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Latex, leather and metallics galore: all the A-list looks from the Met Gala 2016 red carpet

It's that time of year again – hours of make-up artistry, miles of fabric and roll upon roll of adhesive body tape come together for one of the most anticipated events in the fashion calendar. Yep, it's the annual Costume Institute Gala (as it's formally known) giving celebrity-designer pairings the chance to show off on the red carpet.

Posing for photographers on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has become almost as important as the fundraising the exclusive dinner is designed for, as the world's fashion press focuses its lense on some spectacular haute couture – all of which is created to tie in with the institute's current exhibition.

This year's theme is Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, resulting in plenty of futuristic metallics, slicked-back hair and bold dark lips.

Presided over by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, co-hosts of Met Gala 2016 include Idris Elba and Apple's chief design officer Jonathan Ive while honorary chairs include Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquière, Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, and Taylor Swift.

Get your fashion fix here with all the best red carpet looks.

Images: Getty Images / Rex Features

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