Awards season seems like eons ago, doesn’t it? It’s been so long since we’ve seen some of our famous celebrities shine and fail miserably on the red carpet. Thank the culture gods that the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit Gala is tonight! We can’t freaking wait to see all the ruffles and neon and feathers and weird poofy things everyone will wear in the name of high fashion. This year’s event is to celebrate the “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations” exhibit, so we expect to see plenty of homages to the former, an Italian designer from the 1920s to the ’50s, and yes, a whole lot of Prada. While we wait for the festivities to begin (and they’ll be live-streamed on MetMuseum.org) let’s look back at some of our fave celebrity getups from 2010 and 2011. We saw daring styles on Kristen Stewart, classy looks on Gwyneth Paltrow and Emma Watson, over-the-top show-stoppers from Katy Perry and Rihanna, and some unusual risks from the likes of Kristen Bell and more. Enjoy the gallery and then come back here for more photos, video and interviews from tonight’s event.
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