The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art held it’s annual gala last night to celebrate the opening of the new show “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” which runs from May 7 to September 1, 2008. Singers Janet Jackson, Beyonce and Mary J. Blige walked the red carpet alongside actresses like Thadie Newton and Paula Patton and all looked fabulous even though most of the dresses worn at the event last night were surprisingly low-key and safe considering the theme. Keep reading for more Pics and to see the best and worst dressed.

Thadie Newton flew the flag for the Brits in a lacy black dress and cape from Chanel’s autumn/winter 08 collection.

Kimora Lee-Simmons looked incredible in a patchwork stained glass style bold print dress.

Beyonce chose to wear bright-colored rings with pink and green stones on each hand, instead of a wedding ring to match her pale pink strapless silk organza Armani Privé gown covered with Lorraine Schwartz jewels.

Jennifer Lopez wore a one-shouldered blue Alberta Ferretti gown, with diamond encrusted neckline and cuff.

Fergie looked ready to save Gotham with slicked back hair and dramatic one-armed black satin Calvin Klein gown.

Eva Mendes walked the red carpet in a sharp turquoise Calvin Klein gown and Jimmy Choo heels.

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