The most memorable Met Gala outfits through the years - in pictures
From Beyonce and Rihanna back to Cher and Diana Ross
Rihanna in Comme des Garcons at the 2017 Met Gala. Getty Images
Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles in Givenchy at the 2014 Met Gala. Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Naomi Campbell in Versace at the 1990 Met Gala. Getty Images
Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen at the Met Gala in 2006. FilmMagic
Diana Ross and Patrice Calmette attend the Met Gala in 1981. Getty Images
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren at the 2018 Met Gala. Reuters
Zendaya in Versace at the 2018 Met Gala. AFP
Carey Mulligan in Prada at the 2012 Met Gala. Getty Images
Diane Kruger in Hugo Boss and Joshua Jackson at the 2014 Met Gala. Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger and Zayn Malik at the 2016 Met Gala. WireImage
Rooney Mara in Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala. FilmMagic
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in Givenchy at the 2013 Met Gala. Getty Images
Cate Blanchett wears Balenciaga to the Met Gala in 2007. Getty Images
Jeremy Scott and Cardi B in Moschino at the 2018 Met Gala. Reuters
Cara Delevingne in Burberry at the 2013 Met Gala. Getty Images
Bella Hadid in Givenchy at the 2016 Met Gala. FilmMagic
Rihanna in Guo Pei at the 2015 Met Gala. AFP
Blake Lively in Gucci at the 2014 Met Gala. Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana at the 2017 Met Gala. Getty Images
Diana, Princess of Wales in John Galliano for Dior at the 1996 Met Gala. WireImage
Emma Stone in Thakoon at the 2014 Met Gala. Getty Images
Sarah Jessica Parker in H&M at the 2015 Met Gala. Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren at the 2017 Met Gala. Getty Images
Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton at the 2016 Met Gala. WireImage
Cher in Bob Mackie at the 1985 Met Gala. WireImage
David Bowie and Iman in Calvin Klein at the 2003 Met Gala. Getty Images
Scarlett Johansson in Calvin Klein at the 2004 Met Gala. Getty Images
Katy Perry in Prada at the 2016 Met Gala. Getty Images
Beyonce in Givenchy at the 2016 Met Gala. Getty Images
Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn at the 2018 Met Gala. EPA
Rihanna in Margiela at the 2018 Met Gala. Reuters
The first Monday in May is almost upon us, which means one of the year's most stylish events is also fast approaching.
The annual Met Gala, which was first established in 1948 though held intermittently until recent decades, will take place in New York on May 6, bringing together stars of the music, film and fashion worlds.
The modish event, which raises funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, also marks the opening of the venue's annual fashion exhibition, this year entitled Camp: Notes on Fashion.
The 2019 occasion will be co-hosted by Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Serena Williams and, as per usual,
Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
While we wait to see which stars will be in attendance, and how they'll interpret this year's dress code of camp, we've rounded up some of the most unforgettable looks of galas past.
From Rihanna in her sweeping yellow cape from 2015 to Beyonce's rubbery Givenchy of 2016, plus some throwbacks from the Eighties, scroll the gallery above to see the Met Gala's most memorable moments.
Updated: April 21, 2019 12:33 PM