On May 7, an array of celebrities, models, royalty, and fashion designers will descend upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for fashion’s biggest calendar event, The Met Gala. Occurring on the first Monday of May each year, this year’s theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”.
The annual event never fails to bring out the biggest names in Hollywood, wearing the boldest and most daring red carpet looks. Last year, Rihanna demanded a double-take in an architectural Comme des Garçons look, straight off the Fall 2016 runway, while cochair Katy Perry arrived shrouded in red tulle courtesy of Maison Margiela by John Galliano. And who can forget Claire Danes’ one-of-a-kind glow-in-the-dark dress by Zac Posen in 2016? But ultimately, it’s Lady Gaga’s voluminous kimono-style Alexander Wang ensemble from the 2015 ceremony we’re still thinking about. While we eagerly await this year’s ball, we look back at the most memorable Met Gala moments in recent years.