The Best Met Gala Looks Through The Years

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In the fashion world, the Met Gala is the equivalent of the Super Bowl, the Oscars and the Olympics rolled into one glamorous extravaganza. Some of the year’s most stunning and avant-garde fashions ascend the intimidating red steps of the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. While the event’s theme is often ethereal and left open for interpretation, it always brings out the best in a few tastemakers who thrive under the glamorous pressure. Behold the beauties who masterfully encapsulated the themes of the last 9 years.

Anglomania: Tradition & Transgression in British Fashion, 2006

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen

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Poiret: King Of Fashion, 2007

Cameron Diaz in Christian Dior

Superheroes: Fashion & Fantasy, 2008

Naomi Watts in Thierry Mugler

The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion, 2009

Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs

American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, 2010

Alexa Chung in 3.1 Phillip Lim

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, 2011

Beyonce in Alexander McQueen

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, 2012

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Punk: Chaos to Couture, 2013

Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs

Charles James: Beyond Fashion, 2014

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry Prorsum