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05/06/2019 18:29 EDT | Updated 05/07/2019 16:29 EDT

All The 2019 Met Gala Red Carpet Photos You Need To See

In a word, the night’s red carpet was campy ― and it couldn’t have come at a better time.

The 2019 Met Gala was a campy affair. 

On Monday night, Hollywood’s biggest stars mingled with fashion’s most famous faces at the Costume Institute’s annual event, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The theme for this year’s red carpet (and coinciding exhibition) was “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” inspired by Susan Sontag’s famous 1964 essay, “Notes on ‘Camp.’”

As stars ascended the museum’s iconic steps, standouts included a gold-clad singer/actor Billy Porter, who got carried into the venue by a group of shirtless men, and Serena Williams, who went for a bold yellow gown covered in pink embellishments. And speaking of pink, it was hands down the color of the night.

And then there was Lady Gaga, who really made an entrance. She arrived wearing a billowing fuchsia gown that required multiple people to hold it up as she blew kisses for the camera. The Oscar-winner also opted for some exaggerated, campy makeup to complete her look, which actually consisted of not one, not two, but four outfits. 

The night’s red carpet was nothing but fun, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Below, check out the campiest, most over-the-top and wonderfully extravagant looks of the night: 

  • Lady Gaga
    Lady Gaga
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The singer wears a Brandon Maxwell design.
  • Lady Gaga
    Lady Gaga
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Lady Gaga
    Lady Gaga
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Lady Gaga and Brandon Maxwell
    Lady Gaga and Brandon Maxwell
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Celine Dion
    Celine Dion
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
    Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
    Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images
    Kardashian wears a dress by Thierry Mugler. 
  • Billy Porter
    Billy Porter
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
    The performer wears an outfit by The Blonds.
  • Cole Sprouse and Lily Reinhart
    Cole Sprouse and Lily Reinhart
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Lily Collins
    Lily Collins
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Kylie and Kendall Jenner
    Kylie and Kendall Jenner
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Ryan Murphy
    Ryan Murphy
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Cardi B
    Cardi B
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Lizzo
    Lizzo
    Theo Wargo via Getty Images
  • Janelle Monae
    Janelle Monae
    Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images
    The singer wears a Christian Siriano dress. 
  • Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
    Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
    John Shearer via Getty Images
  • Lupita Nyong'o
    Lupita Nyong'o
    Rabbani and Solimene Photography via Getty Images
  • Michael Urie
    Michael Urie
    Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images
    The actor wears a Christian Siriano creation.
  • Tiffany Haddish
    Tiffany Haddish
    Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images
    Haddish wears a suit by Michael Kors Collection.
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
    Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
    Karwai Tang via Getty Images
  • Jeremy Scott and Gwen Stefani
    Jeremy Scott and Gwen Stefani
    Karwai Tang via Getty Images
    Both wear Moschino designs by Jeremy Scott.
  • Zendaya
    Zendaya
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • Julianne Moore
    Julianne Moore
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
    The actress wears a Valentino gown. 
  • Bella Hadid
    Bella Hadid
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The model wears a Moschino dress by Jeremy Scott.
  • Mindy Kaling
    Mindy Kaling
    ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images
  • Ezra Miller
    Ezra Miller
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Hailee Steinfeld
    Hailee Steinfeld
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The actress wears a Viktor & Rolf dress. 
  • Lana Condor
    Lana Condor
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Kerby Jean-Raymond and Lena Waithe
    Kerby Jean-Raymond and Lena Waithe
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
    The designer and screenwriter wears Pyer Moss suits. 
  • Cara Delevingne
    Cara Delevingne
    Karwai Tang via Getty Images
  • Jordan Roth
    Jordan Roth
    GQ
    The Broadway mogul wears a design by Iris Van Herpen.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
    Tracee Ellis Ross
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The actress wears a dress by Moschino. 
  • Hari Nef
    Hari Nef
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Zoe Saldana
    Zoe Saldana
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The actress wears a Michael Kors Collection dress. 
  • Naomi Campbell
    Naomi Campbell
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Jared Leto
    Jared Leto
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The actor wears a Gucci ensemble. 
  • Michael Kors and Gigi Hadid
    Michael Kors and Gigi Hadid
    Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images
    Hadid wears an ensemble by Michael Kors Collection.
  • Aquaria
    Aquaria
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Kacey Musgraves
    Kacey Musgraves
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The singer wears an outfit by Moschino. 
  • Sophie Von Haselberg and Bette Midler
    Sophie Von Haselberg and Bette Midler
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
    Von Haselberg and Midler wear gowns by Michael Kors Collection.
  • Florence Welch
    Florence Welch
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The singer wears a Gucci dress. 
  • Elizabeth Debicki
    Elizabeth Debicki
    Theo Wargo via Getty Images
  • Elle Fanning
    Elle Fanning
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Darren Criss
    Darren Criss
    John Shearer via Getty Images
  • Lena Dunham, Christopher Kane and Jemima Kirke
    Lena Dunham, Christopher Kane and Jemima Kirke
    Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images
  • Saoirse Ronan
    Saoirse Ronan
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
    The actress wears a Gucci dress. 
  • Janet Mock
    Janet Mock
    Mike Coppola/MG19 via Getty Images
  • Serena Williams
    Serena Williams
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Diane von Furstenberg
    Diane von Furstenberg
    Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images
  • Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
    Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
    Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
    Theo Wargo via Getty Images
  • Emily Blunt
    Emily Blunt
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
    The actress wears a gown by Michael Kors Collection.
  • Madelaine Petsch
    Madelaine Petsch
    John Shearer via Getty Images
  • Natasha Lyonne
    Natasha Lyonne
    Mike Coppola/MG19 via Getty Images
  • Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele
    Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Ava DuVernay
    Ava DuVernay
    John Shearer via Getty Images
  • Carey Mulligan
    Carey Mulligan
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Laverne Cox
    Laverne Cox
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Anderson Paak
    Anderson Paak
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Constance Wu
    Constance Wu
    Theo Wargo via Getty Images
  • Lucy Boynton
    Lucy Boynton
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Yara Shahidi
    Yara Shahidi
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Regina Hall
    Regina Hall
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
  • Anna Wintour
    Anna Wintour
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Hamish Bowles
    Hamish Bowles
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
  • Ashley Graham
    Ashley Graham
    Neilson Barnard via Getty Images
    The model wears a Dapper Dan Gucci blazer. 
  • Bee Carrozzini
    Bee Carrozzini
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Liza Koshy
    Liza Koshy
    Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images
    The actress wears Balmain couture. 
  • Lisa Love
    Lisa Love
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
  • Alicia Quarles
    Alicia Quarles
    Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images
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