The Met Gala: All Of The Best Dressed Celebs From The Last Decade

You really can't forget some of these looks...

Kylie Kim Kendall

by Grazia Contributor |

The Met Gala, formerly the 'Costume Institute Gala' or 'Met Ball', is a firm fixture in the fashion calendar.

Conceived as an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City, it marks the opening of the institute's annual fashion exhibit and also plays host to a series of sensational, jaw-dropping and, frankly, mesmerising gowns...

Famed as much for its clothes as for the VIPs who wear them – and the money they help to raise – in its history, the Met Gala has welcomed a host of A-listers from around the globe.

Such stars include Kate Moss, Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, the late, great Alexander McQueen, Diane Von Furstenberg and of course, Anna Wintour – chair of the event and guardian of the guest list (the VERY coveted guest list, we might add).

Remember Victoria Beckham in that red Roland Mouret prom dress? Sarah Jessica Parker and her Philip Tracey custom-made 'fire' headpiece? And let's not forget that yellow fur trimmed Guo Pei cape of Rihanna's or even when Cara Delevingne painted her head silver.

Scroll down to remember some of the best – and most daring – looks of the last 10 years...

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Beyonce
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Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccadro Tisci at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Rihanna
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Rihanna in Guo Pei at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Cara Delevingne
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Cara Delevigne in Stella McCartney at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Amal Clooney
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Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela 'Artisinal' Gown at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M and Philip Treacy at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Anna Wintour
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Anna Wintour in Chanel at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Diane Kruger
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Diane Kruger in Chanel Haute Couture at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Sienna Miller
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Sienna Miller in Thakoon at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Jennifer Lawrence
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Jennifer Lawrence in Dior Haute Couture at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley
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Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley in Atelier Versace at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian in Roberto Cavalli at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Kendall Jenner
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Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Amanda Seyfriend
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Amanda Seyfriend in Givenchy Haute Couture at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Kate Hudson
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Kate Hudson in Michael Kors at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Naomi Campbell
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Naomi Campbell in Burberry Prorsum at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

FKA Twigs
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FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Zendaya
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Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
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Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen in John Galliano for Dior at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Miley Cyrus
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Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Kerry Washington
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Kerry Washington in Prada at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Katie Holmes
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Katie Holmes in Zac Posen at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Dakota Johnson
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Dakota Johnson in Chanel at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Jennifer Lopez
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Jennifer Lopez in Versace at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Poppy Delevingne
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Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Gigi Hadid
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Gigi Hadid in Diane von Furstenberg at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Imogen Poots
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Imogen Poots in Alberta Ferretti at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Georgia May Jagger
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Georgia May Jagger in Gucci at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Olivia Wilde
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Olivia Wilde in Prada at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Madonna
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Madonna in Moschino at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Zoe Kravtiz
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Zoe Kravitz in Alexander Wang at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Jennifer Connelly
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Jennifer Connelly in custom Louis Vuitton at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Julianne Moore
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Julianne Moore in Givenchy Haute Couture at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Solange Knowles
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Solange Knowles in Giles at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Bee Shaffer
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Bee Shaffer in Alexander McQueen at 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Met Gala 2015

Taylor Swift
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Taylor Swift in Oscar De La Renta at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Cara Delevingne
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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Rihanna
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Rihanna in Stella McCartney at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Reese Witherspoon
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Reese Witherspoon in Stella McCartney at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Beyonce
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Beyonce in Givenchy Haute Couture at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Victoria Beckham
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Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Lupita Nyong'o
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Lupita Nyong'o in Prada at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Georgia May Jagger
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Georgia May Jagger in David Koma at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Dita Von Teese
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Dita Von Teese in Zac Posen at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Anna Wintour
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Anna Wintour in Chanel couture at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Blake Lively
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Blake Lively in Gucci Premiere at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Kim Kardashian
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Kim Kardashian in Lanvin at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Diane Kruger
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Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Karlie Kloss
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Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley
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Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley in Balmain at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Dakota Johnson
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Dakota Johnson in Jason Wu at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Selena Gomez
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Selena Gomez in Diane von Furstenberg at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Nicole Richie
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Nicole Richie in Donna Karan Atelier at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Suki Waterhouse
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Suki Waterhouse in Burberry Prorsum at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Rita Ora
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Rita Ora in Donna Karen at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Gisele Bundchen
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Gisele in Balenciaga at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Karolina Kurkova
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Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Kylie Minogue
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Kylie Minogue in Marchesa at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Naomi Campbell
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Naomi Campbell in Roberto Cavalli at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Katie Holmes
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Katie Holmes in Marchesa at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Lena Dunham
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Lena Dunham in Giambattista Valli at 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Met Gala, 2014

Anne Hathaway
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Anne Hathaway in Valentino at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Cara Delevingne
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Cara Delevingne in Burberry at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Kate Bosworth
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Kate Bosworth in Balmain at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Kristen Stewart
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Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sarah Jessica Parker in Giles at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Emma Watson
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Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Solange Knowles
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Solange Knowles in Zenzo at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Rooney Mara
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Rooney Mara wearing Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Coco Rocha
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Coco Rocha wearing Emanuel Ungaro at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Uma Thurman
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Uma Thurman in Zac Posen at 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' Met Gala, 2013

Carey Mulligan
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Carey Mulligan in Prada at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Florence Welch
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Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Beyoncu00e9
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Beyoncé in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Marion Cotillard
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Marion Cotillard in Christian Dior at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Lana Del Ray
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Lana Del Rey in Joseph Altuzarra at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Michelle Dockery
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Michelle Dockery in Ralph Lauren Collection at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Kate Upton
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Kate Upton in Michael Kors at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Maya Haile
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Maya Haile in Ralph Lauren at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Karolina Kurkova
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Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe Collection at 'Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations' Met Gala, 2012

Diane Kruger
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Diane Kruger in Jason Wu at ''Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Met Gala, 2011

Chanel Iman
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Chanel Iman in Dolce & Gabbana at ''Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Met Gala, 2011

Daphne Guinness
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Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen at 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Met Gala, 2011

Beyonce
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Beyonce in Emilio Pucci at 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Met Gala, 2011

Zou00eb Saldana
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Zoë Saldana in Calvin Klein Collection at 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Met Gala, 2011

Florence Welsh
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Florence Welsh in Yves Saint Laurent at 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Met Gala, 2011

Gwyneth Paltrow
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Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney at 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Met Gala, 2011

Karolina Kurkova
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Karolina Kurkova in Jean Paul Gaultier at 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' Met Gala, 2011

Anne Hathaway
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Anne Hathaway in Valentino at 'American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity' Met Gala, 2010

Diane Von Furstenberg
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Diane Von Furstenberg in Diane Von Furstenberg at 'American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity' Met Gala, 2010

Sienna Miller
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Sienna Miller in Emilio Pucci at 'American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity' Met Gala, 2010

Doutzen Kroes
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Doutzen Kroes wore Zac Posen at 'American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity' Met Gala, 2010

Victoria Beckham
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Victoria Beckham in Marc Jacobs at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Met Gala, 2009

Kate Moss
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Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Met Gala, 2009

Agyness Deyn
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Agyness Deyn in Burberry at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Met Gala, 2009

Iman
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Iman in Donna Karan at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Met Gala, 2009

Anna Wintour
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Anna Wintour in Chanel at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Met Gala, 2009

Kate Bosworth
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Kate Bosworth in Stella McCartney at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Met Gala, 2009

Claudia Schiffer
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Claudia Schiffer in Gianni Versace at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Met Gala, 2009

Diane Kruger
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Diane Kruger in Chanel at 'The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion' Met Gala, 2009

Anna Wintour
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Anna Wintour in Chanel at 'Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy' Met Gala, 2008

Victoria Beckham
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Victoria Beckham in Giorgio Armani at 'Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy' Met Gala, 2008

Sandra Bullock
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Sandra Bullock in Alberta Ferretti at 'Poiret: King of Fashion' Met Gala, 2007

Mary Kate Olsen
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Mary Kate Olsen in Giambattista Valli at 'Poiret: King of Fashion' Met Gala, 2007

Lucy Liu
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Lucy Liu in Zac Posen at 'Poiret: King of Fashion' Met Gala, 2007

Sarah Jessica Parker
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Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at 'AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion' Met Gala, 2006

Victoria Beckham
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Victoria Beckham in Roland Mouret at 'AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion' Met Gala, 2006

Sienna Miller
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Sienna Miller in Burberry at 'AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion' Met Gala, 2006

Charlize Theron
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Charlize Theron in Dior at 'AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion' Met Gala, 2006

Kate Moss
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Kate Moss in Burberry at 'AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion' Met Gala, 2006

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Beyoncé Wears Latex Givenchy to the 2016 Met Gala.

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Emma Watson wore a monochrome Calvin Klein dress at the Met Gala in 2016.

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Kendall Jenner in an Atelier Versace dress and Lorraine Schwartz jewellery at the Met Gala in 2016.

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Gigi Hadid wore a Tommy Hilfiger dress and Zayn Malik wore Versace to the Met Gala in 2016.

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Kim Kardashian wore a silver Balmain dress to the Met Gala in 2016.

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Taylor Swift wore a Louis Vuitton dress to the Met Gala in 2016.

Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang at the Met Gala 2017
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Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang at the Met Gala 2017.

Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa at the 2017 Met Gala.
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Chrissy Teigen in Marchesa at the 2017 Met Gala.

Rihanna in Comme des Garu00e7ons at the 2017 Met Gala.
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Rihanna in Comme des Garçons at the 2017 Met Gala.

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Blake Lively in Versace at the 2017 Met Gala.

Miranda Kerr in Oscar de la Renta at the 2017 Met Gala.
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Miranda Kerr in Oscar de la Renta at the 2017 Met Gala.

Hailey Baldwin in Carolina Herrera at the 2017 Met Gala.
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Hailey Baldwin in Carolina Herrera at the 2017 Met Gala.

Cara Delevingne in Chanel at the 2017 Met Gala.
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Cara Delevingne in Chanel at the 2017 Met Gala.

Rihanna wearing Maison Margiela by John Galliano at the 2018 Met Gala.
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Rihanna wearing Maison Margiela by John Galliano at the 2018 Met Gala.

Ariana Grande wearing Vera Wang at the 2018 Met Gala.
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Ariana Grande wearing Vera Wang at the 2018 Met Gala.

Kylie Jenner wearing Alexander Wang
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Kylie Jenner wearing Alexander Wang at the 2018 Met Gala.

Amal Clooney wearing Richard Quinn at the 2018 Met Gala.
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Amal Clooney wearing Richard Quinn at the 2018 Met Gala.

Cara Delevingne wearing Dior at the 2018 Met Gala.
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Cara Delevingne wearing Dior at the 2018 Met Gala.

Madonna wearing Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2018 Met Gala.
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Madonna wearing Jean Paul Gaultier at the 2018 Met Gala.

Vogue's Hamish Bowles in Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano at the 2019 Met Gala.
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Vogue's Hamish Bowles in Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano at the 2019 Met Gala.

Lady Gaga's Brandon Maxwell looks at the 2019 Met Gala.
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Lady Gaga's Brandon Maxwell looks at the 2019 Met Gala.

Billy Porter wore an incredible ensemble by The Blonds to the 2019 Met Gala.
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Billy Porter wore an incredible ensemble by The Blonds to the 2019 Met Gala.

Jemima Kirke and Lena Dunham wore Christopher Kane to the 2019 Met Gala.
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Jemima Kirke and Lena Dunham wore Christopher Kane to the 2019 Met Gala.

Alexa Chung in Alexa Chung at the 2019 Met Gala.
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Alexa Chung in Alexa Chung at the 2019 Met Gala.

Janelle Monae in Christian Siriano at the 2019 Met Gala.
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Janelle Monae in Christian Siriano at the 2019 Met Gala.

Katy Perry
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Katy Perry in the ultimate Insta-bait: space-hogging wings and a Versace dress for 2018's Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination.

Princess Diana
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Long before the Met Ball became synonymous with memes, there was true elegance, as epitomised by Princess Diana in John Galliano for Dior in 1996.

Kim Kardashian
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From the Givenchy gown that launched a thousand 'granny curtain' memes to a wet-look dress (custom Mugler), Kim K deserves her own chapter in Met Ball history.

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