Met Gala red carpet 2016: The most striking looks in pictures

Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the theme for 2016 was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology

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Each year the annual Met Gala generates much hype in the form of internet gossip, best-dressed lists and, usually, memes.

Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York city, the theme for 2016 was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. This meant futuristic, technology-inspired designs modelled by a wealth of high-profile singers, models and actors.

The theme was more evident in some outfits than others, with Zayn Malik sporting bionic arms over his Versace suit and Katy Perry turning up with a 90s Tamagotchi around her neck. Other red carpet arrivals included Beyonce, Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West, Cindy Crawford and Idris Elba. Click through the gallery for more looks: 

The guestlist is approved of by US Vogue Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour who has chaired the event since 1995. This year, Taylor Swift was also a co-host.

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Tickets for the annual invitation-only event reportedly cost £20,5000 ($30,000) and the proceeds go to the museum’s costume institute.

 

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