The stars turned out to celebrate the Metropilitan Museum of Art's new exhibit, "China: Through the Looking Glass."
Jennifer Lopez knows how to do two things: make an entrance and leave very little to the imagination.
The pop singer hit the Met Gala red carpet on Monday night baring a lot of skin in a gorgeous red Versace gown with sheer side panels.
Lopez, 45, gave younger glamor girls a run for their money – even Kim Kardashian, who was decked out in a beaded gown that drew attention to her famous curves.
Kardashian opted for sheer, too – a white gown with a feathery train by Peter Dundas for Roberto Cavalli, the designer's first for the house.
The reality star’s husband, Kanye West, captured a close up of the two Hollywood moms in a side-by-side picture accentuating their stunning gowns and their most famous assets. Kardashian shared it on Instagram.
Sofia Vergara – who was joined by her favorite accessory, fiance Joe Manganiello – shined in a white gravity-defying Marchesa gown.
Rihanna swooped onto the red carpet wearing a fur-trimmed yellow cape with floral swirls of gold and a train so long it required three wranglers.
The ensemble came with a little pink mini-dress underneath, and a sparkling tiara. In keeping with the evening's theme — China, and its artistic influence on the West — the outfit came from Beijing-based designer Guo Pei, whose sumptuous designs also are on display in the current Metropolitan exhibit, "China: Through the Looking Glass."
Beyoncé was highly photogenic in an ultra-sheer, bejeweled Givenchy Haute Couture gown by Riccardo Tisci.
Deep, ruby reds, shimmery golds and other jewel tones dominated the color scheme of the evening as the multitude of invited celebrities embraced this year's Chinese theme. There were sequins aplenty, and embroidery was everywhere.
Actress Kate Hudson noted: "It's like Oscar night for the fashion world, but without the pressure of who's going to get an award." Hudson was dressed in a sleek Michael Kors gown of gold sequins.
Sarah Jessica Parker, one of the unqualified hits on last year's red carpet in an elegant custom Oscar de la Renta, wowed again, although this time around there were a few chuckles aimed at her towering red headpiece which resembled fiery flames. Designed by milliner Philip Treacy, the piece bore long red tassels on each side.
Parker paired it with a one-shoulder black gown embellished with sashes comprised of bits of vintage fabric and beads from Sweden — a collaboration with H&M and the company's Conscious Collection, which focuses on sustainable fabrics.
One of the world's most watched women, Amal Clooney, arrived on her husband's arm in a tiered ruby-red gown by John Galliano for Maison Margiela.
Actress Kristen Wiig wore a flowing yellow chiffon number by Prabal Gurung, who accompanied her on the carpet.
Anne Hathaway shimmered in a sleek, hooded body-skimmer from Ralph Lauren. Her hair in a temporary bob, Katie Holmes took Zac Posen's arm wearing one of his designs, a sparkly blue gown with cutouts at the back.
Justin Bieber showed up in a black Balmain jacket slithering with gold dragons. A bird of paradise adorned the bottom of "Glee" star Dianna Agron's one-shoulder Tory Burch gown.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.