Met Gala 2013: The 10 Best Outfits of the Night

05/06/2013 at 11:19 PM ET

Sarah Jessica Parker punk Met GalaRex USA; Wireimage; Broadimage

We saw dozens of dresses hit the Met Gala red carpet, and nearly all of them evoked some reaction among PEOPLE StyleWatch editors, ranging from “Wow!” to “Wow.” to “Wha—?”

And after much debate, we picked the ten that stole the show — whether because they were striking, sexy or required Gwen Stefani’s abs to pull off properly. Check out our list, below (click on the designer’s name to see the dress we’re discussing) and tell us which stars would be on your best-dressed list!

The Top 10 Best Dressed:
1. Sienna Miller in head-to-toe Burberry — we’d kill for that jacket.
2. Blake Lively in custom Gucci Première and jaw-dropping Lorraine Schwartz danglers — even more beautiful than we expected!
3. Anne Hathaway in vintage Valentino Haute Couture — the perfect foundation for her new platinum locks.
4. Carey Mulligan in a black cut-out gown with a large gold safety pin and more than $1,000,000 of Tiffany & Co. jewels — the perfect mix of chic and cheeky.
5. Olivia Wilde in Calvin Klein Collection and Fred Leighton jewels — the abs just don’t quit.
6. Ginnifer Goodwin in custom Tory Burch — a lovely spin on a tricky theme.
7. Gwen Stefani in custom Maison Martin Margiela — basic black-and-white looks positively daring on the bold singer.
8. Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs — our pick for being perfectly on-theme and showing off her killer bod to perfection.
9. Dakota Fanning in Rodarte — simple from the front, but the angel-wing embroidered back made the dress a standout.
10. Jessica Paré in a blue high-low gown with leggings underneath — major points for going different and fun, and the makeup was flawless.

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CinSweet on

I agree with some of People’s picks. It sure would make it easier to view the dresses referenced in the story if they linked to the exact picture instead of the 79 image gallery.

kasia on

most of these picks are totally out of ‘punk’ theme

Rolyat on

Blake Lively was the best. She is so gorgeous.

donnatex on

what about Kim K dressed by IKEA? (her dress looked like my gma’s sofa cover)

Mary on

ummm you guys missed Jennifer Lopez how could this be. Hands down the best, sexiest, classiest dress, BY FAR!!!!

Jane on

Rooney Mara. Classy with just the right amount of edge to avoid being tacky.

noorilhuda on

What? No Sarah Jessica Parker? I thought she was cool and punkish. None of these dresses are good.

Julia on

Listen, I “get it.” The theme was punk. But, honestly, I was just stunned by how truly bad many of the night’s dresses — and overall looks — were. More costume party than couture. So, setting aside the “theme night” idea, I’ll just say that Jennifer Lawrence was a complete stunner.
And, PS, People: If the article is about dresses, it’s not okay to not include pictures of THE DRESSES.

dancer92136 on

I loved the dress worn by Katie Holmes

kron on

Let’s face it, the “punk” theme was just not effective. What a disappointing year for the Met Gala fashion. Even Anna Wintour’s dress was not “punk”.

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