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Met Gala 2016: Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and More

Musicians joined other notables for the annual pageant of shimmering couture in New York City

Met Gala 2016; Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift at the Met Gala 2016.

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The theme of this year's annual Met Gala was "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," in honor of the Costume Institute's latest exhibit of the same name. That seemed to inspire designers and their muses to wear a lot of metallic. Or to cinch themselves into dresses that looked painful to wear and could possibly cut you if you got too close. Along with movie stars and celebrities, many noteworthy musicians – including Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj – were seen on the red carpet and after showing off their sparkly duds, they enjoyed entertainment provided by the Weeknd, who sang "The Hills, and was joined onstage by Nas, who performed a rendition of his 2015 hit, "Tell Your Friends." Here, check out some of our favorite looks seen on the first Monday in May.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Demi Lovato arrives for the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato shimmered in her custom Moschino gown.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Florence Welch attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology", the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

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Florence Welch

Alessandro Michele and Florence Welch in Gucci.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson attend "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology", the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

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FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs in Atelier Versace and Robert Pattinson in Dior Homme.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Solange Knowles arrives for the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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Solange

Solange Knowles looked striking in a yellow David Laport dress.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Wiz Khalifa attends "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology", the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption *** Wiz Khalifa

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Wiz Khalifa

Wiz wore a custom Rag & Bone wool tux with an ivory satin lapel and tuxedo stripe.

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Future

Future wore an Ermenegildo Zegna Made-to-Measure white, shawl collar tuxedo jacket with satin lapel, black pant, white shirt, white bow tie and shoes.

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