Hot metal! Blonde bombshell Taylor Swift stuns in futuristic silver mini-dress and kinky boots as she leads the red carpet at the Met Gala in New York

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It has been called the Oscars of the East Coast. And The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit lived up to its reputation on Monday night as some of the biggest names in music, film, and the runway arrived wearing ornate costumes created by the world’s premier fashion designers.

Co-host of this year’s Met Gala, Taylor Swift, arrived in a futuristic silver Louis Vuitton mini-dress with a cutaway design; the edgy costume included knee-high leather strappy stilettos and Gothic dark red lip paint.

Bucking the trend: While many went for metallic looks, Beyonce rocked a peachy latex gown with floral detailing
Bucking the trend: While many went for metallic looks, Beyonce rocked a peachy latex gown with floral detailing

The 26-year-old star is co-hosting the event with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour this year
The 26-year-old star is co-hosting the event with Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour this year
How did she get it on? Bey showed off her curves in the impossibly tight gown which also featured silver studs

Stealing the spotlight: The 34-year-old singer went solo on the red carpet this year, leaving husband Jay Z at home

Stealing the spotlight: The 34-year-old singer went solo on the red carpet this year, leaving husband Jay Z at home

The Lemonade hitmaker chose to walk the red carpet  solo this year without husband Jay Z. Kim Kardashian arrived in a garment which looked like body armour dripping in jewels. A thigh-high slit in her skirt showed off lots of leg and revealed silver t-bar stilettos.

The 35-year-old KUWTK star arrived with husband Kanye West who threw out the rule book in ripped jeans but adding a glittering jacket. Most striking of all was the rapper’s icy blue contact lenses which caused quite a stir.

Silver stunner: Kim Kardashian appeared to be literally encased in body armour with her futuristic Balmain look
Silver stunner: Kim Kardashian appeared to be literally encased in body armour with her futuristic Balmain look
Dripping in jewels: The 35-year-old reality star wore her raven locks slicked back and showed off her diamond ear cuff
Causing a stir: The 35-year-old star arrived with husband Kanye West who donned ripped jeans and icy blue contact lenses

Causing a stir: The 35-year-old star arrived with husband Kanye West who donned ripped jeans and icy blue contact lenses

Statuesque: Kendall Jenner sizzled in a Versace gown with sexy cut-outs

Statuesque: Kendall Jenner sizzled in a Versace gown with sexy cut-outs

Supermodel style! Kendall, 20, posed alongside modeling icon Cindy Crawford who shimmered in Balmain

Supermodel style! Kendall, 20, posed alongside modeling icon Cindy Crawford who shimmered in Balmain

Ever-changing locks: The 18-year-old reality star wore a sleek bobbed wig

Nailed it! Kylie Jenner made her Met Gala debut in a stunning beaded Balmain dress

Dramatic: Rita Ora stunned in a metallic feathery creation by Vera Wang

Dramatic: Rita Ora stunned in a metallic feathery creation by Vera Wang
Curve-hugging: The 25-year-old pop star showed off the sheer paneling on the back of her gown

Model siblings: Gigi Hadid and her boyfriend Zayn Malik made their red carpet debut while Gigi's sister Bella arrived with her boyfriend The Weeknd 

Model siblings: Gigi Hadid and her boyfriend Zayn Malik made their red carpet debut while Gigi's sister Bella arrived with her boyfriend The Weeknd

Loved up: The couple were super affectionate as they posed for photos 

Blooming lovely: Blake Lively delighted in a blush Burberry gown with red petal motif

Blooming lovely: Blake Lively delighted in a blush Burberry gown with red petal motif
Pretty as a petal: The 28-year-old actress, who is expecting her second child with husband Ryan Reynolds, showed off the delicate train of her dress as she posed on the steps

Vamping it up: Katy Perry wore gothic velvet with gold embellishments

Vamping it up: Katy Perry wore gothic velvet with gold embellishments
Gothic getup: The 31-year-old pop star sported a severe black wig with beehive style

Fierce: Nicki Minaj gave it some attitude in a sheer black gown with strap and buckle detail on the bodice

Fierce: Nicki Minaj gave it some attitude in a sheer black gown with strap and buckle detail on the bodice

Making an entrance: Zoe Saldana sported a Dolce & Gabbana peacock-like creation with strapless bodice

Making an entrance: Zoe Saldana sported a Dolce & Gabbana peacock-like creation with strapless bodice

Sitting pretty: The 37-year-old actress showed off the beautiful colours of her skirt

Slinky: Naomi Watts dazzled in a strapless Burberry gown

Slinky: Naomi Watts dazzled in a strapless Burberry gown 
Monochromatic: Taylor's BFF Selena Gomez went for a quirky black and white ensemble with chunky boots
Monochromatic: Taylor’s BFF Selena Gomez went for a quirky black and white ensemble with chunky boots

All eyes on her! Madonna knew exactly how to stand out from the crowd in her racy ensemble

All eyes on her! Madonna knew exactly how to stand out from the crowd in her racy ensemble
Putting it out there: The 57-year-old pop icon showed off much of her figure in the revealing lace number with thigh-high boots

Zany: Lady Gaga didn't disappoint with her off the wall look consisting of fishnets, platforms and a metallic bodice and blazer

Zany: Lady Gaga didn’t disappoint with her off the wall look consisting of fishnets, platforms and a metallic bodice and blazer

Boys night: Bradley Cooper looked great in a tux as he arrived with Joy director David O'Russell

Boys night: Bradley Cooper looked great in a tux as he arrived with Joy director David O’Russell

Precious metals: Naomi Campbell stunned in Roberto Cavalli while Emma Stone took the plunge in Prada

Precious metals: Naomi Campbell stunned in Roberto Cavalli

Precious metals: Naomi Campbell stunned in Roberto Cavalli while Emma Stone took the plunge in Prada

Emma Stone took the plunge in Prada

Leggy look: Hailey Baldwin glittered in a Tommy Hilfiger creation with revealing slit

Leggy look: Hailey Baldwin glittered in a Tommy Hilfiger creation with revealing slit
Smiling on the inside: Fashion designers Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen (R) made an appearance
Smiling on the inside: Fashion designers Ashley Olsen (L) and Mary-Kate Olsen (R) made an appearance
Angelic: Blonde beauty Margot Robbie looked gorgeous in a white Calvin Klein cut-out dress

Angelic: Blonde beauty Margot Robbie looked gorgeous in a white Calvin Klein cut-out dress

Date night: Reality star Kris Jenner arrived in a sequin encrusted number and posed with boyfriend Corey Gamble

Date night: Reality star Kris Jenner arrived in a sequin encrusted number and posed with boyfriend Corey Gamble

Keeping it colourful: Miranda Kerr accentuated her figure with a patchwork two-piece dress bu Louis Vuitton with frill detail on the hem

Keeping it colourful: Miranda Kerr accentuated her figure with a patchwork two-piece dress bu Louis Vuitton with frill detail on the hem

Hollywood beauty: Rose Byrne showed off her post-baby body in a slinky Ralph Lauren gown

Hollywood beauty: Rose Byrne showed off her post-baby body in a slinky Ralph Lauren gown

Out of this world: Nicole Kidman and Dakota Johnson's gowns were had a cosmic theme

Nicole Kidman

Out of this world: Nicole Kidman and Dakota Johnson's gowns were had a cosmic theme

Dakota Johnson’s gowns were had a cosmic theme
Gilded beauty: Rachel McAdams was another star to channel a gothic vibe in Valentino
Gilded beauty: Rachel McAdams was another star to channel a gothic vibe in Valentino
Golden girls: Nina Dobrev and Zendaya were on the same page with their choice of colour but went for totally different styles

Golden girls: Nina Dobrev and Zendaya were on the same page with their choice of colour but went for totally different styles

Golden girls: Nina Dobrev and Zendaya were on the same page with their choice of colour but went for totally different styles

Ravishing in red: Ivanka Trump, Amy Schumer and Maria Sharapova looked red hot in their vivid gowns

Poised: Katie Holmes sported extra long extensions in her hair as she sported a midnight blue gown with floral design

Host with most: Brit star Idris Elba looked great in a black tux. The actor co-hosted the event with Anna Wintour, Taylor Swift and Apple Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive

Host with most: Brit star Idris Elba looked great in a black tux. The actor co-hosted the event with Anna Wintour, Taylor Swift and Apple Chief Design Officer Jonathan Ive

Golden goddess: Amber Heard left husband Johnny Depp at home as she made a glamorous appearance in gold satin

Chic in the city: Sarah Jessica Parker showed off her individual style flair in her white suit with blue satin heels

Sarah Jessica Parker showed off her individual style flair in her white suit with blue satin heels

Baby bump chic: Pregnant Emily Blunt stunned in a shimmering blue gown

Baby bump chic: Pregnant Emily Blunt stunned in a shimmering blue gown

Twinning! The 33-year-old actress posed with fellow pregnant star Olivia Wilde

Twinning! The 33-year-old actress posed with fellow pregnant star Olivia Wilde

Futuristic fashion: Kate Hudson rocked a white creation with laser-cut detailing for a 3D look

Futuristic fashion: Kate Hudson rocked a white creation with laser-cut detailing for a 3D look
Pretty woman: Model Adriana Lima looked simply gorgeous in a prom style sequin-embellished frock

Pretty woman: Model Adriana Lima looked simply gorgeous in a prom style sequin-embellished frock

Shimmering star: Songstress Ciara sported a silver wig and dripped in jewels

Hello sunshine: Demi Lovato, Solange Knowles and Princess Charlotte of Monaco incorporated bursts of yellow into their looks

Hello sunshine: Demi Lovato, Solange Knowles and Princess Charlotte of Monaco incorporated bursts of yellow into their looks

Hello sunshine: Demi Lovato, Solange Knowles and Princess Charlotte of Monaco incorporated bursts of yellow into their looks

Hello sunshine: Demi Lovato, Solange Knowles and Princess Charlotte of Monaco incorporated bursts of yellow into their looks

Patriotic perfection: Russian beauty Irina Shayk sported a Givenchy dress with stars and stripes

Patriotic perfection: Russian beauty Irina Shayk sported a Givenchy dress with stars and stripes

Hair-raising look: Lupita Nyong'o was a green goddess as she arrived with her locks styled up high

Hair-raising look: Lupita Nyong’o was a green goddess as she arrived with her locks styled up high

Strike a pose: Doutzen posed with fellow models Jourdan Dunn (left) and Alessandra Ambrosio (right)

Strike a pose: Doutzen posed with fellow models Jourdan Dunn (left) and Alessandra Ambrosio (right)

Who needs couture? Jennifer Hudson looked fabulous in a white H&M gown

Who needs couture? Jennifer Hudson looked fabulous in a white H&M gown

Supportive: Wintour’s 28-year-old daughter Bee Shaffer accompanied her mother to the ball, with her accessories designed by Nicholas Kirkwood

SOURCE: UK MAIL

POSTED BY NATHALIE ZEMGBO

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