If you’re not familiar with the annual event — officially called the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit — it’s a black-tie extravaganza that sees its guests (or let’s be honest, their teams) flexing their creative muscles to come up with head-turning outfits that adhere to an annual theme.
This year’s theme was American Independence, a celebration of American fashion. And from Lil Nas X in a gold armour suit, to Kim Kardashian in head-to-toe (literally — she didn’t have a patch of skin showing) black, the looks this year did not disappoint.
Ahead, we share some of the most outrageous of the night.
Lil Nas X