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100 of the Most Shocking, Stunning, and Memorable Moments In Met Gala History
Charting the most unforgettable things that have happened at the Met Gala over the years.
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1

When Beyoncé stepped out in a nude latex Givenchy gown, prompting Lemonade fans to question if it could possibly be Becky's skin. (2016)


2

When we couldn't stop staring at Kim and Kanye's matching Balmain looks—or Kanye's eerie colored contacts. (2016)


3

When Katy Perry brought some gothic drama in a Prada gown and beehive updo. (2016)


4

When Zoe Saldana took arts and crafts to new heights with a feathered Dolce & Gabbana dress.


5

When Madonna revealed it all in lace Givenchy.


6

When Beyoncé was late because she'd been busy doing her ponytail in the elevator. (2015)



7

When they tried to ban selfies but no one listened. (2015)

bathroom selfie?

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8

When the new generation of supermodels decided to lounge on the Met steps. (2015)




9

Katy Perry's charmed manicure. (2015)



10

When Rihanna arrived in the Guo Pei dress that instantly launched a thousand memes. Pizza Anyone? (2015)



11

How about some scrambled eggs? (2015)




12

Who needs a red carpet when you have a mile-long yellow train? (2015)




13

And runner-up for meme-worthy look of the night: Sarah Jessica Parker in her flaming headdress. The Internet went wild with this one...(2015)


14

Hot-headed. (2015)


15

Jafar? Sure. (2015)


16

When Kim Kardashian wore this sheer feathered Roberto Cavalli gown and everyone called out its not-so-subtle similarities to Beyoncé's Givenchy Haute Couture dress from 2012. (2015)



17

When Cara Delevingne got temporary tattoos all over her body. (2015)



18

When Selena Gomez basically wore a full orchid plant on her head. (2015)


19

When Jennifer Lawrence revealed she went through 45 or 46 fittings prior to wearing this Dior dress. (2015)


20

When this guy wanted to Instagram Beyoncé's fierceness but he also wanted pizza. (2015)


21

When Kerry Washington looked straight out of a princess fairytale in a pale pink Prada ballgown. (2015)


22

When Solange went futuristic in this sculptural Giles dress. (2015)




23

When Anne Hathaway wore a gold metallic hooded gown and gave us Princess Leia flashbacks. (2015)


24

When Diane Kruger, in Chanel Couture, proved pants can be just as chic as a gown. (2015)


25

When Justin Bieber wore this Balmain ensemble, which Kris Jenner totally copied a month later. (2015)



26

When all eyes were on Amal Clooney. George who? (2015)



27

When Constance Jablonski wore flat slides and simple black separates for the most '90s minimalist look of the night. (2015)



28

When Lily Aldridge really loved her bedazzled fish clutch. (2015)



29

This guy. (2015)



30

Pretty much every time Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen show up. Like when they were all dramatic in black. (2015)

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31

When they put a tailored twist on red carpet glamour—Mary-Kate in striped Chanel, Ashley in military-inspired Gianfranco Ferré. (2014)



32

Back in their bohemian days, Ashley donned tangerine-colored Dior Couture while Mary-Kate wore Chanel under a fur-trimmed robe coat. (2013)



33

When Mary-Kate attended the gala solo, wearing The Row. (2012)



34

When Ashley played with volume in vintage Christian Dior and Mary-Kate was a vision in crimson Givenchy Couture. (2011)



35

When Ashley was white hot, and Mary-Kate was sterling perfection in Christian Lacroix. (2009)



36

When the duo complemented each other in black and gold. (2008)



37

When Ashley wore a plunging white gown and Mary-Kate went for flights of fancy. (2007)



38

When they both wore bold red lipstick and Badgley Mischka dresses. (2006)



39

When they first attended the Met Gala looking angelic as ever. (2005)



40

When Solange, Jay Z and Beyoncé entered an elevator, and this epic showdown happened. (2014)



41

When Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds made their red carpet debut and looked every bit in love. (2014)



42

When Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss got ready together and basically looked like a beauty ad. (2014)

Pre #MetGala glam party with @taylorswift

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43

When Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez gave us #friendshipgoals with this adorable dance party. (2014)

And during.. sometimes you wanna just be you with someone who knows all your secrets

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44

When Lupita Nyong'o shocked us all by ditching her usual Disney Princess dresses for this edgy netted number. (2014)



45

The Met Gala streaker. (2014)



46

When drunk Reese Witherspoon couldn't pronounce Cara Delevingne's last name. (2014)




47

When Emma Stone proved once and for all that redheads can wear pink. (2014)


48

When Hayden Panettiere took a tumble down the red-carpeted steps. (2014)



49

When Lena Dunham shared her Met Gala essentials, including two packs of peanut butter cups. (2014)

Met ball essentials- "healthy" candy, gum disguised as Xanax

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50

When Jay-Z put a ring on it. Beyoncé's jewelry had slipped off and her hubby retrieved it for her. It looked like he was proposing all over again. (2014)



51

When Sarah Jessica Parker wore this mohawk headpiece and got photobombed by Jennifer Lawrence. (2013)



52

When Anne Hathaway showed up with platinum hair and got photobombed by Joshua Jackson. (2013)



53

When Miley Cyrus got seriously edgy with this sharp, spiky hairstyle. (2013)



54

And Nicole Richie hit the red carpet with a shock of white-gray hair that rivaled Karl Lagerfeld's. (2013)




55

When Kim Kardashian wore too much floral fabric, which inspired that year's Halloween costume. (2013)



56

When Tiger Woods allegedly partied a little too hard and his face showed it all. (2013)



57

When Gwyneth Paltrow reminded us how amazing she looks in pink, and then announced she's never going to the Met Gala again because it's "not fun." (2013)



58

Which came 18 years after her first Met Gala in 1995.

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59

When Marc Jacobs wore a black lace dress over white boxer shorts. (2012)



60

When Carey Mulligan stole the spotlight in a metallic Prada dress, which she later sold on eBay. (2012)



61

When Anja Rubik showed off her stems in a sexy Anthony Vaccarello dress. (2012)



62

When Karolina Kurkova channeled 1940s old Hollywood glamour in a gold sequined gown and turban. (2012)




63

When Beyoncé's Emilio Pucci mermaid gown was so tight she could barely walk up the stairs. (2011)



64

When Daphne Guinness showed up in a fully feathered Alexander McQueen gown. (2011)



65

When Katy Perry wore a cotton candy-colored confection of a dress that actually lit up. (2010)



66

When Sarah Jessica Parker was a '70s disco dream queen in shimmering peach Halston Heritage. (2010)



67

When Blake Lively was in her Gossip Girl heyday and channeling Serena van der Woodsen. (2010)



68

When Doutzen Kroes had a Cinderella moment in this frothy blue Zac Posen gown. (2010)



69

When Anne Hathaway blossomed before our eyes, going from the maroon Marc Jacobs look on the left to the stunning Valentino look on the right in just a year. (2009-2010)



70

Kate Moss. Enough said. (2009)




71

When Madonna wore this on her head. (2009)



72

When Rihanna played with proportions in this puffy-sleeved Dolce & Gabbana suit. (2009)



73

When Taylor Swift still exclusively wore sparkly gowns and romantic curls on the red carpet. (2008)




74

When Gisele wore Versace and we couldn't get over that body. (2008)



75

When David and Victoria Beckham further solidified their status as Hollywood's reigning It couple. (2008)



76

When Julianne Moore was way ahead of the trend in this Saint Laurent blazer dress. (2007)



77

When Cate Blanchett was a beautiful golden statue in Balenciaga. (2007)



78

When Sarah Jessica Parker paid tribute to Alexander McQueen in this chic plaid dress. (2006)



79

When Karolina Kurkova spread the love in Viktor & Rolf. (2005)



80

When Eva Mendez epitomized early 2000s fashion. (2004)



81

When David Bowie and Iman looked like the rock star-supermodel royalty they are. (2003)



82

When Kirsten Dunst threw on a beanie before hitting the red carpet. (2003)



83

When Naomi Campbell and Iman gave us a double dose of daring. (2000)



84

When Jennifer Love Hewitt wore this fuzzy pink skirt. (1999)



85

When J.Lo made her first Met Gala appearance with Puff Daddy on her arm. (1999)



86

When Whitney Houston showed up in all her glamor and glory. (1999)




87

When Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney wore the one-shouldered tees of your '90s dreams. (1999)



88

When Martha Stewart had a rare bombshell moment. (1998)


89

When Madonna wore a space blanket. To the Met Gala. (1997)



90

When Elizabeth Hurley was 100% glam in a lilac thigh-slit gown and plush white fur. (1997)

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91

When Salma Hayek had an Angelina Jolie leg moment long before Angelina did. (1997)



92

When Princess Diana got sultry in a slipdress. (1996)



93

When supermodels Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, and Kate Moss, joined forces. (1995)



94

When Christy Turlington gave us a full Audrey Hepburn look. (1992)



95

When Naomi Campbell was a technicolor dream. (1990)



96

When Diana Ross wore all the ruffles. (1981)



97

When Bianca Jagger was just too chic for words. (1981)



98

When Jackie O. swathed herself in Valentino. (1979)


99

When Barbara Walters looked as regal as a Greek goddess. (1977)



100

When Cher showed up in a sheer feather dress long before anyone showed up at the red carpet with little coverage. (1974)

From: Harper's Bazaar

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.

* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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