The main event on the fashion calendar – the annual Costume Institute Gala – has just wrapped up in New York. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, it’s the night fashion meets drama – and the 2016 instalment did not disappoint.

The theme for this year was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. But between us, it was pretty clear there was only one battle on the red carpet: who could bring the most sex appeal.

Sequins, latex and a whole lot of glamour below.

Taylor Swift

Beyoncé

Kim Kardashian

Naomi Watts

Sarah Jessica Parker

Miranda Kerr

Rachel McAdams

Kate Hudson

Rose Byrne

Blake Lively

Anna Wintour

Nicole Kidman

Lady Gaga

Katy Perry

Katy Perry