New York attracted the most beautiful and talented fashion faces Monday night for the Metropolitan Museum's annual Costume Institute Gala, and as expected, there were some strong beauty looks on the red carpet.
Cara Delevingne led the way with an elaborate display of Eastern-inspired body art to honor the event's theme of "China: Through the Looking Glass". The berry blossom patterns snaked up the British supermodel's arms, neck and décolletage for an elegant but striking look. Her sleeveless cut-away black jumpsuit by Stella McCartney let the paint do the talking and really integrated the designs into her overall outfit.
Actress Selena Gomez also stood out from the crowd thanks to clever accessorizing and makeup. The star opted for a striking white lily-inspired headdress that added an oriental flavor to her ensemble. Her hair was pulled back into a beautifully full chignon and she kept her makeup simple and sultry with lots of lashes and a deep red lip to really let her hair jewelry pop.
Another guest who played the lipstick card well was Lily Aldridge, whose dark berry pout was sophisticated and bold and added an edge to her blue Carolina Herrera creation. Wonderfully slick brows and a simple chignon kept the look on-point.
But it wasn't all serious sophistication -- Jennifer Lawrence looked pretty and refreshing after opting for a heavier look than usual featuring a bold metallic palette that really made her eyes pop. Bronzed skin and a fuchsia lip gave her a summery glow, while her messy bun looked effortlessly undone.
Georgia May Jagger, on the other hand, went for a much softer look, with nude lips and sepia-toned eyeshadow avoiding a clash with her elaborate Gucci dress. Graceful 1940s-style curls and a navy headpiece gave her an aura of timeless Hollywood glamour.
Singers Madonna (R) and Katy Perry arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala 2015 celebrating the opening of "China: Through the Looking Glass," in Manhattan, New York May 4, 2015.