Claire Danes Had the Ultimate Cinderella Moment in Light-Up Princess Dress

Claire Danes arrives for the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016 in New York.
Claire Danes arrives for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art May 2, 2016, in New York. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

She’s glowing!

Claire Danes had the ultimate Cinderella moment on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala 2016’s pink, white and red carpet in NYC on Monday, May 2.

The Homeland actress, 37, turned heads in a pale blue princess gown by Zac Posen that actually lit up with fiber optics, perfectly embodying the theme of the night: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. She finished with Eva Fehren jewels. 

Claire Danes attends the
Claire Danes attends the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

While her hair was swept into a Grace Kelly-inspired chignon by celeb stylist Peter Butler, she made a statement with a cherry red lip. Celeb makeup artist Matin prepped her pout with ChapStick Total Hydration 100% Natural in Soothing Vanilla before applying the matte NARS Lana Audacious Lipstick.

Posen described the illuminated dress as “Celestial grandeur” in a teasing Instagram just hours before the Met Ball. “Guess who?” he continued.

Starry night! #Zacposen #metgala #glamour @metmuseum @voguemagazine @instagram

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The designer later shared an even more revealing video of Danes and the dress, which featured intricate pleating and drape work as well as lit-from-within boning. “Starry night! #Zacposen #metgala #glamour @metmuseum @voguemagazine @instagram,” he wrote.

#clairedanes #zacposen #metgala

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