At the 2016 Met Gala, model Karolina Kurkova wore a light-up dress designed by Marchesa in conjunction with IBM. The dress was the talk of the red carpet, but fashion fans will remember that Kurkova was not the first to wear a light-up gown on the Met Gala red carpet.
Katy Perry wore a glowing pink dress by CuteCircuit to the 2010 Met Gala, where the theme was “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.” She paired it with pink glitter peep-toe pumps.
While that look was arguably not quite as high-fashion as Kurkova’s, Perry has definitely pushed the fashion boundaries ever since. In 2013, she attended with Dolce & Gabbana designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, wearing an embellished dress, crown and heels by the label.
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In 2015, she hit the red carpet with Moschino designer Jeremy Scott, in one of his signature wild creations, complete with quirky accessories.
For the most recent gala, in 2016, she wore a dramatic black Prada gown with coordinating dark lips.
This year, Perry is serving as the event’s co-chair, with Pharrell Williams. While we don’t know what dress she’ll wear, we think she’ll likely don a pair of shoes from her recently launched Katy Perry Collections shoe line.
Click through the gallery to see more of Perry’s looks through the years.