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Zendaya arrives at the Met Gala in New York.

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By Christy Choi, CNN; Photo editor: Jennifer Arnow, CNN

Updated 4:32 AM EDT, Tue May 7, 2024

Celebrities descended on New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night for the annual Met Gala. The extravagant event raises money for the museum's Costume Institute. Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth were co-chairs alongside Anna Wintour.

This year's dress code was "The Garden of Time," inspired by J.G. Ballard's 1962 dystopian short story of the same name. A-listers came dressed in plenty of floral and botanical motifs, as well as creative takes on decay and ruin.

Designer Harris Reed walked with Demi Moore on the carpet, revealing that her gown took 11,000 hours of silk embroidery and was made with vintage wallpaper. "This Victorian idea of basically her blooming on the carpet and covered in these thorns... this gorgeous flower in the perfect moment of bloom."

Lana Del Rey's custom Alexander McQueen dress meanwhile evoked a garden's overgrowth, hand-embroidered with thorny bronze-colored branches — inspired by artist Alberto Giacometti's sculptures — creeping their way up to form a tulle headpiece draped like cobwebs.

The sleeves of Elle Fanning's sheer Balmain gown, appeared to be drawn up by birds, made of resin for a glass-like effect. Janelle Monae's shell-sequined dress and Greta Lee's transparent lace gown also nodded to the delicate nature of the flowers in the story.

Men favoring bolder takes for the night included model Wisdom Kaye, whose head-to-toe red floral ensemble looked burned along the edges and Bad Bunny in a custom Maison Margiela outfit and dramatic hat. Jeff Goldblum meanwhile looked the part of the count from the story, adding a touch of Oz (he'll star in "Wicked" later this year), by accessorizing with dark green-tinted sunglasses.

See what the stars wore below.

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Gigi Hadid wore a sculptural Thom Browne number that saw an evening gown bloom from the shape of a tuxedo jacket. More than 70 people worked on this dress.

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Jeff Goldblum who is set to play the Wizard of Oz in the upcoming adaptation of "Wicked" gave a nod to his character in Prada and slightly green-tinted round spectacles.

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Met Gala co-chair Bad Bunny in a daring look from Maison Margiela by John Galliano.

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Adwoa Aboah revealed her baby bump in a scarlet ruffled crop top, balloon skirt and pointy shoes to match.

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"Immaculate" star Sydney Sweeney traded her signature blonde locks for a choppy black bob. She wore a contrasting light blue tulle dress by Miu Miu, embellished with dozens of flower buds and paired with leathery black gloves.

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British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton wore an oversized black coat from Burberry. The outfit was an homage to an unnamed slave who became the first Black gardener in Wales in the 18th century.

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Singer Camilla Cabello also leaned into the theme of decaying glamour with a strategically shredded chain-mail mermaid dress paired with a "purse" reminiscent of a block of ice with a bronze-hued rose seemingly frozen within.

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Jeremy Pope gave his suit a playful feminine twist with this Tanner Fletcher outfit that mixed in lace and fur trims.

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From left: FKA Twigs, Stella McCartney, Ed Sheeran, and Cara Delevingne brought more sustainable practices to focus wearing Stella McCartney embellished or accessorized with lab grown diamonds from Vrai, including a 500 carat bodice and hood for Delevingne.

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Michelle Williams stunned in a flowing white tulle gown, cotton-candy pink pixie cut and diamond headband.

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Amelia Gray wears one of the "terrarium" dresses made by designer Jun Takahashi for his Spring 2024 Undercover show.

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Doja Cat was draped like a Roman garden statue in a giant wet Guram Gvasalia T-shirt dress, and Euphoria-esque glitter tears.

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Lil Nas X sparkled on the carpet in a look by Luar.

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Kim Kardashian was in custom Maison Margiela, with a metal bodice and a silver floral overlay. She wore a gray, pilling cardigan over her shoulders.

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Janelle Monae looked stunning in a Vera Wang dress that looked to be an homage to the crystalline time-manipulating flowers in J.G. Ballard's "The Garden of Time."

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Lana Del Rey's custom Alexander McQueen dress meanwhile evoked a garden's overgrowth, hand-embroidered with thorny bronze-colored branches

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Jaden Smith wore custom Thom Browne, while Willow Smith wore a look by Dior Haute Couture.

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"Wicked" co-stars Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande walked the red carpet together, Ervo in a pink petal-strewn black Thom Browne ensemble while Grande contrasted in a white Loewe dress, the top of which was made of mother of pearl and a pleated silk chiffon bottom hand-painted to mimic the surface of an iridescent shell.

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Cardi B brought the drama in a black dress by Giambattista Valli with overflowing waves of fabric, perhaps in reference to the oncoming mob in J.G. Ballard's dystopian tale, or themes of death and decay. She joked that the dress weighs five pounds more than she does.

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Kendall Jenner was in a vintage beaded Givenchy Haute Couture dress made by Alexander McQueen in 1999.

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Nicki Minaj wore a short yellow Marni dress reminiscent of an artwork with papier-mâché-like flowers and embellishments that looked liked brush strokes.

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Michelle Yeoh's gown appeared to be that of crumpled tin foil. Yeoh is set to star in "Wicked," which comes out later this year.

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Barry Keoghan attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2024, in New York.

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Dove Cameron wears a custom chiffon, flower print Diesel gown with distressed detailing by creative director Glenn Martens.

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Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne are in complementary looks by young London-based designer Steve O. Smith.

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Model Alton Mason wore a playful tweed look by Thom Browne.

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Designer Harris Reed in a theatrical creation of his own making with a radiant headpiece that looks inspired by Renaissance paintings, a twist on the golden halos of religious icons.

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Elle Fanning in an ethereal Balmain number. The organza bustier gown is hand-covered with four layers of resin for a trompe-l'oeil glass effect and features an illusion of fabric lifted by two birds sculpted in gray-blue resin.

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Quannah Chasinghorse attended the gala in a voluminous lavender gown by H&M. Her accessories were by Carcross Tagish First Nation and Nuxalk Nation designer Heather Dickson.

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Keke Palmer leaned into the theme of decay in a statuesque gold Marc Jacobs outfit that appeared to be unravelling at the seams.

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Wisdom Kaye is in a striking red floral Robert Wun ensemble that looks to have had a blowtorch taken to its edges, leaning into the theme of bloom and decay.

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Demi Moore looked like the Queen of Hearts in a dramatic number by designer Harris Reed. The gown took 11,000 hours of silk embroidery and was made with vintage wallpaper.

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Adrien Brody gives the men's brooch trend on the red carpet some wings.

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Jessica Biel wore a feathery pink dress from Tamara Ralph Couture.

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"Bones and All" star Taylor Russell wore a custom Loewe dress complete with 3D molded bodice printed to create a trompe l'oeil effect mimicking wood.

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Emily Ratajkowski wore a sheer vintage Versace dress.

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Zendaya's first look was a blue and green organza dress by Maison Margiela's John Galliano with grape and olive shaped embellishments.

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"Past Lives" star Greta Lee wore a sheer architectural Loewe gown made of Chantilly lace and embroidered with 3D flowers.

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The organza train on Tyla's custom Balmain gown was encased with three shades of sand mixed with micro crystal studs for depth and sparkle. Her clutch was a literal hourglass.

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Sarah Jessica Parker's sculptural look was inspired by the shape of a bird cage and created by British designer Richard Quinn, with a larger-than-life hat from Phillip Treacy.

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Rebecca Hall wore an ethereal Danielle Frankel dress and floral body paint.

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"The Bear" star Ayo Edebiri's custom lace Loewe dress was hand painted and hand embroidered to create an optical illusion of 3D flowers.

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Model Ugbad Abdi in a spidery sequined number by Prabal Gurung.

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Dan Levy's Loewe look sees embroidered blooms fade into black.

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Jennifer Lopez wore a custom Schiaparelli gown featuring over 2,500,000 silver foil bugles and beads which took 800 hours to hand-embroider.

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Cole Escola in a bridal-looking all-white ensemble and wicker dog purse filled with carnations.

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Dua Lipa in a vampy Marc Jacobs number that trails with a raven-esque, feathery train.

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Rebecca Ferguson wears a dramatic custom Thom Browne gown with embroidered ravens.

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Colman Domingo told E! that his outfit was a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman and Andre Leon Talley, Black icons who had worn capes to previous Met Galas.

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Mindy Kaling's sculptural dress by Indian designer Gaurav Gupta is entitled "the melting flower of time."

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Chris Hemsworth kept it chic and simple in a Tom Ford number.

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Jordan Roth was tucked away in a field of flowers in his custom Maison Valentino look.

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Sienna Miller, Chemena Kamali, Greta Gerwig, Emma Mackey and Zoe Saldana in boho chic looks by Chloe.

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Lizzo wore a sculptural look by Victor Weinsanto, which took between 600 to 700 hours to make.

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Gwendoline Christie looked haunting in a fierce Maison Margiela ensemble.

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Emma Chamberlain was a goth goddess in Jean Paul Gaultier.

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Vogue red carpet host Ashley Graham wore a shimmering Ludovic de Saint Sernin creation adorned with Swarovski crystals.

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Lea Michele showed off her baby bump in a sky blue Rodarte dress.

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Brooklyn Nets player Ben Simmons wore a black and tartan tweed coat, embroidered with one large white rose, and in a very literal reference, clutched a small briefcase with a clock face on its front.

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American Vogue editor Anna Wintour in a custom floral Loewe look inspired by a 1944 evening cape by designer Charles James. Tailored in wool with a silk satin shawl collar, the tuxedo is decorated with floral motifs using hand-dyed feathers, tonal beading and pearl embroidery.

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