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See all the 2016 Met Gala red carpet arrivals

Alicia Vikander, MET Gala 2016, Arrivals

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The stars are here, and they're spectacular.

Tonight we present to you all the arrival photos from the must-see red carpet of the year—the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Met Gala co-chairs Taylor Swift and Idris Elba are only two of countless artists, actors and other luminaries expected at the increasingly celeb-packed event, the theme of which this year is Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology. More than 100 pieces will be on exhibit at the Met following Monday's launch party, chaired as always by Vogue editor in chief and unparalleled taste-maker Anna Wintour.

Anna Wintour, MET Gala 2016, Candids

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"Traditionally, the distinction between the haute couture and prêt-à-porter was based on the handmade and the machine-made," Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, explained to Vogue. "But recently this distinction has become increasingly blurred as both disciplines have embraced the practices and techniques of the other."

And we're expecting the guests to have some fun while paying homage to where the past meets the future in fashion. Sit back, click through and enjoy the parade of gowns and glamour as pretty much the entire A-list magically converges all in one spot for what has easily become the most hotly anticipated party of the year.

Watch E!'s Live From The Red Carpet 2016 Met Gala special starting at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Monday, May 2nd