Met Gala 2014: Flapper-Inspired Frocks Make a Comeback

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From Lupita Nyong'o's green ensemble to Gabrielle Union's embellished outfit, these starlets channeled the jazz age.

Flapper-inspired silhouettes made a dramatic statement on the Met Gala red carpet, thanks in part to fashion world darling Lupita Nyong’o.

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One of the most closely watched figures to step out on this year’s red carpet, Nyong’o steered clear of her classically inspired looks that dominated this year’s awards season circuit, taking what might be considered her first daring fashion turn at the Costume Institute Gala. Styled by Micaela Erlanger -- also responsible for the actress’ game-changing caped Ralph Lauren look at this year’s Golden Globes -- the Oscar winner stepped out in an acid-green-hued 1920s-inspired Prada number, complete with feathered tassels and matching headband.

Michelle Monaghan rocked a jazz-age-influenced leather-fringe Altuzarra design, while Gabrielle Union stopped red-carpet traffic with a midriff-baring top and skirt by Prada, layered with mirror and feather embellishments that created plenty of movement.