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By Emily Sher

There's a reason why the "first Monday in May" is legendary in fashion circles. The annual Met Gala is like the Oscars of style; it simply doesn't get more fashionable than this!

Held as a fundraiser at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the event celebrates the latest exhibit at the Costume Institute wing of the museum. Stars strut their stuff on the famous stairs of the New York institution to show off their (or their designers) interpretations of the theme.

This year the theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion" And, no, they don't mean setting-up-a-tent-in-the-woods camp. The 2019 exhibit is inspired by writer and activist Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp,'" and explores this kitschy fashion aesthetic that embraces ironic and exaggerated styles.

Here are some of the most notable looks!

Lady Gaga

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Talk about making an entrance! The queen of exaggerated and fun fashion wore four looks in the matter of minutes on the pink carpet.

Anna Wintour

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Anna Wintour's Met Gala arrival included tons of sequins and feathers: fitting for the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" theme!

Serena Williams

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As co-host for the evening, Serena Williams made a striking statement in bright yellow with flower appliques. She showed off matching yellow sneakers underneath her gown as she made her way up the stairs.

Harry Styles

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As another co-host, Harry Styles embraced the theme with a sheer top and single pearl earring.

Katy Perry

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Katy Perry is always ready to embrace a theme, as proven here in a chandelier-like outfit that even lights up.

Lupita Nyong'o

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Covered in stars, rainbows and hair combs, Lupita Nyong'o was perfectly on-theme with a "more is more" attitude.

Ashley Graham

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The supermodel went for a bold blazer-dress covered in the Gucci logo and designer Dapper Dan's name along her tights.

Celine Dion

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Celine Dion is a fashion icon now more than ever. For the big night, the songstress went for over-the-top silver fringe and a spiky topper.

Janelle Monae

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Ever the fashion maven, Janelle Monae stole the show wearing a larger-than-life outfit that still featured her favorite black-and-white theme.

Billy Porter

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Billy Porter, who wowed fashion fans with his tuxedo-ballgown combination at the Oscars, arrived like a style god.

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are a candy-colored dream. She in head-to-toe sequins and shimmer and he in a cotton candy-pink blazer.

Jared Leto

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Is anyone else seeing double? Jared Leto arrived at the event holding a replica of his own head (a recent Gucci fashion show featured the same accessory to match each of the models).

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West

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Kim Kardashian West's skin-colored dress featured hanging beads that made it appear like it was dripping water. Pretty cool!

Zendaya

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Zendaya channeled her inner Cinderella with this high-tech ballgown that (quite literally!) lit up the red carpet.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas

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Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas were a sparkly pair in feathers, crystals and a lot of man jewelry.

Elle Fanning

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Groovy, baby! Elle Fanning let her spirit match her get-up in these wide-legged coral pants with a matching top and paired with a retro beauty look.

Ezra Miller

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The "Fantastic Beasts" actor dove right into the theme with this theatrical look that included a mask of his own face and makeup that gave him multiple eyes.

Mindy Kaling

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Mindy Kaling is a golden goddess in this head-to-toe look — and that includes golden hair!

Cardi B

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Cardi B was all about the drama in a showstopping red gown with a monster train.

Kris Jenner

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Kaling isn't the only one who tried out a new hairstyle for the night! Kris Jenner hit the red carpet with a new blond bob accompanied by boyfriend Corey Gamble.

Kacey Musgraves

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Is that Kacey Musgraves or Barbie? The country superstar rocked this hot pink look with girly accessories — like a blow dryer-shaped handbag.

Cara Delevingne

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Rainbow bright! Cara Delevingne took stripes to the next level in this multicolor confection with funny props sprouting from her head.

Michael Urie

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"Ugly Betty" actor Michael Urie took a look at masculine and feminine fashion in this glorious hybrid outfit.

Kerry Washington

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Kerry Washington wore her thoughts on her fingers with rings that proclaimed, "Negativity is noise." Her skirt and shawl seemed to echo the same thought.

Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart

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The cute couple, who co-star on the TV show "Riverdale," embraced the night's fun theme, each in their own way. Sprouse in a mod, flower-covered suit and Reinhart in a blue romper set worthy of Marie Antoinette.

Lizzo

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Lizzo was a pink goddess in this flower covered confection.

Gal Gadot

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Gal Gadot was a lace-covered angel in this minidress and thigh-high boots. Her pearl headband added the perfect accent.

Katie Holmes

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In shades of lavender and violet, Katie Holmes looked like a dream in this tulle-covered gown.

Emma Stone

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Totally tubular! Emma Stone looked straight out of the '80s in this sequins-covered jumpsuit.

Laverne Cox

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Actress Laverne Cox proves you don't need a lot of colors to nail the dramatic, campy theme.

Hailee Steinfeld

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Posing for photos on the pink carpet with a smirk, Hailee Steinfeld knockout slogan dress told a different story.

Gigi Hadid and Michael Kors

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Joined by designer Michael Kors, Gigi Hadid was all glitz and glam in sequins, feathers and a full headcap.

Regina Hall

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Regina Hall looked cool and edgy in this off-the-shoulder gown with a bee detail and up-to-there slit. Extra points for her new pink hairdo!

Rachel Brosnahan

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The "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" star went for a flirty, feminine vibe with bows and ruffles galore.

Karlie Kloss

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Karlie Kloss lets her sleeves do the talking in this gold minidress with exaggerated black puffy sleeves.

Tiffany Haddish

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Tiffany Haddish shined in this silver, zebra-print suit with major bell-bottoms and a matching clutch. Her black hat with a feather flourish is the perfect last touch.

Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan was a regal sight in a dragon-covered red dress with exaggerated shoulders.

Kylie and Kendall Jenner

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The Jenner sisters were two birds of a feather in these colorful outfits.

Benedict Cumberbatch

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Benedict Cumberbatch was joined by wife Sophie Hunter while wearing an over-the-top, white-on-white get-up.

Florence Welch

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Singer Florence Welch always has an ethereal presence, but she outdid herself with this whimsical dress and cape in twinkly pastels.

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

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The fashion designer twins hung up their usual gauzy, boho dresses in favor of black leather for the pink carpet.

Demi Moore

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Keeping it sleek and sophisticated, Demi Moore wore a tuxedo-themed black gown complete with lapels and a down-to-there neckline.

Awkwafina

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Awkwafina was a shining star in this gold pleated number with exaggerated shoulders.

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

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Newlyweds Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner rocked colorful, coordinating looks.

Lily Collins

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Lily Collins must have been inspired by Priscilla Presley with this nearly bridal look.

Darren Criss

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Darren Criss went all in on the camp theme with an avant-garde skirt suit and a full face of makeup.

Danai Gurira

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The "Avengers: Endgame" and "Black Panther" star was dressed to impress in a menswear-inspired gown paired with a cane and top hat.

Natalie Morales

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TODAY's Natalie Morales was a breath of fresh air in this sky blue, one-shoulder dress with a high-low hemline.