Met Gala 2014: Best And Worst Dressed On The Red Carpet; Power Couples At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit Ball [PHOTOS]

The Met Gala 2014, the annual ball that kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art's yearly Costume Institute exhibit, is always a dazzling fashion parade. 

This year's event -- held Monday evening in New York City with a theme in tribute to Charles James, the British fashion designer known as "America's First Couturier" -- had its share of best- and worst-dressed celebrities.

WORST DRESSED

Those on the worst-dressed list included Lena Dunham, who wore an unflattering strapless dress, while Kate Upton’s black sheer getup didn’t go down well. Lupita Nyong’o wore a feathered Prada dress with emerald jewels and a headband, which also turned out to be a disappointment from the usually exquisite young star. Others who made the "worst" list were Shailene Woodley, Elizabeth Olsen, Solange Knowles, Katie Holmes, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kirsten Dunst and Lea Michele.

Lena Dunham Actress Lena Dunham arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Kate Upton Model Kate Upton arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Lupita Nyong'o Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Shailene Woodley Actress Shailene Woodley arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Elizabeth Olsen Actress Elizabeth Olsen arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Solange Knowles Singer Solange Knowles arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Katie Holmes Actress Katie Holmes arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Maggie Gyllenhaal Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Kirsten Dunst Actress Kirsten Dunst arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Lea Michele Actress Lea Michelle arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

BEST DRESSED

Stars who dazzled on the best-dressed list included Reese Witherspoon and Kate Bosworth, both in rosey-hued Stella McCartney gown. Blake Lively's dazzled in a Gucci dress, while Diane Kruger's silver gown by Jason Wu for Hugo Boss caught all eyes.

Reese Witherspoon Actress Reese Witherspoon arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Kate Bosworth Actress Kate Bosworth arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Blake Lively Actress Blake Lively arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Diane Kruger Actress Diane Kruger arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Other celebrities who did not mess up on their style included Suki Waterhouse, Zoe Saldana, Emmy Rossum and Kendall Jenner.

Suki Waterhouse Model Suki Waterhouse arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Zoe Saldana Actress Zoe Saldana arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Emmy Rossum Actress Emmy Rossum arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Kendall Jenner Model Kendall Jenner arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Check out the list of couples, who sparked the red carpet with their brilliant chemistry and style.

Jay Z and Beyonce Rapper Jay Z and singer Beyonce Knowles arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

David and Victoria Beckham David and Victoria Beckham arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Kim Kardashian and Kanye West arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, on May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Carlo Allegri

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady Model Gisele Bundchen and her husband, NFL football player Tom Brady, arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.  Reuters/Lucas Jackson

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