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May 6, 2014 12:54 PM EDT

Last night, a bevy of celebrities and fashion insiders walked the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute Gala. This year’s event, which benefitted an exhibition honoring designer Charles James, came with a strict dress code — but that doesn’t mean everyone followed the rules. Below, see some of the most fabulous dresses from every possible angle.

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