On May 2nd, 2016 celebrities from Beyoncé to Taylor Swift to Zayn Malik attended the Met Gala dressed in their best interpretations of the theme, “Manus X Machina: Fashion In The Age Of Technology.” The annual ball is hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and themed to tie in to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume exhibit.
According to Vogue, the exhibition focuses on “the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion,” but many celebrities took the theme in different directions.
Many celebrities interpreted the theme by dressing in metallics for a futuristic/sexy robot vibe. This interpretation was exemplified by this year’s cohost, Taylor Swift, in a silver Louis Vuitton minidress paired with knee-high lace-up sandals, her newly platinum bob and black lipstick.
The exhibition focuses on “the dichotomy between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion,”
Other silver-garbed celebs included Cindy Crawford in Balmain, Lady Gaga in Atelier Versace, Willow Smith in Chanel, Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen, Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler, Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger and the Kardashian family (Kim, Kanye, Kylie and Tyga) in Balmain.
A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on May 3, 2016 at 12:57pm PDT
Some celebrities added a touch of humor — or creativity — to their outfits. Zayn Malik wore silver robotic-looking armbands over his Versace suit, and Orlando Bloom wore a Tamagotchi in place of a boutonniere.
However, some celebrities took the opportunity to explore the intersection of fashion and technology. Claire Danes wore a one-of-a-kind Zac Posen gown made from organza and fiber optics, which allowed the dress to light up in the dark.
A video posted by @zacposen on May 2, 2016 at 4:15pm PDT
Supermodel Karolina Kurkova wore a Marchesa dress covered in LED lights that flashed in sync with reactions to Kurkova’s dress — each light shone in different colors depending on the mood expressed on Twitter. “It’s probably one of the most creative projects we’ve done to date,” Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman told Vanity Fair.
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Top photo via Instagram/Taylor Swift