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Celebrities go metallic at Met Gala

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Madonna at the gala: Madonna wore one of the most revealing outfits by Givenchy © Reuters Madonna wore one of the most revealing outfits by Givenchy

Celebrities at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art have gone metallic as this year's Met Ball celebrates the convergence of man and machine.

Katy Perry at the gala: Katy Perry appeared in a black Prada with gold embellishment... and a Tamagotchi digital pet © Getty Images Katy Perry appeared in a black Prada with gold embellishment... and a Tamagotchi digital pet

However, not all attendees at the "Oscars of the East Coast" party are strictly adhering to the chosen theme.

Karolina Kurkova at the gala: Model Karolina Kurkova's gown had hand-placed LED lights © Getty Images Model Karolina Kurkova's gown had hand-placed LED lights

The annual gala brings in millions for the museum's Costume Institute.

Beyonce at the gala: Beyonce wore a latex gown by Givenchy © Reuters Beyonce wore a latex gown by Givenchy

Last year, A-listers from film, music, sports and fashion were asked to dress to the theme of Chinese influences on western fashion - with varying success.

Emma Watson attends the gala in New York. Photo: 2 May 2016: Emma Watson's five-piece ensemble by Calvin Klein had fabrics made out of plastic bottles © Getty Images Emma Watson's five-piece ensemble by Calvin Klein had fabrics made out of plastic bottles

This year, the exhibit is "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology."

Taylor Swift at the gala: Taylor Swift, one of the co-hosts, wore a short silver gown with high black gladiator sandals © Getty Images Taylor Swift, one of the co-hosts, wore a short silver gown with high black gladiator sandals

The chairwoman of the invitation-only extravaganza is American Vogue editor Anna Wintour, who has been organising the gala for nearly 20 years.

Singer-songwriter will.i.am at the gala: Singer-songwriter will.i.am wore what appeared to be a visor © Reuters Singer-songwriter will.i.am wore what appeared to be a visor

This year, tickets cost $30,000 (£20,456) per person - but despite the prices it is one of the hardest parties to get in to.

Zoe Saldana at the gala: Some guests - like actress Zoe Saldana - opted for feathery outfits © Reuters Some guests - like actress Zoe Saldana - opted for feathery outfits

Privacy of the guests is intensely guarded, and posting on social media after they have walked the red carpet and entered the event has been banned since last year.

Juno Temple at the gala: Juno Temple had to have her dress adjusted as she appeared on the carpet © Reuters Juno Temple had to have her dress adjusted as she appeared on the carpet

Last year, more than $12m was raised for the museum's Costume Institute.

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