I've always been fascinated by the Met Ball, or "Costume Institute Gala", held annually at the Metropolitan Museum in New York to celebrate the annual opening of the museum's fashion exhibit. It is described as the fashion industry's "Night of Nights" where celebrities and fashion icons dress to impress (or dress to shock, in some cases). Since the media is typically less critical than at major awards shows like the Oscars or Golden Globes, most attendees take bigger risks with what they wear. These are a few of my favorite looks from this year's event. Click here to view the full gallery.