The Craziest Style Transformations From The 2016 Met Gala

You have to see it to believe it

Taylor Swift
03 May 2016

Taylor Swift

The most surprising look of the night definitely had to be Taylor Swift's. The country-pop star and #girlsquad leader debuted her edgy platinum blond bob, and complemented it with a metallic bespoke Louis Vuitton dress, gladiator sandals and an almost-black lippie instead of her signature red.

Poppy Delevinge
03 May 2016

Poppy Delevinge

Poppy Delevingne is beloved for her sleek, chic vibe, but this chainmail-esque dress, complete with chunky jewellery, shows us the darker, rockstar side of the model and socialite.

Claire Danes
03 May 2016

Claire Danes

Move aside Rihanna, Claire Danes has this year’s most talked about dress, with a sweet powder-blue gown by Zac Posen that glows in the dark. Talk about a transformation.

Jemima Kirke
03 May 2016

Jemima Kirke

The Girls star channels Mad Max: Fury Road’s Furiosa with gold accents in her dress and bright red all over her eyelids.

Lupita Nyong’o
03 May 2016

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o is a dream in this gorgeous green Calvin Klein Collection gown. It’s a given that Nyong’ o would be one of the best-dressed, but that cute, gravity-defying up-do is the cherry on top of this style cake.

Kerry Washington
03 May 2016

Kerry Washington

We’re so used to the sleek, suited-up Washington we see on the TV series Scandal, that we could barely recognise the actress in this vampy Marc Jacobs number. 

Lady Gaga
03 May 2016

Lady Gaga

This is more of a return than a transformation. After a couple of award shows where the superstar showed her more minimalistic side, the Gaga we’ve come to know and love is back — crazy, totally un-walkable heels and all.

Lorde
03 May 2016

Lorde

We suspect Taylor Swift and BFF Lorde might have swapped wardrobes, because this cotton candy tulle frock is probably the last thing we’d imagine the singer — who has a penchant for goth and androgyny — would wear.

Madonna
03 May 2016

Madonna

It’s not that we weren’t expecting something crazy from Madge, it’s just that we never would have expected this. Reminder: Madonna is almost 60, and is still totally #bodygoals.

We’re going to put it out there and say that the 2016 Met Gala had one of the most exciting red carpets ever. And this comes after last year’s meme-generating omelette dress worn by Rihanna and a million almost-nude dresses. So when we say this year’s Met Gala fashion tops everything we saw in 2015, trust us.

Themed Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology, the 2016 Met Gala red carpet saw celebrities arriving in various badass interpretations of what they (okay fine, maybe their stylists) think the future of fashion looks like in an increasingly digitised world.

Many celebs went all out this year, stretching far, far away from their usual aesthetic. Click through above for the craziest, most unexpected style transformations from the Met Gala 2016 you have to see to believe.

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