashing people because you are stan of someone!! That's just stupid to me!
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Obviously black people aren't

Obviously black people aren't familiar with the met ball, it's where avante couture is appropriate. Therefor, beyyonce's look is on the money. With she would have worn her hair up. Rihanna's dress is nice ,but something is off with the makeup. Seems she went too mono for the look. Chanel Imani was the only other one who stood out at a costume gala!
Anonymous's picture

I am very familiar with the

I am very familiar with the Met Ball and even Beyonce's dress was a yawn. If she wanted to wear that dress, she should have had dramatic hair and makeup and the dress just lacks something somewhere. It doesn't say "outrageous!". It spells desperate. That's why I am waiting to see what Tyra, Heidi etc wore. They usually bring Met worthy drama. Signed: Black African person.
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HER BOO? REALLY! Olivier

HER BOO? REALLY! Olivier Rousteing and Joan arent boo'd up. she was his date. and BEYONCE LOOKED a MESS! that dress looked so ILL-FITTED! I KNOW IT WAS THE COSTUME GALA BUT
Anonymous's picture

nice! love to see young

nice! love to see young black hollywood living it up. young, black & fabulous for real!!
shuga's picture

I don't know why people are

I don't know why people are praising this FUGLY dress Beyawnce has on!!!! Peacock looking #$%# Along with her obvious "I want attention" antics lately! Camel Toe.. check yo boo!
H8meNow's picture

It's not for You to

It's not for You to understand, cunt! We all have our own opinions. If you don't like it, so be it. Don't run around like the douche you are thinking everyone must agree with your opinions in order to be right. Grow up, cunt!
Anonymous's picture

Lady Bey looks nice but she

Lady Bey looks nice but she could have done a classy look and it would have been much more WOW, the dress Rihanna wore was okay, but the rest of her was out of order, Paula played it safe, Rosario looked really nice, Lala looked typical AND THE SHOW STEALER WAS SOLANGE! The girl looked hot and cool all at the same time.
2227's picture

Beyonce's dress is ugly

Beyonce's dress is ugly Natasha...stop the desperation. Solange looks really on point and Rihanna's dress sits on her body like wow!!! Waiting to see what Tyra and Heidi wore.
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