Photos: The 2014 Met Gala

Photos: The 2014 Met Gala

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Sean Penn (L) and Charlize Theron (R) arrive at the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 5, 2014 in New York.

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Posted on May 6, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 6 at 9:58 PM

NEW YORK -- The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.

It also serves as an opening celebration for the institute's annual fashion exhibit. It is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive social events in New York and one of the biggest fundraising nights of the city with a reported $9 million raised in 2013.

The affair, attended by personalities from the arts, fashion and entertainment, has been held at the Met since 1971 and is considered to be the fashion industry's premier annual red carpet event.

Click here to view photos from the 2014 Met Gala.

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