Is there much more joy to be had in life than gazing at pictures of celebrities in nice dresses? No there bloody isn't, which is why we're such massive fans of The Met Ball, which churns out loads of showbiz gowns every year. Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Emma Watson, Cara Delevingne, Jennifer Lawrence and Dakota Fanning topped our Best Dressed list this year - but whose outfit is your ultimate favourite?

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On second thoughts, our Best Dressed list is mainly full of gals wearing black (apart from K-Pez, OBVS), but what can we say, we must be feeling gothic today.

Have a look at the girls' gowns over the next few pages and let us know who you think rocked it on the night. Miley's mesh thing and Kristen Stewart's weird trouser suit didn't quite make the cut. Soz.

Let's start with Katy Perry!

katy perry met ball 2013

Shimmering in a very OTT embellished dress, Katy even had a frickin' crown to help her work the "Punk: Chaos to Couture" theme of the evening, and work it she TOTALLY did.

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dakota fanning met ball 2013

Dakota Fanning totally won us over with the incredible back detailing on her frock - ANGEL WINGS? HELLO. Absolutely loving this look.

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cara delevingne met ball 2013

Cara Delevingne had a definite punky edge with her spiked ensemble, teaming it with an equally grungey studded bag for the night, and a load of gold jewellery to boot. Rockin'.

 

emma watson met ball 2013

Emma Watson's spin on a Little Black Dress wasn't exactly punk in its styling, but it was a bold move and a brave cut-out, which we guess fits in with the punk theme closely enough. Also, has she just gone for the one earring, a la Jack Sparrow? That's pretty rock'n'roll.

 

jennifer lawrence met gala 2013

More embellishment here from Jennifer Lawrence, who went for a girlie hemline and a very couture looking veil... thing. We love that her lippy almost matches the carpet, and that we essentially want to spend the rest of the day stroking her skirt. LOVELY.

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taylor swift met costume gala 2013

Finally, we've got more snazzed up black from Taylor Swift. We're big fans of the cool cut-outs, and HOW awesome does her hair look like this? It's all a bit wonderful really.

Who is YOUR best dressed from the night?

Kristen Stewart's red lace suit at the Met Ball 2013

Miley Cyrus goes punk in nude mesh at Met Ball 2013

Zooey Deschanel's almost a different person without a fringe at the Met Ball 2013

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