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Met Gala Red Carpet Looks Prove These Celebrities Know How To Bring It In Style

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Some know it as the “Oscars of the East Coast,” but almost everyone knows it by its more commonly used title: the annual Met Gala. The fashion event of the year took place on Monday, May 2, and in traditional fashion (no pun intended), the event was held to help raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute. Monday night’s festivities are often referred to as “the party of the year” and with tickets costing $30,000 a pop this year, it’d be hard to expect anything less than the best party the fashion world has to offer — and with such a glamorous guest list, these Met Gala red carpet looks are entirely appropriate.

The red carpet is the closest glimpse the public gets of the Met Gala itself, as what happens on the inside is generally kept secret. As of last year, posting on social media has even been banned.

But although we can’t see what happens on the inside, according to The New York Times, there are a few things the average viewer can expect to catch anyway. The night typically starts with the giant marketing and social media event of the red carpet, then the guests make their way into an exhibit which leads them into a cocktail party. After a few cocktails, there is dinner followed by some high-class entertainment — the stage has seen stars like Kanye West, David Bowie and Bruno Mars before.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Signage on display at the Costume Institute's 'Manus x Machina' exhibition press presentation at Metropolitan Museum of Art on February 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

This year’s Met Gala attendees dressed for the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’ theme. Before the red carpet, Katy Perry was even feeling the pressure to impress. “I’m going to do something, but I’m sure like Gaga is going to arrive on a drone, and I’ll just be like, ‘Grrr! Again! S—!.'”the singer told People before she walked the red carpet.

Last year, Beyoncé had everyone gasping for air with her sheer bejewled Givenchy Haute Couture gown and Rihanna won the red carpet with her Chinese coutoure imperial yellow, fur-trimmed long draping cape. This year, these Met Gala red carpet looks prove these celebs know how to bring it in style.

Alicia Vikander

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Alicia Vikander 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Vikander took the whole "Tech" theme to heart with her gleaming Louis Vuitton mini-dress and chunky booties.

Taylor Swift

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Taylor Swift 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Swift went metallic in this Louis Vuitton cut-out with dark lips and strappy heels.

Rita Ora

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Rita Ora 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Alleged "Becky with the good hair" (or is she?) looked incredible in this feathered, metallic Vera Wang number — one that Refinery29 noted looked curiously similar to Beyoncé's 2015 Met Gala look. Coincidence? You decide.

Juno Temple

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Juno Temple 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The 26-year-old Vinyl star wore a silver shimmering Erdem gown and topped it all off with angelic curls.

Aja Naomi King

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Aja Naomi King 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The How to Get Away with Murder actress looked glamorous in this dreamy yellow gown.

Fei Fei Sun

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Model Fei Fei Sun 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The Chinese super model sparkled in this Chanel number, which combined ethereal white, off-the-shoulder draping and silvery detailing, in line with the night's "Tech" theme.

Bee Shaffer

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Bee Shaffer 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Anna Wintour's daughter channeled her Vogue roots in this dark floral Alexander McQueen gown.

Herizen F. Guardiola

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Herizen F. Guardiola 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter stunned the red carpet in this dainty green strapless gown. Guardiola will soon make her acting debut in The Get Down, an original Netlflix series.

Megyn Kelly

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Megyn Kelly arrives for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Fox News anchor teased a sit-down interview with Donald Trump while making her Met Gala debut in a black Badgley Mischka gown.

Alessandra Ambrosio

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Alessandra Ambrosio 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The Victoria's Secret model looked flawless and futuristic in this netted number.

Rose Byrne

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Rose Byrne 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The Neighbors star was shining in this gold cold shoulder dress by Ralph Lauren.

Hailee Steinfeld

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Hailee Steinfeld 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Steinfeld glammed up in gorgeous emerald green, dark lips, and gold accessories.

Sarah Jessica Parker

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The Sex and the City star looked stunning in this Monse white top and harem-style pants with a matching coat.

Idris Elba

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Idris Elba 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The British all-star actor looked like everyone's dream date in this dapper tux.

Jessica Hart

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Jessica Hart 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Australian model Jessica Hart flaunted her figure in this lace and plum ensemble.

Ciara

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Ciara 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The recently engaged singer debuted silver hair to compliment her intricate silver gown.

Kylie Jenner

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kylie Jenner 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The makeup entrepreneur and reality TV star looked glamorous and sexy in this beaded Balmain dress.

Kendall Jenner

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kendall Jenner 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Jenner's sister, reality TV star and model Kendall Jenner, showed off her rocking bod in this Atelier Versace dress with white and blue stripes.

Karlie Kloss

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Karlie Kloss 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift's supermodel bestie looked classic in this white flowing cut-out gown and red lips.

Kate Bosworth

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kate Bosworth 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Bosworth looked like a futuristic space warrior princess in this Dolce & Gabbana dress with a jewel-encrusted bodice.

will.i.am

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: will.i.am 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The singer was well-equipped for the next eclipse with his wide-brimmed hat with a visor paired with a black tux with embroidered sleeves.

Kate Upton

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Kate Upton 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Actress and model Kate Upton looked classically gorgeous in this Toyshop dress with one sleeve, while showing off her new engagement ring and gold clutch.

Emily Ratajkowski

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Model Emily Ratajkowski 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The Gone Girl actress stunned in the angelic off-the-shoulder gown.

Mindy Kaling

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Mindy Kaling 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Author, actress, and writer Mindy Kaling rocked a simple and shimmery strapless gown with a studded clutch.

Beyoncé

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Beyonce 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Queen Bey delivered in this floral and pearl encrusted latex Givenchy gown.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian Kanye West arrive for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York. / AFP / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star joined her sisters and wore a futuristic silver Balmain gown, while hubby West donned ripped jeans and encrusted denim jacket, topping off his look with eerily futuristic blue contact lenses.

Lupita Nyong'o

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Lupita Nyong'o leaves from The Mark Hotel for the 2016 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Met Gala on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Mark Hotel)

The Oscar-winner looked fierce in her green and shimmery gown by Calvin Klein Collection, styled with a very tall statement hairdo.

Blake Lively

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Blake Lively 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The soon-to-be mom of two looked like royalty in this Burberry caped gown.

Nicki Minaj

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Nicki Minaj 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The singer took on a dark futuristic vibe to the tech-themed night in this Moschino sheer belted gown.

Lady Gaga

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Lady Gaga 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Gaga nailed the tech-theme of the evening in this leotard made out of computer circuit boards.

Rachel McAdams

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Rachel McAdams 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The Notebook star was all gold and glamorous in this Valentino long-sleeved gown with dark red lips.

Amy Schumer

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Amy Schumer 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Bombshell comedian Amy Schumer absolutely rocked this stunning red dress with thigh-high slits and a little peek-a-boo cleavage.

Emma Stone

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actress Emma Stone 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Actress Emma Stone showed off her new dark hair in this white corseted Prada gown.

Miranda Kerr

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Miranda Kerr 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. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

The supermodel rocked gothic look to fit and showed off a bit of midriff in this Louis Vuitton number creatively keeping in touch with this year's tech-theme.

Claire Danes

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In many fashion experts' eyes, Claire danes won the evening, arriving on the red carpet in a deceptively simple, light blue Zac Posen ballgown that lit up with tiny fiber-optic lights in the dark:

Anna Wintour

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Anna Wintour 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. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The Vogue Editor-in-Chief and lady of the night wore a classic white gown which eluded elegance and showed the timelessness of a simple piece.

The Met Gala attendees really brought out all the stops and completely rocked and fashion-tech theme in looks that were classically gorgeous and some that were creatively thought-provoking. Now, let's all think together and figure out a way to get on next year's guest list.