The 10 Most Iconic Looks From The Met Gala

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Let’s be real, if we aren’t scrolling through TikTok for the latest fashion trends, we are holding out for one of the biggest fashion events of the year…. The Met Gala. Lucky for us, this morning The Met took to Instagram stories to announce this year’s theme, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, which is a play on last year’s theme ‘In America: A Lexicon in Fashion’. 

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In America: A Lexicon in Fashion’ focused mostly on 20th and 21st century fashion and its ties to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

This year the focus will shift exploring the “unfamiliar sartorial natives filtered through the imagination of America’s most visionary film directors”, Andrew Bolton, curator of the Costume Institute, shared via The Met Gala’s official Instagram account.

Speaking to Vogue, Bolton further explained that this year’s event will celebrate quintessential American style and will explore the work of tailors, dressmakers, and designers, including Oscar de la Renta, Charles James, Tom Ford and more. 

We are certain that this year’s theme will not disappoint. But one thing that remains a mystery is who will be given the golden ticket to host another star-studded red-carpet. (Although, let the record show that our dream host is Euphoria actress Alexa Demie, tbh.)

The countdown is officially on (!!!) so we took it upon ourselves to round up 10 of the most iconic Met Gala looks of all time. Here goes…   

Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2021, Theme: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion

Lil Nas X put on a show for the 2021 red-carpet not only revealing one but three outfits custom made by Donatella Versace. Absolutely nailed his first Met appearance.  

Kylie Jenner
Kylie and Kendall Jenner (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2019, Theme: Camp

Camp was made for the Jenner sisters, who nailed the red carpet crystal-embellished and feather ensembles, created by Versace. 

Rihanna (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2018, Theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Rihanna (AKA the Queen of the Met Gala Rihanna), took us to church dressed in Maison Margiela. 

Zendaya (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2017, Theme: Comme des Garçons’s Rei Kawakubo

Zendaya stopped the show in 2017, graced the red-carpet dressed in Dolce & Gabbana. A vision! of! glamour!  

lady gaga
Lady Gaga (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2016, theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology 

A vision of ’80s rock, Lady Gaga took the age of technology into her own hands, and stopped the show in Versace Atelier. HOW did she walkin’ those heels?! 

Beyonce (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2015, Theme: China: Through the Looking Glass 

We lost our jaw for this one, Queen B didn’t leave much to the imagination slaying in this Givenchy dress.  

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2014, Theme: Charles James: Beyond Fashion 

Hollywood Glam meets Met Gala by none other than Taylor Swift. She donned this stunning head-turning gown by Oscar De La Renta and we were left wondering who would be the one to sweep her off her feet.  

Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2013, Theme: Punk: Chaos to Couture 

Leave it to Miley Cyrus to embrace her punk goth side. In 2013, her Marc Jacobs paid a true tribute to punk chaos

Mary Kate Olsen
Mary-Kate Olsen (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2012, Theme: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations 

You can always count on Mary-Kate Olsen to be daring, dramatic and bold Mary-Kate wore the perfect black dress from her own label The Row, and added a little hint of glamour.  

Doutzen Kroes
Doutzen Kroes (Credit: Getty)

Year: 2010, Theme: American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity 

Doutzen Kroes was a modern-day Cinderella in this Zac Posen gown. 

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