The 2019 Met Gala's theme was "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition, and its guests did their homework and arrived in eye-popping outfits proving they were more than up for the task.
Fashionistas were left pitching tents over the cornucopia of high profile celebs hobnobbing with ostentatious flair.
The annual gathering in New York is a fundraising event to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute and was formerly known as the Costume Institute Gala.
"Costume" is the operative word, with fashion's biggest night out exploiting fashion trends that are equal parts camp and sophistication.
The work that goes into the single-night event is a huge undertaking but well worth the effort, as the photos will remain for eternity.
good morning to @ZoeKravitz only 😍 #MetGala https://t.co/4ENPFv4GZV— The FADER (@The FADER) 1557229350.0
You wouldn't want the For Colored Girls actress Tessa Thompson whipping her hair back and forth in the crowd, unless you're into being dominated.
Dear @TessaThompson_x, You could step on me. Sincerely, The lesbian behind this account #MetGala https://t.co/vTOwfXXM2K— PAPER Magazine (@PAPER Magazine) 1557193724.0
@papermagazine @TessaThompson_x @metmuseum Fifty shades could never.— Ananya Deb Roy (@Ananya Deb Roy) 1557194928.0
Michael Urie tapped into his feminine and masculine side as gender fuidity was a common theme among the gentlemen guests.
The dual-gender look was courtesy of Christian Siriano, who created halves of a black, pin-stripe suit and a pink tulle gown.
This le jazz hot moment I scream @michaelurie #MetGala https://t.co/jjDc9UGijG— Ira Madison III (@Ira Madison III) 1557189608.0
@ira @moofable @michaelurie Who let Dean Pelton into the Met Gala?!— peebs1701 (@peebs1701) 1557192150.0
@ira @michaelurie CAMP!— lady gaga was the creative director of polaroid (@lady gaga was the creative director of polaroid) 1557190601.0
@ira @michaelurie this is more effort than I have put into anything ever— Jodi Beggs (@Jodi Beggs) 1557193688.0
Cardi B slayed in her red feather Thom Browne creation without a plus-one.
@ManRepeller @iamcardib I feel like I'm taking crazy pills when I look at this dress and I love it.— Amy Porter (@Amy Porter) 1557189751.0
@AmyPort53068732 @ManRepeller @iamcardib I love it as well... the theme is CAMP it’s supposed to be over the top dramatic— Bambo Fire 🔥 (@Bambo Fire 🔥) 1557197236.0
@ManRepeller @iamcardib https://t.co/4O3bOdkjDg— Brittany (@Brittany) 1557196121.0
Ciara took the spotlight in the best hair category.
Oh, and her Peter Dundas emerald green gown was pretty fierce too, complementing her 1970s 'do.
70’s Vibes. Emerald. Camp Glam. #MetGala https://t.co/UGUxbiBfr2— Ciara (@Ciara) 1557232031.0
@ciara You better pay homage! Yessss! https://t.co/u9VzJMsGxk— #FloridaWoman (@#FloridaWoman) 1557235616.0
@ciara You are part of the of the women God designed on Monday morning as soon as he woke up. (Early inspiration)Beautiful!!— Bryckcare (@Bryckcare) 1557233095.0
Hollywood couplings were out in full-force too.
Miley Cyrus looked very avant-garde in her Yves Saint Laurent sequin striped dress, while Liam Hemsworth played it traditionally safe but regal, all in black.
Unfortunately, fans felt let down as they were hoping for something more audacious from the brassy singer.
OH HELLO #MileyCyrus and #LiamHemsworth 😍 #MetGala https://t.co/rE28659uQP— InStyle (@InStyle) 1557184793.0
@InStyle Boring! She wears more exciting ensembles to go to the grocery store.— Have Wine, Will Travel 🍷🌎 (@Have Wine, Will Travel 🍷🌎) 1557201176.0
@InStyle Stay tf home if you're gonna wear a black suit. Damn.— Kristina (@Kristina) 1557186069.0
@InStyle This theme was made for her and she missed that opportunity— Cat F (@Cat F) 1557197511.0
Newlyweds Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were more than pretty set dressing.
Chopra wore a nude Dior gown from their 2018 spring collection while Jonas filled out his crisp all-white ensemble as her perfect suitor.
I can’t wait to tell my future kids that this is me and their daddy. #priyankachopra #nickjonas #MetGala2019 https://t.co/mnP9lETfbH— PAPER Magazine (@PAPER Magazine) 1557188392.0
The other Jonas Brother rocked it out with his wife, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner.
The pair recently had a covert wedding in Las Vegas after this year's Billboard Music Awards.
.@SophieT and @joejonas walk the #MetGala red carpet together. #MetCamp https://t.co/okQvqL8IYq— The Met (@The Met) 1557187713.0
However, the general consensus was that the newlyweds could've played up their camp a bit more.
@metmuseum @SophieT @joejonas Tf is this? Y’all coulda showed in this https://t.co/VkBUd83vI8— oh worm? (@oh worm?) 1557187795.0
But let's talk about entrances. Lady Gaga is a master of commanding the stage with her presence.
The steps at the Met ball was no exception.
Watch Lady Gaga transition through four different outfits during her grand entrance at the #MetGala… https://t.co/DDvROdtb21— CNN (@CNN) 1557231238.0
@CNN Forever the performance artist.— MmmOhReally (@MmmOhReally) 1557231560.0
Them: Act casual Me: https://t.co/E939WRwF06 #MetGala https://t.co/IVGczmEmj1— The Cut (@The Cut) 1557179032.0
Zendaya was equally ravishing as her stylist Law Roach worked some fairy godmother magic to help with this transformation.
We have a feeling the singer is here to stay and won't be running away from this ball, at least without leaving behind an impression.
Zendaya did, does and continues to do THAT. #MetGala https://t.co/kQj1WXfQ0K— E! News (@E! News) 1557190331.0
@enews https://t.co/gTZWwwiaGj— Mya Alexandria (@Mya Alexandria) 1557195355.0
Here's looking at you, Ezra Miller.
#EzraMiller dressed as the epitome of camp on the #MetGala red carpet. #MetCamp https://t.co/nQnsZWnicr— The Met (@The Met) 1557189123.0
@metmuseum Everyone dressing like people from the capital in The Hunger Games— Chris Vach (@Chris Vach) 1557189809.0
Speaking of looks, which one do you think will stay with you forever after your eyes have adjusted back to reality?