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Katy Perry Actually Lit Up The 2019 Met Gala Red Carpet

The singer showed up to fashion's biggest night bearing a striking resemblance to a chandelier.

Katy Perry showed up with an electrifying interpretation of the 2019 Met Gala theme.

Fashion icons and Hollywood’s biggest stars stepped out on the first Monday in May for the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute gala. This year’s exhibit and theme is “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” inspired by Susan Sontag’s famous 1964 essay in which she argues that “camp” is “love of the unnatural: of artifice and exaggeration ... style at the expense of content.”

Perry collaborated with Moschino designer Jeremy Scott on her outrageous chandelier-inspired outfit for the night.

“Who has ever been to a ball that did not have a chandelier?!” Scott asked Vogue. “The idea of elegance itself is quite camp and I wanted to play with that concept, poke a lil fun at it with a loving nudge.”

Kerry’s outfit is perhaps even more intricate than one would imagine. Scott told Vogue it took his team six weeks just to place thousands of Swarovski crystals on the dress. Then they used actual chandelier parts and created a corset with two hidden battery packs so the outfit actually functions as a light fixture.

Perry mastered the art of balancing a wobbling chandelier headpiece while walking the red carpet.
Perry mastered the art of balancing a wobbling chandelier headpiece while walking the red carpet.
The outfit is covered in Swarovski crystals that took dressmakers six weeks to create.
The outfit is covered in Swarovski crystals that took dressmakers six weeks to create.

Perry’s red carpet look seems like one of her two outfits for the event, as she teased in photos posted to Instagram.

“First we set the table, then we dine,” she captioned the post. In the first photo, Perry showcased her sparkly shoes from her chandelier outfit. A second photo featured jewel-encrusted sneakers and a clutch that resembled cheeseburgers.

Check out more of the outrageous looks from the night below.

Lady Gaga
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The singer wears a Brandon Maxwell design.
Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga
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Lady Gaga and Brandon Maxwell
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Celine Dion
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
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Kardashian wears a dress by Thierry Mugler.
Billy Porter
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The performer wears an outfit by The Blonds.
Cole Sprouse and Lily Reinhart
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Lily Collins
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Kylie and Kendall Jenner
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Ryan Murphy
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Cardi B
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Lizzo
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Janelle Monae
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The singer wears a Christian Siriano dress.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
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Lupita Nyong'o
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Michael Urie
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The actor wears a Christian Siriano creation.
Tiffany Haddish
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Haddish wears a suit by Michael Kors Collection.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
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Jeremy Scott and Gwen Stefani
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Both wear Moschino designs by Jeremy Scott.
Zendaya
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Julianne Moore
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The actress wears a Valentino gown.
Bella Hadid
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The model wears a Moschino dress by Jeremy Scott.
Mindy Kaling
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Ezra Miller
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Hailee Steinfeld
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The actress wears a Viktor & Rolf dress.
Lana Condor
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Kerby Jean-Raymond and Lena Waithe
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The designer and screenwriter wears Pyer Moss suits.
Cara Delevingne
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Jordan Roth
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The Broadway mogul wears a design by Iris Van Herpen.
Tracee Ellis Ross
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The actress wears a dress by Moschino.
Hari Nef
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Zoe Saldana
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The actress wears a Michael Kors Collection dress.
Naomi Campbell
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Jared Leto
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The actor wears a Gucci ensemble.
Michael Kors and Gigi Hadid
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Hadid wears an ensemble by Michael Kors Collection.
Aquaria
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Kacey Musgraves
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The singer wears an outfit by Moschino.
Sophie Von Haselberg and Bette Midler
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Von Haselberg and Midler wear gowns by Michael Kors Collection.
Florence Welch
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The singer wears a Gucci dress.
Elizabeth Debicki
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Elle Fanning
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Darren Criss
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Lena Dunham, Christopher Kane and Jemima Kirke
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Saoirse Ronan
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The actress wears a Gucci dress.
Janet Mock
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Serena Williams
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Diane von Furstenberg
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Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
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Emily Blunt
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The actress wears a gown by Michael Kors Collection.
Madelaine Petsch
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Natasha Lyonne
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Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele
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Ava DuVernay
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Carey Mulligan
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Laverne Cox
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Anderson Paak
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Constance Wu
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Lucy Boynton
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Yara Shahidi
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Regina Hall
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Anna Wintour
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Hamish Bowles
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Ashley Graham
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The model wears a Dapper Dan Gucci blazer.
Bee Carrozzini
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Liza Koshy
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The actress wears Balmain couture.
Lisa Love
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Alicia Quarles
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