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.
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By TIME Photo
May 3, 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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