Last night’s Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was an amalgamation of fashion technology and punk – well the theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

Of course, the Met Gala isn’t just a fab red carpet event it is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It also ,mark the opening o the latest Met fashion exhibition, which this year focuses on the contrast between handmade haute couture and machine-made fashion. As such the red carpet was a mish mash of stunning elegant gowns that were extravagant in structure to the more peculiar metal clad outfits.

This year’s Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition will feature more than 100 pieces of fashion, both haute couture and ready-to-wear. Expressing and celebrating all techniques used in modern fashion the show highlights old artistry like embroidery, pleating, and lacework, as well as the new machine-made designs such as laser cutting, thermo shaping, and circular knitting. The exhibition also has several workshops, including  3-D printing, in which the public will be able to see these designs take shape.

Anyway, back tot he fashion. See our pick of the best and worst dressed at the Met Gala 2016.

Images: Getty