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25 Unforgettable Red Carpet Looks At The Met Gala Through The Years

We’re only a few days away from the biggest fashion fete of the year, and for the sartorially savvy, it’s as if Christmas is fast approaching. Dubbed as the “Oscars of Fashion,” the Costume Institute Gala, more popularly known as the Met Gala, is notorious for hosting the most lavish couture moments in history. From fashion elites to Hollywood’s biggest names, every A-lister who secures an invite to this fundraising bash goes all out for the most exclusive red carpet of the year.

 


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This 2019, the selected theme is “Camp: Notes On Fashion,” as inspired by Susan Sontag’s essay entitled Notes On “Camp.” And as we prep ourselves for yet another batch of bold and bizarre red carpet ensembles on May 6th, we’re looking back at some of the most standout Met Gala looks in memory.

From Cher’s historic naked dress to Rihanna’s sensational couture picks, here are the best looks that decked the Met steps through the years:

 

Cher in Bob Mackie, 1974


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Iman in Calvin Klein, 1981


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Cher in Bob Mackie, 1985

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Elizabeth Hurley with Hugh Grant, 1995


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Naomi Campbell in Versace, 1995


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Princess Diana in Dior, 1996


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Karolina Kurkova in Viktor & Rolf, 2005


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Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen, 2006


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Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs, 2009?


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Kim Kardashian in Gucci, 2013


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Beyonce in Givenchy Couture, 2014


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Lupita Nyong'o in Prada, 2014


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Beyonce in Givenchy, 2015


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Dakota Johnson in Chanel Couture, 2015


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Kim Kardashian in Emilio Pucci, 2015


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Rihanna in Guo Pei, 2015


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Cara Delevingne in Chanel Couture, 2017


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Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren, 2017


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Rihanna in Comme de Garçons, 2017


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Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana, 2017


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Blake Lively in Versace, 2018


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Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung, 2018


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Jennifer Lopez in Balmain, 2018


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Rihanna in Maison Margiela, 2018


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Solange Knowles in Iris Van Herpen, 2018


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