1. Lady Gaga
A Giant pink gown with a doll like bow, a black strapless grown, a pink slip dress with giant cell phone and finally some chic lingerie with sparkly tights. First, she arrived to the carpet in a massive hot pink Brandon Maxwell gown looking like the style queen we know she is. When Gaga then removed her cape, it revealed an all black dress with a matching umbrella. Unsurprisingly, one outfit change would have been too minuscule for Gaga. When she removed her black dress, it revealed an insane formfitting hot pink dress complete with a Judith Leiber cell phone purse. Gaga set the bar extremely high, because for her fourth and final look, she stripped down to her lingerie. Gaga was also draped in $2 million worth of Tiffany diamonds, including an 18k gold necklace adorned with a little bow.
2. Billy Porter in The Blonds
Billy Porter shut down the Met Gala red carpet when he arrived on a litter—carried by six shirtless men!—in a theatrical nod to Ancient Egypt. The Pose star’s custom “Sun God” ensemble, by The Blonds, included a bejeweled catsuit outfitted with 10-foot wings, a 24-karat gold headpiece, as well as custom gold-leaf Giuseppe Zanotti shoes and fine jewels by Andreoli, John Hardy, and Oscar Heyman.
3. Cardi B
Cardi brought the red to the red carpet in an absolutely massive, feathered Thom Browne creation. The high-neck gown encircled the rapper’s head and had sleeves that went all the way to her fingertips. Vogue reports that it comes with some seriously impressive numbers: 30,000 feathers, 2,000 hours, 35 people. And that doesn’t even count the custom bodice, which features 44 carats worth of rubies acting as nipple covers, valued at $250,000—the result of a collaboration with Stefere Jewerly.
4. Celine Dion
The 51-year-old took to the red carpet in a slinky, champagne-coloured bodysuit by Oscar de la Renta. Resplendent with silvery sequins in fish-scale patterns, sleeves adorned with 3,000 strands of floor-length fringe made from micro-cut glass bugle beads and a gold-tinted feather headpiece of peacock feathers by Noel Stewart – she looked amazing. It took over a total of 3,000 hours to create by 52 master embroiderers and weight in at over 22 pounds. She paired the flashy dress with T-strap[ heels, statement earrings and a spiky silver headpiece.
5. Lupita Nyong’o
Lupita Nyong’o truly stuck out as nailing the theme of “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Her dress, designed by Versace, was avant garde at its finest, combining a star-pattern pink dress with rainbow-colored wing-like shoulders, as well as a matching purse. The look was bold, daring, colorful and, most importantly, incredibly campy. Lupita’s makeup game was also on fleek, complimenting the outfit perfectly. What really stood out, however, was Lupita’s hair, largely because of the hidden meaning behind it.
6. Katy Perry
Katy Perry has always been one to deliver a show, when it comes to her red carpet looks, and this year’s Met Gala look was no exception, as the singer arrived at the event as—well—a glamorous chandelier, is probably the best way to describe it. Designed by Moschino, the outsize, glistening look was an immediate “pull all the focus” moment on the carpet. It is hard for us not to think, gazing upon this chandelier ensemble, about how she is going to converse with basically anyone inside the event.
7. Ezra Miller
Ezra decked out in a Burberry suit, rhinestone corset and matching bejeweled wingtips, and covering his face with a mask of his own face. But the real show-stopping detail was only revealed after Miller lowered his mask to show that his face was painted with five optical-illusion eyeballs surrounding his real eyes.