The guests also joined H&M at its table at the gala, which was hosted by the fantastic four – Anna Wintour, Idris Elba, Jonathan Ive and Taylor Swift.
Singer Ciara’s intricate and daring dress was hand-made as if by a jeweller, with pendants of Swarovski crystals and leaf-like metal chains.
”"I have been a huge fan of H&M for a long time and I am delighted to have been invited and also had the opportunity to create a unique gown with the team. It has truly been a special experience all the way around," said Ciara.
Singer and actress Jennifer Hudson wore a white bodice silk dress that showed the beauty of hand-embellishment, with 3D bugle beads, French knots and hand-melted sequins.
“It’s been an amazing experience to collaborate with H&M to create a one of a kind dress. The stunning four foot train makes me feel so glamorous,” said Hudson.
Model Lucky Blue Smith looked sharp in an off-white Italian wool slim tuxedo blazer with a strong shoulder, worn over a white silk shirt, both fastened with Swarovski buttons, while his sister’s dress brought together machine and man-made techniques, with laser-cut vinyl feathers and fringing, all hand-sewn onto a silk tulle base with a sequin bodice.
Actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld wore an emerald green gown that had effortless clean-cut glamour; its corseted bodice had a grid made of navette sequins overlaid with silk organza, while the floor-length silk satin skirt had a high central split.
"As a personal fan of H&M's contributions to the fashion industry, I was especially proud to collaborate on a design that marries our tastes and highlights the theme of this year's Met Gala. It's been a wonderful partnership,” said Steinfeld.
Model Amber Valletta, who also is an activist for environment-friendly fashion, chose of course a dress made from more sustainable materials. Her dress was made of deep blue silk taffeta, embellished with over 1,000 hand-cut and sewn organic silk petals and recycled plastic sequins.