See how the stars tackled this year's Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology theme at the glittering 2016 Met Gala
It was a veritable who’s who of A-listers on the red carpet in New York
tlast night, as Hollywood’s most famous faces (not to mention designer
royalty!), donned their most fabulous finery for fashion’s biggest bash
of the year – the Met Gala 2016. This year, the exclusive benefit event –
where attendees fork out an eye-watering $25,000 per ticket – celebrate
the opening of a very special exhibition: Manus x Machina: Fashion in
an Age of Technology. And as per, the designers once again outdid
As co-chair of this year’s glittering event, all eyes were on Taylor Swift, whose shocking platinum blonde hair transformation made
its official red carpet debut. And we certainly hope the singer doesn’t
disappoint, since we’re expecting some major commitment to this year’s
techonlogy inspired theme.
Designers descended on the famed red
carpet staircase, with their celeb bezzies in tow and dripping in their
custom couture. Judging from previous Met Balls, some will stay on theme
while others interpret the carefully curated dress code in their own
unique way (with varying results). Only some though can join the list of
the best Met Ball dresses of all time, but as we know, there is there’s no such thing as a worst dressed at the Met – you either go big or you go home, and no risk is too risky.
fashion elite, of course, wouldn’t have the perfect night honouring
fashion without their A-list guests… And no red carpet is complete
without a few aww-worthy moments from our favourite celeb couples. While
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively was on our list of the cutest couples at last year’s Met, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik made the most squeal-worthy moment for 2016’s red carpet.
Click through to see all the best red carpet moments from the Met Ball 2016...
Gigi Hadid wore a gown by Tommy Hilfiger, whilst beau Zayn Malik wore Versace.
Taylor Swift was another of the night's stars to step out in Louis Vuitton.
Blake Lively wore Burberry.
Beyoncé in Givenchy.
Here the couple are, four years later at the Met Gala 2016 rocking matching looks. A lot has happened for the couple in the mean time, including the birth of their two kids - little baby Saint and the utterly adorable North West. As well as one of the most high profile weddings ever in 2014.
SJP wore this detailed white suit creation (oh so Carrie Bradshaw) by Monse.
Alexa Chung wore a sequinned suit by Thakoon.
Sienna Miller looked divine in Gucci.
Kendall Jenner wore this cutout creation by Atelier Versace.
Kate Hudson wore a white gown by Atelier Versace.
Nicole Kidman wore a stunning creation by Alexander McQueen.
Amber Heard wore a silky Ralph Lauren gown and Jimmy Choos.
Newly-engaged Rosie and Jason made a sartorial splash - for all the right reasons - at last night's Met Ball.
Rose Byrne wore a frilled dress by Ralph Lauren Collection with Jimmy Choo bag.
Saoirse Ronan wore this feathered gown by Christopher Kane.
Zoe Kravitz wore a mini dress by Valentino.
Claire Danes wore a dreamy gown by Zac Posen.
Rita Ora wore a silver confection by Vera Wang.
Madonna in Givenchy.
Madonna wore a fishnet and lace creation, complete with latex boots by Givenchy.
Madonna bared her cheeky side in her high fashion get-up for the Met Ball 2016.
Pregnant stars Olivia Wilde and Emily Blunt both gowns by Michael Kors Collection for the occasion.
Elle Fanning word an ivory gown by Thakoon and Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Emma Roberts looked divine in this gorgeous purple custome creation by Tory Burch, complete with Swarovski crystals.
Alessandra Ambrosio wore this silver number by Balmain.
Emily Ratajkowski wore a daring Prabal Gurung dress.
Alicia Vikander wore Louis Vuitton.
Chloe Moretz wore this plunging black gown.
Dakota Fanning wore a Nina Ricci dress.
Dakota Johnson wore a star printed dress by Gucci.
Rachel McAdams wore a Valentino dress.
Poppy Delevingne wore this incredible creation by Marchesa.
Jourdan Dunn wore silver Balmain for the big night.
Oscar winner Brie Larson wore this sequinned midi dress by Proenza Schouler.
Katie Holmes wore this shimmering navy column gown.
Kate Bosworth wore Dolce & Gabbana.
Michelle Williams wore a Louis Vuitton mini dress.
Lily-Rose Depp wore Chanel.
We loved, loved, LOVED Karolina's gorgeous oyster grey Marchesa gown.
Hailee Steinfeld wore this emerald gown by H&M.
The designer twins wore custom designs from their label, The Row.
The model and the pop star only had eyes for each other at the Met Ball.
The True Detective star wore this bold frilled leather creation.
Jessica Chastain wore Prada.
Karlie Kloss wore this daring number by Brandon Maxwell, finished with a Repossi ear cuff.
Kim Kardashian West in Balmain.
Miranda Kerr wore this co-ord creation by Louis Vuitton.
Actress and director husband and wife Michael Polish and Kate Bosworth shared a tender moment on the red carpet.
Hailey Baldwin looked ace in this fresh and funky striped silver gown.
Kate Upton wore a gold one shoulder corseted gown with a thigh-high split. In reference to old Hollywood glamour, antique clusters of metal sequins were worked on top of a mesh base to create a classic look with a modern twist.
Zendaya wore a gold gown by Michael Kors Collection - and was pictured with the designer himself.
Lena Dunham looked ACE in this smart J.Crew tuxedo.
Kylie Jenner wore this silver number by Balmain.
Lily Aldridge wore a cutaway gown by Michael Kors Collection.
Naomi Watts wore a silver sequinned Burberry gown and Fred Leighton jewellery.
Kristen Stewart wore a knitted dress by Chanel.
Lupita Nyong'o wore Calvin Klein Collection for The Green Carpet Challenge, finishing her look with some Tiffany & Co. jewels.
Katy Perry wore a black velvet gown by Prada.
Rita Ora stunned in Vera Wang.
Beyoncé nearly stole the show in this latex Givenchy number.
Solange Knowles wore a canary yellow pleated dress with matching latex stocking booties.
SJP came as Carrie Bradshaw in this marvellous white suit and blue courts. Love, LOVE!
Jaden Smith wore Louis Vuitton whilst sister Willow Smith wore Chanel.
Selena Gomez wore this cute midi dress by Louis Vuitton.
Jessica shone on the night in blue Prada.
Zoe Saldana wore this peacock-inspired gown by Dolce & Gabbana.