Met Gala 2012: Beyoncé, Rihanna, Azalea Banks, M.I.A. and More


From thigh-revealing gowns with mesh panels and feathered trains to skin-tight dresses in yellows, blues, blacks and pinks to curve-hugging leather and crocodile frocks, celebrity women like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Azalea Banks, M.I.A. and Chanel Iman made their presence felt —and seen— at this year's Met Gala 2012.

XXL gathered a couple of enticing images so readers can revel in envy and/or desire, whatever works. All we've got to say is: girls, girls, girls. —Gina Montana



Just four months after giving birth to her baby girl, Queen B proves that hard work at the gym pays off by showcasing her tiny waist in this see-through, feathery number.



Rih-Rih kept it simple yet seductive in this form-fitting, long-sleeve crocodile gown.

Azalea Banks


Rumors have it the Harlem MC was tapped to perform at the Gala when Nicki Minaj wouldn't commit, but Banks was still all smiles in her Alexander Wang cut-out creation.



Keeping up with trends, M.I.A. went floral this time around, with a skirt and jacket set that showed off her leggy limbs.



The younger Knowles shone bright in this strapless yellow dress that hugged her in the right places and provided movement in others.

Chanel Iman


Keeping up with Bey's trend, supermodel Chanel Iman wore an amazingly-flattering mesh floor-length gown that provided elegance and sexiness all in one.

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz


A. Keys and her hubby Swizzy kept it classy by wearing matching all-black suits.

Sofia Velgara


The Latina hottie never disappoints, rocking a fitted sequin-dress that showed off all of her celebrated assets.

Janelle Monae


Who knew Janelle Monae had such a tiny physique? The Bad Boy princess strayed from her usual black and white suit, wearing a silky jumper with embellishments in the waist area, highlighting her smallest point.

Rosario Dawson


Dawson knows just what to wear to accentuate her tight bod, wearing a sleeve-less leather frock.

Paula Patton


Robin Thicke's wife showed off what her momma gave her in this pale pink, paneled number.

Lala Vasquez


The MTV VJ and NBA player Carmelo Anthony's wife sported a skin-tight royal blue dress that was appropriate for the occasion.

Eva Mendez

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The voluptuous actress kept it conservative with a bright orange-red full gown.

Victor Cruz and wife


Hand-in-hand with her boyfriend and baby's father, Victor Cruz's wife was one of few in off-white, wearing an A-line type strapless number.

Amare Stoudemire and girlfriend


Amaer Stoudemire and his partner got couple cutesy at the event, wearing toned-down black and white.

Gwyneth Paltrow

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The sexy singer/actress showed off her toned legs and back with this flirty short piece.