May 7, 2013 11:35 PM EST
Met Gala 2013: Most Glamorous Celebrities in Punk Fashion; Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Madonna and More [PHOTOS]
It was celebrity galore at the Met Gala 2013 on Monday with who's who in entertainment industry attending the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit gala celebrating the opening of the fashion exhibition themed as "PUNK: Chaos to Couture".
Celebrities from Cameron Diaz to Miley Cyrus to Beyonce Knowles to Jennifer Lawrence and scores of others attended the Met Gala in New York on Monday.
The Costume Institute Benefit gala precedes the spring 2013 exhibition organized by The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art themed as PUNK: Chaos to Couture, which will begin on 9 May and come to a close on 14 August.
"Punk's signature mixing of references was fueled by artistic developments such as Dada and postmodernism," said Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, "so it makes sense to present this exhibition in a museum that also shows the broader output of those movements. Indeed, that dialogue between art and fashion is what makes The Costume Institute so singular.
"Since its origins, punk has had an incendiary influence on fashion," said Andrew Bolton, Curator in The Costume Institute. "Although punk's democracy stands in opposition to fashion's autocracy, designers continue to appropriate punk's aesthetic vocabulary to capture its youthful rebelliousness and aggressive forcefulness."
The exhibition featured about 100 designs for men and women.