A Throwback To The Best Met Gala Gowns Of All Time

metgalaIf actors have the Oscars and singers have the Grammy’s, the sartorial world has the Costume Institute Gala (or mostly known as the Met gala) to look forward to. Every year, the best and the boldest in the industry come together for the highly anticipated event on our style calendars. Much like Couture week, it has always been a visual feast. Hollywood A-listers dress to impress, and wear an ensemble they wouldn’t dare to wear at a normal red carpet. Before our feeds get filled up with another round of avante-garde looks, here’s a throwback to the most stunning gowns at Met gala of all time! Pictures-Rihanna-Yellow-Guo-Pei-Dress-2015-Met-Gala

Rihanna looked like royalty in a massive imperial yellow Guo Pei robe (2015). It may have garnered a lot of memes over the Internet (one being compared to an omelet), but it definitely turned heads at the red carpet. A safe look isn’t for the Met gala anyway!


Sarah Jessica Parker truly embraced the theme “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” in a stunning paint-splattered creation by Giles Deacon (2013). Now if a fashion girl comes to punk-themed gala, the best way to fake an edgy mohawk is by going for a mohawk headdress! We’re loving the creativity.


Doutzen Kroes’ dreamy soft blue ball gown by Zac Posen (2010) could pass off as something Cinderella would wear. Noticed how she stood out from the sea of black frocks and suits behind her?


Beyonce sported a sexy sheer frock by Givenchy at the 2015 Met gala–leaving little to the imagination. What can the Queen Bey not pull off, anyway?


Apparently, the comeback trend of wearing your loungewear outside the bedroom was also sported by Princess Diana at the 1996 Met gala. Her silky midnight blue dress by Dior looked every bit of regal, and her royal pearl necklace made it even more red carpet-worthy.

Cher-1985More is more at the Met gala–the crazier, the better. Singer and actress Cher looked out of this world at the 1985 Met Gala themed ‘Costumes Royal of India’.


With the 2016 Met gala’s theme ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’, Claire Danes took the dress code seriously in style by donning a Zac Posen ball gown that (literally) lighted up the Met gala red carpet.


Sporting a stylish Marie Antoinette at the ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion And Furniture In The 18th Century’ Met Gala, Amber Valletta graced the gala in a Maggie Norris Couture corset and John Galliano skirt (2004).


Zoe Saldana arrived at the red carpet in an eye-catching Dolce and Gabbana gown (2016). The multicolored feather-embellished train could pass off as a flock of peacocks, a field of wildflowers or even a floor filled with confetti–it was nothing less than a work of art.


Zendaya’s plunging sun-themed ensemble by Fausto Puglisi reminds us of a tarot card, or an Alice in Wonderland theme, but only the chicest version of it.

Naomi-Campbell-1999Here’s a throwback photo of Naomi Campbell attending the 1990 Met Gala themed ‘Théâtre de la Mode: Fashion Dolls’. If you’re going to wear an artistic, bright printed mini-dress, opt for a shorter hemline so it wouldn’t overwhelm your overall look!

In-article images: Rihanna | Vogue | Elle | Pop Sugar

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