Over The Years: The Craziest Shoes From The Met Gala Red Carpet

Fashion fans, brace yourselves — the 2016 Met Gala in New York is almost here. Set to occur on Monday, May 2, the annual red carpet event is a fashion spectacle that can’t be missed. This year’s theme, which aims to celebrate the use of technology in fashion, is bound to manifest a number of futuristic looks — hopefully, shoes included.

In honor of the big night, we’re reminiscing on some of our favorite — and craziest — looks from past red carpets. Previous years offered a number of daring footwear moments, from dramatic thigh-highs to sparkly stilettos.

Of course, who could forget Rihanna‘s 2015 Met Gala look. Though her trailing Guo Pei Couture gown was the most buzzed-about piece of the night, we were drawn to her sparkling Christian Louboutin Toerless Muse shoes.

Rihanna Met Gala 2015 Rihanna on the red carpet wearing Guo Pei Couture with Christian Louboutin fall ’15 Toerless Muse strappy shoes. Getty Images.

In 2014, Rita Ora opted for a maximalist look. She wore a bondage-inspired Donna Karan Atelier gown and paired it with custom strappy Casadai thigh-highs. That same year, Marion Cotillard wore metallic squared-toe Christian Dior pumps, which had a robotic feel (they would be perfect for this year’s theme, actually).

Though Beyoncé has had a number of Met Gala hits, her 2013 Givenchy look is perhaps the most memorable. Her high-slit skirt allowed her custom printed thigh-high boots to shine.

Beyonce Met Gala Shoes Knowles’ thigh-high split gave a great view of her Givenchy boots. REX Shutterstock.
Met Gala Shoes Detail shot of Cotillard’s Dior pumps. Getty Images.

Honorable mentions include Sarah Jessica Parker’s tartan thigh-highs by Christian Louboutin, which she wore in 2013. Madonna amped up her pink Casadei pumps that same year by wearing thigh-high stockings.

For more crazy Met Gala looks, click through the gallery.

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