Met Gala: Carey Mulligan, Cameron Diaz, Lana del Rey and more sparkle in the metallic trend

There were sparkles galore at the Met Gala on Monday, with metallic dresses the biggest trend of the night at the Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The Met Gala 2012 brought out the metallic trend / WENN

Light was bouncing off all the sequins and shiny fabrics at the Schiaparelli and Prada 'Impossible Conversations' Costume Institute Gala last night.

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Other trends on the night included peplum, feathers and backless, but by far the most popular look was the hot Spring metallic trend.

Carey Mulligan went all out in fish scale metallics for the Met Gala 2012 / WENN

Carey Mulligan went for a fish scale effect in her metallic Prada dress.

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The new bride's knee-length number incorporate gold and silver to tick both precious metal trends.

The Met Gala 2012 saw Cameron Diaz tick the backless and metallic trend boxes / WENN

Cameron Diaz checked off two trends in her backless metallic Stella McCartney dress.

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The floor-length silver gown hugged Cameron Diaz's bottom and showed off her bare back.

We love Lana del Rey's cape over her metallic dress / WENN

Lana del Rey covered up her Altuzarra metallic strapless creation with a floor-length cape.

The singer's silver dress caught the light and the cape kept her warm. Clever styling.

Jessica Alba went for a molten hot metallic look at the Met Gala / WENN

Other stars to rock the metallic trend included Jessica Alba in an asymmetric Michael Kors gown.

Scarlett Johansson sparkled up top in Dolce & Gabbana and softened the sparkle with the skirt.

Scarlett Johansson teamed metallics with a softer skirt at the Met Gala / WENN

Gossip Girl Leighton Meester went for a similar effect in her gold Marchesa number.

Talk about Princess chic!

The Met Gala 2012 saw Leighton Meester sparkle / WENN

Bianca Brandolini D'Adda embraced gold and silver in Dolce & Gabbana.

She went for a cape like Lana del Rey, but a metallic cape. Looks heavy.

Bianca Brandolini D'Adda was very metallic indeed / WENN

Who wore the metallic trend best at the Met Gala 2012?