The most exclusive, glamorous and extravagant event of the fashion calendar, formally known as the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, takes place in New York City on Monday evening with a superstar A-list guest list featuring the biggest names from movies, music, television and the modelling world.
Stars have been jetting into Manhattan ahead of the glitzy gala, which kicks off from midnight UK time and promises to be a fashion feast for the eyes.
It’s best known as the Oscars of the Fashion World where the stars parade down the red carpet in a variety of eye catching and often downright bizarre outfits.
Recent fashion ensembles to make headlines around the world include Rihanna’s bright yellow furry trimmed ‘fried egg’ look and a pregnant Kim Kardashian’s figure hugging florals, rather unflatteringly compared to Mrs Doubtfire.
Kim’s one of the most famous attendees of the ball every year; she made her debut in 2013 and has attended twice with husband Kanye West, although this year she’s flying solo as Kanye will be back in LA looking after the kids.