From fierce new hairstyles to faux nails, the star-studded line-up of guests at the Metropolitan Ball didn't disappoint when it came to their ravishing red carpet looks.
This year's theme featured designers, models and film stars dressing in daring punk-inspired creations for the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Leading the way with an innovative new hairstyle, Nicole Richie stepped out with a frosted silver up'do after showing off a new brunette bob just last week. The mum-of-two styled her locks by backcombing for lifted volume and spraying with a matte, white hairspray for a snow white effect.
Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway also underwent a transformation in the hair stakes. Just a year after the actress debuted the shaven crop she sported for the epic musical adaptation, Anne opted to bleach her crop a honey-blonde hue for the evening. Styled into a punk-style quiff, she was reportedly inspired by singer Debbie Harry's signature look as she teamed her new 'do with smoldering smudged eyeliner to define her eyes.
While singing sensations Katy Perry and Rita Ora left their make-up looks focused on a simple bold lip, both ladies added a touch of drama at their tips with extravagant nail art.
The Firework singer couldn't help but share her handy work with fans on Twitter as she posted a photo of her metallic gold talons which featured 3D rhinestones in red and blue.
Rita Ora also took to the social media sphere to upload a photo of her cream and gold jewelled nails to Instagram.
Of course, when it came to great make-up, the red carpet was filled with the traditional smokey eye. Taylor Swift and Kelly Osbourne kept it classic with blended black and silver hues while others got a little more experimental.
Kristen Stewart embraced a dusky red eyeshadow around her peepers to match the burgandy Stella McCartney number she wore.
The Twilight star pulled the daring beauty trend off by defining her lashes with lashings of mascara and keeping her skin pale yet glowing.
January Jones also experimented with a modern take on eyeliner by applying it in a geometric pattern to create a half-moon shape around her eyes. The Mad Men actress pared down her eyebrows and created an intricate braided up'do to complete the look.
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