MET GALA 2022

The 35 Most Memorable Met Gala Looks of All Time, From Kate Moss to Kim Kardashian

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As we prepare for what André Leon Talley onced called the Super Bowl of social fashion events: The Met Gala, take a look back at the 30 best dresses of yore, including everyone from Rihanna, Beyonce andKim Kardashian, to Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen who always interpret the theme in the most thoughtful, chic ways, to Jennifer Lopez who never strays away from the ultra-glam. Here, the most memorable looks of all time.

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Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs at the 2009 Met Gala “The Model as Muse.”

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Rihanna in Guo Pei at the 2015 Met Gala “China: Through the Looking Glass.”

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Zendaya in Versace at the 2018 Met Gala, “Heavenly Bodies.”

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Madonna in Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.”

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Lupita Nyong’o in Prada at the 2014 Met Gala “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.”

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Harry Styles dress in Gucci at the 2019 Met Gala, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”

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Tom Brady & Gisele Bundchen in Alexander McQueen at the 2011 Met Gala “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.”

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Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta in 2021.

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Caroline Kennedy in Carolina Herrera with husband Ed Schlossberg arrive at the 2001 Met Gala “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.”

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Rihanna in John Galliano at the 2018 Met Gala.

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Rooney Mara in Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.”

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Doutzen Kroes in Zan Posen at the 2010 Met Gala “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.”

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Lily-Rose Depp in vintage Chanel at the 2019 Met Gala.

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Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney at the 2015 Met Gala “China: Through The Looking Glass.”

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Kim Kardashian at the 2019 Met Gala.

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Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen at the 2012 Met Gala “Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.”

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Sienna Miller in Thakoon at the 2015 Met Gala “China: Through The Looking Glass.”

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, wearing Tommy Hilfiger, arrive for the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2016.

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Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton attends the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York.

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Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.”

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Miranda Kerr attends the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.

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Solange Knowles attends the “China: Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

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Linda Evangelista during 2004 Costume Institute Gala ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Katy Perry attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City.

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Jennifer Lopez attends the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2011 in New York City.

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Diane Kruger attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City.

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Chloe Sevigny attends the “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City.

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Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren attends ‘Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons:Art of the In-Between’ Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City.

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Cameron Diaz during “Poiret: King of Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

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Blake Lively attends the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 3, 2010 in New York City.

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Anne Hathaway attends the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.

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Ashley Olsen attends the Costume Institute Gala for the “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City.

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Kim Kardashian in Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala “PUNK: Chaos to Couture.”

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Amal Clooney attends the ‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Costume Institute Benefit Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.

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Amber Valletta wearing Atelier Versace attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala “Superheroes: Fashion And Fantasy” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2008 in New York City.

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