We Had an Artist Live Paint All the Best 2016 Met Gala Looks

Since its debut in 1948, the Met Gala has been the annual themed event where bold, head-turning fashion statements are made. For this year's event many expected nothing less. 

Although nothing will ever compare to Rihanna's 2016 Guo Pei ensemble, there were a few memorable looks — some good, some bad — at Monday night's "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" themed event. 

Read more: OK So, What Actually Is the Met Gala?

Mic asked fashion illustrator artist James Skarbek of @Jimmyillustrated to live paint some of our fave celebs as they walked up the red carpet. 

He started with a micron pen to lay a thin-lined foundation for each drawing. Skarbek then used water-soluble brush pens to build subtle tones, before finishing with a mixture of inks and watercolors. 

Take a look at the beautiful results below:

Beyoncé wearing custom Givenchy

Source: Mic/James Skarbek

Claire Danes in custom Zac Posen

Source: Mic/James Skarbek

Taylor Swift in custom Louis Vuitton 

Source: Mic/James Skarbek

Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West wearing custom Balmain

Source: Mic/James Skarbek

Lady Gaga in Versace

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Kendall Jenner in Versace

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Sarah Jessica Parker in Monse

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Willow Smith wearing Chanel, Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton

Source: Mic/James Skarbek

Zoe Saldana in Dolce & Gabbana

The countdown until next year's Super Bowl of fashion starts... now. 

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Hayley Wilbur

Hayley is a staff writer at Mic, covering style. Say hi: hayley@mic.com.

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