Which star "nailed" the dress code at the Met Gala?

Benedict Cumberbatch attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014, in New York. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

The Met Gala is one of the biggest fashion events of the year -- but some of the A-list attendees didn't follow the requested dress code.

Vogue editor Anna Wintour and actress Sarah Jessica Parker stopped by "Late Night with Seth Meyers" on Thursday night, where they critiqued which guys adhered to -- or ignored -- dressing up in white tie.

Wintour said when she chose the dress code for this year's event, she had no idea "how much panic" it would cause the men choosing their outfits -- designer Tom Ford even emailed her to say he'd had "hundreds of men" coming in to ask him just what white tie meant. Guests were apparently also confused by the "decorations" the invitation requested -- it wasn't the Christmas ornament kind.

Then, looking at photos from the red carpet, Wintour and Parker (one of this year's Met Gala co-chairs) played a little round of white-tie Fashion Police.

Tom Brady, for one, looked dapper in his tux but "obviously did not look at the invitation," Wintour joked, while Jake Gyllenhaal's attire was dubbed "Brooklyn white tie." Bradley Cooper was nearly there -- his tuxedo studs were onyx and not mother-of-pearl -- and Kanye West also got close (he lacked the white bow tie), as did Meyers himself (who wore navy, which Wintour said was allowed, but did not sport tails).

So who got it right? That would be Benedict Cumberbatch. He "totally nailed it," Meyers declared. No surprise there.

Watch their full interview below (the fashion critiques begin at the five-minute mark, and also include Parker having no idea what a tailgate is):

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