2019The annual Met Gala is an official fundraiser held on the first Monday in May for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The gala was established in 1948 and was taken to new heights in 1973 by former Vogue editor-inchief Diana Vreeland when she became a special consultant to the Costume Institute. The event is currently presided over by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and marks the grand opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition. The theme for this year’s gala was Lauren RitchieGemma ChanMilliner: Tom Ford for Gemma Chan fabricated by Raven KauffmanHeadpiece: Inspired by the iconic headpiece that Elizabeth Taylor donned in the movie Boom! The base was made from hand-hammered copper wires with metal and Swarovski crystalsStyling: Sleek floor length chainmail Tom Ford dress was balanced by a deep V neckline and framed by a slimline cloak

Gigi HadidMilliner: Stephen Jones MillineryHeadpiece: Fitted skull cap covered with white and gold sequin fabric framing the faceStyling: Michael Kors silver and gold streaked catsuit with a matching coat adorned with feathers

Bette MidlerMilliner: Stephen Jones MillineryHeadpiece: Tilted black sequin top hat with cascading blue butterfliesStyling: Scoop neck floor length black sequin Michael Kors dress featuring embroidered butterfly trim

Cardi BMilliner: Stephen Jones MillineryHeadpiece: A red textured jewelled balaclava with love heart jewel on foreheadStyling: Featuring over 30,000 burned and dyed coque feathers, the oxblood custom Thom Browne gown is constructed with a tulle and silk organza train

Hailee SteinfeldMilliner: Jennifer BehrHeadpiece: Black silk faille in a bow style secured to a headband known as the Blythe Bow HeadbandStyling: Layered tulle Viktor & Rolf gown cascading from lavender to lime with statement tongue-in-cheek 'no photos please' text

Celine DionMilliner: Noel StewartHeadpiece: Erté-inspired gilded ostrich feather and quill headpiece secured with skull capStyling: Oscar de la Renta leotard with sleeves covered with magnificent gold ankle length fringing

Priyanka ChopraMilliner: Stephen Jones MillineryHeadpiece: Silver airy crown constructed from wire and straw braidStyling: Silver fitted bodice with highlighted lines across the top with a gradient feather skirt by DiorCara DelevingneMilliner: Machine DazzleHeadpiece: Surreal combination with wind-up chattering teeth and eyeballs wrapped in iridescent cellophane in yellow, blue and pink, mounted on a wire frameStyling: Tulle playsuit covered in coloured satin bands by Dior with glittery rainbow cane, matching tights and platform heels

Janelle MonaeMilliner: Sarah SokolHeadpiece: Four black blocked velour felt hats strategically stacked and trimmed with fabric from the dress and steel wire in the brim edgeStyling: The Christian Siriano dress was displayed as split in two, featuring black and white with a Barbie-pink flourish in a conservative side and a daring side featuring an eye across the bust

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