Some of the world's most famous faces have been sashaying the red carpet today for the 'fashion Oscars', aka the Met Gala.

The glitzy annual event marks the opening of the summer exhibition at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.

With this year's theme 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology', many celebs let their imagination run wild with creative nods to the future.

While glittering gowns were the norm, Sarah Jessica Parker donned shorts and blue shoes to the glamorous Gala, in a look that has been described as "luxury pirate at a wedding".

Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at the Met Gala with old friend Andy Cohen. Photo / Getty
Sarah Jessica Parker arrived at the Met Gala with old friend Andy Cohen. Photo / Getty

SJP sported flouncy sleeves on a white Monse coast with matching capri pants and white cami underneath, proving you don't have to wear a gown to turn heads at the fancy fashion function.

Parker arrived with Watch What Happens Live star Andy Cohen on her arm. The pair have been friends for years and have attended the Met Gala together several times.

He was quick to boast that he had the "hottest date" of the night with him.

"You know what I'm going to do at the end of the night?" he added. "Have my way with Sarah Jessica Parker!"

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift pulled off an edgy, futuristic metallic gown, in a look that has never been seen before on the star and divided her fans.

While it might be a bold departure from her usually feminine, sultry look, the ensemble was totally on-point for the gala's Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology theme.

Still rocking her new bleached-blonde bob, the singer opted for a short, silver, snakeskin dress with side cutouts.

She paired the look with strappy, knee-high heels and a super dark red lip, giving the look a gothic feel.