Priyanka's debut appearance at the annual fundraising event, attended by Hollywood A-listers, received mixed reactions.
The 34-year-old actress completed the look with metallic danglers and ankle-length leather heels.
Priyanka, who styled her hair in a high bun, kept the make-up minimal except for the deep maroon lip colour.
Considered as Hollywood's latest favourite from India, Priyanka impressed the fashion police with many calling it an "edgy" look.
New York Times fashion director, Vanessa Friedman praised the actress' choice on Twitter saying:
While the Western media complimented the "Quantico" actress, social media users in India were not too kind to the National Award-winning actress and came up with funny memes.
Some compared the actress' gown to Rihanna's infamous pizza dress from the 2015 gala while others hailed her as the new face of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
However, not all were mesmerised by the new look. Taking a dig at the actress, a Twitter user tweeted the following along with a picture of her at the event:
#PriyankaChopra made a sweeping entry at #metgala2017.
We sallute Priyanka Chopra for her efforts to sweep the MetGala venue in such an innovative way