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First Photos: Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Kerry Washington & More at the 2015 MET Gala

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2015-MET-Gala-May-2015-BellaNaija0014There’s been a lot of anticipation towards this year’s MET Gala and last night saw Hollywood stars stepping out in the finest of costumes for the 2015 MET Gala with the theme ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’.

We love seeing the stars play dress up – from Rihanna’s dramatic yellow ball gown to Kim Kardashian’s figure hugging number to Kerry Washington’s pretty pink choice and more.

Check out the first photos from the event!

Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

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Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

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Rihanna

Rihanna

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

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Donatella Versace & Jennifer Lopez

Donatella Versace & Jennifer Lopez

Zendaya Coleman

Zendaya Coleman

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Beyonce & Jay Z

Beyonce & Jay Z

Beyonce & Jay Z

Beyonce & Jay Z

Beyonce

Beyonce

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Larry Busacca

73 Comments

  1. toolz

    May 5, 2015 at 8:09 am

    To those concerned one piece of advice: next time please just arrive naked. Dont waste time wearing clothes okay

    • [email protected]

      May 5, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Exactly o!!! Very soon clothes won’t be needed for red carpet, they would just paste their jewels ( diamonds, rhinestones etc) where the feel its needed and leave d rest naked. Rubbish!!!!!

    • Que

      May 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      You call these clothes…. bey, jlo, kim et al are just a waste of fine craftsmanship cos those embroiderers did a mighty fine job.. and beyonce still looks like she just needed oversized hoops and loud bubble gum to roll back to the 90s with that hair! I’m not even surprised or disappointed that they missed the memo about china…. and just went straight to the ‘looking through’ bit…. only chinese pornstars will roll out like this. They are some of the most conservative people ever….in every sense!

      Jlo’s eyes have started reaching the back of her head…give it a rest mama! .

      Solange solange solangeeeeeeeee all the way…. Janelle too…these ones dont fail! They got the memo right.

      SJP……I dont even have words….but all na costume sha…so we’ll leave it at that.

  2. MzChar

    May 5, 2015 at 8:18 am

    I wish some of these ladies were more covered up. My fave look was Amal Clooney so classy. You should post it BN

    • rocky

      May 5, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Amal Clooney ok…
      Anyways Beauty lay in d eyes of d beholder
      Cus i hve seen d dress and its nt all dat….

  3. Nneka

    May 5, 2015 at 8:23 am

    Nna Ehn the men abroad are really trying and have good restraint..cos all these Naked women….The theme is china something abi…

    Anyways my faves are …Kerry, zendaya, Janelle, solange and a lil bit of beyonce

    • Nneka

      May 5, 2015 at 9:32 am

      I also Love Lady Gaga outfit…where is her pic?

  4. fliky

    May 5, 2015 at 8:35 am

    my caption “porn stars show” I love Kerry Washington look

  5. faith

    May 5, 2015 at 8:39 am

    WOW!!!!!! bey looks is heaven.

  6. Enn!

    May 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

    nawa o! we should all start walking around naked sef & stop this farce of wearing “clothes”.

  7. Ann

    May 5, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Team- come looking half naked….Chai all these dresses all of you are wearing, there is God oooo!

    • Cynthia

      May 5, 2015 at 9:56 am

      Indeed there is a God…these women are becoming very very ratchet. Look up yo them, HELL NO.

  8. Naijababeii

    May 5, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Y D nakedness, very soon we naijas go do like dem but pray it doesn’t happen.

  9. seun

    May 5, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Beyonce looks trashy ,thirsty and thoty. Rihanna got the memo and shut that place down. She was the belle of the costume ball.

    • S!

      May 5, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      Memo? To come dressed as your favourite food? Yeah she shut it down! #EGGtraodinary.

  10. hon

    May 5, 2015 at 8:58 am

    @Beyonce, Jlo and a few others…and una go talk say na cloth una wear. Hian!!! will Solange and Rihanna be able to walk properly like this? loool

  11. BlueEyed

    May 5, 2015 at 9:06 am

    So the met this year was Asian themed so I was expecting all the kimono clad drama, Rihanna and Lady gaga killed it for me,j.lo and Kim played it safe, didn’t they get memo? Sjp can do no wrong in my eyes. Beyoncé looks good tho.

  12. bruno

    May 5, 2015 at 9:14 am

    bellanaija first things first, a fashion face off, who wore it best. kim kardashian or beyonce. beyonce wore almost the same gown kim is wearing back at the 2012 met gala.

    best dressed hands down is solange. that is an art piece she’s wearing. so stunning and chic.
    she cant beat anybody while she wearing that gown. (that was a dry joke, u don’t need to tell me) lol

    runner up- rihanna. this b!tch shut down that carpet. I love the head piece and it goes well with the theme of the event.

    2nd runner up- zendaya. she lo9ks super chic. I love the cut of her gown. its youthful and it also goes well with the china theme.

    worst dressed
    wait for it………..BEYONCE!!!!!. so tacky for the event. she looks good but this sheer see through gowns have been over done. it doesn’t go wel with the theme. assuming she wore this to the vma awards it would have been a knock out but for the met gala, this is a no for me.
    I’m happy she did something different with her hair and her skin is glowing.

    • didi

      May 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

      so funny, bruno B commenting like he got a stake in the who comments best on the MET gowns… lol

    • Anonymous

      May 5, 2015 at 10:42 am

      Lmaoo people always acting like rihanna is the fashion messiah. Thete is nothing fashionable about wearing a duvet over your shoulders. She looked extremely ridiculous and tried too hard like she always does.
      Fan Bingbing was the best dressed, followed by Zendaya. You font need to wear fifty yards of fabric to “slay”

    • Seriously

      May 5, 2015 at 11:39 am

      Geez, Bruno are you one of the fashion queens on bravo? You sound like what they will say.

      Solange outfit is my favorite. Zendaya looks cute. Kerry looks lovely. I like Rihanna’s outfit from the back, can’t see the whole thing. Beyoncé looks out of place, she’s been trying too hard lately. Her skin looks good though, tan and glowing. This look reminds me of her in “naughty girl” video.

  13. MissyKissy

    May 5, 2015 at 9:15 am

    RiRi’s Robe shaa

  14. Somebody

    May 5, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Is JayZ okay? Hé looks like their marriage is in trouble.

  15. seun

    May 5, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Bn where is my comment ? because i said bey looked trashy and thoty and rihanna was the belle of the ball?
    I see that you only posted one pic of rih and like three of beyonce. Someone in your team is definitely a beyonce stan.

    • Anon

      May 5, 2015 at 9:36 am

      Patience is a virtue…

    • seun

      May 5, 2015 at 9:48 am

      Yes it is. Thanks for reminding me.

  16. prince

    May 5, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Beyoncé looks like a goddess, Kim K will steal d design years later and said someone else inspired it. J-Lo looks amazing and so is Kerry.

  17. mrs chidukane

    May 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Please, no one should come for my Beyoncé oh. She looked spectacular, body on point. Face,hair and skin all serving! All the naysayers that say she photoshops her pictures have all been put to shame. You can literally see that she killed herself at the gym and really dieted cos her tummy is so tight and pulled in and waist tiny. Next to her Kim looks obese,lol. TShe won’t be the last to rock a sheer gown so you people should chill biko. Rihanna’s cape was jaw dropping but her performance outfit was very underwhelming and even ugly. I love Zendaya, Jlo and Beiber’s jacket. My best dressed according to the theme is Fan Bing Bing. Followed by Solange.

    BN please don’t use this comment to wrap akara. It took me time to type, cheers!

  18. JAYNNE

    May 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    2015 MET GALA, dress code-naked. SJP you made me cry, why dress like a drag queen? you are so much more than this.

  19. Eve

    May 5, 2015 at 9:44 am

    D look on jayz face tells it all,give it to Nigerian men,your wife would try to go out half naked & u won’t say a word?#*@.he is boiling deep inside that *see my priced possession in full display*,I jus pity him,I guess dey would’ve argued abt it b4 coming to d event,by d way beyounce should sack her stylist,d high ponytail did no good to your face learn frm ur sis solange,whose singing career is zero buh girl she kills it every time.im rocking Afro cos of her now.

  20. queenfrannie

    May 5, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Beyonce looks heavenly…..what a beauty!!!

  21. Gulu-Babe

    May 5, 2015 at 10:26 am

    All I see is mature married women NAKED y did they even waist $$ buying these designed Mosquito net????! See Beyoncé kim wana b! Hmmm some things r best left to some names!

  22. Omotayo

    May 5, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Beyonce’s dress looks like a desperate attempt to stay relevant and its not like she’s lost steam anyway. This dress is an epic fail.
    RiRi Darling, She looked like a queen that escaped from a fairy tale but a queen nonetheless. I’ll rather be Royal than trashy.

  23. serendipity

    May 5, 2015 at 10:34 am

    #teamcomNaked.. …. Kim stood out abeg! Always luv Kerry W….. Luvd Solange’s dramatic gown…….. D rest huh!!

  24. Miss_Flygerian

    May 5, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Janelle Monae….the queen of slay!

  25. Anonymous

    May 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

    But rihanna is the one that walks around town braless and in transparent skirts on a normal day. She’s the one that takes tasteless pictures on Instagram almost everyday but you want to call beyonce “trash”. Lmao rihanna stans make me sick with their hypocrisy. You’re just bitter because the Queen stole her spotlight. As always!! Regardless of whether or not you liked her outfit 🙂

    • girl

      May 5, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      nne take some panadol, i can see you’re hurting from the glorious SLAY that is rihanna.
      no one is talking about a normal day here, we’re talking about the met gala -which has a theme, one that rihanna shut down and had the “queen” looking like she got the CFDA dress remnants.

  26. pabara

    May 5, 2015 at 10:54 am

    JayZ doesn’t look impressed with Beyonce’s dress at all.. look at his body language and Beyonce on the other hand is like ‘I don’t care’.

  27. Fifi

    May 5, 2015 at 11:01 am

    Solange slayed it, it was artistic n above everyone else

  28. Beyonce

    May 5, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Beyoncé looks like $#%^&(()*&^%$#@

  29. Missthain

    May 5, 2015 at 11:14 am

    This comment might seem like I hate Beyonce but honestly I don’t she’s one of the greatest performers of our time. But here comes my verdict;
    1) I’m shocked to realise that Beyoncé is actually such an attention seeker and would do anything to stay in the spotlight. Growing up, listening to her songs and watching her perform I’ve always thought of her as a good example to younger girls; thought she was reserved and classy. But nope she isn’t. Recently it looks like she’ll do or wear anything to stay in the spotlight (which she doesn’t need by the way, she is a power woman).

    2) When Kanye started dating Kim K, Beyoncé said she doesn’t want her next to her daughter because of the kind of reputation she has (you know sex tape and all…), oh please that’s because she knew she now has competition, she is not the only bootylicious woman in the media anymore. Because honestly I really can’t tell the difference between what these two woman does. Beyoncé no longer sings, all she sings about now is sex… listen to the words of her songs and watch her music videos. So please stop hating on Kim K and praising Beyoncé. I’ve read comments all over the internet regarding what they both wore at the 2015 Met gala, but it seems Kim K is trashy because what she is wearing is too revealing and Beyonce looks great. I mean who’s dress is more revealing!

    3) in a society where we hear about rape everyday, i’m a bit confused to the fashion trends this celebrities are showcasing considering the fact that they know younger girls look up to them. Yes Beyoncé sang about being flawless, but I thought the song wasn’t just about body weight, breakouts, pimples and stretch marks, thought the song was deeper than that. But it looks like its all about our physical flaws because that is what she’s come to show in that dress , she has over $200mil to clean up her stretch marks, 99% of us don’t.

    My point, don’t hate one hate both, they are both mothers and they are both role models. They might look gorgeous but there is more to beauty than being naked! Kanye might support his wife’s nudity (which I don’t understand why really) but honestly looking at Jay-Z’s facial expression he looks like he’s not in support of what Bey is wearing (I smell trouble).

    And please we do not want to see your friends version of these dresses on instagram! They are disgusting!!!!!

    • S!

      May 5, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      When did Bey tell you she didn’t want Kim around her?
      Naija I hail! Your akproko is on another level.

    • purplegirl

      May 5, 2015 at 1:28 pm

      She did. during the early stages of the Kimye relationship

  30. tunmi

    May 5, 2015 at 11:29 am

    Wait so you didn’t see Anna Wintour’s buba and skirt ehn?

  31. mrs chidukane

    May 5, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Rihanna fans stay pressed. You wish Rihanna looked half as good as Bey. And those saying Jay Z is annoyed, abegi. Beyoncé has worn more revealing outfits on stage. Just cos Jay-Z is not smiling doesn’t mean he’s unhappy with Beyoncé. He’s a business man. Maybe things aren’t going well.

  32. chifire

    May 5, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Na wah oh, pple jst luv 2 talk, Beyonce wey don dey naked since, y is it news dt she wore a see thru dress? Puuuleeaase!

  33. Omo1

    May 5, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Beyonce’s poses alone screams desperation. Not classy at all

  34. amy

    May 5, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    Don’t really like beyonce’s outfit…… Buh seriously, she can do no wrong in my eye….. Point of correction, someone called bey, Kim k wanna be….. Is it not Kim dat wants to be like Beyonce…….

    • Alert!

      May 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      Naah..None of them wants to be anyone’s wannabe, just two beautiful women trying to keep up. But from what I have seen so far, Bey feels threatened by Kim. Truth be told!

  35. Noms

    May 5, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Going by the theme -China-Through the looking glass- Personally, if I were a stylist, my interpretation would have been getting some reflective fabric ‘”LOOKING GLASS- MIRROR…..Solange’s stylist got the memo completely. Majority of the stylists got “China- through the glass” hence the nakedness everywhere.
    But i’m not a stylist abi, just my 2cents.
    Kim’s dress looks good by the way'”winks”

  36. Cha

    May 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Most of these women are Just wearing thier skin not givency not versace not chanel Just plain skin. mtcheww African girls better not start coping

  37. Someone Naughty

    May 5, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Beyonce’s red carpet dresses are a recurring cliche (worse that a regular cliche).

    • Someone Naughty

      May 5, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      *than

  38. Blogstarr

    May 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    A number of the ‘elderly’ ladies are the ones trying to prove they’ve still got it in their nearly naked ensembles. Baddie Bey and JLo, you are more than this…
    You both look as thot-y as Cassie in the 3am perfume ad

  39. purplegirl

    May 5, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Now that Kim K has managed to cover up better than Beyonce and J Lo at an event, I realize I can’t keep using sex tapes to judge Kim K’s success, because truly, her celebrity colleagues with their squeaky clean history aren’t doing any better in the decency department.

    PS 1.when is this sheer trend going to die?
    2. Zendaya, J Monae, solange you ladies are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. cross

    May 5, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    Please let me know when they are fully undressed, thank you.

  41. solitaire

    May 5, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Best dressed 4 me wud b BEYONCE n KIM K….followed by j.lo n solange…d sheer dress luks just perfect on em.n pls dnt say dey dressed out of place cos d theme is “chine…thru d lukin glass”.so. Wat do u expect?dere has 2 b smth see_thru..btw dey r all gud looking women wit smoking bods…and my gal riri brot it as usual….always funky n edgy bt she aint d best dressed tbh.

  42. john fischbach

    May 5, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    I’ve read and re-read the posts and im amazed by the mean spirited comments when most of you are over looking a major point these are “costumes” being worn for the met’s annual gala

  43. nene

    May 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    da f- is beyonce wearing? she looks like a stripper. too bad! rihanna looks like yellow bird from sesame street.

  44. justsaying

    May 5, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    ok… they all look gorgeous in their different ways . Not exactly a fan of sheer dresses but that,s not the point. sorry, emmm people saying beyonce looks trashy and kim looks fabulous how exactly did you judge this because as far as i’m concerned they both have on the same amount of clothing ,( which is close to nothing ) so why the unnecessary bashing. as far as i’m concerned they do look nice, could have looked better with just a bit more clothing on . but what do i know .#NoNEGATIVITY

  45. Kokie

    May 5, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Cher started all this see through nudity nonsense e are sufferinfg from. What next Bey, we have seen all this before

  46. Icebag1976

    May 5, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Abeg donatella versace look’s like Mick Jagger joor * wink*

  47. mama mia

    May 5, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I doubt it. My two cents says she is scared of Queen/Princess Rihanna. Always has always will. let me take u down memory lane, first she put up her name as baddiebey on instagram who remembers that period? My riri at that time was and still is badgalriri then later changed it. She also tried to shade Rihanna with that her interview where she mentioned most musicians only churn out singles and no one was really doing an album, Rihanna, had a bunch of singles that were all doing well if I might add but her album wasn’t released at that time. Rihanna wore that her gown which showed her butt crack and now una queen decide to wear one with her all butt crack out. Beyonce has always been an insecure woman she did that with Shakira and lady gaga, unfortunately, for her she’s never really been able to kill Rihanna’s s plus yes! Jay z once or still fancies rihanna. When things abt Beyonce finally gets revealed ehn, una go shock…

  48. rere

    May 5, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    is it just me, or do Kim k’s hips always look odd?
    Like when drag queens use the foam pads for hips, looks normal on the drag queen, but her body is kinda off somehow.

  49. deedee

    May 6, 2015 at 2:56 am

    There is something going on with bey and jlo face…Beyonce face looks older all of the sudden..and jlo turning into a lizzard…both outfits are not out of character for most of these people…they are getting old and need to stay relevant.

  50. deedee

    May 6, 2015 at 2:57 am

    Dang….jay z looks bothered

  51. deedee

    May 6, 2015 at 3:02 am

    Beyonce hair….she look like a derranged genie!

  52. deedee

    May 6, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Rihanna…I luv it…but I want scrambled eggs now

  53. deedee

    May 6, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I don’t bother with Kim k…she just so low on their list…

  54. deedee

    May 6, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Beyonce: I’m a genie in s bottle baby! Lol

  55. timmy Tim

    May 6, 2015 at 4:46 am

    Bey is trying so hard!

  56. chi-e-z

    May 11, 2015 at 4:28 am

    everyone looks great. cause u’re amazing just the way u r 🙂

  57. my opinion

    September 24, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    All i see is zendaya

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