The 2011 Met Ball gala is one of the most anticipated, most fashion-centric events but like most formals, all the long dresses make it hard for to go shoe-stalking again.
Fortunately, some dresses were more giving to us than others and allowed the women wearing them to kick away the hem and give us better views of the shoes they had on their feet.
From the ones that got photographed, here are the shoes that caught our eye. Here are also the women who understand that shoes play a big part in any outfit and that they deserve to be shown off, photographed and be in the spotlight:
Sarah Jessica Parker in the satin seafoam green color of the Manolo Blahnik Blixa pointed toe pumps at the MET Ball held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 2, 2011
Daphne Guinness in heel-less silver platform Mary Janes
Kristen Stewart in the snake-embossed leather version of the Proenza Schouler Fall 2011 triple buckle strap sandals
Rihanna in the black suede color of the Christian Louboutin Balota platform sandals
Jessica Stam in Roger Vivier Fall 2011 jewel buckle strap sandals
Miranda Kerr in Nicholas Kirkwood Spring 2011 lace lace-up platform sandals
Ashley Olsen pictured with Christian Louboutin in the midnight blue color of the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Crocodile pumps
Ginnifer Goodwin in Aperlaï Spring 2011 snake-embossed strappy slingback sandals
Gwyneth Paltrow, posing with Lea Michele, in Christian Louboutin Hyper Prive pumps
Leighton Meester in Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 cage booties
Credit: Lia Toby/Ivan Nikolov/WENN/Flashpoint/L. Gallo