Katy Perry attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.
Katy Perry attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.  Venturelli—Getty Images

8 Gifs of the Most Stunning Met Gala 2016 Looks

May 03, 2016

Designers, artists, models and celebrities gathered in New York Monday evening for the Met Gala, possibly the year’s most extravagant, and exclusive, event. For a party already known to bring out the boldest gowns and outfits, this year promised especially progressive looks thanks to the exhibition’s theme: "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology."

Of all the attendees who stepped onto the red carpet, here are eight of the evening's most astounding and memorable looks from every angle:

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Beyoncé

Beyoncé wears an embellished latex dress by Givenchy, designed by Riccardo Tisci.

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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson wears a white silk gown with 3-D beads and French knots by H&M.

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry wears a charm-adorned Prada gown.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga wears a silver Versace jacket that resembles a circuit board and vertigo-inducing platform heels.

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Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift wears a metallic dress from Louis Vuitton and knee-high boots.

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Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana stuns in a feathered Dolce & Gabbana gown.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita Nyong'o wears a jade green metallic dress by Calvin Klein and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

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Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski wears a black and white backless dress by Prabal Gurung.

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