The theme for the 70th Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, known as the Met Gala, in New York City was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, which saw hundreds of famous faces suitably dressed for the occasion. Following last year's theme of China: Through the Looking Glass, most celebrities dressed in conjunction with the theme, mixing art, fashion and technology.

The Met Gala, sometimes called the Met Ball, has been held on the first Monday of May since 1946. The gala raises money for the annual budget of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City.

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Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the Met Gala in New York decked out for its theme of Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of TechnologyLucas Jackson/Reuters

Actress Claire Danes wore a Cinderella-esque Zac Posen gown, while singer-songwriter, and co-chair of the gala, Taylor Swift wore Louis Vuitton. Many attendees experimented with the theme – Beyoncé wore a latex Givenchy dress, Kanye West donned blue contact lenses and Emma Watson wore a Calvin Klein ensemble made from recycled plastic bottles. Lady Gaga failed to disappoint wearing an Atelier Versace halter bra, high-waisted corset number and a studded gunmetal jacket with Wolford fishnet stockings.

IBTimesUK takes a look at some of the best dressed from the 2016 event.

Claire Danes
Claire Danes at the Met Gala 2016Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images
Beyonce at Meta Gala 2016
Beyoncé came in a latex Givenchy dressLarry Busacca/Getty Images
Lorde at the Met Gala 2016
Lorde chooses a fairy-tale lookTimothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images
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Ciara arrives at the Met Gala 2016Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik arriveLucas Jackson/ Reuters
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Emma WatsonDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Lily-Rose Melody Depp Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Kristen Stewart Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestLucas Jackson/Reuters
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 Those blue contact lenses fit Kanye West's other worldly look Lucas Jackson/ Reuters
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Allison SarofimDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Sienna MillerTimothy A Clary/AFP
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Jemima KirkeLarry Busacca/Getty Images
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The hour-glass figure of Beyonce faces the bank of flashbulbsLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Jessica ChastainLucas Jackson/ Reuters
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Katy PerryLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Rachel McAdamsLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Kate BosworthDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Charlotte CasiraghiLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Jared LetoLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Irina ShaykLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Emma WatsonLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Maria SharapovaDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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(L-R) Jennifer Konner, Jenna Lyons and Lena DunhamDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Lupita Nyong'oDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Rita OraDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Nicole KidmanTimothy A. Clary/AFP
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Willow and Jaden SmithLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Lupita Nyong'oLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Michael Kors with  Zendaya Lucas Jackson/Reuters
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(L-R) Allegra Versace Beck, Lady Gaga and Donatella VersaceDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Amy Schumer and Alexander WangDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Kendall Jenner, Cindy CrawfordEduardo Munoz/Reuters
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MadonnaLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Freida PintoLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Katie HolmesLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Jennifer ConnellyLucas Jackson/Reuters
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An expecting Olivia WildeEduardo Munoz/Reuters
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Karli KlossLucas Jackson/Reuters
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FKA Twigs with Robert PattinsonEduardo Munoz/Reuters
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Emma RobertsDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Doutzen KroesDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Lily-Rose Melody DeppLarry Busacca/Getty Images
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GrimesLarry Busacca/ Getty Images
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Dakota FanningLarry Busacca/Getty Images
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Saoirse RonanDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
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Emma StoneLucas Jackson/Reuters
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Naomi Campbell in a bejewelled gownDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Kendal Jenner at Met Gala 2016
Kendal JennerLarry Busacca/Getty Images
Solange Knowles
Solange Knowles in a canary yellow outfitDimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Alicia Vikander
Alicia Vikander Larry Busacca/Getty Images
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Zoe Saldana with a train of great plumageLucas Jackson/Reuters