The Met Ball 2011 - Red Hot Fashion!

Gisele Bundchen in Alexander McQueen

The Costume Institute Gala (or Costume Institute Ball), known as the Met Ball, is an annual ball that celebrates the opening of the Metropolitan Museum's (The Met) fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute.

Jennifer Lopez in Gucci

The red carpet evening where celebrities arrive dressed to impress is described as the fashion industry's "Night of Nights". Fashion industry experts and style magazines consider the event, which is hosted by Vogue to be the fashion world's best red carpet event.

Kristen Stewart in Proenza Schouler

The event has been an annual affair at the Met since 1948 (the year in which the Costume Institute was founded), but it has been held in different parts of the museum over the years.

Dianna Agron in Michael Kors

Lea Michele in Escada

Mary-Kate Olsen in Givenchy

Doutzen Kroes in Giambattista Valli

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Burberry

Lara Stone in Calvin Klein
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