I am Sasha Fierce! Beyoncé shakes a purple tail feather in dramatic sheer dress with super-long train as she leads the fashion pack at Met Gala


By Aislin Taylor and Nadia Mendoza

On a night when fashion's finest come out to play, there is always going to be a little competition.

And Beyonce Knowles led the fashion parade with flying colours at the A-list bulging Met Gala.

Making her grand red carpet return after giving birth to daughter Blue Ivy Carter in January, the 30-year-old's figure looked sensational in her sheer sequin Givenchy Haute Couture gown.

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House of daring: Beyonce Knowles stole the show at the Costume Institute
Gala Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in her racy Givenchy Haute Couture dress

The theatrical creation also featured a purple feathered tail as long as a wedding dress train.

The nude bodysuit she wore underneath was also visible, and flattering against her honeyed skin.

B is the belle of the ball: Beyonce looks sensational in Givenchy Haute Couture dress at the 2012 Met Ball

But the experimental garment has divided fashion critics, with some saying it left little to the imagination and was daring just for sake of being noticed.

However, Beyonce has never been one to shy away from publicity and obviously relished her moment in the spotlight.

Centre of attention: All eyes were on Beyonce for her daring experimental number

A stylist was also seen at her beck and call, primping the dress as she ascended the stairs.

Other stars also created a heated debate as to whether or not they should end up on the fashion hit or miss list at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual ball.

One person that certainly was chasing Beyonce's tail - was her own sister.

Beyonce's got back: While the dress left little to the imagination, the singer looked in good shape

Solange embraced the summer vibe, stepped out in bold canary yellow.

The 25-year-old often trails in her big sister's footsteps, but she was a star in her own right last night, creating the perfect hour-glass silhouette with a flared middle to create the illusion of a smaller waist.

Her wild afro hair looked incredibly striking, as she injected an ultra-glamorous finish with a diamante clutch bag and unusual geometric bangle.

Belle of the ball: Beyonce's sister Solange was a little more conventional in her canary yellow gown

Look at me: Beyonce poses on the red staircase in front of the media pack