Met Gala 2012: Rihanna, Cameron Diaz And 29 Other Best-Dressed Celebrities (PHOTOS)

05/07/2012 11:53 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

When it comes to style on the red carpet, the 2012 Met Gala (a.k.a. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala) is akin to the Super Bowl: the fashion industry's biggest players are out in their full glory. The attendants (celebrities, designers and industry big shots) are the brightest in the star stratosphere, and the fashion is often jaw-dropping. We love the glitzy gala because the celebrities take chances: they throw caution to the wind and any notion of modesty goes out the window.

In past years we've seen Sarah Jessica Parker arrive in full tartan plaid on the arm of the late, great Alexander McQueen, Rihanna in head-to-toe black lace with a red braid that called to mind "The Little Mermaid," and who could forget Beyonce's skin tight wiggle dress, courtesy of Emilio Pucci (how did she even move in that?).

This year's gala, titled "Impossible Conversations," is a tribute to the influence of late designer Elsa Schiaparelli on Miuccia Prada. Herewith, tk celebrities whose looks were impossibly gorgeous.

See all the Met Gala arrivals at HuffPost Style along with our picks for Met Gala worst-dressed.

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Met Gala 2012 Best-Dressed