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Met Gala 2016: The Best And Worst Dressed Stars Of The Night

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The 2016 Met Gala has come and gone, and with it came a wide array of red carpet ensembles.

Given the night's theme, "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," we were hoping for a plethora of wearable tech at the ball, but instead, we saw plenty of sequins and glitter (apparently anything sparkly = futuristic), along with a whole lot of other randomness.

That's not to say this year's Met Gala dresses were bad (at least for the most part), but we would have loved to have seen more tech-savvy garments on those famous steps.

Regardless, our fave style stars certainly made an impression on Monday evening, whether that be in a good, bad, or simply wacky way.

From Beyonce's "condom couture" dress to Katy Perry's outrageous Prada gown, check out our best and worst dressed stars of the 2016 Met Gala below (disclaimer: anything tech-inspired instantly gets brownie points in our books), and let us know in the comments if you agree with our picks!

  • BEST: Kimye (a.k.a. Kim Kardashian-West and Kanye West) in Balmain
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    Yes, they are one entity, mainly because they've nailed couple dressing with these ensembles. Sure, Kim's Balmain gown is OTT, but given the tech/futuristic theme, it totally works. As for Yeezy, we kind of appreciate that he rocked a pair of shredded jeans to the Met Gala, because, well, only he could get away with it. At least his jacket is blingin', right? We'd do without those blue contacts though.
  • BEST: Beyonce in Givenchy
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    Again, if we're going by theme here, we need to put Queen Bey on the "best" list. Sure, this latex Givenchy number may look like "condom couture" (as described by Johnny Wujek on E!), but you can bet it is condom couture at its finest.
  • WORST: Katy Perry in Prada
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    You know the saying, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all?" Well, we'll just leave you with this photo. Oh, and the "tech" part of this is Katy Perry's Tamagotchi.
  • BEST: Taylor Swift In Custom Louis Vuitton
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    Okay, we have to say, this ~*edgy*~ look on Taylor Swift totally works for her. The peroxide blond is giving us some serious Courtney Love vibes, and that dark lip is everything on the pop superstar. As for the dress and shoes? Totally fitting with the theme. Nailed it, Tay.
  • ON THE FENCE: Blake Lively In Burberry
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    Yes, Blake Lively's gown is pretty and regal, but is it futuristic or tech-like? No. Despite this, we'd put her on our best list if it weren't for that shimmery pink fabric underneath the chiffon.
  • WORST: Gigi Hadid; BEST: Zayn Malik
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    Oh, Gigi. We had such high hopes for you, especially when you said on Tommy Hilfiger's Snapchat that you helped design this dress yourself and sketched it while in Paris. But it's just so blah and bizarre, especially with that random piece of chiffon going up to your neck and the beaded bodice. Zayn, on the other hand, killed it with those robotic sleeves.
  • BEST: Bella Hadid In Givenchy
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    As for Bella Hadid, she SLAYED the red carpet in this Givenchy gown. Simple at the top, but oh-so-dramatic at the bottom, she is definitely one of the best dressed of the night. And her and The Weeknd? Serious #relationshipgoals.
  • BEST: Kristen Stewart In Chanel
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    Put Kristen Stewart in Chanel, and you can't go wrong (which is probably why she is so dedicated to the French fashion house). We appreciate that while this is somewhat futuristic, it does still keep with KStew's punk rock aesthetic.
  • BEST: Florence Welch in Gucci
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    Again, another case of a celeb sticking to her personal style, while still nailing the theme. We love the juxtaposition of this Victorian-esque dress with its futuristic, shimmery fabric.
  • BEST: Nina Dobrev In Marchesa
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    Okay, perhaps this is more Victorian than 2016, but we can't deny how stunning Nina Dobrev looks in this whimsical gold Marchesa gown. WOW.
  • WORST: Nicki Minaj in Moschino
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    Wowza. This dominatrix Moschino gown is a LOT. But hey, we give Nicki credit for rockin' it with confidence.
  • BEST: Emma Stone In Prada
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    First thing's first, that HAIR. Emma Stone kinda reminds us of Mila Kunis/Margot Robbie, and in the best way possible. Second, the DRESS. If "Xena: Warrior Princess" had a 2016 remake, she would be wearing this, hands-down.
  • WORST: Emma Roberts In Custom Tory Burch
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    All we have to say is this gown makes us want to "Scream," Queen.
  • BEST: Brie Larson in Custom Proenza Schouler
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    Like we said before, it seems as though tech translates into sequins and sparkles at this year's Met Gala. Not that we're complaining. This tiered sequined number is quite striking on Brie, and we're digging that centre bow.
  • WORST: Madonna in Givenchy
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    After being to six Met Galas, it seems as though Madonna just said, "Eff it!" and decided to wear whatever the hell she wanted to wear. Her mood this year? Leather, lace and an exposed backside.
  • WORST: Madonna in Givenchy
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    Yep.
  • BEST: Claire Danes in Zac Posen
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    First off, we're loving the Grace Kelly vibes Claire Danes is giving us in this dress. Second, the gown is technologically-advanced, as it actually lit up. Bravo, Claire and Zac.
  • BEST: Lady Gaga in Versace
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    Yes, this is wild, but unlike Madonna's ensemble, Gaga's outfit seems more calculated as opposed to just, "I wanna wear whatever." The coolest part? The leotard is made entirely out of circuit boards, which fits the theme to a T.
  • BEST: FKA Twigs in Atelier Versace
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    When we think futuristic, we instantly think of FKA Twigs, and she did not disappoint in her Atelier Versace gown. But what really makes this look pop is the accessories: the robotic hand pieces and that headpiece. Love.
  • BEST: Cindy Crawford in Balmain
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    You know how much we love the supers, and seeing Cindy Crawford in this futuristic Balmain dress, as opposed to the '90s dresses the current supermodels are wearing (hey, what goes around comes around, right?), is EVERYTHING.
  • BEST: Emma Watson in Calvin Klein Collection
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    The future will be eco-friendly and organic, at least if Emma Watson has anything to do with it. Okay, okay, maybe we're taking our assumptions too far, but given that the actress donned an ensemble made from organic silk and cotton with zippers made from recycled plastic, you can't blame us. Also this just proves that Emma Watson is everything and we should all bow down to her.
  • BEST: Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana
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    And the award for most dramatic train goes to...Zoe Saldana! The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star definitely made a grand entrance in this Dolce & Gabbana gown with a feathered train, and for that, we give her kudos.
  • ON THE FENCE: Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton
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    We're not too sure how we feel about this look. Yes, it's futuristic in its quirkiness, but something just seems off. Maybe it's the faux bra on top of the sequined dress, or that random piece of black fabric, but we just can't say we LOVE it.
  • ON THE FENCE: Rachel McAdams in Valentino
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    Okay here's the thing: we love, love LOVE gold on Rachel McAdams (she is Canada's golden girl, after all), and the top half of this Valentino gown is just perfection. It's the bottom we have an issue with, particularly the sheer skirt and the nude bodysuit underneath which, from afar, looks like Rachel decided to go commando and let it all show. Eek.
  • BEST: Kendall Jenner in Versace
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    Okay first, Kendall looks incredible. Second, we're diggin' the netted motif on this Versace dress...it kinda reminds us of wires, a.k.a. technology. Ja feel?
  • ON THE FENCE: Kylie Jenner in Balmain
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    Considering this is Kylie's first Met Gala, you'd think she'd go all out, but instead she played it safe (well, at least safe for Kylie Jenner) in this Balmain number. Yes, it's sparkly and beaded and over-the-top, but it's something we've kind of come to expect from the youngest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, and we wish she had taken a bigger risk and gone outside of her comfort zone.
  • WORST: Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs
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    Sorry Kerry Washington, but we're getting more "The Witches" vibes than technology.
  • BEST: Karolina Kurkova in IBM and Marchesa
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    This is hands-down one of the coolest gowns at the Met Gala. Made by Marchesa in collaboration with IBM, the flowers on Karolina Kurkova's dress light up in real-time, depending on how users react to the Met Gala on social media.
  • BEST: Emily Ratajkowski in Atelier Prabal Gurung
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    Is Emily Ratajkowski's dress sexy? Hell yes. Futuristic? Maybe not, but we'll let it slide.
  • BEST: Emily Ratajkowski in Atelier Prabal Gurung
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    And now you see why.
  • BEST: Willow Smith in Chanel and Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton
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    Can you say #SiblingGoals? Seriously, the two coolest kids on the block.
  • BEST: Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel
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    We DIE at this Lily-Rose Depp ensemble. The plunging neckline. The tweed. The bolero jacket. She can do no wrong!
  • ON THE FENCE: Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein Collection
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    Dress: Yes. Hair: Uhhh....
  • WORST: Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton
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    Selena, what are you doing? This dress seems a mix of Lolita and dominatrix (which seemingly was a constant theme tonight), and it just doesn't work.
  • WORST: Hailey Baldwin in Tommy Hilfiger
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    Sorry Hailey, but this just looks like a really bad '90s prom dress. Especially with those platform shoes. And yes, we know the '90s are back in style, but this dress is not.
  • BEST: Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa
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    She was one of the first to walk the Met Gala red carpet, and she made a lasting impression. Everything about this look is perfection, from that ornate Marchesa gown to those long, blond locks and that dark lip.
  • ON THE FENCE: Sarah Jessica Parker in Monse
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    This look is very Carrie Bradshaw (which is what we like about it), but we can't help but feel a little bit underwhelmed. But hey, at least it's better than last year's catastrophic ensemble.
  • WORST: Saorise Ronan in Custom Christopher Kane
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    This is the perfect example of the dress wearing the woman, rather than the woman wearing the dress. Womp.
  • WORST: Demi Lovato in Moschino
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    If you think Demi Lovato's dress seems to have nothing to do with the Met Gala theme, you're right. Designer Jeremy Scott said he was inspired by Marie Antoinette for this sequined number. Unfortunately, we don't think it works on Demi (and don't think it'd be that great on Marie Antoinette either).
  • BEST: Naomi Watts in Burberry
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    Naomi Watts' Burberry dress is so intricately crafted, we can't help but stare. Made from chain-mail sequins and handmade metallic yarn flowers encrusted with glass beads, this gown is definitely a showstopper.
  • ON THE FENCE: Karlie Kloss In Brandon Maxwell
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    Wowza! Karlie Kloss certainly left little to the imagination in this Brandon Maxwell number. We're only putting her "on the fence" because it really has nothing to do with the theme.
  • WORST: Ciara in H&M
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    Okay, we have to say, this is a pretty impressive dress, especially since it was made by H&M. But what's really throwing us off is that HAIR.
  • BEST: Amy Schumer in Alexander Wang
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    This was Amy Schumer's first Met Gala, and we have to say, she nailed it. This Alexander Wang gown is by far one of her best looks, and we love how edgy and sexy it is.
  • BEST: Nicole Kidman in Alexander McQueen
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    What's more futuristic than space? Nicole Kidman's Alexander McQueen gown is simply dreamy, especially with that sheer cape.
  • BEST: Zendaya in Michael Kors Collection
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    A Twitter user said it best: Zendaya looks like a futuristic Cleopatra, and we LOVE it.
  • WORST: Rita Ora In Vera Wang
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    We bet even the real "Becky with the good hair" wouldn't rock this.

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