Met Gala 2016: Celebrity Red Carpet Arrivals

Met Gala 2016: Taylor Swift's Fashion Evolution
The 2016 Met Gala is around the corner, and fashion is on everyone's mind.

The 2016 fashion event of the year is here!

Welcome to our coverage of the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala, aka the Met Gala, at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.

Taylor Swift, Alicia Vikander, Idris Elba and Colin Farrell were among the first of the A-listers who hit the red carpet for the annual event.

This year, that exhibition is Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, which brings some of the world’s most cutting-edge fashion together to examine the relationship between couture and technology, the hand-created and the machine-made.

Featuring more than 170 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear, dating from the early 1900s to the present, the Costume Institute’s curator Andrew Bolton also says he set out to finally provide an answer for a debate that has simmered for decades – is fashion art? In case you were wondering, it is.

Launch the gallery to check out all the red carpet arrival photos from the 2016 Met Gala.