NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- Claire Danes wowed fellow Met Gala attendees and the rest of the world when she arrived at the New York City event in a blue ball gown with fiber-optic lighting.
The famed actress, 37, wore her blonde hair back to show off her innovative gown, designed by Zac Posen, Monday night.
Photos of the fiber-optic woven organza gown infiltrated social media, quickly calling widespread attention to the expertly tailored fabric, which when in the dark evokes thoughts of a starry night or galaxy.
Posen teased images and video of the gown on social media throughout the day Monday, even a clip of Danes pacing nervously while the dress gives off a blue-white glow.
Danes was not the only celebrity to don an illuminated gown during this year's Met Gala, the theme of which was titled Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Model Karolina Kurkova also wore a light-up dress embellished with floral accents to the event.
An even more innovative aspect of the dress was it's "compassionate" nature: it analyzed emotions in tweets written by those observing the event and lit up in corresponding colors.
According to designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, the dress is "probably one of the most creative projects we've done to date."
This year's Met Gala was also attended by the likes of Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Amy Schumer, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce, Madonna, Robert Pattinson, FKA Twigs, Jared Leto and scores more.