Met Gala 2017: All the best dresses

From Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian to Alexa Chung...

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From Katy Perry and Kim Kardashian to Alexa Chung...

The Met Gala is one of the most exciting events on the fashion calendar and sees some of the hottest celebrities step out in the finest fashion creations, with some pretty incredible red carpet results.

Held annually at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Costume Institute Gala has seen quite a few unforgettable moments over the years, and this year will be no exception. The theme? Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between, as set by this year's exhibition.

Seeing as celebrities always take a theme and run away with it, we can except some real showstoppers on the red carpet, especially as Rei Kawakubo's designs tend to be innovative and structurally bold.

Past years have included Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik in body armour for 2016's Manus x Machina theme, and Katy Perry in a daring Moschino gown as a tribute to the China: Through the Looking Glass exhibition.

Back in 2009, the one and only Victoria Beckham stepped out in an ultra-short Marc Jacobs polka dot creation for the Model as Muse ball. Fellow brit Kate Moss made waves in that show-stopping foil-effect one shoulder number with matching turban in 2006, as accompanied by close designer pal Marc Jacobs - an infamous fashion moment most associate with the annual fundraising gala.

In 2005, it was all about high impact dresses with Elle McPherson opting for a for sunny yellow bandeau creation and Sophie Dahl baring all in a black sheer number.

But enough reminiscing. This year, super-stylish attendees who made Ana Wintour's guestlist included Kylie Jenner, Alexa Chung, Emma Roberts, Gisele Bundchen, a few Victoria's Secret Angels and Katy Perry to name just a few, and we've got our fingers crossed for an apparition from Queen Bey.

Scroll down for a peak at the hottest dresses as they appear on the red carpet...

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Co-chair Katy Perry made quite the entrance in a jaw-dropping Maison Margiela gown.
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Co-chair Katy Perry made quite the entrance in a jaw-dropping Maison Margiela gown.

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady

Gisele was one of the first to walk the Met Gala 2017 red carpet, with husband Tom Brady.
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Gisele was one of the first to walk the Met Gala 2017 red carpet, with husband Tom Brady.

Gisele Bundchen

Gisele Bundchen

The model wore a silver sequin Stella McCartney cut-out dress.
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The model wore a silver sequin Stella McCartney cut-out dress.

Helen Lasichanh and Pharell Williams

Helen Lasichanh and Pharell Williams

Helen Lasichanh and Pharell Williams on the red carpet, both wearing Comme des Garçons.
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Helen Lasichanh and Pharell Williams on the red carpet, both wearing Comme des Garçons.

Sofia Richie

Sofia Richie

Sofia Richie in a plunging metallic gown by Topshop and Messika jewellery. Who doesn't love the high street?
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Sofia Richie in a plunging metallic gown by Topshop and Messika jewellery. Who doesn't love the high street?

Behati Prinsloo

Behati Prinsloo

The model opted for a chic, minimalist white dress for the occasion.
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The model opted for a chic, minimalist white dress for the occasion.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling in a midnight blue Prabal Gurung sequin dress.
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Mindy Kaling in a midnight blue Prabal Gurung sequin dress.

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne

Like Katy Perry, actress Rose Byrne went for a red tulle number by Ralph Lauren.
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Like Katy Perry, actress Rose Byrne went for a red tulle number by Ralph Lauren.

Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls

Red was definitely the colour of choice on the, er, red carpet. We love Joan Smalls's slinky dress.
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Red was definitely the colour of choice on the, er, red carpet. We love Joan Smalls's slinky dress.

Daisy Ridley

Daisy Ridley

In monochrome Oscar de la Renta.
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In monochrome Oscar de la Renta.

Candice Swanepoel

Candice Swanepoel

The model went for a black ballgown.
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The model went for a black ballgown.

Clare Danes

Clare Danes

After last year's LED ballgown, Clare Danes opted for an edgier deconstructed shirt and trouser combo this year.
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After last year's LED ballgown, Clare Danes opted for an edgier deconstructed shirt and trouser combo this year.

Aymeline Valade

Aymeline Valade

The first power suit of the night, courtesy of Aymeline Valade and Marni.
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The first power suit of the night, courtesy of Aymeline Valade and Marni.

Lily Collins

Lily Collins

The stunning Lily Collins in structured Valentino, which she accessorised with a Tyler Ellis clutch and Tiffany jewellery.
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The stunning Lily Collins in structured Valentino, which she accessorised with a Tyler Ellis clutch and Tiffany jewellery.

Frances Bean and Courtney Love

Frances Bean and Courtney Love

Mother and daughter bringing cool to the red carpet in Marc Jacobs.
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Mother and daughter bringing cool to the red carpet in Marc Jacobs.

Tracee Elliss Ross

Tracee Elliss Ross

In a bright blue dress with OTT sleeves.
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In a bright blue dress with OTT sleeves.

Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks

The actress brought attitude to the red carpet in psychedelic Michael Kors.
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The actress brought attitude to the red carpet in psychedelic Michael Kors.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

The actress opted for a classic white Louis Vuitton gown embroidered with nude lace, paired with Repossi jewellery.
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The actress opted for a classic white Louis Vuitton gown embroidered with nude lace, paired with Repossi jewellery.

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

The designer brought a pop of colour to the red carpet in a a lime gown.
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The designer brought a pop of colour to the red carpet in a a lime gown.

Adriana Lima

Adriana Lima

So simple but so chic.
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So simple but so chic.

Doutzen Kroes

Doutzen Kroes

On trend in an off-the-shoulder Brock collection gown.
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On trend in an off-the-shoulder Brock collection gown.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra

In custom made Ralph Lauren.
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In custom made Ralph Lauren.

Emma Roberts

Emma Roberts

In an eye-popping red DVF dress.
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In an eye-popping red DVF dress.

Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung

The queen of style in a polka dot chiffon number by DVF.
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The queen of style in a polka dot chiffon number by DVF.

Alison Williams

Alison Williams

Tapping into the corset trend in a chic black and white DVF dress.
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Tapping into the corset trend in a chic black and white DVF dress.

Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes

We're in love with this off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown.
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We're in love with this off-the-shoulder Zac Posen gown.

Riley Keough

Riley Keough

In punky Louis Vuitton and Repossi jewellery.
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In punky Louis Vuitton and Repossi jewellery.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner followed in big sister Kim Kardashian's footsteps in a nude see-through gown by Versace, quite apt as she was Donatella's date for the night.
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Kylie Jenner followed in big sister Kim Kardashian's footsteps in a nude see-through gown by Versace, quite apt as she was Donatella's date for the night.

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski

Bringing the mermaid trend to the red carpet in shimmering Marc Jacobs.
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Bringing the mermaid trend to the red carpet in shimmering Marc Jacobs.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez

Selena wore a custom Coach dress and Tiffany jewellery.
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Selena wore a custom Coach dress and Tiffany jewellery.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton

The Line of Duty actress wowed with a bold headpiece and red dress.
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The Line of Duty actress wowed with a bold headpiece and red dress.

Gabriel Day-Lewis, Presley Gerber and Jordan Barrett

Gabriel Day-Lewis, Presley Gerber and Jordan Barrett

Textured dinner jackets were the weapon of choice to stand out in the sea of tuxedos.
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Textured dinner jackets were the weapon of choice to stand out in the sea of tuxedos.

Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn

In a deconstructed custom made H&M gown.
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In a deconstructed custom made H&M gown.

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd

Selena Gomez and The Weeknd made their red carpet debut.
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Selena Gomez and The Weeknd made their red carpet debut.

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson

In a beautiful black origami-style Gucci gown.
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In a beautiful black origami-style Gucci gown.

Sofia Coppola

Sofia Coppola

In head-to-toe sequins.
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In head-to-toe sequins.

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge

In white Ralph Lauren with thigh-high red boots.
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In white Ralph Lauren with thigh-high red boots.

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner rocked up in a barely there La Perla lingerie couture dress.
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Kendall Jenner rocked up in a barely there La Perla lingerie couture dress.

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz has a bit of a Marilyn Monroe in a powder pink Oscar de la Renta column dress with embellished cape.
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Zoe Kravitz has a bit of a Marilyn Monroe in a powder pink Oscar de la Renta column dress with embellished cape.

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones went for Victoriana vibes in a powder blue high collar dress.
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Felicity Jones went for Victoriana vibes in a powder blue high collar dress.

Rick Owens and Michelle Lamy

Rick Owens and Michelle Lamy

Owning the theme.
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Owning the theme.

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum

Wearing a Carolina Herrera jumpsuit.
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Wearing a Carolina Herrera jumpsuit.

Serena Williams

Serena Williams

Showing off her bump in an emerald gown by Versace.
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Showing off her bump in an emerald gown by Versace.

Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen: Style Evolution

Mary-Kate And Ashley Olsen: Style Evolution

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Hayley Bennett

Hayley Bennett

In a dramatic nude floral Dolce & Gabbana dress.
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In a dramatic nude floral Dolce & Gabbana dress.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore

In an artistic black frock.
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In an artistic black frock.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning's icy blue Miu Miu dress did not disappoint.
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Elle Fanning's icy blue Miu Miu dress did not disappoint.

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne

Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne

The couple looked on point as per.
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The couple looked on point as per.

Ashley Graham

Ashley Graham

In an elaborate custom H&M corset dress.
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In an elaborate custom H&M corset dress.

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Slaying in a Michael Kors patchwork dress and Rei Kawakubo hair.
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Slaying in a Michael Kors patchwork dress and Rei Kawakubo hair.

Julie Macklowe

Julie Macklowe

We love a bold look on the red carpet. Go big or go home is our motto.
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We love a bold look on the red carpet. Go big or go home is our motto.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger

Playing it safe in Prada.
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Playing it safe in Prada.

Stella Maxwell

Stella Maxwell

Stella's white H&M dress is all about the details.
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Stella's white H&M dress is all about the details.

Michelle Monaghan

Michelle Monaghan

In shimmering Paco Rabanne.
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In shimmering Paco Rabanne.

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain

Jessica dazzles in buttercup yellow Prada.
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Jessica dazzles in buttercup yellow Prada.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss

In masculine tailoring, courtesy of Carolina Herrera. She teamed it with a Tyler Ellis clutch.
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In masculine tailoring, courtesy of Carolina Herrera. She teamed it with a Tyler Ellis clutch.

Kim Kardashian West

Kim Kardashian West

Kim also opted for a corset-style dress.
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Kim also opted for a corset-style dress.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively

Just check out the bottom of that Versace dress.
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Just check out the bottom of that Versace dress.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry

Championing the sheer trend.
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Championing the sheer trend.

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Wearing an H&M creation.
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Wearing an H&M creation.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

In a move no one saw coming, Jaden Smith brought his own (cut-off) hair as an accessory.
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In a move no one saw coming, Jaden Smith brought his own (cut-off) hair as an accessory.

Natasha Poly

Natasha Poly

In a cut-out red dress by Michael Kors.
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In a cut-out red dress by Michael Kors.

Hayley Baldwin

Hayley Baldwin

Hayley shunned dresses in favour of this bold two-piece.
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Hayley shunned dresses in favour of this bold two-piece.

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill

Romantic in Herrera.
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Romantic in Herrera.

Evan Rachel Wood

Evan Rachel Wood

Loving the bold beauty look and the custom Altuzarra outfit.
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Loving the bold beauty look and the custom Altuzarra outfit.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld

Wearing avant garde Vera Wang.
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Wearing avant garde Vera Wang.

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth

In Tory Burch - those sleeves!
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In Tory Burch - those sleeves!

Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga

Another fabulous Valentino gown and Tiffany jewellery.
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Another fabulous Valentino gown and Tiffany jewellery.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne rocking the Chanel space-age power suit.
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Cara Delevingne rocking the Chanel space-age power suit.

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

In a floral Marni gown.
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In a floral Marni gown.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow

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