For many of the celebrities attending the 2016 Met Gala in New York on Monday, their most eye-catching accessory will be who’s on their arm.
With the theme Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology — a tribute to handmade and machine-made fashion — there will be no shortage of striking ensembles and heels hitting the red carpet.
Still, the power couples are the true spectacles.
Below, we take a look at how the Met Gala’s most glamorous duos have evolved through the years.
An Internet meme was born when Kim Kardashian West made her Met Gala debut in 2013 alongside Kanye West.
The then-pregnant star was covered from head to toe in a statement floral-print Givenchy gown and matching sandals that received a very mixed response on social media, including comparisons to wallpaper graphics and more.
For their sophomore outing together at the 2014 Gala, she played it safe in an all-Lanvin ensemble, including black cage heels.
In 2015, Kardashian West did away with flaunting her shoes by rocking a sheer floor-length Roberto Cavalli gown that exposed nearly every part of her body but her feet.
Click through the gallery below to see how other Met Gala couples have evolved through the years.