Fashionistas and A-List actors showed up to celebrate superheroes and armored cyborgs at last night's Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Met is paying tribute to superheroes and crazy outfits with its new exhibit "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy." The Costume Gala is where fashion meets, costume and celebrity to form the most ridiculous apex of avant-guard attire, so a superhero tribute makes perfect sense. A full gallery of the night after the jump.

Open to the public on May 7th, "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" will display authentic movie costumes, and will reveal how superheros are the ultimate metaphor for fashion and it's ability to empower and transform. There are about 60 pieces on display. Many of the costumes are divided into groups based on the super power and what it does to the body such as Mutant Body, Paradoxical Body, Armored Body and Virile Body. The exhibit will run at the Met from May 7 until September 1. [The Metropolitan Museum Of Art]