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The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art gives celebrities (and their stylists) a chance to let their imaginations run wild on the red carpet. This year, the Met Ball connected fashion and tech with the theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”

Claire Danes took the high-tech theme quite literally by showing up in a Zac Posen ballgown that lit up with L.E.D. lights while Mindy Kaling carried a color-changing clutch. Kendall Jenner wore a laser-cut, velvet Versace gown while Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom took the theme in a more cheeky direction — by accessorizing with matching Tamagotchis. Then there were stars like Emma Roberts and Lorde who chose to stray from the theme by wearing festival-inspired and pastel looks, respectively.

Scroll through below to see 20 of the evening’s most glamorous and wildest outfits.

1. Amy Schumer

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2. Beyoncé

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3. Blake Lively

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4. Ciara

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5. Claire Danes

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6. Emma Watson

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7. FKA Twigs

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8. Katy Perry

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9. Haim

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10. Kendall Jenner

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11. Kristen Stewart

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12. Lady Gaga

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13. Lorde

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Lorde arrives for the
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Lorde 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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14. Lupita Nyong’o

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15. Nicole Kidman

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16.Taylor Swift

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17. Zendaya

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18. Zoey Deutch

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19. Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik

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20. Zoe Saldana

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