Cara Delevingne and other British stars shine at the Met Gala

Forget about Kim Kardashian West and Rihanna – the Brits did a fantastic job at the ball.

British stars gave their international counterparts a run for their money on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala in New York on Monday.

Leading the pack of home-grown talent wearing their finest outfits at the star-studded occasion were the likes of actors Matt Smith and Lily James, model-turned-actress Cara Delevingne and James Corden and his wife Julia Carey.

The high-fashion event, known as the Met Gala, sees A-listers from all industries wearing bold designs to match each theme, which this year was The Art of the In-Between in honour of Comme des Garcons founder Rei Kawakubo.

Matt Smith and Lily James
Matt Smith and Lily James (Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock)

Former Doctor Who star Matt and ex-Downton Abbey actress Lily, who are in a relationship, put on a tactile display as they walked the red carpet together.

Lily opted for a corseted white Burberry gown with a full-length skirt teamed with a thick black choker.

Cara caught the eye as she painted her bald head – newly-shaved for a film role – silver, covering her scalp with small gems.

Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne (Aurore Marechal/PA)

Her look matched her futuristic outfit, a striking printed silver Chanel blazer and matching trousers pulled together with a chunky metallic belt.

Chat show host James, who lives and works in the US, wore a tuxedo while his wife dazzled in a glittering gold gown with floral embellishments.

James Corden and Julia Carey
James Corden and Julia Carey (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Line Of Duty star Thandie Newton made her first public appearance following the tense finale of the BBC crime series, stealing attention in a scarlet dress with a daring ruched side detail and thigh-high split.

She teamed the eye-catching garment with a large floral headpiece and statement gold earrings.

Thandie Newton
Thandie Newton (Aurore Marechal/PA)

Matt’s The Crown co-star Claire Foy sported an off-shoulder floral Erdem gown, while singer and TV star Rita Ora opted for an altogether more daring look with a red satin fishtail gown with a statement bow on one shoulder by Marchesa.

Claire Foy
Claire Foy (Aurore Marechal/PA)

Rita Ora
Rita Ora (Aurore Marechal/PA)

Star Wars star Daisy Ridley impressed fashion fans with her black and white floral Oscar de la Renta gown with a train.

Daisy Ridley
Daisy Ridley (Evan Agostini/AP/PA)

Actress Lily Collins, the daughter of singer Phil Collins, donned a bold black flapper-style wig and large gown with an ostentatious pale pink skirt.

Lily Collins
Lily Collins (Aurore Marechal/PA)

Other Britons at the Met Gala included Game Of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, The Theory of Everything star Felicity Jones and supermodels Naomi Campbell and Jourdan Dunn.

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