On Monday, the glitterati came out in futuristic inspired haute couture for  the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual Costume Institute gala.

The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology" meaning, unlike last year, are selfies going to be allowed at this highbrow affair?

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The exclusive – and very private party — which raises money for the Costume Institute, kicks off its big exhibit for the year.

This year’s show explores the contrast between haute couture and machine-made garments and showcases the perfect blend between fashion and technology.

What did this mean for the glamorous guest? Metallic galore, sleek ponytails and dark lips were just some of the themes trending on the red carpet. Click through to see what some of the biggest names in fashion wore to the party of the year.