23 Best Female Outfits of Met Gala

Gigi Hadid. Met Gala 2018 (Source: Pinterest)

Best Female Outfits of Met Gala!!

It is a well-established fact that female outfits are the main attraction of any beauty pageant or fashion event.

The same is for Met Gala- even though the theme applies to both males and females, we find way more diversity and elegance in the dresses worn by female celebrities.

Moreover, the theme has the capacity to change our impressions of the “best-dressed” person on that incredible fashion night.

Best Dressed Met Gala
Zendaya Best Dressed Met Gala (Source: ELLE)

In the ocean of all good-looking star faces, it is quite tough to stand out at the Gala for being recorded as someone who has the best outfit.

However, we are here to help you with that by presenting the top 23 best female outfits of the Met Gala of all time. Let’s start with a quick overview!

Quick Overview

S. No Best Female Outfits Met Gala Year
1. Gigi Hadid 2021
2. Tessa Thompson 2021
3. Jennifer Lopez 2019
4. Lady Gaga 2019
5. Bella Hadid 2018
6. Blake Lively 2018
7. Zendaya 2017
8. Lupita Nyong’o 2016
9. Dakota Johnson 2015
10. FKA Twigs 2015
11. Kim Kardashian 2015
12. Rihanna 2015
13. Beyoncé 2014
14. Erykah Badu 2014
15. Florence Welch 2012
16. Lucy Liu 2007
17. Eve 2003
18. Gisele Bündchen 1999
19. Liv Tyler 1998
20. Linda Evangelista 1996
21. Princess Diana 1996
22. Naomi Campbell 1995
23. Nadja Auermann 1994

Best Female Outfits of the Met Gala

#23. Nadja Auermann (1994)

The German supermodel and actress turned everyone’s head at the 1994 Met Gala when she appeared wearing a strong red lip, completing her look with a purple slip dress.

Nadja Auermann 1994 Met Looks
Nadja Auermann 1994 Met Looks (Source: 新浪看点)

She made sure her slicked bob was precisely fastened for the event so that the tresses won’t distract her from winning the show on her lavender slip dress.

#22. Naomi Campbell (1995)

One of the first Afro-American supermodels in history, Naomi Campbell, needs a little introduction regarding her achievements.

Nevertheless, here we are talking about that one particular Met Gala event of 1995 when this British lady won the heart of everyone with her Versace dress.

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell 1995 Met Ball (Source: The New York Times)

To illustrate, Campbell opted for a sparkling silver strapless gown with an exposed seam belonging to an Haute Couture.

The Gala immensely respected this outfit during the height of the ’90s supermodel period, and we cannot agree more!

#21. Princess Diana (1996)

Here arrives the princess herself. It was 1996 when Diana recently had her divorce from Prince Charles and made her first and last Met Gala appearance which is fondly remembered by the whole world.

Talking about the dress, Diana donned a Dior silk slip dress and completed her look with a pearl and sapphire necklace.

Lady Diana
Lady Diana 1996 Met Gala (Source: Pinterest)

Moreover, it was John Galliano who developed that lingerie-inspired floor-length silk outfit for Princess Diana.

Undoubtedly, the navy silk dress was a show-stopper which further had a black lace decoration on the neckline.

A similar silk robe completed her ensemble, which was just perfect for the night and free-spirited Diana!

#20. Linda Evangelista (1996)

The Canadian fashion model, in fact, one of the most-photographed ladies of the world, Linda Evangelista, knows how to make a statement when it comes to glamour.

Linda Evangelista with Kyle MacLachlan in Met Gala 1996 (Source: Pinterest)
Linda Evangelista with Kyle MacLachlan in Met Gala 1996 (Source: Pinterest)

In the year 1996, Linda graced the Met Gala in a stunning sultry black outfit. Moreover, Kyle MacLachlan also looked sultry in black that night, along with Evangelista.

Known for her top-notch 1990s makeovers, her defined cheekbones, deeply arched brow, and feline eyes, the fashion-filled night admitted that Linda served nicely at that particular event.

#19. Liv Tyler (1998)

The famous American actress and songwriter Liv Tyler is known for her role as Arwen in the Lord of the Rings film series.

The beautiful actress is also a former model who began modeling just at the age of 14.

To add further, in 1998, for her role in Robert Altman’s Cookie’s Fortune, the actress sacrificed her prominent long hair and opted for a pixie haircut.

Liv Tyler at 1998 Met Gala (Source: Pinterest)
Liv Tyler at 1998 Met Gala (Source: Pinterest)

Nevertheless, after completing the aforementioned film, Liv experimented with her short hair and turned it into an edgy short-fringed style.

Not only that, but she took that new look of her to several fashion events, including the Met Gala of that year.

Tyler walked into the Met with a fun malformed pixie hairstyle and an off-centered bangs.

Having said so, her hairstyle was the key feature of the 1998 Met Gala when the theme was “Cubism and Fashion.”

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#18. Gisele Bündchen (1999)

The Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen is one of the highest-paid glamour faces, and she has graced oh-so-many fashion lanes.

Supporting that, she appeared at the 1999 Met Gala with a fresh-sunkissed face.

Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bündchen 1999 Met Ball

Her sultry bronze makeup was radiating and inspiring, which rose bombshell nudes to the pinnacle of summer makeup. What a vision!

#17. Eve (2003)

The rapper, Eve Jihan Cooper, also widely known as Eve, wore a classic black chiffon gown at the 2003 Met Gala.

Eve Met 2003
Eve Met 2003 (Source: Vogue India)

To detail, the stunner was spotted with her hair center-parted and leaving the hints of tendrils which was a perfect ode to that year’s theme: Goddess: The Classical Mode.

Likewise, the famous rapper, singer, and actress Eve defined the era perfectly in that very gown from Tom Ford-era Gucci.

#16. Lucy Liu (2007)

The winner of the Critics’ Choice Television Award, Lucy Alexis Liu, appeared as a modern-day fairytale princess at the 2007’s Met Gala event.

Illustrating, Liu completely embodied that year’s theme, “Poiret: King of Fashion,” as she looked like a Wonder Woman in purple.

Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu Met Look (Source: The Court Jeweller)

Talking a bit more about her regal appearance, Lucy donned a royal purple gown designed by Zac Posen. Furthermore, she completed her look with a powdered purple eyeshadow and rose lipstick.

Likewise, Liu accessorized herself with vintage diamonds, a golden handbag, and the boldest thing- the golden tiara!

#15. Florence Welch (2012)

On number fifteen, we have Florence Welch, who graced her 2012’s Met Gala event wearing a stunning gown from Alexander McQueen’s Fall Collection.

The avant-garde gown worn by Welch made her shine on the red carpet. As a matter of fact, it was difficult to imagine someone else than Florence wearing that outfit.

Florence Welch
Florence Welch 2012 Met Look (Source: Twitter)

Adding further, it was a dandelion embroidered organza which Welch paired with a pair of armadillo-heeled sandals.

Furthermore, she carried McQueen’s iconic skull-adorned clutch with her ensemble.

To sum up, with her out-of-the-box outfit, Florence totally rocked the 2012’s Gala event, which had a theme: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.

#14. Erykah Badu (2014)

Coming to Erykah Badu, the singer graced the 2014 Met Gala with her bold appearance. To illustrate, Badu attended the Gala that year as a guest of Ricardo Tisci.

Erykah Badu (2014) Met Gala (Source: Refinery)
Erykah Badu (2014) Met Gala (Source: Refinery)

Now, talking about her dress, she wore a black jumpsuit pairing it with a white satin coat. Furthermore, along with that crystal-embroidered coat, she opted for a black pair of Givenchy leather sandals.

Well, Badu completed her ensemble wearing a silk headband, a wool cap, and Givenchy Couture silver earrings. If this is not how you make a sartorial entry, we don’t know any other way!

#13. Beyoncé (2014)

No matter how much we praise Queen B, it would be an understatement!

Supporting this face, let’s talk about how graciously Beyoncé made her presence at the 2014 Met Gala, where the theme was “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.”

Beyoncé 2014 Met Gala Look
Beyoncé 2014 Met Gala Look (Source: My Face Hunter – My Face Hunter)

To detail, the translucent black Givenchy beaded gown looked top-notch on the singer. Moreover, the birdcage headdress she opted for with dark chandelier earrings were giving off a retro noir vibe.

Likewise, she completed her plunging ensemble with a smoking burgundy lipstick.

#12. Rihanna (2015)

Here comes the OG of fashion lanes- Rihanna!

Undoubtedly, it is hard to pick a single best moment she has in such events. Nonetheless, in this article, we have chosen the 2015’s Met Gala, where RiRi wore the bright yellow dress designed by Guo Pei.

RiRi 2015 met Look
RiRi 2015 met Look (Source: POPSUGAR)

To exemplify, the dynamic singer won the red carpet when she made her appearance in a long embroidered yellow gown which also had a name: The Yellow Empress Dress.

She further paired that 50-pound heavy dress with a diamante headdress. Also, in an interview, Rihanna confessed that she hesitated to appear at the Gala wearing that particular outfit as she believed she was quite overdressed.

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#11. Kim Kardashian (2015)

When there is fashion and glamour, there’s got to be a Kardashian. In that spirit, let’s look at the 2015’s Met Gala look of Kim Kardashian, where she served for the theme “China: Through the Looking Glass.

Kim Kardashian at 2015 Met Gala (Source: Pinterest)
Kim Kardashian at the 2015 Met Gala (Source: Pinterest)

Kim wore a slicked pony with a stunning white gown designed by Roberto Cavalli. The famous media personality looked really gorgeous in that gown with placed beading.

As a matter of fact, Kim admitted that it was one of her favorite outfits.

#10. FKA Twigs (2015)

For the next number, we have a graphically illustrated outfit worn by FKA Twigs at the 2015 Met Gala.

To describe, the dress was from Christopher Kane’s Fall Collection titled “lovers lace.” The British singer got quite a heads-up when she appeared in that wearable art.

F Twigs at the 2015 Met Gala (Source: E! News)
F Twigs at the 2015 Met Gala (Source: E! News)

Adding more, the dress featured different body parts like arms, chest, and also, a p****! Along with receiving a lot of attention, this very outfit was the true show-stopper that year.

#09. Dakota Johnson (2015)

The Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson embraced a fun side of red-carpet glamour when she appeared in a minidress at the 2015 Met Gala.

The beautiful actress opted for a Chanel Haute Couture dress in which she looked stunning, thus drawing a lot of attention at the event.

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson 2015 Met Ball (Source: Vogue)

Moreover, her dramatic winged eyeliner worked like a cherry on top when Dakota graced the red carpet with that dazzling checkerboard little gown.

#08. Lupita Nyong’o (2016)

It looks like Lupita Nyong’o can’t do anything wrong, and likewise, she outdid herself at the 2016 Met Gala, the year when the theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.

Lupita Nyong'o 2016 Met Look
Lupita Nyong’o 2016 Met Look (Source: NPR)

The fashion legend walked the red carpet wearing Calvin Klein and completing her ensemble with a gravity-defying hairdo. Moreover, the steely blue cat-eye suited her perfectly.

Yet again, the brilliant actress had the world paused with her grace and her hair, it was unquestionably the world’s most enormous updo.

#07. Zendaya (2017)

The youth sensation excelled herself yet again during the 2017 Met Gala.

Yes, we are talking about Zendaya, who wore a coral lip and voluminous auburn hair at the event, taking the spectator’s breath away.

Zendaya's 2017 Met Gala Look
Zendaya’s 2017 Met Gala Look (Source: Vogue)

The bright-colored Dolce & Gabbana gown was just perfect for her body which looked even gorgeous with the afro hairdo Zendaya opted for that night.

#06. Blake Lively (2018)

If there is a star who understands the Met Gala’s assignment each year, graciously, that must be Blake Lively.

The stunning actress looked hauntingly beautiful at the 2018 Met Gala when the theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

The Versace gown serving the theme of that year was carried elegantly by Blake, for which it reportedly took more than 600 hours to create.

Blake Lively Met Gala 2018
Blake Lively Met Gala 2018 (Source: InStyle)

Talking a bit more about that outfit, it was prepared extravagantly with ruby and gold design.

Moreover, you will see enormous beading all over the dress, which Lively wore with a jewel-encrusted gold corset. So Godly!

Now, about the dramatic headpiece, Blake completed her look with a spiky jewel that made her look like an angel.

#05. Bella Hadid (2018)

Bella Hadid wore a stunning black gown with a floor-length veil to honor that year’s theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

Moreover, she looked stunning with her tresses locked behind her ears showcasing those enormous brilliant diamond earrings and that golden headpiece she donned for that event.

Bella Hadid 2018 Met Gala
Bella Hadid 2018 Met Gala (Source: People.com)

Similarly, she opted for black fingerless gloves and a big gold crucifix necklace on which she definitely looked like sent from above.

We must say that Bella served the royal look with an edge where her natural features like delicate cat-eye and high cheekbones added the oomph.

Lastly, talking about the makeup, she kept it minimal with golden eye shadow, golden-pink lips, and highlighted/gently-bronzed cheeks!

#04. Lady Gaga (2019)

Let’s talk about the vision now, as Lady Gaga is the utmost vision for any fashion show this planet holds, and her entrance leaves everyone at a loss for words.

As a matter of fact, she was one of the five hosts of the 2019 Met Gala alongside Anna Wintour, Harry Styles, Serena Williams, and Alessandro Michele.

Lady Gaga’s 4 Outfit Changes (source: Times of India)

Coming to the queen, she wore a glorious fuchsia pink gown designed by Brandon Maxwell. The 25-foot trait was outrageous, which was carried extremely well by Lady Gaga as she arrived on the red carpet.

Furthermore, she completed her ensemble with an oversized pink hair bow and dramatic eye makeup consisting of gilded lashes.

#03. Jennifer Lopez (2019)

The stunning Jennifer Lopez is known for pulling out all the stops for her red carpet outings, and the 2019 met Gala was no exception.

J.Lo arrived as a futuristic ice queen as she wore a silver Versace dress and a unique headpiece at that year’s Gala event.

Jennifer Lopez, 2019, Met Gala (Source: The Skincare Edit)
Jennifer Lopez, 2019, Met Gala (Source: The Skincare Edit)

To illustrate, the plunging glittery dress was accessorized with a 65.32-carat sapphire necklace in which Lopez was beaming.

About her makeup, she went for a nude one with a glossy lip and decorated her eyes in a metallic purple shade. Just darn sassy!

#02. Tessa Thompson (2021)

The 2021 theme for the Met Gala was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, whose main objective was to explore the modern vocabulary of American fashion.

Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson 2021 Met Look (Source: POPSUGAR)

In that light, the phenomenal American actress Tessa Thompson radiated the red carpet in her Syntopia gown. Her crimson smoky eye and jet-black talons further accentuated her look that evening.

Similarly, she wore a majestic cowboy hat, whereas her hair was plaited updo in the back.

#01. Gigi Hadid (2021)

Lastly, we have Gigi Hadid, the very beautiful supermodel on our list of best female dressers for the Met Gala.

With red hair and a strapless high-leg slit Prada gown, Hadid looked like a real version of Jessica Rabbit at the Met Gala, 2021.

Gigi Hadid 2021 Met
Gigi Hadid 2021 Met (Source: British Vogue)

Likewise, Gigi wore black leather gloves with the sensual white gown and opted for a high-slung ponytail. Detailing her makeup, the model had a set of powder blue smoky eyes that complimented her overall look.

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