For some, it worked wonderfully. For others, their outfits ended up looking like costumes from low-budget 1980s sci-fi movies. From awkward silver suits of armor to circuit board jackets, it seems the future of technology when it comes to clothing might look a lot like Tron.
But not every eyebrow-raising moment came from an overly-literal interpretation of the gala's theme. Some outfits were just plain weird, while others seemed to forget how clothes are even supposed to work. Here are a few of the weirdest styles, fashions and red-carpet choices made by the stars at this year's black-tie event.
1. Lady Gaga's Computer-Tastic Jacket (and Lion's Mane Wig)
It's like they forgot what direction a skirt was supposed to go, so it blocked her face for most of the gala.
9. Jared Leto's Fancy Vampire King Outfit
Eschewing the all-black ensemble most vampires lean toward, the Suicide Squad star brought his trusty cane to the black-tie affair to show the world that vampire kings are not afraid of the sun, like we all assumed.
10. Diane von Furstenberg's Butterfly Conservation Efforts
It's nice that the fashion designer raised the topic of the plight of American butterflies during her time on the red carpet. Next year, maybe she could wear some whales.
Say what you will about this hair style (it's like a wacky version of Marge Simpson's beehive), Nyong'o is the only star who could still look that flat-out amazing with that kind of 'do.
12. Michelle Williams' Hacker Chic Look
It looks like the Golden Globe winner is getting ready to hack the info-sphere and drop a Trojan horse virus onto the net-grid.
13. Rita Ora's Silver Phoenix Gown
The "Black Widow" singer gave Bjork's infamous swan dress a run for its money when it comes to the "amount of total bird" her dress is made of. Actually, she looks like a sexier, more silvery Babette the feather duster from The Beauty and the Beast.