Met Gala 2016: All the Red Carpet Looks
Right on schedule, at 6 p.m. sharp, celebrities of all walks began to appear on the red carpet for the annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," this season's exhibit, offered a tricky line for designers to tread — not everyone is Iris Van Herpen, able to seamlessly incorporate technology without appearing gimmicky. Still, the usual suspects were all present and accounted for: celebrities already known for their eclectic, adventurous, sometimes questionable taste like Lady Gaga and FKA Twigs, actors whose red carpet looks tend towards the more classic like Freida Pinto and Saoirse Ronan, newbies like Demi Lovato and Willow Smith, and those for whom you never really know what you're going to get. (Lookin' at you, Kristen Stewart.) They played by the theme to various degrees of success, arriving in small squads of designers and their muses. A conspicuous absence: Rihanna, one of the few who nailed the 2015 theme, was unable to make the 2016 Met Gala because of a rigorous touring schedule in support of her new album Anti. (André Leon Talley misses you, Riri.) Here, find every last look to come through the red carpet throughout the night.