For 70 years, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City has hosted an annual fundraising gala home to the biggest talent across all entertainment fields, most notably fashion, music, and film. The theme of each year’s Costume Institute exhibition dictates the dress code for the year’s accompanying gala, including a Balenciaga-themed event in 1973, Cubism And Fashion in 1999, and 2008’s Superheros: Fashion And Fantasy. This past Monday night, entertainment’s most beloved talents came together for a futuristic interpretation of the Met Gala’s 2016 theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. While guests are encouraged to try their best at interpreting the theme, donning space-like headgear and incorporating technology within their outfits, many opt instead for showing off their personal style once again. Below are our favorite looks from the 2016 Met Gala, full of star-studded personality and gorgeous gowns:
Aja Naomi King wearing Prabal Gurung: The How To Get Away With Murder star could get away with anything in this gorgeous marmalade gown. It has a subtle slit up the right leg with thin spaghetti straps showing off a generous amount of cleavage, with a red-lipped smile to tie all together.
Allison Williams wearing Peter Pilotto: Wearing an intricate one shoulder dress with floral detailing that swept the floor with a tasteful cut-out at the midriff, the Girls actress stunned with simple berry lips and a pretty up-do.
Anna Kendrick wearing Derek Lam: Everybody’s dream best friend, Kendrick’s plunging royal blue gown shimmering with sparkles and lace work cinched her in at her tiny waist and accentuated her curves, having her stun like a real mermaid.
Blake Lively wearing Burberry: The lovely Lively concealed her burgeoning baby bump (she’s expecting child #2!) in a blush pink chiffon gown with drapery at the sweetheart neckline and detachable cape with equal intricacy.
Chloë Grace Moretz wearing Coach: Rumor has it that one of film’s biggest young stars is dating Brooklyn Beckham. Clearly, she’s growing up, and in a sophisticated, flowing black gown with silver details, Moretz is no longer that in-your-face, wise little sister from 500 Days Of Summer.
Emma Roberts wearing Tory Burch: Roberts opted for a meticulously-designed purple ombre halter gown adorned with sparkling Swarovski crystals, accompanied by a few pretty jewelry pieces and an Edie Parker clutch.
Huma Abedin wearing Altuzarra: Though not a resident fashionista or award-winning actress, political staffer Abedin had one of the best looks of the night in an ornate, sparkling gown with black borders and silver detailing.
Kate Hudson wearing Atelier Versace: Hudson was one of many who channeled her futuristic self to support the night’s theme, donning a skeletal cut-out Versace gown with trailing tulle train.
Lea Seydoux wearing Louis Vuitton: French actress Seydoux rocked a dark look of an off-the-shoulder bodice and sparkly black skirt with a high zippered slit, black belt, and strappy black heels.
Lorde wearing Valentino: Though burdened by an arm cast at the gala, the young singer looked like a pastel princess in a dreamy tiered gown from Valentino and silver jewelry. She even got her cast signed by big talent like Tay Swift and Kanye!
Lupita Nyong’o wearing Calvin Klein: Award-winning actress Nyong’o shimmered and shined in a velvet-strapped, jade sequined dress with sheer tulle train and a one-of-a-kind hairstyle that defied gravity.
Naomi Watts wearing Burberry: Watts stuck with the theme of the night but still looked stylish in a shining silver strapless Burberry dress with a floral motif and a black belt cinched at her waist.
Naomi Campbell wearing Cavalli Couture: America’s favorite sassy supermodel hasn’t aged a bit and shows it in an intricately designed silk lace cut-out dress from Roberto Cavalli and thick bangles.
Poppy Delevinge wearing Marchesa: In a show-stopping dress complete with fringe layers, elaborate jeweling from the neckline to the bodice, and matching silver accessories, the model had one of the best looks of the night.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing Ralph Lauren: The model and actress kept it simple and sophisticated in a crisp white one-shoulder dress with flowing train and thigh-high slit to show off her enviable body.
Sienna Miller wearing Gucci: Though many guests chose silver for the futuristic theme, Miller dazzled in a floor-length strapless golden gown tied with a bow at the chest and sparkling with colorful jewels throughout.
Think we missed the mark? Let us know your favorite looks from the Met Gala in the comments and tell us which dresses you could live without!