The annual Met Gala is Hollywood’s opportunity to push the fashion envelope and experiment with their own style on the historic museum stairs. This year celebrities flocked to the opening of the Manus x Machina exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the theme of the night was clearly the inspiration for gowns, accessories and jewellery.
And since the theme of the 2016 Ball was all about the meeting of fashion and technology, we saw many light-up clutches and over-the-top earrings and accessories. The 2016 Met Gala will certainly go down in history because of the shoes, bags and jewels that dazzled on the red carpet. Take a look at some of our favourite looks from the night.
Karolina Kurkova wore a super-high tech dress by Marchesa. The dress has a battery back and processes the emotions people are feeling on twitter into different colours which show up on the dress.
Kim Kardashian & Kanya West
Kim chose Balmain bling for her Met red carpet appearance, keeping to the tech theme.
Gigi Hadid & Zayn Malik
Both wearing Tommy Hilfiger, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik took the tech trend to the extreme.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who can be soon be seen in the Free State of Jones, wore a Gabriela Hearst gown in ivory with Morse code beading and Fred Leighton jewels.
We’re not sure how Lady Gaga made it up the stairs in those Versace platforms but we love the addition of those chunky diamond earrings with that circuit-board-inspired jacket.
Zimbabwean-born Danai Gurira from the hit series ‘The Walking Dead’ stunned in a Giambattista Valli gown and simple jewels
Queen Bey stunned in an almost nude, full latex gown accessorised with stacked diamond rings and darker nails.
Blake Lively wore a gorgeous floral Burberry dress paired with enormous Lorraine Schwartz drop earrings.
Kate Hudson wore a lazer-cut Versace dress complemented by simple earrings and a large cocktail ring.
Oscar winner, Lupita Nyongo chose a luminescent Calvin Klein gown at the Gala paired with a chunky bracelet and sky-high hair.
A staple on the Met stairs, Madonna didn’t disappoint in a Riccardo Tisci gown, thigh high boots and head jewels.
Kendall Jenner showed up with sister Kylie, in a Versace dress that looked like it was inspired by tangled electrical cords. She kept her accessories simple with stacked rings and simple studs.
Taylor Swift showed off a more edgy look, wearing a Louis Vuitton dress, simple earrings and an ear cuff. The 26 year old singer is a co-chair at this years event, along with Idris Alba and Anna Wintour.
Katie Perry wowed in a Prada gown, beehive and bleached eyebrows, accessorised with drop diamond earrings and full length gloves.
Kate Upton announced her engagement to long time boyfriend Justin Verlander on the red carpet. Her metallic long sleeved Topshop gown was the perfect accessory to her new sparkler.