Beyoncé’s Met Gala Shoe Style Through the Years

When it comes to the Oscars of Fashion (a.k.a. the Met Gala), Beyoncé never fails to deliver the drama.

Through the years, the “Formation” singer has taken some major style risks, capturing plenty of headlines along the way. Two of her most memorable looks — from 2015 and 2016 — came courtesy of French fashion house Givenchy, a label she has worn to the high-profile event for five years running.

Last year, Beyoncé turned heads in an ultra-formfitting, nude-colored latex gown custom designed by Givenchy’s former creative director, Riccardo Tisci. The dress’ exaggerated sculpted shoulders perfectly complemented the event’s theme, “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Beyoncé accessorized the look with a pair of towering, nude-colored platforms.

beyonce-met-gala Beyoncé in Givenchy at the 2016 Met Gala. REX Shutterstock
Beyonce Celebrity Statement Shoes May 2016 A closer look at her Givenchy platforms. Splash

In 2015, the star — who has worked with stylist Ty Hunter since the early days of her career — sizzled in a sheer gown with strategically placed jeweled flower embellishments, paired with platform shoes. Rumor has it the outfit was a last-minute switch: After swiping through Instagram on her way to the gala and seeing what other attendees were wearing, Beyoncé apparently ordered her driver to turn around so she could change into a different, more daring dress.

Beyonce Met Gala Shoes Beyoncé on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet in head-to-toe Givenchy. REX Shutterstock
Beyonce Met Gala Shoes Detail shot of Beyoncé’s towering Givenchy heels. REX Shutterstock.

The Ivy Park designer also went for a barely-there sheer look in 2012. This time, her show-stopping Givenchy gown featured black lace embellishments and a dramatic train festooned with purple and black ostrich feathers. She kept her footwear simple, wearing sleek black sandals with a stiletto heel.

Beyonce Met Gala Shoes In 2012, the star also wore a Givenchy gown, paired with black stiletto sandals. REX Shutterstock
Beyonce Met Gala Shoes Detail shot of the singer’s Givenchy heels. REX Shutterstock

Now that she’s pregnant with twins, we’re particularly excited to see what Beyoncé will turn out in at this year’s gala, taking place May 1. Judging by her flawless maternity style so far, we know she won’t let her mom-to-be status hold her back from slaying the red carpet like always. In the meantime, click through our gallery here to see more of her fiercest Met Gala fashion statements.

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