08/05/2012 07:57 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Belle Of The Ball: Beyonce Wows At Met Gala 2012

The biggest names in music, film and fashion hit the red carpet last night for New York's most glamorous (and seriously stylish) red carpet event - the Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations Costume Institute Gala, aka the Met Gala 2012.

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The dresses were bigger and better than ever before, with Beyonce leading the way, after a few months off from the red carpet, in a crystal embellished, feather gown by Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.

Sensibly, she left her hair and makeup simple and chic with a slicked-back ponytail and a neutral, glossy shade on the lips.

beyonce Photo: Getty Images

When it comes to Met Gala gowns, there's head-turning, and then there's this. It's got to be up there with the most dramatic red carpet returns we've seen in a long time. Welcome back, Beyonce.

beyonce Photo: Getty Images

Let us know how you rate Beyonce's Met Gala style in a comment and see all the dresses from the event in the gallery below.

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