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

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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

Beyoncé

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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.

Rihanna

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

Azalea Banks

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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.

M.I.A.

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

Solange

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

Chanel Iman

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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

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

Sofia Velgara

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

Janelle Monae

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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

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

Paula Patton

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

Lala Vasquez

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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

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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

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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.