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Time 100 Gala Red Carpet: See What Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Donald Trump Wore

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Nobody collapsed at the feet of Kim and Kanye this time around, but the 2016 Time 100 Gala did bring out plenty of shiny, important celebrities, from the Trumps to the Jenners, and even a few names for the fashion crowd.

Both Tinashe and Nicki Minaj arrived on the arms of the designers who had created their looks — Tinashe in Alexander Wang and Nicki Minaj in Givenchy. Speaking of Nicki, she performed both "Feeling Myself" and "Anaconda," and dedicated the latter to Joe Biden and Donald Trump. "Who do you think likes the biggest butts, Donald Trump or Joe Biden?" she reportedly asked the crowd after the song.

Meanwhile, dangerous woman Ariana Grande performed her new single "Dangerous Woman" in an extravagant Christian Siriano gown complete with a very long, voluminous train.

On the more minimalist end of the spectrum, Karlie Kloss wore a simple purple Victoria Beckham gown as a nod to Prince. Scroll through the gallery above to see the rest of the stars in attendance, from Donald and Melania Trump to Melissa McCarthy, Priyanka Chopra, Aziz Ansari, and more.