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My favorite red carpet event of year has come and gone once again. This year’s theme, “China: Through the Looking Glass,” brought with it a spark of Eastern influence. But Anna Wintour’s annual star-studded bash — it is her party after all — wouldn’t be complete without the outrageous trains, sparkles, fur and … sheer dresses. It’s also a chance for red carpet royalty to show a little love for their favorite designers. Now for my Met Gala best dressed:

Lorde is my queen of darkness, and I loved the deep blue Calvin Klein Collection dress she wore with long sleeves and an open back. It was mature with a hint of sexy.

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Diane Kruger is always a favorite of mine on the red carpet. She wore a two-piece baby pink Chanel ensemble with sheer pants and still held her own against the ball gowns parading around her.

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Courtney Eaton might was well have walked straight off the Dolce and Gabbana runway. From her gilded crown to the bottom of her A-line hem, she looked like an exotic princess. And I just love the circle details in the gold fabric.

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Jennifer Lawrence has built a lasting relationship with Dior, and I love her loyalty. This Dior Haute Couture look is fun and quirky, just like the actress herself.

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Carey Mulligan might not make many best-dressed lists with her LBD, but to me she looked like a classic film star, ladylike and classy in Balenciaga.

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Actress Emily Ratajkowski wore a Topshop long-sleeve dress cropped above the ankles. I like the streamlined cut of the dress, as well as the Asian-like pattern that was simple enough not to overwhelm the slender silhouette.

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Keri Russell isn’t someone I usually keep an eye out for, but I loved her smoldering eyes and the deep V-neck of the dark raven-like look. The Altuzarra dress did have feathers, after all.

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Mama Anna Wintour went for spring florals, but Bee Shaffer was influenced by the night’s Eastern theme without looking like she put on a costume. I love the red color of her Alexander McQueen dress and the flower and feather details that travel all the way to the end of her train.

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Beyonce was not going to let Rihanna, J.Lo or other naked-dress-wearers steal the show. Queen Bey slayed last night with a genie ponytail and bejeweled Givenchy gown that, honestly, reminded me of a figure skating dress. But she owned it!

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Balmain is a staple on the Met Gala red carpet, but this year I wanted to shove the little punk stealing all the attention aside and see a picture instead of Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing himself. It’s also unfortunate that Kanye West isn’t able to veer far from his personal puppet, because it was hard to find a picture of him standing alone and looking fabulous in a black velvety suit. And there’s fringe!

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