51308: Celebrities Shine at Super Hero Soiree

Superstars of both the silver and small screens gathered at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 for a soiree saluting the stylish silhouette of super heroes. Co-chaired by George Clooney, who once donned Batman’s brooding black mantle, and Julia Roberts, the Met rolled out the red carpet for a phalanx of fashion-savvy stars, including newlywed Beyonce, who looked the part of a blushing bride in a pale pink Armani Prive gown, while the tulle skirt of newly engaged Scarlett Johansson‘s Dolce & Gabbana design was reminiscent of a bridal veil.

A bevy of Hollywood beauties in black brought drama to the red carpet, including Gossip Girl‘s Blake Lively, who looked glamorous in a Ralph Lauren garment; Claire Danes, who had slipped into a Narciso Rodriguez design and Rachel Bilson, who opted for a Calvin Klein creation, People magazine online reported. Representing the opposite end of the color spectrum, Naomi Watts wowed the crowd in a white wardrobe choice by Thierry Mugler and Victoria Beckham was an alabaster vision in Armani, while Jennifer Connelly‘s black and white Balenciaga ensemble struck a harmonious balance between the two contrasting hues.

Before joining the flock of fashionistas getting a sneak peek at the clothing of costumed crime fighters, a number of notables posed for photographers in gowns which rivaled the saturated shades of comic book panels, including country crooner Taylor Swift, who glowed in a gold Badgley Mischka gown and Eva Longoria, who wore an aubergine Marchesa masterpiece to the opulent event.

Fans can follow in the steps of their favorite stars and visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy exhibition, which is on display on the first floor of the special exhibition galleries, from May 7 – September 1, 2008.

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