By Archana Ram
May 04, 2010 at 05:50 PM EDT
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Fashion and Hollywood joined forces last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s annual gala in New York, where Zoe Saldana, Kate Hudson and Blake Lively, among others, strutted their stuff in decadent gowns and intricate minis. The gala is known to be somewhat of a costumed event (see here and here), but Katy Perry, as usual, took the note a step further, showing up in a glow-in-the-dark (yes, glow-in-the-dark) dress by CuteCircuit.

Sans Day Glow sticks, the dress actually works for me, minus the seemingly mismatched jeweled necklace. A blend of medieval fair maiden and romance novel, it oozes femininity. But once the switch was turned on – thanks to small iPod batteries apparently – she went from ball to rave and that thigh-high slit instantly became trashy, not sexy.

But that’s just my opinion. What do you guys think of Perry’s choice? Thumbs up or down? And who do you think looked the best last night? My vote is for Jennifer Lopez, who stepped out in a jaw-dropping Zuhair Murad gown. Sound off below!

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