You just knew Beyonce was going to bring it -- what with her new chart-topping album, music video compilation that's scorching the Internet earth and world tour.
And the singer did, with a dress that had some wondering if it was a literal interpretation of Somali-British poet Warsan Shire's poetic lines from the singer's new "Lemonade" visual album: "If it's what you truly want ... I can wear her skin over mine. Her hair over mine. Her hands as gloves. Her teeth as confetti."
The nude Givenchy latex gown had one Twitter user asking, "Omg is she wearing becky's skin?" -- a reference to the song lyric in "Sorry" referring to a mistress: "He better call Becky with the good hair."
The star definitely created buzz -- as she has most years at the gala.
The Internet loved, loved, loved actress Claire Danes' strapless Zac Posen gown that lit up the evening -- literally. Danes was like a 21st-century Cinderella, and her dress was perfectly in keeping with the event's theme of fashion meets technology.
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o didn't fare as well with the compliments. With her green metallic gown and towering hairdo, she drew comparisons to cartoon character Marge Simpson.
Kim and Kanye
Rapper Kanye West tweeted, "I'm really excited to get our first best dressed at the met. This Gala is like the Grammys of style!"
The Internet was not so excited.
He and Kim Kardashian both wore Balmain, but many couldn't stop focusing on West's icy blue contacts that matched his wife's metallic dress.
Madonna wore a black Givenchy outfit that stirred some conversation.
The cutouts left parts of her practically bare, covered by a bit of sheer fabric. Whether you dug it seems to depend on whether or not you love Madonna.
The singer fell in the camp of loving her ensemble, tweeting a video of herself dancing with a caption that read in part, "Unapologetic fun."