Kanye West tweets about being best-dressed Met Gala couple with Kim Kardashian

The Met Gala, the biggest night on the fashion calendar, drew a who's who of celebrities on Monday evening (May 2). This year's futuristic theme, based on the exhibit Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, drew a dazzling selection of metallic outfits on the red carpet.

One couple who got it so, so right was Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, who were officially named the Best-Dressed Couple of the evening by Vogue magazine, which is a big deal considering US editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been the event chairperson since 1995.

TAP TO VIEW GALLERY Kim Kardashian and Kanye West stole the show in Balmain

Taking to Twitter after receiving the accolade, Kanye excitedly wrote: "I'm really excited to get our first best dressed at the met. This Gala is like the Grammys of style!

"Thank you to Olivier [Rousteing, Balmain creative director] for making four dresses for Kim to choose from which we chopped 2 in half. And thank you for turning my personal jean jacket into a couture piece."

Kanye took to Twitter to share his excitment over them being named best-dressed couple

Remembering to mention the entire glam squad, Kanye added: "Also to Kim's hair and make-up, Lorraine [Schwartz] jewellery and the whole style squad at Balmain and the Yeezy team. We just had fun with the 'future' theme!!! It was a fun night altogether…"

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Kim, 35, stole the show in silver embellished Balmain, showing off her incredible figure in an armour-like corseted dress with a daring thigh-high split. But 38-year-old Kanye wasn't totally overshadowed by his beautiful wife.

The rapper complimented Kim's look with an intricate silver jacket – also by Balmain – a simple white T-shirt and ripped Fear for God jeans. Really getting into the theme, the father-of-two also donned a pair of blue contact lenses, giving him a haunting look.

What was your favourite look from the night? Check out the rest here.

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