Met Gala 2016: Red Carpet Shoes

The Met Gala is one of fashion’s biggest events, celebrating the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition each spring at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year’s theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” which explores the industry’s use of both handwork and machine-driven techniques in creating both ready-to-wear and couture. The exhibit opens to the public Thursday and runs through May 14.

Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has been hosting the gala since 1999, and she’s sharing her duties with this year’s co-chairs: singer Taylor Swift, actor Idris Elba and Apple’s chief design officer Jonathan Ive.

Attendees often incorporate the theme into their red-carpet looks, and according to reports, the dress code is “tech white tie.” We already know one star who will be sticking to that: Kim Kardashian West. She told her Twitter followers that her red-carpet look will be on-theme.

Wintour has already arrived with her daughter Bee Shaffer. The editor opted for a Chanel Haute Couture gown and her daughter wore a floral Alexander McQueen gown.

Anna Wintour Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Shoes Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour in a Chanel Haute Couture gown. REX Shutterstock.
Bee Shaffer Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Shoes Bee Shaffer, Anna Wintour’s daughter, in Alexander McQueen. REX Shutterstock.
Alicia Vikander Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Shoes Alicia Vikander arrives in a Louis Vuitton ensemble, including a pair of the brand’s lug-sole boots. REX Shutterstock.
Taylor Swift Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Shoes Taylor Swift on the red carpet in knee-high sandals. REX Shutterstock.
Maria Sharapova Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Shoes Maria Sharapova paired her red gown with Gianvito Rossi Portofino sandals. REX Shutterstock.
Selena Gomez Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Shoes Selena Gomez in a Louis Vuitton ensemble and boots. REX Shutterstock.
Wiz Khalifa Met Gala 2016 Red Carpet Shoes Wiz Khalifa in Gucci loafers and a white tux. REX Shutterstock.

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