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The 2016 exhibition of the world’s selected and finest arts was held just hours ago. We’re talking about the Met Gala, the Met Ball or any other name you can relate to. So, this is the 2016 Met Galathe most exclusive party of the year held at the Met Museum in New York City. This year’s Met Gala was held on May 2 (last night) and the who’s who of Hollywood were present. Be it pop singers, pop queens, actors or actresses, everyone looked a walking masterpiece of artistic costumes. Which makes us wonder if you really know—what is Met Gala? And, how it’s always the best party of the year!

What Is the Met Gala?

The art admirers can skip this part as they already know, but for those who haven’t kept up with New York City’s artistic tradition, keep reading. Before we tell you about what Met Gala is, we should first tell you what it stands for. The “Met” is short for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Simply known as the Met Museum, it annually holds a gathering to celebrate a year of art and costumes by showcasing the aesthetic creations.

So, now you can know the answer to the question, “What is Met Gala?” The Met Gala or the Met Ball is this very gathering of popular celebrities that makes it the most talked-about event of the year. The most fashionable version of Hollywood attends the Met Gala and admires the collections. And every year, there is a Met Gala theme that is unique.

What was the Met Gala Theme for 2016?

For 2016, the Met Gala theme was called Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology. One of the key contributors to the Met Gala theme was Anna Wintour. The 66-year-old  British editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine dazzled on the Met Gala 2016 red carpet and was also the Met Gala’s co-chairperson. Following Anna Wintour in this year’s Met Gala co-chairs were Jonathan Ive, Prada, Idris Elba, Taylor Swift, and Nicolas Ghesquiere.

To know exactly what the Met Gala is about, take a look at all the celebrities showcasing their “tech-tistic” fashion on the Met Gala 2016 red carpet.

Hollywood at Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift in Met Gala

#MetGala Co-Chair @TaylorSwift shimmers in @LouisVuitton on tonight’s carpet. #ManusxMachina #TaylorSwift

Idris Elba

Idris Elba in Met Gala

Our debonair #MetGala Co-Chair @IdrisElba has arrived in a @TomFord tuxedo. #ManusXMachina #IdrisElba #TomFord

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana in Met Gala

Actress @zoesaldana looks bold in feathers. #MetGala #ManusxMachina #ZoeSaldana

Willow and Jayden Smith

Willow and Jayden Smith in Met Gala

Siblings #WillowSmith and #JaydenSmith strike a pose on the #MetGala carpet wearing @Chanel and @LouisVuitton. #ManusxMachina

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss in Met Gala

Supermodel @karliekloss channels the “white tie tech” theme at tonight’s #MetGala. #ManusxMachina #KarlieKloss

Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Debicki

Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Debicki in Met Gala

#TomHiddleston in white tie for the #MetGala. #ManusxMachina

Kate Hudson and Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga and Kate Hudson in Met Gala

@katehudson and @ladygaga, both wearing @Versace, share a moment on the #MetGala carpet. #KateHudson #LadyGaga #ManusxMachina

The Weeknd and Bella Hadid

The Weeknd and Bella Hadid in Met Gala

#TheWeeknd’s @abelxo and model @bellahadid make a picture-perfect couple on the #MetGala carpet. #AbelTesfaye #BellaHadid #ManusxMachina

Emma Watson


Emma Watson in Met Gala

@emmawatson re-defines the pant suit. #MetGala #EmmaWatson #ManusxMachina

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid in Met Gala

Model @gigihadid and pop star @Zayn Malik make their red carpet debut at tonight’s #MetGala. #ManusxMachia #GigiHadid #ZaynMalik


Beyonce in Met Gala

@Beyonce rocks her @givenchyofficial dress to close out the #MetGala red carpet! Thank you for following our coverage. #Beyonce #ManusxMachina

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in Met Gala

@KimKardashian-West and #KanyeWest in @Balmain. #MetGala #ManusxMachina #KanyeWest #KimKardashian #Kimye

Checkout the video of the 2016 Met Gala theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.