I sometimes like to pretend that all the theme parties I've even gotten far too dressed up for have just been training for the big leagues, the Superbowl of red carpet fashion, in other words — the Met Gala. This year's theme Manus x Machina celebrates the blending of man-made creation with technology and the ability to create with artificial intelligence. Some guests really embraced the tech edge (see Emma Roberts and Kate Hudson) while others used it as a subtle suggestion (see everyone in metallics and sequins). Read on to see the best dressed from the night.
Co-founder of e-retailer Moda Operandi and contributer to Vogue, Lauren Santo Domingo's Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown struck a perfect balance between stiff structure and casual flow.
Emma Watson will forever be a champion for wearing dresses over pants. In a subtle nod to the theme of the night, her Calvin Klein ensemble was made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.
Only FKA Twigs could pull off face jewelry, a partial metal glove, and a leather harness by Versace and still look as ethereal as this.
Solange Knowles is no stranger to avant-garde fashion or the art of monochrome dressing. This yellow stunner comes from designer David LaPort.
Gigi Hadid may be bringing back the halter gown in Tommy Hilfiger, but the real hero here is Zayn Malik's robot arm by Versace.
Socialite and actress Allison Sarofim went all out in a sequin netted pants/tunic set and floral-lined, feather-adorned, floor length cape all in green. On paper it sounds like a Project Runway unconventional challenge gone horribly wrong, but in person it is so sartorially right.
Will.i.am gave a nod to singer Sia's signature look in his Gucci visor and sequin embroidered Gucci suit.
Naomi Campbell will forever be the ultimate super model. Someone please explain to me how she can eat whatever she wants and still look so stunning in this Roberto Cavalli cut out gown?
Not even her usual pout could keep Lourde down in this floaty number by Valentino.
Willow Smith is already doing Chanel Couture proud as the new face of the brand. After all, who else could pull off wearing capris and a kimono jacket to a formal event?
Poppy Delevigne's Marchesa gown doubled as a treat for the eyes and the ears as she jingled down the carpet and throughout the night.
Lupita Nyong'o took inspiration from both the past and the future, looking to Nina Simone and the Matrix to complete her look by Calvin Klein Collection.
Kate Hudson looked like she was walking on air in a surprisingly light armor inspired dress by Atelier Versace.
Nothing can keep Brie Larson away from a slimming waist cut detail dress. This Proenza Schouler version kept heavy sequins light with ruffles and a single black bow at the waist.
Zoe Saldana showed her feathers in Dolce & Gabbana with husband Marco Perego at her side throughout the night.
Alexa Chung stayed true to her tomboy style in a bedazzled jumpsuit by Thakoon and simple slicked back hair.
Co-founder of luxury boutique Suite 1521, Kim Kassel's Giles Deacon is still a bit of a mystery to me. Part sea urchin, part delicate lace and all I want to do is reach out and touch it.
Bee Shaffer, Anna Wintour's daughter and film/television producer, looked every bit the fahsion princess in Alexander McQueen, right down to the four foot train trailing behind her.
Of course no roundup would be complete without the woman of the evening, Anna Wintour. Vogue's EIC stepped outside her fashion comfort zone in a fringed Chanel Haute Couture gown and large collar necklace.