Celebrities and elite unleash tech-themed outfits at Met Gala

Mon May 2, 2016 10:36pm EDT
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By Melissa Fares

(Reuters) - Celebrities and the elite unleashed tech-themed haute couture at the Met Gala on Monday night in New York, lighting up the Twittersphere much like a dress worn by Claire Danes.

Danes caused an early flurry on social media wearing a Zac Posen dress, similar to Cinderella's ball gown, which was illuminated from underneath as she walked the red carpet. The Twittersphere briefly mistook the "Homeland" actress for model Heidi Klum.

Pop singer and co-chair of the Gala, Taylor Swift, however appeared to win the night. True to the "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" theme for this year's Costume Institute exhibition, "Tay Tay" shimmered in a silver Louis Vuitton gown, black lace-up heels and boldly dark lipstick.

Swift's date for the night, Selena Gomez, also rocked the red carpet wearing Vuitton.

"Am I crazy? I like how Taylor Swift looks? I think it's editorial. #MetGala," wrote editorial director of Paper Magazine Mickey Boardman (@AskMrMickeyv).

Others didn't take as well to Swift's selection.

Fashion blogger Bryanboy (@bryanboy) quipped, "Taylor Swift had the worst shoes I swear."

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian showed up to the ball "twinning" in Balmain, prompting the Fashion company to go viral on Twitter with many users expressing their "over-it" feelings toward the line.   Continued...

Singer-Songwriter Taylor Swift arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York, May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson