The snubbing of a prominent designer almost dropped an "A-Bomb" on the whole affair, but the Met's Costume Gala still managed an A-list red carpet. Some of the most notable looks after the jump.

The Monday night event was not without controversy: Amid a 15-year schism with gala organizer and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, designer Azzedine Alaïa was shut out of the ball's related Met exhibition. As Cathy Horyn reported in the New York Times, Alaïa asked the seven models for whom he had made Costume Gala dresses not to wear them; some boycotted the event rather than switch to another designer.

Of course, an big ball does not live or die by a handful of models, even one themed "Model as Muse." A selection of red-carpet pictures follows, all from Getty Images.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Co-hosts Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Event overlord Anna Wintour.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Co-host Justin Timberlake with Jessica Biel (and some eyeglasses).

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Gisele Bundchen, who came with Tom Brady, in Versace and Finn.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Madonna, naturally.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Madonna again, from behind, for full effect.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Rihanna in a D&G fitted suit.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Anne Hathaway in Marc Jacobs.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Ashley Olsen.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Mary-Kate Olsen.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Kirsten Dunst.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Kate Bosworth.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Tyra Banks.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Ivanka Trump.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, pre shriek.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Wintour's daughter Bee Schaffer in Nina Ricci.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Elizabeth Hurley in Elie Saab.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



Marion Cotillard and John Galliano.

Met Costume Gala: Highlights



A very pregnant Heidi Klum in Gilles Mendel.