The stars came out for costumes on Monday night for the Annual Ball of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s yearly Costume Institute exhibit. This year the exhibition at the museum is “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” from May 8 through August 10. About 75 of James’ designs will be on exhibit in two locations. 

The ball celebrating the opening featured celebrities decked out in their red carpet best. 

Here are our picks for the best looks of the celebrities who celebrated fashion history on Monday. 

And here are our picks for best dressed couples:

If you’re ready to see the ball gowns of British-American designer Charles James visit for more information on the exhibits.

When you’re dressing up for your next ball, walk on the red carpet, or special date night visit ellelauri for dresses that will make you stand out.