Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake spent Monday night dining and dancing among fashion's aristocracy at the Costume Institute's annual gala, dubbed the Met Ball, which this year celebrated the defining careers of Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. Based on their understated gala attire, however, Biel and Timberlake might have easily headed further downtown for a City Hall ceremony instead of rubbing well-dressed shoulders with Beyoncé, Linda Evangelista, and Michael Kors.
Wearing an ivory satin, deep-V Prada dress adorned with geometric jade-green stones, Biel looked every bit the courthouse bride next to Timberlake's impeccably tuxedoed groom (courtesy of Tom Ford). If the pair weren't already set on a late-summer wedding, the Met Ball would certainly have made for a memorable reception—because how else could you get Marc Jacobs to your party in a sheer lace dress?
—Phillip B. Crook