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Best, worst and nuttiest from the Met Ball



One of the best fashion-as-spectator-sport events of the year happened last night in New York. It's the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where all celebrities come looking as if they have consumed a martini of Windex and bath salts. It is fantastic. There is always a theme, and the guests typically try to hit it in some capacity. Some years, the theme requires lots of Googling and consultations with people who know things other than, "Which pizza has the fewest calories?" Last year, the theme was "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations," which sounds like something you could say to strangers at the airport to get everyone to leave you alone.

This year, the theme was "PUNK: Chaos to Couture." Easier! If you pick up the latest Vogue, the one with Daisy Buchanan on the cover, you'll see that Ms. Wintour has a hankering for punk at the moment, which all real punks would probably think is super stupid.

Check the slideshow above for some of the most memorable looks from the party (speaking of, what do they DO once they get inside? Costume contest?). You'll thank us for this slideshow about 4 p.m. when your coffee is wearing off.

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