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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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2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

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

2016

When Madonna revealed it all in lace Givenchy.

2015

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

2015

bathroom selfie?

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When they tried to ban selfies but no one listened.

2015

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

2015

Katy Perry's charmed manicure.

2015

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

2015

How about some scrambled eggs?

2015

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

2015

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

Hot-headed.

2015

Jafar? Sure.

2015

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

When Cara Delevingne got temporary tattoos all over her body.

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

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

2015

When Solange went futuristic in this sculptural Giles dress.

2015

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

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2015

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

2015

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

2015

When all eyes were on Amal Clooney. George who?

2015

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

2015

When Lily Aldridge really loved her bedazzled fish clutch.

2015

This guy.

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

2009

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

2008

When the duo complemented each other in black and gold.

2007

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

2006

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

2005

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

2014

When Solange, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé entered an elevator, and this epic showdown happened.

2014

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

2014

Pre #MetGala glam party with @taylorswift

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

2014

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

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

2014

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

2014

The Met Gala streaker.

2014

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

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2014

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

2014

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

2014

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

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

2014

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.

2013

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

2013

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

2013

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

2013

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

2013

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

2013

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

2013

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."

1995

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2012

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

2011

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

2011

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

2010

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

2010

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

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2010

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

2010

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

2009-2010

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

Kate Moss. Enough said.

2009

When Madonna wore this on her head.

2009

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

2008

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

2008

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

2008

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

2007

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

2007

When Cate Blanchett was a beautiful golden statue in Balenciaga.

2006

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

2005

When Karolina Kurkova spread the love in Viktor & Rolf.

2004

When Eva Mendez epitomized early 2000s fashion.

2003

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

2003

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

2000

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

1999

When Jennifer Love Hewitt wore this fuzzy pink skirt.

1999

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

1999

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

1999

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

1998

When Martha Stewart had a rare bombshell moment.

1997

When Madonna wore a space blanket. To the Met Gala.

1997

When Elizabeth Hurley was 100 percent glam in a lilac thigh-slit gown and plush white fur.

1997

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

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1996

When Princess Diana got sultry in a slipdress.

1995

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

1992

When Christy Turlington gave us a full Audrey Hepburn look.

1990

When Naomi Campbell was a technicolor dream.

1981

When Diana Ross wore all the ruffles.

1981

When Bianca Jagger was just too chic for words.

1979

When Jackie O. swathed herself in Valentino.

1977

When Barbara Walters looked as regal as a Greek goddess.

1974

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

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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