Doll, if you think you love fashion but you haven’t been consistently refreshing all your social media tabs wincing desperately in deep pleasure over the gowns at this year’s Met Gala, did you ever truly love fashion at all?

Yes, that’s right, it’s that time of year again. Vogue Magazine‘s annual fundraising gala/fight-to-the-death-to-have-the-best-dress is the night of nights for fashion. 

Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the night is all about that red carpet – there’s even a documentary coming out soon about last year’s incredible array of ‘naked dresses’ and Rihanna‘s near cancellation (a disaster, obviously). 

This year, the theme is based on the exhibit ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’. The centrepiece of the exhibit is a couture Chanel wedding gown, with a enormous train embroidered and flecked with a inane amount of rhinestones – it took 450 hours to create.

And so, we present for your pleasure, the 2016 Met Gala red carpet:

First of all, of course, we have the lady whose night it is and she will probably murder you if you do anything to ruin it, 

ANNA WINTOUR wearing Chanel, and her daughter BEE SHAFFER, wearing Alexander McQueen. 

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POPPY DELEVINGNE, wearing Marchesa. This OTT chainmail shit is very, very, very good. Very good. 

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ALICIA VIKANDER, who took the theme very very literally, and is wearing Louis Vuitton. It is bad. A bad take. Very bad. 

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Met Gala co-chair IDRIS ELBA, looking absolutely bloody dropdead gorgeous in Tom Ford. This suit is dope as hell. Look at his lil’ skirt/pant combo. Be still, our beating heart. 


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Met Gala co-chair TAYLOR SWIFT, wearing Louis Vuitton. She’s very clearly going through one of those crucial famous person look-changes. Why she look like Taylor Momsen tho???

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CHLOE GRACE MORETZ, wearing Coach. Yeah okay, you look pretty great Chlochlo. Cute tatty slip, too. 

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MICHELLE WILLIAMS, wearing Louis Vuitton. This dress is completely appropriate for the theme, but so totally inappropriate for the Met Gala in general. What a bloody kerfuffle. Pls give us the shoes. 

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JUNO TEMPLE, wearing customised Erdem. We’re assuming this was borrowed from Shannyn Sossamon‘s wardrobe on the set of ‘A Knight’s Tale’

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TAVI GEVINSON, wearing Coach. For the kooky girl who’s made a career by wearing and analysing the most earnestly elements of fashion, this sure is conservative. 


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UMA THURMAN, wearing Tommy Hilfiger. Is that a phoenix? Is the phoenix a metaphor for technology. I don’t think it is. 

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HAILEE STEINFELD, wearing H&M. V medieval battle vibes. Meh. 


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ELLE FANNING, wearing Thakoon. I have never been this bored in my life. Simplicity isn’t always bliss, dammit. 

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SELENA GOMEZ wearing Louis Vuitton designed by Nicholas Ghesquière. We’re assuming she tried to look like a futuristic bad bitch, but instead she ended up looking like every off-duty model on the street in NYC who’s adamant The Clash are their fave band.


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RITA ORA, wearing Vera Wang. Tfw when you get invited to the Met Ball but you gotta head straight into the Hunger Games parade straight after. 

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ROSE BYRNE, wearing Ralph Lauren. She looks like she’s legit wearing liquid, and her necklace looks like a drawing of a chemical structure. Cool. 

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LARA STONE, wearing Tom Ford. Like a walking power board with a choker. It works. 

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WILL.I.AM, wearing AneedA. Ooooooookay. He got the brief, at least. 

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SARAH JESSICA PARKER, wearing Monse. Oh my god, it’s like Carrie Bradshaw in those early seasons when she wore real fucked up shit all over again. 

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ALEXANDER SKARSGARD. Literally no one knows who he is wearing, because it’s so classic. We get it, you’re handsome, you don’t have to try. 

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KATE BOSWORTH, wearing Dolce & Gabbana. Oh weird, she’s wearing like, a chest of armour. Made of diamonds. Cool. 


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EMILY RATAJKOWSKI, wearing Prabal Gurung. The dress is boring as all sin, but those shoes are the shit. 


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NICK JONAS, wearing Topman (which he was apparently pronouncing with a French accent, lol).


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KATE UPTON, wearing Topshop. Gal also debuted her bloody enormous engagement ring; she’s set to wed baseball player Justin Verlander. Another one who misread the invite’s ‘technology’ theme as ‘just wear all metallic’. 


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JENNIFER HUDSON, wearing H&M. Oi, how does anyone walk in this shit? This looks like the prom dresses my mum tried to get me to wear in hopes that I’d turn out feminine. 


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JESSICA HART, wearing Azzedine Alaia. Is it supposed to look a little like chainmail? The brief was technology, not Medieval Britain. 


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HAIM, all wearing Rodarte. This is dope as hell. So OTT, so strange, so interesting. The technical creation of these outfits is enough, tbh. 

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ROSIE HUNTINGTON-WHITELEY, wearing Ralph Lauren Collection. Fucking hell Rosie, you could’ve at least tried. 


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KATE MARA, wearing Julien Dossena for Paco Rabanne. Pretty weird and cool, very 60s while still looking futuristic. Shoes need work. 


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KENDALL JENNER, wearing Versace. Like electricity running through circuit boards, these are the days of our lives. S/O to Kendall for rejecting the Balmain-exclusive lifestyle that the rest of the Kardashian’s are cultivating, this is heaps better. 


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KYLIE JENNER wearing Balmain. “Hi, I’m my sister Kim, two years ago.”


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CIARA
 wearing H&M. Everything about this is so fkn on point I could die. That hair is legit silver, not grey. She is an actual work of art. 

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ALESSANDRA AMBROSIO wearing Balmain. A Kardashian dress. We expected more of you Ambrosio. 

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WILLOW SMITH wearing Chanel, JADEN SMITH wearing Louis Vuitton. This is the queen and king of a generation, people. How are these two so spot on every time? Do they have a stylist? Does anyone have their contact details. 


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NICOLE KIDMAN wearing Alexander McQueen. Space. You are wearing space. Well done on your dress made of space. 

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KARLIE KLOSS wearing Swarovski Award for Womenswear nominee (and Lady Gaga‘s stylist) Brandon Maxwell. And jfc, it’s goooooooooood. Look at that motherfucking clutch, it’s lighting up. 


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KRIS JENNER wearing Balmain. Be aware, Kris – the memes are coming. 

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KERRY WASHINGTON wearing Marc Jacobs. The tackiness of this whole vibe is so boring, hey. 


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DEMI LOVATO wearing Moschino by Jeremy Scott. Explain yourself. You explain yourself immediately, Lovato. Not to us, to Anna. 


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ELIZABETH DEBICKI, wearing Prada. We hope you got a smartphone in that clutch or some shit Debicki, because your idea of tech is wrong. It’s wrong. 


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KAROLINA KURKOVA wearing Marchesa. We’re pretty skeptical of floral = tech, but hey – the supermodel’s dress lit up all purple, which is pretty damn cool.

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AMBER HEARD wearing Ralph Lauren Collection. The ambassador for Australia’s biosecurity was told ‘technology in fashion’, and heard ‘metallic’. 


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KATE HUDSON wearing Versace. You committed Kate, and we appreciate that. But damn that dress looks uncomfortable. Looks grand, though. 


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LADY GAGA wearing Versace. Gaga is a living walking R2-D2. Who knew Versace made circuit board jackets? I hope she finds the Jedi she’s looking for. 


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LILY-ROSE DEPP wearing Chanel. Fuck this is bold; this had such a huge chance of making her teeny frame look frumpy. But she looks dope, and it’s very Stormtrooper vibes. The face of Chanel is that for a reason. 


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KATIE HOLMES wearing Zac Posen. Your brief stint with Scientology was far more interesting than this dress or you, Holmes. 


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EMMA WATSON wearing Calvin Klein. This is a motherfucking DREAM. The technology to build the gravity within the dress; it’s all futuristic and off-kilter. Watson nails it. 


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AMY SCHUMER wearing Alexander Wang. That hardware on the dress hits the theme, the silhouette suits her to a damn dream. And bonus points for arriving with the designer of your dress. 


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MARY-KATE & ASHLEY OLSON, wearing The Row (of course). That gold jacket looks like blueprints of ancient runes, technology from a past millennium. 


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JESSICA CHASTAIN wearing Prada. Floral. For a technology theme? Not even ground-breaking, just non-sensical. 


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BRIE LARSON wearing Proenza Schouler. Shoutout for being one of the only ones to get in Proenza. Those giant fish-scale sequins make light bounce off the extremities like nothin’ else. 


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KATY PERRY wearing Prada. Oh Katy, you beautiful bizarre freak. How I love you. 


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BLAKE LIVELY wearing Burberry. I would like to sit down with Blake and get her to explain to me how she interpreted the theme. Toddlers could’ve gotten closer to it. 


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EMILY BLUNT wearing Michael Kors. So off-theme, but hey – bumps don’t leave a huge amount of choice, so we’ll go easy. She a beauty. 


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NAOMI CAMPBELL wearing Roberto Cavalli. Naomi is a goddess and could pull off anything, but this Cavalli is the only dress in her wardrobe, yeah?


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FKA TWIGS wearing Atelier Versace, with ROBERT PATTINSON. Oh Twigs, you are a shining light of illustrious weird exotic flowers in a garden filled with boring daisies.


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BELLA HADID wearing Givenchy, with THE WEEKND. Y’all look gorgeous as always, but we ain’t goddamn here for safe choices. 


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BEYONCÉ wearing Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. YES. YES. YES. FUCK YES. LEGIT WEARING BECKY’S SKIN: facebook.com/158215867416/photos/a.476903112416.256100


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ALLISON WILLIAMS wearing Peter Pilotto. SHE LOOKIN’ LIKE A GODDAMN RIVER AT A TECH THEME. WHAT HAPPENED. 


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SOLANGE KNOWLES wearing David LaPort. #1, She’s focussing on the technical creativity within the dress itself – nice, not enough people did this. #2, LEMONADE. 


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KIM KARDASHIAN wearing Balmain, with KANYE WEST also wearing Balmain. Kimmy looking very same-same, and all I can focus on is Kanye’s eyes. 


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JOURDAN DUNN wearing Balmain. She looks fab obviously, but fuck me if I don’t feel like I’ve seen this dress like, a thousand times today. Mirrorball boredom.

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NICKI MINAJ wearing Moschino by Jeremy Scott. Very Storm/super heroine vibes, but Nicki coulda done better imho. 

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ZENDAYA wearing Michael Kors. This woman looks fantastic always and we cannot fault her. Struck gold. 

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EMMA ROBERTS wearing Tori Burch. The Star Wars vibes are strong here.  

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KRISTEN STEWART wearing Chanel. This is great, probably as tech-y as Chanel gets. 


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EMMA STONE wearing Prada. Pretty interesting – the industrial thing probably wasn’t explored enough. 


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NAOMI WATTS wearing Burberry. Yes yes yes, we all got the boring tinfoil memo. 


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LILY ALDRIDGE wearing Michael Kors. LILY ARE YOU SEXY C-3PO BECAUSE I CANNOT IT IS JUST TOO GOOD. 


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ZOE KRAVITZ wearing Valentino. ‘Tech in fashion’, not ‘Masquerade’. You got your themed partied mixed up, you silly duffer. 

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MIRANDA KERR wearing Louis Vuitton. This is straight up the most interesting thing I’ve ever seen Miranda wear. Ever. She legitimately looks like someone I could actually hold a conversation with. This whole vibe is dope. 

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ANNA KENDRICK wearing Derek Lam. Oh god, I’m so fucking bored. Next. 

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LORDE wearing Valentino. Fluffy doesn’t generally mean ‘technology’, but hey – it’s Lorde. She looks a lot like a goth child in a debutante dress, while her Pageant Mom giving her dagger eyes from side stage.

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RACHAEL MCADAMS wearing Valentino. So fucking cool. Like a glitterbomb that went off in the future. On point. 

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JARED LETO wearing Gucci. More exciting than most of the other fellas. He’s probably just stoked not to be wearing Joker makeup for the first time in weeks. 

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LUPITA N’YONGO wearing Calvin Klein. Lupita is perfect and we will ne’er say a bad word about her. Just look at her and her perfect dress and face and existence. Ah, god love ya Lupes. 

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MARGOT ROBBIE wearing Calvin Klein. Did anyone tell Margs about the essential theme? No? If she was going for futuristic, she went faaaaarrrr too little.

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MIA WASIKOWSKA wearing Prada. Very basic, she might’ve missed the memo about the theme, but hey – can’t all be on the ball 24/7. 


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GIGI HADID wearing Tommy Hilfiger, with ZAYN MALIK wearing a child’s Transformers costume Versace

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ALEXA CHUNG wearing Thakoon. God, we’re bored. 

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IRINA SHAYK wearing Givenchy. There’s a lot happening here. At least it not metallic, we suppose. Her boyf Bradley Cooper arrived separately. 

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CLAIRE DANES wearing Zac Posen. This shit lights up, people. See the incredible day to night transition here: twitter.com/JarettSays/status/727293020853276672

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MINDY KALING wearing Tori Burch. Oh god Mindy, you always go so simple but you do it so well. 


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TOM HIDDLESTON wearing Ralph Lauren. It’s hard to stand out in a tux as a bloke, but Hiddleston pulls it off. 


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DAKOTA FANNING wearing Nina Ricci. The dress is specifically designed to refract light, so it bounces off of it.


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LEA SEYDOUX wearing Louis Vuitton. Man it must be tough, looking so beautifully French all the time. 


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CHLOE SEVIGNY wearing Simone Rocha; the woman barely has to try to look this dishevelled in a stupidly expensive gown. It’s admirable.


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DAKOTA JOHNSON wearing Chanel Haute Couture. If you say so, love. 

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FLORENCE WELCH wearing Gucci. Tbh this theme was pretty much made for this woman; she looks like a futuristic angel literally all of time. This dress is so so so dope. 


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Doutzen Kroes wearing Balmain. Doutzen was one of the first people to post an IG selfie of herself getting ready. Almost the last to arrive. In a very simple look. How confusing. 


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ADRIANA LIMA wearing Giambattista Valli. Never thought we’d see Lima as a sequinned 1950s housewife, but here we are. It’s happened. 


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WIZ KHALIFA wearing custom Rag & Bone. All I can hear is my mother screaming at me never to wear cream and white together. I feel nauseous. 

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LENA DUNHAM wearing J.Crew. Real young Diane Keaton vibes here, folks. 

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TYGA wearing Balmain (shocker). Rapper nicked his girlfriend’s personal hookup to Olivier Rousteing, AND jacked Kanye’s jewelled jacket vibe. Rude. 


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JEMIMA KIRKE wearing Chanel. Good shiny vibes. Very good shiny vibes. 


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ORLANDO BLOOM wearing Prada. And a Tamagotchi. That is what he added to his outfit to fit the technology theme. A Tamagotchi. Honest to god, how are these people employed? 


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And that was all. There isn’t any more. 

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