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Stars on the Met Gala's pink carpet

The invitation-only event, famed for its A-list celebrities and haute couture gowns, is a benefit for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and also marks the opening of the Costume Institute's annual fashion exhibit.

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Lady Gaga

The superstar made a grand entrance wearing a voluminous bright pink dress that she shed on the red carpet to reveal three other outfits including a bra and underwear, her barely-there interpretation of the evening's theme, "Camp: Notes on Fashion."

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Janelle Monae

Camp, a theme that embraces humor, exaggeration and liberal interpretation, was inspired by writer Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp.'" 

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Billy Porter

The actor arrives for the gala. 

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Elle Fanning

Fanning shows her nails to photographers.

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Serena Williams

The tennis star stayed true to her brand, pairing Nike sneakers with a custom neon yellow dress from Italian fashion house Versace.

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Awkwafina

Trends on the pink carpet included gold lame and sequins, feathers, neon, and huge sleeves, skirts and trains.

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Lady Gaga

Gaga in a strapless black gown.

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Jared Leto

Leto, wearing a Gucci gown, holds a replica of his own head. 

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Lupita Nyong'o

Nyong'o wears a multi-colored dress and gold Afro picks in her hair.

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Kacey Musgraves

Musgraves holds a neon-pink blow dryer.

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Cardi B.

Cardi B. makes her way up the stairs.

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Katy Perry

The singer came dressed as a chandelier, even wearing one on her head. "I like to be of the light and obviously be the light, she said about her 40-pound costume by Moschino.

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Zendaya and Law Roach

Law Roach waves his wand at Zendaya, dressed as Cinderella, in a Tommy Hilfiger gown.

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Cara Delevingne

 The British actress and model wears a large headpiece and a sheer bodysuit with stripes.

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Celine Dion

Dion wore a feathered headpiece and full-length fringe by Oscar de la Renta that was reminiscent of a Cher costume.

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Ezra Miller

Miller with a mask and five optical-illusion eyeballs on his face.

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Ciara

The singer sported a voluminous Afro.

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Lady Gaga

Gaga wears a voluminous bright pink dress by Brandon Maxwell.

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