The 35 most important outfits from the 2016 Met Gala, at least 8 of which will hurt your eyes.

The 35 most important outfits from the 2016 Met Gala, at least 8 of which will hurt your eyes.

On Monday evening, the fashion elite and the most popular people on social media got together for the famous Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala, which this year included Taylor Swift as a co-chair alongside fashion queen Anna Wintour. 

Taylor Swift wore a decaying fish carcass, courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

The theme for 2016 was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, which, translated to English, means sparkly expensive fabric that looks like it went through a paper shredder. Or, for the more stylish (Claire Danes. CLAIRE DANES.), it meant a fashionable gown with a futuristic aesthetic. As evidenced by the eclectic array of questionable ensembles, nobody really knew what to wear for this theme, making it just like every other year. 

Kylie Jenner squeezed a Balmain chandelier over her hips.


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Bella Hadid wore tube socks with her Givenchy gown.

Lorde wore a tasty-looking cream puff from Valentino.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen wore curtains, for the 1,000th time.


Blake Lively dragged her fancy Burberry dress through a rose garden.

Amy Schumer ​wore purse handle straps from Alexander Wang on her shoulders.

Met balls

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And deodorant on her thighs, because she's a trend setter. 

No chafe #nothighgapnoproblem

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Rachel McAdams's Valentino dress sported text inspired by Dante, thus gaining her the approval of academics.


Madonna looked like Madonna, in Givenchy.

Hailey Baldwin wore a nice version of that dress from Forever 21 you wore to New Year's a few years ago, except hers was Tommy Hilfiger.

Chloe Grace Moretz wore a Coach dress, because apparently they make things other than purses.

Best date! @chloegmoretz #MetGala

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Unlike many others, Moretz managed to find a dress that went to the floor.

Met ballin' 2016!!

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Zayn Malik dressed as the Tin Man in Versace, while girlfriend Gigi Hadid rocked brass knuckles with her Tommy Hilfiger dress.

Cindy Crawford wore a Balmain version of the Rainbow Fish.

Solange Knowles wore coffee filters from David La Port.

Back at it again with the yellowwww fan lol. Mellow Yellow in David LaPort. #metball

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Very yellow coffee filters.

📷: @bfa

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Claire Danes looked like Cinderella in a Zac Posen dress.

#clairedanes #zacposen #metgala

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Her dress even nicely mimicked that fairy godmother scene.

Magic moments!! Zacposen #metgala #clairedanes

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Naomi Watts wore chain-mail sequins from Burberry, in case an evil knight came up and slashed her with an axe.

Emma Watson forgot to tie the belt on her Calvin Klein dress.


Lady Gaga's Versace ensemble was apparently modeled after a computer motherboard and was nerd chic at its most '80s.

Met Gala 2016 @versace_official

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Kim Kardashian wore some aluminum foil from Balmain.

Kanye West popped in some eye contacts that made his angry face even angrier.

Kate Bosworth missed the technology memo and wore a Renaissance princess costume from Dolce & Gabbana.

Let's dance. @dolcegabbana #metgala16 #manusXmachina

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Selena Gomez's casual Louis Vuitton dress was appropriate for a high school outing.

Kate Holmes's Zac Posen dress would've gone nicely with some hot new technology, like a gramophone.

@katieholmes212 stunning In #zacposen

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Beyoncé wore a latex balloon from Givenchy.

I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress ... @beyonce @metmuseum #metgala

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The dress featured lots of Lorraine Schwartz jewels disguised as air bubbles.


Lena Dunham and Jenna Lyons took the black tie dress code quite seriously in J. Crew.

luckiest cunts in town

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Imagine a six-year-old's drawing of a gown, and you'll get Alicia Vikander's Louis Vuitton outfit.

Momager Kris Jenner wore a choker with her sparkly Balmain getup, signifying the end of the choker.

Anna Wintour wore a Chanel dress while glaring down upon the less fashionable.


Kendall Jenner broke with the rest of her clan in a Versace gown, that was like her sisters' dresses but with less fabric.

Katy Perry dragged along every little tchotchke from her house on her Prada dress.

Nupita Nyong'o claims her Calvin Klein look was inspired by the Matrix, while Dr. Seuss clearly gave input on her hair.

Margot Robbie looked normal in Calvin Klein. 


And by avoiding the theme all together, Robbie dodged a bullet that many others fell prey to. However, she didn't exactly stand out from the pack—mainly led by Claire Danes, Kate Bosworth, Blake Lively, and Rachel McAdams.

Everyone save some time and agree those four ladies looked the best.