The Met Gala - one of fashion's biggest events - has rolled out its red carpet in New York on Monday, May 2,2022 for some of the globe's best-known stars.
This year's dress code - "gilded glamour", evoking America's late 19th Century age of economic boom - sparked some debate on social media.
Some poked fun at the choice of theme while American working families are struggling to make ends meet amid the highest inflation in four decades and an economy that just shrank in the last quarter.
Kim Kardashian grabbed the headlines as she stepped into a dress which was last worn by Marilyn Monroe six decades ago.
The reality star sported the crystal-embellished gown as she walked the red carpet with boyfriend Pete Davidson on what has become fashion's biggest night.
One of the attendees, actor Riz Ahmed, arrived dressed as a chic labourer. "This is an homage to the immigrant workers who kept the Gilded Age golden," he said.
The fundraiser has returned to its usual early May slot after the coronavirus pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2020 event and delayed last year's until the autumn.
Some 400 names from the worlds of music, film, fashion and sports strutted their stuff at the lavish costume parade on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Tickets for the famously over-the-top do cost $35,000 (£24,000) and tables go for up to $300,000 (£239,000).
The party raises millions of dollars for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, a fashion museum whose tens of thousands of exhibits are closed to the general public.
Entrepreneur and reality star, Kylie Jenner wore a ruffled ivory ball gown from Off-White's fall/winter 2022 couture collection, the last from the late designer Virgil Abloh
Editor in chief of Boy magazine Fredrik Robertsson wears a jumpsuit featuring silver structured fins
Vanessa Hudgens enjoys a strong gust of wind in a Moschino ball gown designed by Jeremy Scott
Singer-songwriter Teyana Taylor and model Winnie Harlow wow the crowd in their ensembles
Former presidential candidate Hilary Clinton (left) worked with fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra (right) on her dress, which has the names of 60 celebrated women of the past embroidered on it
Stefani, who married singer Blake Shelton last year, sported neon nails to match her dress
Rapper Stormzy wore an all-white Burberry three-piece wool suit with satin lapels and a matching white cape, designed by Riccardo Tisci
Singer Erykah Badu poses in a patchwork top hat
Singer Anderson Paak danced his way down the red carpet
Model Gigi Hadid wears an all-red ensemble featuring a puffer jacket, corset and latex trousers
Actor and musician Jared Leto (right) and fashion designer Alessandro Michele (left) wear matching embroidered suits