The annual Met Gala is one of New York City’s most high-rated event as notables from the worlds of fashion, film, society, sports, art, business, and music attend to celebrate art and fashion. Met Gala 2016 kicked off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s yearly Costume Institute exhibit “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” While the show explored how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear, let’s take a look at the stunning red carpet looks inspired by the theme at the opening.

Met_Gala_2016_beyonce_1Beyonce turned heads by sporting a nude latex gown by Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci.Met_Gala_2016_beyonceThe long-sleeved, second-skin like outfit with puffed sleeves and beaded embroidery was topped with poker straight hair do and smoky eyes.Met_Gala_2016_Anna_WintourMet Gala Co-Chair Anna Wintour shared her red carpet space with daughter Bee Shaffer. Clad in cream, tasseled Chanel gown, the 66-year-old Vogue editor-in-chief’s outfit was crowned with a gold laurel wreath like embroidery. Met_Gala_2016_Anna_Wintour_Bee_Shaffer_1Bee complemented her mother in Alexander McQueen gown that was embellished with colorful symmetrical blossoms.Met_Gala_2016_taylor_swift

Taylor Swift, who along with British actor Idris Elba and Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive co-chaired the bash, rocked the silver sequinned mini dress from Louis Vuitton. The singer completed her look with  knee-high leather strappy stilettos.Met_Gala_2016_karlie_kloss1

Karlie Kloss played a double game by changing her looks between arriving at the event and walking the carpet.Met_Gala_2016_karlie_kloss The 23-year-old model headed to the gala in a custom crepe Brandon Maxwell coat and then bared her midriff in a custom gown by the designer along with Giuseppe Zanotti strappy shoes.

Blake Lively looked cool in a blush-toned Burberry gown complete with a corset top and pleated skirt.

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West hit the floor in their dazzling Balmain creations. Met_Gala_2016_zoe_saldanaZoe Saldana flew high on the red carpet in her feathered Dolce & Gabbana gown.Met_Gala_2016_naomi_campbellWhile Naomi Campbell defied her age in a cut-out, beaded metallic Cavalli Couture gown designed by Peter Dundas, Naomi Watts sported a custom-made metallic silver gown with floral embroidery from  Burberry.Met_Gala_2016_naomi_wattsLupita Nyong’o’s hair stole the show on the red carpet at Met Gala 2016. Styled up like stacked buns, she made a stunning appearing in a shimmering seafoam green metallic gown from Calvin Klein.Met_Gala_2016_Lupita_Nyong’o