Actors have the Oscars, athletes have the Super Bowl and fashion people have the Met Gala. This year's theme was Rei Kawakubo (the hugely influential Japanese designer) and Comme des Garçons (the fashion house she founded in 1973). Since Kawakubo and her line are known for dramatic silhouettes and challenging beauty standards, we went into last night's red carpet expecting to be wowed. And we were—thanks to the following 15 ladies (well, two are counting as one; you know who they are). 

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Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell in Comme des Garcons

Two of the night's co-chairs, Pharrell and his rad wife Helen were not messing around with the theme. Helen wore off-the-runway fall 2017 Comme des Garcons, which the internet has already compared to a Teletubby and a transformer.

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Katy Perry in Maison Margiela

Another of the event's co-chairs, Katy Perry made quite the dramatic entrance in a custom John Galliano-designed coat-gown combination topped off with a sheer veil and headdress. Trés fashion. 

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Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen in The Row

Rarely spotted in the wild, the Met Gala is a guaranteed Olsen sighting every single year and for that we're grateful. (Also, for these haunted bohemian getups.)

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Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang

Bella's ex-boyfriend, The Weeknd, attended with his new girlfriend, Selena Gomez, so naturally, Bella showed him everything (everything) he's missing in this skin-tight, backless catsuit. 

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Tracee Ellis Ross in Comme des Garcons

Be still our hearts. Tracee aced the night for sticking to the avant garde theme in a way that's--dare we say--pretty wearable? This woman can do no wrong. 

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Rihanna in Comme des Garcons

Not much to say here except thank god for Rihanna. 

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Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren

Do you ever throw on your go-to trench coat and think hey, I wish this was, like, a million times more show-stopping? No? Because Priyanka Chopra does (with an assist by Ralph Lauren). 

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Cassie in On Aura Tout Vu (Feat. Diddy in Rick Owens)

Cassie, wearing the chicest mascara wand you've ever seen, with Diddy, who's brave enough to admit that doing a red carpet is tiring as hell. 

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Cynthia Erivo in Monse

Giving us all the futuristic Marie Antoinette vibes, this uber-talented Tony winner is never opposed to taking a sartorial risk, and we're all about it. 

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Solange Knowles in Thom Browne

Solange has always been the weirder (we mean that in the greatest way) Knowles sister, so we didn't bat an eye on seeing her in this...sleeping bag coat with a train that looks like the slide that pops out when a plane makes an emergency landing. Don't let that distract you from her kooky ice skate shoes and itty-bitty Mark Cross bag though.

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Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren

The half-face veil and thigh-high Balenciaga boots say "I respect a party theme," while the cutout white gown says "But I'm still a supermodel."

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Kendall Jenner in La Perla

If you think the front of this dress is scandalous, you might not be able to handle the back (think: Rose McGowan at the 1998 MTV VMAs). 

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Ruth Negga in Valentino

This stunning Oscar nominee has quickly become one of our red-carpet favorites, and her first Met Gala look (a striking white cape-like dress with green detailing on the back) further cements her style-star status.

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Celine Dion in Versace

In what's essentially remnants of a gown over a sparkly t-shirt with a fascinator, this is Celine Dion living her life as only Celine Dion can. 

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Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

One of the more divisive celebs, some praised Blake for being the definition of #goals, while others thought she was just wearing her normal red-carpet dress dipped in blue feathers. And isn't that why we're all here? To judge $10,000 dresses in our sweatpants?

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