Memorable Looks from the Met Gala Through the Years

The first Monday in May means it’s time for a style extravaganza – fashion’s biggest night, the Met Gala, is on!

The star-studded party happens every year, and celebrates the famed NY museum’s Costume Institute spring exhibit. This is the time for famous faces to take their red carpet realness up a notch and put on their Monday best.

This year’s theme is “Camp: Notes on Fashion” and will “examine how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion." That pretty much ensures some of the looks are going to be absolutely wild!

Harry Styles, Lady Gaga and Serena Williams are on board as chairs of the event with Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour.

Need a refresher on some unforgettable frocks from the events’ past? Take a look back at some of the fabulous greats!

Rihanna always brings her fashion A-game to the Met Gala. She shut down the red carpet in 2015 with her regal, show-stopping gown with an epic long train by Guo Pei.

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Lupita was glittery Prada perfection in 2014!

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#MetGala Flashback! Round 4 🔜. #TBT

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Zendaya came through in a stunning, shoulder-baring Dolce & Gabbana gown in 2017. We always have high hopes for this unique fashionista’s choices!

Ariana Grande’s style sizzled in her Sistine Chapel-decorated, custom Vera Wang. Divine!

Who can work a flawless high pony like Beyoncé? Take it from Bey — she’s so reckless when she rocks her Givenchy dress!

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Met Gala 2015.

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Lady Gaga’s Versace was everything.

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@Versace laser cut leather

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Kerry Washington was a sleek golden goddess in Ralph Lauren last year.

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