See All the Cosmic Chic Dresses from the 2016 Met Gala

How did this year's red carpet stack up?

Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton
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Madonna in Givenchy
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Solange Knowles in David Laport
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Jennifer Konner, Jenna Lyons, and Lena Dunham in J. Crew
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Chloe Sevigny in Simone Rocha
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Marc Jacobs and Bette Midler in Marc Jacobs
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Blake Lively in Burberry
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Nicki Minaj, Jeremy Scott and Demi Lovato in Moschnio
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Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton
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Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell and Lisa Perry Scintillator XO Barneys New York clutch
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Rachel McAdams in Valentino
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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in Ralph Lauren
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Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa
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Anna Ewers in Boss
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Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
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Kylie Jenner in Balmain
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Alessandra Ambrosio in Balmain
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Kendall Jenner in Versace
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Haim in Rodarte
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Cindy Crawford and designer Olivier Rousteing in Balmain
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Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen
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Joseph Altuzarra and Mackenzie Davis in Altuzarra
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Freida Pinto and Tory Burch in Tory Burch
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Kim Kardashian West in Balmain and Kanye West
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Lily Rose Depp in Chanel
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Kate Hudson in Versace
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Olivia Wilde and Emily Blunt in Michael Kors
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Jourdan Dunn in Balmain
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Emma Watson in Calvin Klein Collection
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Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein Collection
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Amandla Stenberg in Calvin Klein Collection
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Margot Robbie in Calvin Klein Collection
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Anna Kendrick and Derek Lam in Derek Lam
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Alexa Chung in Thakoon
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Emma Roberts in Tory Burch
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Mindy Kaling in Tory Burch
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Chloë Grace Moretz in Coach 1941
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Tavi Gevinson in Coach 1941
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Emily Ratajkowski in Prabal Gurung
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Amber Valetta in H&M
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Jennifer Hudson in H&M
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Ciara in H&M
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Naomi Watts in Burberry
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Zendaya in Michael Kors
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Sienna Miller in Gucci
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Lady Gaga in Versace
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Michelle Monaghan in Rosie Assoulin
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Allison Williams in Peter Pilotto
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FKA Twigs in Versace
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Dakota Fanning in Nina Ricci
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Jessica Hart in Azzedine Alaia
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Kris Jenner in Balmain
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Rita Ora in Vera Wang
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Adriana Lima in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture
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Lily Aldridge in Michael Kors
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Beyonce Knowles in Givenchy
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Claire Danes in Zac Posen
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Dakota Johnson and Florence Welch with Alessandro Michele in Gucci
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Bella Hadid in Givenchy and The Weeknd
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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger
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At last night’s inimitable Met Gala, the fashion crowd seemed to approach the evening’s theme of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology in one of two ways. On one hand, the models and pop stars chose simple silhouettes that went to highlight their bodies, a result of working out on machines, if you will. Karlie Kloss, in a barely there Brandon Maxwell number, offered proof of that, as did Kendall Jenner’s colorful Versace number and the Calvin Klein Collection gown that Margot Robbie donned.

The other sartorial route taken was just plain sparkly. Some opted for layers upon layers of silver sequins, like the many Balmain creations donned by Cindy Crawford and the rest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, or dark patches of tulle interspersed with the odd crystal, à la Chloë Sevigny’s Simone Rocha frock. And  how could we forget Madonna’s overly revealing Givenchy number, the one with nipple tassels and butt cutout.

Taylor Swift decided to combine both of the aforementioned concepts into one, resulting in a revealing yet shimmering Louis Vuitton number with cut just so, to show off her toned obliques. Paired with her new Vogue-approved bleached mop and dark lips, the silver punk look worked rather well for the star who tends to play it safe.

Despite Beyoncé’s slippery, nude Givenchy dress, Ciara’s silver hairdo and Rita Ora’s tumble of Vera Wang feathers, Claire Danes’ Zac Posen gown was the most impressive of the evening. Made with a custom fiber optic organza, the blue-tinted dress was actually a glow in the dark number, at least away from the prying flashbulbs of the red carpet.

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