Sarah Jessica Parker shined at last night's Met Costume Gala. Photo courtesy the Associated Press

It's been dubbed the Oscars of the East Coast and last night's New York Met Gala did not disappoint.

Honoring the late great Alexander McQueen, the exhibit Savage Gardens pays homage to not only his designs, but the drama and opulence that come with them.

Trends of the night included sleeves (a continuation of Catherine Middleton's wedding gown), muted metallics, saturated colour, prints, and of course drama. It was so nice to see the fashion crowd take so many risks, but for some Hollywood starlets, we've seen their look all to often (we're looking at you Penelope Cruz, Isla Fisher, Lea Michelle, and Gwyneth Paltrow). Missteps were few but we have to wonder what Kristen Stewart, Frida Pinto, and Miranda Kerr were thinking. Favorites include: Gisele, Beyonce, Blake Lively, Ginnifer Goodwin, Madonna, Ashley Olsen, and Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Jessica Parker.

Click here for a slideshow of the fashions

-- Alison Pegg