Don’t get us wrong, we’re major fans of the looks we spotted at this year’s Academy Awards and Golden Globes, but the red carpet that really makes our hearts go all aflutter is the one rolled out at the Met Gala. The annual event brings together some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, New York’s acclaimed art patrons and the fashion industry’s top influencers — not for an award ceremony, but rather for something akin to the fanciest costume party ever.

Lead by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, past Met Gala themes have included: fashion’s relationship with punk, the American woman and even superheroes. This year’s theme, titled “China: Through the Looking Glass” sets out to put an IRL translation on the Met’s upcoming costume exhibit, which focuses the cultural exchange between Western fashion and Chinese art. Scroll on down to see the most jaw-dropping looks from fashion’s biggest night of the year.

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1. Anna Wintour: The Queen of Fashion arrived early and set the tone for the event in this epic Chanel number. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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2. Beyoncé + Jay Z: It’s like the Queen is saying, “Kim who?” in that bedazzled, sheer number. We’ll be DIYing that high ponytail for our next big occasion thanksverymuchbai. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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3. Sarah Jessica Parker: Always one to commit to the Met Gala’s theme, SJP spared no subtlety on the red carpet, showing up in this custom H&M dress (say whaat?!) and dragon-esque headpiece designed by Phillip Treacy. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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4. Diane Kruger: Falling on the total opposite side of the spectrum, Diana Kruger kept her look chic and simple in this separates combo designed by Hugo Boss. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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5. Brie Larson + Courtney Eaton + Annabelle Wallis: Holy, gilded ladies! These young Hollywood starlets (who are all sporting Dolce and Gabbana) are looking like something straight out of a golden fairytale. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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6. Liya Kebede +Phillip Lim: Three-time Vogue cover star Liya Kebede went for a sartorial risk in this pants + dress combo designed by her date, Phillip Lim. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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7. Lizzy Caplan: Masters of Sex star, Lizzy Caplan took to the red carpet in a gorgeously draped Donna Karan number complete with a feather cap sleeve. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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8. Grace Coddington: Anna Wintour’s right-hand woman and the creative director of Vogue has arguably the most comfortable ensemble of the night in these silk separates. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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9. Keri Russell: If SJP rocked something akin to a dragon’s head, Keri Russell was wearing its coat. The actress looked gorgeous in this scaly green number by Altuzarra that not only featured multiple textures, but also a sky-high leg slit. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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10. Allison Williams: The Girls star stuns in red once again in this voluminous frock by Giambattista Valli. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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11. Anne Hathaway: Forget the headdresses, we’re all about the sleek and mysterious hood Hathaway dawned at this year’s event. The gold Ralph Lauren number is simple but dramatic all at once. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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12. Amanda Seyfried: Amanda stunned in white in this intricate Givenchy dress with detailing that looks slightly reminiscent of Chinese architecture. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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13. Solange: Watch your back, SJP, Solange just might have you beat for most dramatic ensemble. The singer and fashion icon ditched the traditional silhouette for this avant-garde Giles Deacon number. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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14. Jennifer Lawrence: While she didn’t attend most of this year’s major red carpets, J. Law made up lost time in this slim, floral and beaded frock by Dior. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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15. Kerry Washington: Ms. Washington sure knows how to turn heads. The Scandal star looked like a fashion princess in this bubblegum colored gown by Prada with perfectly pink makeup to match. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris)

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16. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen: MK and Ashely showed up looking a little bit like the stuff of Victorian nightmares, but we mean that in the best way possible. If anyone can rock creepy, vintage style it’s going to be these two. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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17. Kendall Jenner: Sticking to her minimal style, Kendall kept things sleek and simple in this dazzling Calvin Klein number. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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18. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: This supermodel skipped the floral embroidery trend of the evening and instead went for a Versace gown complete with crystal embellishments and some amazingly, unexpected cuts and curves. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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19. Chloe Sevigny: The indie icon definitely went for this year’s theme, but maybe a little too much so. Her JW Anderson dress is somewhat of a visual overload, but then again this actress has never been one to stray away from a fashion risk. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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20. Jessica Chastain: Chastain’s Givenchy ensemble is giving off more old Hollywood vibes than a Chinese influence, but she still looks stunning as ever. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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21. Claire Danes: Danes’ moody Valentino dress was ultra elegant, but the element that has us swooning most is that super dark lipstick! (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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21. Amal + George Clooney: The newlyweds both look stunning, but let’s be honest, Amal’s John Galliano dress definitely stole the show. The industrial top and dramatic skirt came together to form a look that’s sure to go down in Met Gala history. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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22. Cara Delevingne: The model-turned-actress stuck to her rebellious style rocking a cutout pantsuit, bejeweled bra and faux floral tattoos. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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23. Katy Perry: Katy Perry took the theme in a street art direction in this Moschino gown. She even completed the look with a spray paint purse and pixie cut. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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24. Kim Kardashian West + Kanye West: Never a couple to stray away from theatrics, Kim and Kanye made a royal red carpet entrance. We’re going to go ahead and guess that Kim’s 2015 Met Gala dress (designed by Roberto Cavalli) probably won’t be turned into a couch meme. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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25. Emily Blunt: Blunt is looking like a straight up fashion superhero in this caped dress by Prada. (via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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26. Kate Hudson: We’re going to go ahead and name gold the most popular color of the night. Kate rocked the trend in a dazzling, figure-hugging number by Michael Kors. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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27. Madonna: It looks like Madonna and Katy Perry might be competing for best graffiti-inspired outfit. Madonna’s frock is designed by fashion wild child Jeremy Scott. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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28. Sienna Miller: We’re thinking these sequined separates by Thakoon make Sienna look kind of like the sexiest matador ever. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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29. Justin Bieber: The Biebs looked super fly in sunnies and an all black ensemble topped with a gilded Balmain jacket. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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30. Kristen Wiig: Where was this look at this year’s Academy Awards?! Wiig’s one-shouldered gown by Prabal Gurung somehow manages to be effortless and perfectly constructed all at once. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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31. Lady Gaga: Now this is the Lady Gaga we know and love. The pop icon rocked the red carpet in a stunning Alexander Wang ensemble and topped the look off with a gothic, jeweled headpiece. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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32. Miley Cyrus: Miley’s cut-out Alexander Wang number managed to play up her trademark bad girl style in a totally chic kind of way. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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33. Rihanna: And then Rihanna won the Met Ball. How she’ll get anywhere with a train that big we’re not totally sure, but the canary yellow gown (created by Chinese designer Guo Pei) is most definitely a total mic drop. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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34. Selena Gomez + Vera Wang: Selena’s silky white gown is stunning all on its own, but throw on those black tassels at the straps and we’re smitten. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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35. Rita Ora: It looks like Emily Blunt may not be the only superhero of the night. Rita Ora stunned in this epic Tom Ford cape dress complete with fringe and fur detailing. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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36. Olivia Wilde: If those dress-up clothes you used to wear as a kid got an adult spin, it might look a lot like Wilde’s Michael Kors ensemble. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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37. FKA Twigs + Robert Pattinson: The quirky bride and groom-to-be made their first red carpet appearance together in expectedly alternative getups. FKA Twigs rocked a Christopher Kane frock adorned with abstract fabric body parts while Robert Pattinson looked dapper as ever in a Dior tuxedo. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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38. Jennifer Lopez: J Lo has never been one to stray away from showing some skin and apparently tonight is no exception. The actress and singer caused many-a-double-take in this Versace Atelier number. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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39. Zendaya: She may only be 18, but Zendaya is quickly making a name for herself in the fashion world. First her stunning Oscars hairstyle and now this show stopper of an outfit. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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40. Naomi Campbell: The supermodel to top all supermodels proves that she’s definitely still got it going on. Campbell sported a low-cut number by Burberry complete with sequins, sheer elements and fringe. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

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41. Jenna Lyons: Of course our ultimate style icon (and creative director of J.Crew) totally slayed it in not just a white pantsuit, but a white pantsuit covered in an epic sequined overlay. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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42. Reese Witherspoon: Reese did the Met Gala in typical Reese fashion: feminine, simple and ultra-clean. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

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43. Ansel Elgort: We’re getting some serious young Marlon Brando vibes from the Insurgent star. The 21-year-old NY-native kept things ultra-classic in a Michael Kors suit and spiced things up in some bow tie loafers. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)

What’s your favorite look from the 2015 Met Gala? Share with us in the comments below.

(Featured photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)