Stars dazzle on the red carpet at the Met Gala

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (PIX11)-- Forget the Oscars, more than 500 of Hollywood's biggest names under one roof, walking 150 foot red carpet up the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps for the Met Gala. It's like no other fashion show in the world.

A who's who of the rich and famous, dressed to the nines, in sparkles, florals, and the wildest head gear. The Metropolitan Museum of Art costume institute benefit is the place to turn for fashion.

The stars pair up with a designer who then creates a look based on a theme inspired by the costume exhibition. This year it is called "China: Thru the Looking Glass," honoring Chinese heritage and it's influence in the fashion world.

Hosted by Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, last year the gala raised 12 million dollars for her costume institute.

The Gala sometimes sees some controversy, besides the usual red carpet mishaps up the Met stairs, last year you may remember the infamous elevator fight between Beyonce, her sister Solange, and Jay Z at one of the after-Gala parties. This year-- she kept it cool and glam in short a Oragami style dress. And this time, there were no selfies allowed inside the Gala.

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