Either Paula Patton has a new stylist, or her existing one upped her game for the 2012 Met Gala, held in New York City on Monday night.

The ‘Mission Impossible’ actress, who was only beaten to the punch for least-inspiring promo tour for 2011 by Salma Hayek, looked outstanding wearing Vera Wang.

Her rose strapless silk faille gown with pleated detail at the bodice and skirt is one of her best looks ever.

I would say it is an amazing turnaround, but I always knew that Paula had this moment within her.

The gown was complemented by some breathtaking statement jewelry and a metallic clutch.

A clean updo and simple makeup shades finished off her look.

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