12 stars who dressed like robots at the Met Gala

By Kirstin Buick
03 May 2016

Metal arms, Zayn Malik? Really?

This year's Met Gala theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology -- and these stars certainly took it to heart.

Taylor Swift

As this year's co-host, Tay Tay went above and beyond the theme call-of-duty, dressing like, as she put it, "a futuristic gladiator robot". The Blank Space singer showed off her famous pins in a short silver Louis Vuitton mini-dress, paired knee-high strappy heels and edgy dark lipstick.


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She always seems to be the talk of the town come Met Gala time (*cough* elevator-gate *cough*), so naturally Beyonce turned heads on the red carpet. Her impossibly tight gold gown certainly helped though!  In the peach-hued latex creation by Givenchy, Bey -- who appeared on the red carpet solo -- looked remarkably like Star Wars' C-3PO.

Kim K

INSIDE THE #METGALA #KimKardashian and #KanyeWest hitting the #MetGala red carpet in custom-made looks #ManusxMachina RG @andreltalley #BALMAINARMY #BalmainNYC

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Mrs Kardashian-West seemed to have dipped her famous curves in molten silver -- the reality star looked bullet-proof in long-sleeved Balmain gown. Her husband Kanye was the perfect accesory in a matching Balmain jacket, ripped blue jeans and, er, icy blue contact lenses.

Cindy Crawford

Supermodel Cindy also opted for a metallic Balmain creation, in a look that wasn't far off from Kim's gown. Balmain's Olivier Rousteing seemed over-the-moon that the Met Ball veteran had opted for one of his designs. The designer, who also walked the red carpet with Cindy, gave fans a sneak peek of the glittery look on his Instagram, with a shadowy shot of Cindy getting her make-up done in the floor-length disco ball-inspired gown.

Kylie Jenner

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Kim K's youngest half-sister made her Met debut in a beaded silver gown, also by Balmain. The 18-year-old star finished off the look with a sleek bobbed wig and her famous matte pout.

Rita Ora

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Is it a bird? Is it a robot? Singer Rita Ora made society page headlines with this silver feathered creation by Vera Wang.

Read more: This could be the ultimate proof Rita Ora is NOT ‘Becky with the good hair’

Gigi Hadid

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Supermodel Gigi looked exqusite in a gunmetal Tommy Hilfiger sequin bodice and sheer skirt, finishing off the look with a sleek thick pony-tail and metal cuffs around all of the fingers on both hands.

Zayn Malik

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Gigi's boyfriend took things to the next level. Thanks to the metal plates he wore over the sleeves of his classic Versace suit, the former One Direction star may have been the "most memed" celeb at the event this year. Within minutes of leaving his hotel, he had been likened to a cyborg, Transformer and the Wizard of Oz's Tin Man.

Katy Perry

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Perhaps Katy was more evil scientist than robot, but the end result was still very unsettling. The Firework singer, who's currently failing miserably at keeping her relationship with Orlando Bloom a secret, donned a gothic velvet Prada gown featuring some very heavy looking gold embellishments. At least there was a purse attached so she could keep her black lipstick on hand for touch-ups.

Read more: Katy and Orlando seal romance with a steamy kiss


@Ciara sparkles on the way to the #MetGala in custom-made H&M. #MetGalaHM

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Her silver hair sealed the deal! R'nB star Ciara was a robot-princess dripping in jewels in a custom, 1920s-style H&M gown.

Lady Gaga

@ladygaga is flawless in Atelier Versace at the 2016 Met Gala. #VersaceCelebrities

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The soon-to-be wed popstar didn't disappoint! Gaga was in her element in crazy combination of  fishnets, platforms and a metallic bodice and blazer that would have made Dr Frank-N-Furter proud.

Read more: Taylor Kinney dismisses rumours surrounding Lady Gaga wedding plans

Kris Jenner

The most amazing night!! #balmain #metgala #metball #manusxmachina #anighttoremember

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Momager Kris Jenner will be happy to know she made our list too, after stepping out in a shining, sequin encrusted black gown, also by Balmain. Caitlyn Jenner's ex-wife completed the look with a matching black chocker -- and her toyboy, Corey Gamble.

Sources: E! Online, The Telegraph, Mail Online

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