21 Best Met Gala Looks of All Time

Best Met Gala Look
Best Met Gala Look (Source: POPSUGAR)

21 Best Met Gala Looks!!

On the first Monday of May each year, the biggest night of fashion takes place.

With each year, the outlook of the event gets bolder and bigger, and this year’s Met Ball is no exception.

Best Met Gala Look
Best Met Gala Look (Source: Editorial el Pirata)

Celebrities get the chance to go all out in style during the Met Gala each year.

And for this list, we will be taking a look at some of the Best Met Gala Looks of All Time.

Quick Overview

Here’s a quick look at some of the Best Met Gala Looks of All  Time.

S.N Worn by Gala Year Theme
21. Kim Kardashian 2018 Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination
20. Iman 1981 The 18th Century Woman
19. Lady Diana 1996 Christian Dior
18. Jennifer Lopez 2015 China: Through a Looking Glass
17. Beyoncé 2014 Charles James: Beyond Fashion
16. Kylie and Kendall Jenner 2019 Camp: Notes on Fashion
15. Anne Hathaway 2015 China: Through a Looking Glass
14. Katy Perry 2018 Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination
13. Kim Kardashian 2015 China: Through a Looking Glass
12. Cher 1985 Costumes of Royal India
11. Nicole Kidman 2016 Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
10. Emma Watson 2016 Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
9. Blake Lively 2018 Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
8. Suki Waterhouse 2014 Charles James: Beyond Fashion
7. Billie Eilish 2021 In America: A Lexicon of Fashion
6. Kendall Jenner 2021 In America: A Lexicon of Fashion
5. Zoe Saldana 2016 Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
4. Bella Hadid 2018 Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination
3. Rihanna 2015 China: Through a Looking Glass
2. Tessa Thompson 2021 In America: A Lexicon of Fashion
1. Yara Shahidi 2021 In America: A Lexicon of Fashion

21. Kim Kardashian

Year: 2018

Theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”

Sporting a stunning gold Versace dress, Kim Kardashian stepped out on the Met Gala red carpet.

Kim Kardashian 2018 Look
Kim Kardashian 2018 Look (Source: POPSUGAR)

The gold dress had subtle cross details on it, sticking to the theme of that year’s met ball.

However, Kim’s get-up almost gave off a 90s supermodel vibes with her pulled-back ponytail.

20. Iman

Year: 1981

Theme: “The 18th Century Woman.”

Iman attended the 1981 Met Gala in a beautiful chocolate brown, off-the-shoulder dress.

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Calvin Kelin and Iman at the 1981 Met Ball. (source: Twitter)

It was further complemented by a gold-plated body chain.

She attended the event with the man Calvin Klein himself, but she took all the attention to herself in the gorgeous outfit that she had adorned.

19. Lady Diana

Year: 1996

Theme: “Christian Dior”

The evergreen royal beauty Princess D graced the Met Gala red carpet in 1996, dressed in a stunning Dior slip dress.

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The ever-beautiful Princess Diana at the 1996 Met Gala. (source: The Mirror)

Her stunning yet simple dress was complemented with a heavy diamond-studded choker.

This navy dress with lace trims is often considered a key piece in fashion history.

18. Jennifer Lopez

Year: 2015

Theme: “China: Through a Looking Glass”

J Lo flaunted her bodacious curves at the 2015 Met Gala in a stunning Versace dress.

Jennifer Lopez 2015 Met Gala Look
Jennifer Lopez 2015 Met Gala Look (Source: POPSUGAR)

Likewise, the red Ombré dress featured a sequin dragon design which helped enhance her curves.

For her hair, however, she kept it simple strands with fiery eye shadows.

17. Beyoncé

Year: 2014

Theme: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”

As always, Beyoncé appeared clad in a Givenchy Dress.

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

This time it was a sheer black beaded frock with a see-through frock that showed off her famous curves.

A birdcage headpiece, dark chandelier earrings, and burgundy lipstick all completed the pop star’s vintage noir look.

16. Kylie and Kendall Jenner

Year: 2019

Theme: “Camp: Notes on Fashion”

At the 2019 Met Gala, the Jenner Duos were one of the most buzz-worthy duos.

Kendall and Kylie Jenner's 2019 Met Gala Look
Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s 2019 Met Gala Look (Source: POPSUGAR)

Sporting brightly colored feather gowns to the event, the sisters made quite the dramatic entrance.

Their feathered and crystal-embellished outfits almost gave out Cinderella and her Evil Sister vibes.

15. Anne Hathaway

Year: 2015

Theme: “China: Through a Looking Glass”

Anne Hathaway came dressed as a golden angel to the 2015 iteration of the Met Ball.

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Anne Hathaway at Met Gala 2015 (Source: egoswardrobe)

Similarly, the metallic dress boasted a hood as well, which radiated some major Star Wars vibes.

Although other celebrities with sheer gowns, sexy cutouts, and more dominated the scene, Hathaway’s simple golden hooded dress still took the cake.

14. Katy Perry

Year: 2018

Theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and Catholic Imagination”

Katy Perry literally stole the wings of an Angel for the 2018 event.

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Katy Perry Arrives at the 2018 Met Gala Straight Outta Heaven (Source: Access)

Her thigh-high gold boots and shiny golden dress gave off all the angelic and celestial vibes.

Katy even got into character when she took a moment to get into a prayer pose at the steps of the Met Gala.

13. Kim Kardashian

Year: 2015

Theme: ” China Through a Looking Glass”

At the 2015 Met Gala, Kim Kardashian sported a slick white-feathered Cavalli gown which almost caused traffic on the steps.

Kim Kardashian Met Ball 2015
Kim Kardashian Met Ball 2015 (Source: stmarysandheri.org)

The sparkling gown was complemented by Kim’s slick pony, minimal jewelry, and of course, Kanye West on the side.

12. Cher

Year: 1985

Theme: “Costumes of Royal India”

One of the all-time great fashion icons, Cher was and is still known for her bold and courageous takes on the world of fashion.

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Bob Mackie and Cher at the 1985 Met Gala (Source: Pinterest)

She attended the 1985 Met Gala with designer Bob Mackie.

Cher showed skin in a bedazzled black unitard along with the 80s lavender smokey eyes.

11. Nicole Kidman

Year: 2016

Theme: “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

Nicole Kidman wore Alexander McQueen to the red carpet of the 2016 Met Gala, looking like an absolute Queen herself.

Nicole Kidman in 2016 Met Gala
Nicole Kidman in 2016 Met Gala (Source: Mashable)

The actress wore an ethereal crown with jewels and a braided updo.

Similarly, her embellished cape was also fascinated with beaded moons and stars.

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10. Emma Watson

Year: 2016

Theme: “Manus X Machina: Fashion In An Age of Technology”

For her Monday night at the Gala in 2016, Emma wore an amazing black gown that was literally made out of trash.

Emma Watson Met 2016 Look
Emma Watson Met 2016 Look (Source: Teen Vogue)

The fabrics used for the gown were all woven from recycled plastics by Calvin Klein.

Pants, Trains, a white top with minimalistic jewelry, and of course, her gorgeous appearance turned many heads at the Met.

9. Blake Lively

Year: 2018

Theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”

Blake Lively literally took a bus to the Gala when she turned heads in her Burberry dress with a Watteau train.

Blake Lively 2018 Met Look
Blake Lively 2018 Met Look (Source: Vogue)

The gold threads stitched into the designs greatly accompanied the overall mermaid-like look.

Her brimming grandeur was complimented by a towering gold headdress.

8. Suki Waterhouse

Year: 2014

Theme: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”

This English model turned numerous heads in her fairytale pink frilly dress from Burberry.

Suki Waterhouse 2014 Met Gala
Suki Waterhouse 2014 Met Gala (Source: GotCeleb)

Further, she paired the strapless dress with a harsh red lipstick which only intensified her overall look.

Her relaxed updo and sparkling earrings further complimented her lovely shoulders.

7. Billie Eilish

Year: 2021

Theme: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”

One of the major head turners of the 2021 iteration of the Met Ball has to be Billie Eilish.

Lady Gaga Met 2021 Look
Billie Eilish Met 2021 Look (Source: POPSUGAR)

The Grammy Award-winning artist sported an all-peach gown from Oscar de La Renta.

She brought Marilyn Monroe vibes to the event, looking like an all-out princess.

6. Kendall Jenner

Year: 2021

Theme: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”

Kendall Jenner channeled out her inner Audrey Hepburn at the 2021 Met Ball.

Kendall Jenner wearing Givenchy at Met Gala 2021
Kendall Jenner wearing Givenchy at Met Gala 2021 (Source: Vogue)

Looking stunning in a sparkling Givenchy gown, Jenner turned almost every head at the event.

The gown was further bedazzled with numerous sparkling jewels all over the chiffon.

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5. Zoe Saldana

Year: 2016

Theme:  “Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

Zoe Saldana literally flocked her way to the 2016 event.

Zoe Saldana Met 2016
Zoe Saldana Met 2016 (Source: Vogue)

Saldana boasted a feathered Dolce and Gabbana dress with Christian Louboutin heels that completed her bold look.

However, it was the camera flashes that made the feathery designs even more noticeable.

4. Bella Hadid

Year: 2018

Theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”

The highlighted and lightly bronzed model stepped out to the Gala in an all-black ensemble.

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Bella Hadid Attends the 2018 Met Gala (Source: Celebs First)

Her gold-trimmed veil, latex top, and arched leather jacket all channeled gothic motifs following a darker take on that year’s theme.

Her subtle cat eye, golden pink lipstick, and golden cross all rounded off her look.

3. Rihanna

Year: 2015

Theme: “China: Through the Looking Glass”

Only those with Rihanna‘s unique style sense and passion for cultural significance were able to take off in their incredible dresses without hesitation in all layers of fabric and fur.

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

The gown, with its massive train, dazzled the crowds and fellow celebs.

The canary yellow and fur-trimmed design featured a cape with waves of embroidered florals indigenous to ancient Chinese culture and fabrics.

2. Tessa Thompson

Year: 2021

Theme: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”

Tessa Thompson had perhaps one of the most awe-inspiring looks of Met Gala 2021.

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

The actress wore her ‘Syntopia’ dress beautifully accustomed with her crimson eyes and jet black talons.

And to top it off, a sculptural cowboy hat crafted from braids followed by an updo in the shape of a horseshoe.

1. Yara Shahidi

Year: 2021

Theme: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”

Yara Shahidi graced the 2021 Met Gala in an elegant 1920s look inspired by Jazz Age entertainer and civil rights activist Josephine Baker.

Yara Shahidi
Yara Shahidi 2021 Met Ball Look (Source: Harper’s Bazar)

Her Dior dress was an all-beige, strapless, beaded, floor-length dress paired with matching gloves and a skinny satin belt.

She also sported Baker’s famous kiss-curl hairstyle and wore a striking diamond necklace and a similar diamond motif.

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