Held to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, the Gala returns after being cancelled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
And although its famous guests must follow Covid-19 rules, including wearing masks indoors, that hasn’t stopped many going for all-out glamour.
This year’s costume theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” – and the looks were inspired by everything from the Matrix film franchise to the Statue of Liberty.
The ball was co-hosted by pop star Billie Eilish, tennis player Naomi Osaka, actor Timothée Chalamet and poet Amanda Gorman. BBC