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05/04/2015 07:26 pm ET | Updated May 06, 2015

Film fanatics count down to the Oscars every year, music fans anticipate the Grammys, but fashion folk mark their calendars for the Met Gala.

The annual ball, which formally kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art's yearly Costume Institute exhibit, is arguably the most stylish night of the year and one of the few times celebrities and influencers take real fashion risks.

This year, the theme of the night was "Chinese Whispers: Tales of the East in Art, Film, and Fashion," so we saw a lot of embellished floral motifs and touches of red.

Some standout looks included Sarah Jessica Parker in a custom H&M gown and Philip Treacy headpiece, as well as Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon.

Check out our continually updated slideshow for all the red carpet looks from the night -- and don't forget to tell us which ones are your favorites in the comments section!

  • Rihanna
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Rihanna attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Kanye West (L) and Kim Kardashian West attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
  • Reese Witherspoon
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Reese Witherspoon attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Helen Mirren
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Helen Mirren attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Zendaya
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Zendaya attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Olivia Wilde
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Olivia Wilde attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Anne Hathaway
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Anne Hathaway attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
  • Diplo and Madonna
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Diplo and Madonna attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
  • Lee Daniels and Naomi Campbell
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Lee Daniels and Naomi Campbell attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
  • Amal Clooney in John Galliano and George Clooney in Armani
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    Amal Clooney and George Clooney arrive at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Andy Cohen
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Sarah Jessica Parker (L) and Andy Cohen attend the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
  • Kerry Washington
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Kerry Washington attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Selena Gomez in Vera Wang
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Selena Gomez attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Anna Wintour
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    Anna Wintour arrives at the Costume Institute Gala Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2015 in New York. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Ivanka Trump
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Ivanka Trump attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Tabitha Simmons
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Tabitha Simmons departs The Mark Hotel for the Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for The Mark Hotel)
  • Allison Williams
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Allison Williams attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Emily Ratajkowski
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Emily Ratajkowski attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Solange
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Solange attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
  • Janelle Monae
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Janelle Monae attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
  • Karen Elson
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    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Karen Elson attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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