StyleNique Presents: The 2013 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum in New York City

The annual Met Gala is a ball that marks the opening of the Metropolitan Museum's (The Met) fashion exhibit at the Costume Institute.  

The red carpet evening where celebrities arrive dressed to impress is described as the fashion industry's "Night of Nights". Fashion industry experts and style magazines consider the event, which is hosted by Vogue, to be the fashion world's best red carpet event. It is regarded as the top annual social event in New York City. The event has been an annual affair at the Met since 1948 (the year in which the Costume Institute was founded), but it has been held in different parts of the museum over the years. The theme for this year was “Punk” and stars made their arrivals in everything from asymmetrical dresses to dark and gothic, not forgetting the dramatic head pieces. Here are the looks for the 2013 Met Gala.