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Claire Danes Stole The Show At The 2016 Met Gala With Glow In The Dark Dress

People are still talking about this dress.

Claire Danes made all jaws drop at the 2016 Met Gala when she revealed the magical secret of her dress, making her look like a luminous Cinderella.

Designed by Zac Posen, the glow-in-the-dark look was achieved by fiber optic-woven organza. Made out of extremely thin optical fibers woven directly into the fabric, the results are just stunning.

Zac Posen posted this video shortly before the Gala, but was careful not to reveal the star’s identity so it would remain a surprise. It was a delightful surprise indeed.

A video posted by @zacposen on

The annual Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, benefits the museum’s Costume Institute. Known as “fashion’s biggest night out,” guests and designers alike use the evening to display their most avant-garde looks not generally seen on red carpets throughout the rest of the year.

At this year’s Met Gala, Danes went in a different direction—trading in her ball gown for pants and a blouse (though not just any blouse—this one had a train) from recently established fashion house Monse:

claire danes met gala photo
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Check out more over-the-top looks from the 2017 Met Gala, including visible thongs, body stockings and Madonna in camouflage!

Updated 5/3/17