As the Oscars of fashion, the Met Gala is a sartorial playground for Hollywood to experiment with its style.
There have been headpieces and sweeping trains, a boatload of feathers and jewels over the years, and some of the most breathtaking fashion moments we’ve ever seen. In advance of this year’s event—themed Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology—we’re looking at what some of our favorite red carpet stars have worn throughout the years.
2007: A floor-length, studded while halter gown.
2009: A Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo.
2014: A white Stella McCartney crop top and ruched skirt.
2015: A custom Guo Pei fur-trimmed silk cape and headdress that launched a thousand memes.
2003: A gold sequined Burberry mini-dress.
2010: A high-low navy Emilio Pucci gown.
2013: A studded biker jacket and white Burberry Prorsum gown.
2015: A matador style crimson jacket and trouser suit by Thakoon.
Sarah Jessica Parker
2006: A tartan and tulle Alexander McQueen gown.
2013: A graphic print Giles Deacon gown and mohawk headdress.
2014: A custom, black and white Oscar de la Renta gown with evening gloves.
2015: A custom H&M silk gown with a flaming Philip Treacy headpiece.
2010: An off-the shoulder ivory gown by Ralph Lauren Collection.
2011: A lacy black and nude off-the-shoulder gown by J.Mendel.
2013: A sleeveless black J.Mendel gown with sheer panels on the side and an ornate jeweled collar.
2014: A custom sequin and beaded organza gown by Oscar de la Renta.
2003: A white, knotted Stella McCartney gown.
2009: A shiny gold Stella McCartney halter gown.
2011: A strapless, champagne-silk Stella McCartney gown.
2015: A mock neck golden gown by Michael Kors.
2007: A voluminous black gown.
2011: A mint green Escada gown with cut outs.
2013: A floral-printed, violet Vera Wang gown.
2015: A bubblegum-pink Prada gown with bright green Prada mary janes.
2010: An embellished gold Valentino gown.
2013: A long-sleeved, plume-embellished Valentino Couture gown.
2014: A streamlined red Calvin Klein column gown.
2015: A gold hooded dress by Ralph Lauren Collection.
2011: A black floral gown by Lanvin.
2012: A custom Lanvin mini-dress embroidered with crystal flowers.
2014: A pink crop top and skirt combo by Thakoon.
2007: A peacock blue Marchesa mini-dress.
2011: A draped silver Chane Couture gown.
2013: A black organza-strewn Gucci Première gown.
2014: A rose-gold Gucci Première gown with scarf detail.
2005: A pink floral appliqué and black lace gown.
2012: A plunging, white J.Mendel gown.
2014: A red satin and pink satin Oscar de la Renta gown.
2015: A dark, emerald green Valentino gown.
2009: A cobalt blue Tommy Hilfiger gown with metallic detail.
2010: A ruffled, light-up Cute Circuit gown.
2013: A Dolce & Gabbana embroidered dress and bejeweled crown.
2015: A printed Moschino dress with matching elbow-length gloves.
2008: A creamy colored strapless gown by Armani Prive.
2012: A beaded Givenchy gown with a sweeping train covered in purple feathers.
2014: A sheer, deep-V black Givenchy dress covered in black beading with beaded veiling to match.
2015: A sheer Givenchy gown covered with floral jeweled embellishments.
2006: An off-the-shoulder ruched white gown.
2010: A Zuhair Murad Haute Couture strapless gown embellished with silver sequins.
2011: A scarlet Gucci halter gown with a keyhole detail.
2015: A sheer and sequined number by Versace.
2013: A floral gown with a side slit, plus matching heels, by Givenchy.
2014: A floor-length Lanvin gown with color-blocked details and her signature side slit.
2015: A sheer Roberto Cavalli gown with a sweeping train strewn with beads and white peacock feathers.
The Olsen Twins
2005: Ashley in a strapless gold lace gown and Mary Kate in a bohemian white lace dress.
2008: Both in Diane von Furstenberg gowns: one in black cutouts and the other in shiny gold sequins.
2014: Mary Kate in a trailing vintage Chanel gown and Ashley in a vintage pinstriped Gianfranco Ferre gown.
2015: Coordinating black ensembles from Christian Dior, with giant fur collars and bow details.