At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Okay let's cut to the chase: Last night. Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. Theme was "Superheroes." Everyone and their brother was there. I've broken the photos down into Good, Bad, and Ugly for your viewing pleasure. The Good — including Victoria Beckham, Christina Ricci, Diane Kruger, Iman, Mischa Barton, Amanda Peet, Scarlett Johansson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton and Claire Danes — begins after the jump; the Bad and Ugly to come later.













The Good:

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Christy Turlington glows in a red dress in an unexpected silhouette.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Emily Mortimer went a little gladiator for the superhero theme.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Stella McCartney and Kate Moss shine perfectly.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Camilla Belle looks wrapped in clouds.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

If I were Christina Ricci, I would never ever ever take this dress off. Ever. It is one of the greatest things I have ever seen. Love. Speechless. Sigh.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Diane Kruger looks a little bit like the Tin Man, but I love that she went for a short dress. Also, love love the shoes.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Iman. Always perfect. What else is new?

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Kate Mara! Yellow! Yes! Yes!

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Tom Cruise looks weirder than normal, but Katie Holmes looks fantastic, which of course I hate to say. But there's no denying all that red.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Dear Mischa Barton: Strip and give me that dress right now. Kthanxbai.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Please God let my face age like Natasha Richardson's.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Rachel Bilson looks like a total freak and I love. Clearly, she mistook "superheroes" to mean "Morticia Addams."

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

ScarJo is simultaneously old school and somewhat infantalized in her D&G but she looks hot, so good for her.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

I still am not entirely sure who Taylor Swift is, but I like her chainmail-esque dress.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Sorry, you just can't hate on Victoria Beckham.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Emmy Rossum is a head-turner in this black-and-white floral frock.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Claudia Schiffer's dress is downright ethereal. Valentino is downright orange.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Ellen Barkin manages to always play it classy.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Jessica Stam is sorta a bad ass!

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Michelle Trachtenberg? Or Liza at Studio 54?

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Molly Sims must know my weakness for the color yellow.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Call me a crazy motherfucker, but Wendi Deng looks incredible.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Almost-goth Amanda Peet is fabulous.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Um, I love that Amber Valetta's dress has wings.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

I totally heart you and your kick-ass black dress Ashley Olsen.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Can we discuss how awesome it is that Barbara Walters is there with Charlie Rose?

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Claire Danes is sorta channeling Angela here, no?

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

This is seriously the best I have ever seen Fergie look.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Yeah, same for Hilary Duff.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Lake Bell went for it.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Lauren Bush is one class act in royal purple.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Margherita Missoni: Crazy-awesome.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Michelle Monahagan should only ever wear copper. Wow.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Paula Patton: Pretty.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Sofia's shiny drop-waisted number is delightful.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Tilda Swinton? Or Mr. Roboto?

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Vera Wang and Karolina Kurkova play their metallics en suite.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Be my flamenco dancer, Ingrid van der Bosch.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Maggie Gyllenhaal knows you gotta go big or go home.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Venus Williams is a beacon of light.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Be still my heart, Zoe Kravitz-as-a-Clara Bow.

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

Bee Shaffer's dress is phenomenal. But why is Andre Leon Talley relegated to straightening her train?!

At Costume Institute Gala, The Good Superheroes Took A Fashion Flight Of Fancy

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