A Tribute To The Best Met Gala Looks Of All Time

A Tribute To The Best Met Gala Looks Of All Time

It’s the day after the first Monday in May, and in the fashion world, there is ample discussion about the Met Gala. This year, attendees were expected to turn in their finest Gilded Age-inspired outfits (the night’s theme is Gilded Glamour!) to mark the opening of the Met Museum’s exhibition In America: An Anthology Of Fashion, the second part of last year’s showing. But even as we look into a more normal future, we can still take inspiration from some of the Met Gala’s biggest fashion moments. To do so, we’re taking a trip down memory lane, re-visiting some of our all-time favorite Met Gala looks, from Kate Moss’s Marc Jacobs golden mini dress circa 2009 to Cardi B’s regal Moschino gown from 2018. Don’t worry, SJP and Alexander McQueen in matching tartan, Naomi Campbell in glittering Versace, and Kim Kardashian in Thierry Mugler’s first original design in 20 years also made the cut. So prepare to be amazed by the ethereal looks that have garnered attention every year since the first Costume Institute Benefit in 1948. Click on for our list of the best Met Gala looks of all time. Blake Lively in Atelier Versace, 2022A tribute to New York City’s architecture (and the Statue of Liberty!).Kim Kardashian in Jean Louis, 2022Wearing the same dress Marilyn Monroe sported to sing “Happy Birthday” to John F. Kennedy — history in the making. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Brother Vellies, 2021Talk about a statement dress. Photo: Mike Coppola/Getty Images.Billie Eillish in Oscar De La Renta, 2021 Casually channeling Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly for the night. Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.Rosalía in Rick Owens, 2021Sometimes all you need is a train and thigh-high platform boots. Photo : John .hearer/WireImage.Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell, 2019 That time Lady Gaga reinvented performance with four outfit changes at the Met Gala. Talk about camp! Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue.Carmen Kass in Gucci, 2003The open neck is the new open back, as proven by Carmen Kass’s iconic red satin Gucci gown from the 2003 Met Gala.Photo: Gucci/Getty Images.Hailey Bieber in Alexander Wang, 2019Only Hailey Bieber could make a crystal thong seem like a casual red pink carpet accessory. Photo: Karwai Tang/Getty Images.Rihanna in John Galliano, 2018Can we all take a second to memorialize Rihanna’s crystal-covered John Galliano papal look for the Heavenly Bodies themed Met Gala in 2018? Photo: Kevin Tachman/Getty Images.Naomi Campbell in Versace, 1995Naomi Campbell always looks fantastic. Full stop. But this dazzling Versace number from the 1995 Met Gala truly is a step above the rest. Photo: Ron Galella Collection/Getty Images.Ashley Olsen in Dior, 2013Ashley Olsen was the picture of sunshine at the 2013 Met Gala, where she wore a tangerine shapeless frock courtesy of Dior. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.Cardi B in Thom Browne, 2019Quilted coats who? We’re opting for quilted gowns only (with feathered details and extra-long trains, of course) from now on. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.Ariana Grande in Vera Wang, 2018Ariana Grande consistently goes above and beyond in the costume department. But her Sistine Chapel Vera Wang gown for 2018’s Catholic-themed Met Gala was assuredly her most extra look yet. Photo: Jackson Lee/Getty Images.Kim Kardashian West in Mugler, 2019Straight out of the ocean and onto the pink carpet in custom Mugler is the only way we want Kim Kardashian West to show up anywhere for the foreseeable future. Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images.Zoë Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta, 2017Who else freaked out when Zoë Kravitz wore millennial pink to the Met Gala during peak millennial pink popularity? Photo: J. Kempin/Getty Images.Frances McDormand in Valentino, 2018Does it get more fabulous than Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand in avant-garde Valentino at the Met Gala? We’re thinking not. Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images.Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein, 2016We’d be cheesin’ it too if we looked as extraordinary as Lupita Nyong’o in this sparkling green Calvin Klein number. Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage.Jared Leto in Gucci, 2019It doesn’t get much more camp than carrying a 3D clone of your own head on the red carpet. Nice work, Alessandro Michele. We see you, and we appreciate you. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.Zendaya in Jean Paul Gaultier, 2018Who else is getting serious Dune vibes from the armored Gaultier gown Zendaya wore in 2018? Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images.Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs, 2009Kate Moss in this Marc Jacobs gold turban and backless mini combo is golden hour in human form. Photo: BILLY FARRELL/Patrick McMullan/Getty Images.Saoirse Ronan in Gucci, 2019Watch out Emilia Clarke, there’s a new Mother of Dragons in town, and it’s Saoirse Ronan in Gucci. Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.Lana Del Rey in Gucci, 2018Lana Del Rey’s Gucci ensemble nailed the 2018 Met Gala’s Catholic theme. Photo: Dia Dipasupil/WireImage.Jennifer Lopez in Valentino, 2017The V

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