Celebrity Round-Up! 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala Red Carpet

It was quite a dazzling array of celebrity faces on the red carpet for the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala in New York City. Kanye West and his fellow fashion-loving girlfriend Amber Rose stepped out in traditionally elegant outfits. Amber chose a bright red strapless dress that hugged her curves, while Kanye kept it simple in his black tux.

Actress Lake Bell also did it up in a tux, but it’s our humble opinion that Rihanna wore it better. Maybe if Lake had lost the hat.

Holy crap, Ed Westwick got himself some bronzer and hair gel! The Gossip Boy was looking good! Very sleek with his sexy tiger eyes. His sexy photoshoot partner Helena Christensen went for a less traditional look. I’m going to call it “Boozy Ballerina,” but since she’s a model, she works it better than a mere mortal would.

Check out all of our 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala coverage here!

Gallery Info: Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Bee Schaffer, Steven Cojocaru, Carla Gugino, Jessica Stam, Karolina Kurkova, Shalom Harlow, Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Emmy Rossum, Cindy Crawford, Marisa Tomei, Helena Christensen, Lake Bell, Elizabeth Hurley, Rachel Weisz, John Galliano, Marion Cotillard, Kanye West, Amber Rose, Bruce Willis, Emma Heming, Leslie Mann, Judd Apatow,  Brooke Sheilds, Winona Ryder, Hilary Swank, Ciara, Kate Beckinsale, Elizabeth Banks, Rose Byrne, Molly Simms, Selma Blair, Ric Ocasek, Paulina Porizkova, Elizabeth Hurley, Agyness Deyn, Billy Joel, Katie Lee Joel, Bono, Ali Hewson, Claire Danes, Rory Culkin, Renee Zelleweger, Miranda Kerr, Bradley Cooper, January Jones, Emma Stone, Donatella Versace, Allegra Versace, Ed Westwick, Karen Elson, Jack Black, Arun Naya, Kerry Washington, Josh Hartnett, Jesse McCartney, Justin Bartha, Chanel Iman, Flavia de Oliveria, Milla Jovovich, Brooklyn Decker, Lauren Hutton, Michael Kors, Maggie Rizer, Thalia, Amber Valetta, Kiefer Sutherland, Claudia Schiffer, Hugh Dancy, Claire Danes, Lauren Bush, David Lauren, Alek Wek, Rosario Dawson, Iman and Kim Raver at the 2009 MET Costume Institute Gala Red Carpet.