As Australia’s Fashion Week comes to a close - it’s time for even more glitz, glamour and couture as we head Stateside for the ‘2012 Met Gala!’

Hailed as the Oscars of the fashion world, the annual New York bash welcomed the best-dressed stars on the planet to show off their inner style Queens (and Kings!) at the city’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Making her debut at the iconic event, which is celebrating the opening of the ‘Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations’ exhibition this year, was songstress Lana Del Rey.



Clearly determined to get it right the very first time around, the 25-year-old swapped her ‘Blue Jeans’ for a shiny silver Joseph Altuzarra gown and black cape.

Meanwhile, tween TV star Lea Michele proved she doesn’t need her co-star beau Cory Monteith to make a statement, instead she managed to steal the show solo in a risqué Diane von Furstenberg dress.



And it wasn’t just the ladies steaming up the red carpet. ‘Gossip Girl’ heartthrobs Chace Crawfordand Ed Westwick, aka Nate and Chuck, looked as daper as usual in matching dark suits.



Meanwhile, Carey Mulligan dazzled in a two-toned Stella McCartney number as she made her first public appearance as a married woman, after tying the knot to musician Marcus Mumford last month.



And talking of wedding bells, soon-to-be hubby and wife Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel were all grins as they happily posed for pics together.



The actress opted for a simple white and green gown, leaving all eyes on her hot new bangs and HUGE diamond rock.

And from bling accessories to a majorly eye-catching ensemble – Florence Welch appeared to be channeling Lady Gaga in a puffy white tiered dress.



Meanwhile, fellow popstar Rihanna also chose to cover up her curves in a full-length slinky black gown.



Also taking her gown to floor-skimming level was super sexy Scarlett Johansson. ‘The Avengers’ actress ditching her on-screen red locks for blonde curls and swapped the leather cat-suit for a low-cut golden embezzled number.



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