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2014 Met Gala: Hollywood's best- and worst-dressed stars

Published on May 6, 2014 7:47 PM

After a punk rock affair in 2013, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute gala focused on Charles James - America’s first couturier - for its theme this year.

James is a British-born designer who entered the fashion industry with a hat shop in Chicago when he was 19, according to EOnline. He later brought his designs to New York.

The designer is known for his structural designs, which would explain why many guests at this year's Met Gala arrived in gowns of different geometric accents. He is also known for volume and weight - his most popular ball gown was said to have weighed over 8kg - so there's also a lot of big and bold designs at the ball.

Check out what the stars wore at this year's Met Gala and feel free to judge the ensembles on the red carpet.

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