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:
Beyoncé wears an embellished latex dress by Givenchy, designed by Riccardo Tisci.
Jennifer Hudson wears a white silk gown with 3-D beads and French knots by H&M.
Katy Perry wears a charm-adorned Prada gown.
Lady Gaga wears a silver Versace jacket that resembles a circuit board and vertigo-inducing platform heels.
Taylor Swift wears a metallic dress from Louis Vuitton and knee-high boots.
Zoe Saldana stuns in a feathered Dolce & Gabbana gown.
Lupita Nyong'o wears a jade green metallic dress by Calvin Klein and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.
Emily Ratajkowski wears a black and white backless dress by Prabal Gurung.