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2016 Met Gala: Behind the Scenes with Music Royalty

By Hayden Wright

Last night, the biggest names from every sphere of entertainment converged on New York for the annual Met Gala. From Beyoncé to Taylor Swift, some of the night’s best fashion moments came from the pop world.

PHOTOS: 2016 MET Gala in New York City

At $30,000 per plate, the exclusive fundraiser benefits the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over the years the event has become a high-profile showcase for designers and artists to advance their brand within a designated theme—this year, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology.” Appropriately, social media fixations like Kylie Jenner and Gigi Hadid (on the arm of boyfriend Zayn Malik) made appearances, among more traditionally famous stars like Madonna, whose revealing Givenchy outfit put plenty of bum on display.

 

Photos from the red carpet circulated on Twitter, fashion blogs, and tabloid media. However, the celebrities themselves gave the best behind-the-scenes glimpse of the night’s most memorable sights. Here are some of our favorites:

Beyoncé slaying:

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

Lady Gaga’s bold jewelry:

A photo posted by xoxo, Joanne (@ladygaga) on

Madonna’s run in with Beyonce:

3 Queens! 👑👑👑. Met Ball 2016!

A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on

…and a later message for haters:

Lol..............Met Ball🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🏃

A photo posted by Madonna (@madonna) on

Katy Perry’s theme song in mind for the night:

Nicki Minaj feeling herself with designer Jeremy Scott:

#Moschino @itsjeremyscott #MetGala2016

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

…and hey, there’s Madonna again:

The fkn squad

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

Ciara looks fierce in silver by H&M:

Proud Of This Creation We Made Together. #MetGalaHM @hm #manusxmachina #MetGala

A photo posted by Ciara (@ciara) on

Zayn Malik in armor:

A photo posted by Zayn Malik (@zayn) on

Solange (Met Ball veteran) in this yellow number:

Rita Ora (a.k.a. Not Becky) cozies up to Vera Wang:

Thank you for being a angel and the best date @verawanggang

A photo posted by Rita Ora (@ritaora) on

And finally, Taylor Swift congratulates Beyoncé on Lemonade (we imagine):

"Hi and welcome to Revenge 101. We will be your professors..." #metgala #beyonce #taylorswift

A photo posted by On Air with Ryan Seacrest (@onairwithryan) on

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