Most celebs love shining alone in the spotlight, but the law of pop culture fashion physics actually deems: the A-factor sum total of two genetically-blessed humans on a red carpet is infinitely greater than the sum of stars flying solo.

In other words: a hot couple facing paparazzi gets way more than double the attention. Case in point these 20 beautiful pairings at this year’s Met Gala (the event formerly known as the Costume Institute Gala) in New York.

Stars who slayed this year commes deux

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Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa and John Legend in Burberry
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Selena Gomez wearing Coach and Able Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd)
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Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh both wearing Comme des Garçons
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Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen in “sustainable” Stella McCartney
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Australian model Jordan Barrett and Sofia Richie in Topshop (who are technically not a couple, but look hot comme deux regardless)
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Actor’s union: Bobby Cannavale and Australian star Rose Byrne
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Dee Ocleppo-Hilfiger and Tommy Hilfiger
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Wedded bliss: actors Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy
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Designer Zac Posen and close friend Katie Homes (wearing the obvious)
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Rapper Future and Victoria’s Secret model Jourdan Dunn wearing custom H&M
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Film director Francesco Carrozzini and Bee Shaffer, in Alexander McQueen, the children respectively of late Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani and Anna Wintour
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Diane von Furstenberg and her husband of 16 years, Expedia chairman Barry Diller
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Television star Elizabeth Chambers and husband Armie Hammer
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Blake Lively in Atelier Versace and Ryan Reynolds
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Sean Combs (aka Diddy) and singer Cassie
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Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
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Hannah Bagshawe and Eddie Redmayne
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Sister act: Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen both in The Row
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Jennifer Lopez wearing Valentino and Alexander Rodriguez
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