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Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Madonna: It was all heavy metal at the Met Gala costume party

The Met Gala red carpet gleamed on Monday with sparkly metallics and shiny, futuristic-looking fabrics as stars paid homage to this year's technology-centered theme.

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The Met Gala red carpet gleamed on Monday with sparkly metallics and shiny, futuristic-looking fabrics as stars paid homage to this year's technology-centered theme. The annual gala, a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, celebrated the new exhibit opening Thursday, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," which considers the relationship between the human hand and the machine in creating fashion.

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Lady Gaga, in towering purple platform shoes, fishnet stockings and a silvery Versace bodysuit paired with an equally silvery short jacket. (Source: AP)

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Cindy Crawford wore a classic long metallic silver Balmain number. (Source: Reuters)

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Katy Perry, like Gaga not shy about her red-carpet looks, wore black Prada with clunky gold embellishments and a long train, an old-school Tamagotchi digital pet on her belt as what she called her "tech contribution", and her hair done in a high black beehive. (Source: Reuters)

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Madonna was none too shy either, flaunting her exposed buttocks in lacy Givenchy, with her breasts only covered by lace and tape. (Source: Reuters)

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Lupita Nyong'o donned a custom Calvin Klein Collection jade sequin dress with velvet straps, paired with Tiffany & Co. jewels, her hair standing high in a conical hairdo, which ended up being a topic of much discussion. (Source: Reuters) Lupita Nyong'o was shimmering in her mint green Calvin Klein gown which she wore with Tiffany & Co. jewels. (Source: Reuters)

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The strong show of silver, copper and other metallic looks — emphasizing the machine part of the evening's equation, as well as referencing technology — included Poppy Delevingne in low-cut silver tiered spangles and jewels on a Marchesa gown. (Source: AP)

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Nicki Minaj walked the carpet with Jeremy Scott, wearing the designer's creation of a sheer black gown highlighted by rhinestone buckles, straps, and a daring amount of cleavage. Scott, too, wore all-black with a liberal dose of sparkle. (Source: AP)

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Taylor Swift, one of the evening's co-hosts, wore a short silver sequined Louis Vuitton gown with high black gladiator sandals. (Source: Reuters)

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Kim Kardashian spoke volumes about the evening's theme as she walked in a silver Balmain gown. She told E! that she wanted to conjure a "blingy, sexy robot". Her husband, Kanye West, wore a silvery Balmain jewel-embellished denim jacket to match, along with ripped jeans. (Source: Reuters)

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Kylie Jenner wore Balmain for an Old Hollywood gown in silver, while her sister Kendall boasted a slinky Versace gown with a blue and white geometric design and sexy side cutouts. (Source: AP)

Rita Ora

Rita Ora was stunner in a metallic feathery creation by Vera Wang. (Source: Reuters)

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Ambrosio looked incredible in the custom-made formfitting and supersexy silver knitted Balmain dress with a wide metallic belt that showed off her tiny waist. (Source: Reuters)

Alicia Vikander

Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander took the idea of "machine" to a new level in a bold, multicolored Louis Vuitton mini. It, too, had a gladiator feel with a bright red bustier effect over armor-like copper and a loose skirt, paired with short Louis Vuitton combat boots. (Source: Reuters

Demi Lovato

Singer Demi Lovato wore a Moschino by Jeremy Scott dress. (Source: Reuters)

Taking the exhibit's theme to the next level, Karolina Kurkova wore a "cognitive dress" in partnership between Marchesa and IBM. The dusty blue tulle gown with a high-low hemline included 150 hand-placed LED lights. The dress changed hues based on an IBM analysis of various emotions expressed by users on social media. (Source: AP)

And Bette Midler was resplendent in a black-and-silver metallic gown by Marc Jacobs, who accompanied her on the carpet, and a whimsical wiry headdress and collar by Suzanne Bartsch. (Source: AP)

Also in sparkly silver and black was a guest from the world of politics: Huma Abedin, in an Altuzarra gown, accompanied by her husband, former congressman Anthony Weiner. (Source: AP)

"Homeland" actress Claire Danes also wore a tech-driven garment — a "fiber optic" organza Cinderella gown in dove gray by Zac Posen. Her husband, actor Hugh Dancy, happily explained to onlookers the science behind Danes' illuminated dress, which Posen said was made "from fiber-optic woven organza which was sourced from France." (Source: AP)

Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid

Zayn Malik wore plate armour sleeves as he escorted Gigi Hadid, wearing a shimmering dress, with a metallic corset, sheer chiffon skirt and matching choker. (Source: Reuters)

Emma Stone, MET Gala 2016

Emma Stone wore a lovely Prada gown with a plunging neckline. (Source: Reuters)

Sienna Miller, MET Gala 2016

Sienna Miller was glittering in a golden floor-length gown with a bow in the front. (Source: AP)

Naomi Campbell stunned in a Roberto Cavalli gown. (Source: Reuters)

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts wore a silver strapless Burberry belted gown. (Source: Reuters)

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One of the biggest was Beyonce, who provided the finale to the red carpet show, just like last year. The pop superstar wore a peach-hued, puffed-sleeved latex gown by Givenchy. (Source: Reuters)