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Gap gowns at the Met gala -- and how to get one

Did you drool over the dresses at the Met’s Costume Institute gala Monday night? Were you thinking Gap?

Probably not, but in fact eight of the glam gowns that walked the red carpet were designed for the chain by current and past CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winners. Here’s the rundown of designers and their celeb clients:

Alexander Wang: MIA; Zoe Kravitz.
Rodarte: Kirsten Dunst and Jamie Bochert.
Thakoon: Kerry Washington and Riley Keough.
Sophie Theallet: Jessica Alba and Vera Farmiga.

You can get a closer look at the Gap’s rotating pop-shop in Manhattan, 680 Fifth Ave. at 54th and if you see something you like (and if you’re Hollywood size, meaning tiny) go to gap.com/gownauction from May 5 through the end of this month to bid on the dresses. Proceeds will go to the Costume Institute.

If for some reason you don’t find yourself in need of a one-of-a-kind ballgown, the Gap has also created a group of seven T-shirts that celebrate the “multi-faceted personality of the American woman.” Among the designs: the heiress, the Gibson Girl, the haute bohemian, the suffragist, the patriot, the flapper and the screen siren. They’re $34.50-$44.50 at Gap stores or gap.com.

Actress Jessica Alba attends the costume gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010. (Getty Images)

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