Hands down, these are the 10 prettiest gowns from the 2016 Met Gala

Claire Danes Shines At The Met Gala
Claire Danes Shines At The Met Gala

When you're watching a runway show or waiting for your favorite stars to step onto the red carpet, there's nothing quite like a dress that makes you gasp out loud when you see it. It's our favorite part -- and honestly why we love fashion so much -- because it has the ability to take your breath away over and over again.

The Met Gala is always one of the most exciting red carpets of the year, because designers and celebrities aren't afraid to go all out (Katy Perry in Prada, case in point!). This year's theme didn't disappoint when it came to the wild and wacky, but it also didn't disappoint when it came to the ultra glamorous and gorgeous.

Some of this year's really beautiful looks also totally embraced technology as well -- the Zac Posen ball gown Claire Danes wore was woven with fiber optic tulle so that it literally lit up the evening, while the Marchesa gown on Karolina Kurkova changed colors based on fan reactions. Click through below to see our top 10, the prettiest looks of the night!

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