Dubbed the Oscars of fashion, the Met Gala produces its share of memorable moments each year, from elaborately themed dresses to bathroom selfies.
In honor of the 2018 Met Gala Monday, FN looks back at seven of our favorite fashion memories (in no particular order) from Met Galas past.
1. Beyoncé in Givenchy, 2015
Nearly naked dresses are a recurring theme at the Met Gala, but Beyoncé’s 2015 look may be one of the most memorable. The “Love on Top” singer stunned in a sheer bejeweled Givenchy dress that left little to the imagination, which she paired with beige ankle-strap pumps for a bold red carpet look.
2. Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen, 2006
Sarah Jessica Parker is a frequent Met Gala attendee — and she’s known for embracing the theme with her looks. At her first Met Gala of the millennium in 2006, Parker stunned in a custom Alexander McQueen tartan dress that perfectly matched the “Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion” theme.
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3. Rihanna in Guo Pei, 2015
Like Parker, Rihanna is one to follow a dress code, and she embraced 2015’s “China: Through the Looking Glass” theme in a big way. The star — who co-chairs this year’s event — shined in a dramatic yellow satin, fur-trimmed Guo Pei dress with a never-ending train.
4. Blake Lively in Gucci, 2014
Blake Lively is known for her glamorous red carpet style, and her old-Hollywood-inspired look at the 2014 Met Gala did not disappoint. The “Gossip Girl” star turned heads in an elegant blush-colored Gucci gown with a plunging neckline, paired with burgundy jewelry.
5. Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad, 2010
Jennifer Lopez has stepped out in a slew of swoonworthy red carpet looks over the years, but her soft 2010 Met Gala look offered a departure from her usual sultry style. The star stunned in an ultrafeminine, intricately embellished ballgown.
6. Claire Danes in Zac Posen, 2016
With her blonde hair and blue eyes, Claire Danes would resemble Cinderella in any ensemble, so it’s no surprise that the star was compared to the Disney princess when she stepped out in a powder blue Zac Posen ballgown. But the classic dress came with a memorable twist: It glowed in the dark.
7. Cher in Bob Mackie, 1974
Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and more celebrities have stunned in naked dresses on the Met Gala red carpet in recent years, but Cher’s Bob Mackie dress started it all. The star’s dress — which came complete with feathers on the sleeves and at the hemline — is hard to forget.
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