Best Dressed: 2010 Met Costume Institute Gala

With Oprah Winfrey as the host and "American Women: Fashioning a National Identity" as the theme, the Met Costume Institute Gala was a parade of famous faces and fabulous fashion.

1. 2010 Met Gala - Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez knocks it out of the park in a strapless tulle Zuhair Murad Couture gown with a sequin leaf print and a Judith Leiber clutch.

2. 2010 Met Gala - Camilla Belle

Camilla Belle looks like a classic American girl in her red Jason Wu gown, Cartier jewels and red Christian Louboutin clutch.

3. 2010 Met Gala - Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie shines in a silver sequined Marc Jacobs gown with a black sash belt, black clutch and voluminous long, dark locks.

4. 2010 Met Gala - Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana looks classic and demure in her single sleeved black Calvin Klein sparkling gown.

5. 2010 Met Gala - Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson steps out of her usual fashion box with a ruffled lilac Giambattista Valli bustier gown, Fred Leighton jewels and swept back hair.

6. 2010 Met Gala - Cassie Ventura

Always cutting edge, Cassie Ventura compliments her asymmetrical hairstyle with an asymmetrical blue Versace high-slit gown, black VBH clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

7. 2010 Met Gala - Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria Parker looks ultra-feminine with soft waves, a strapless Marchesa gown with a long train and silver Christian Louboutin pumps.

8. 2010 Met Gala - Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba channels old Hollywood with retro waves, a pale rose off-the-shoulder Sophie Theallet gown and diamond drop earrings.

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9. Celebrity Bling: Alexa Vega

Wowee! The diamond sparkler that Carlos Pena chose for his fiancee Alexa Vega is beautiful, but it's also special as well: the Big Rush singer had apparently been designing it for months. Que romantico! 

10. 2010 Met Gala - Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes continues to show her love for vintage-inspired florals in a Dolce & Gabbana strapless ruched gown, a black Judith Leiber clutch and Verdura jewels.

11. 2010 Met Gala - Alessandra Ambrosio

Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio resembles a Greek goddess in her nude draped gown and loose up-do.

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