While the fashion world was focused on the annual Met Gala in New York, which dress celebrities of every degree, Connecticut had its own moment to shine in the fashion sun.
The annual Miss Connecticut Scholarship Pageant held its gala May 7 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The event typically is held as a precursor to the pageant, which is held in June.
Both the Miss contestants and the Outstanding Teen contestants go shopping for statement gowns and take an added effort to make sure their hair and makeup are just so.
Here are some of the looks from the Gala.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN