11 Dramatic Met Gala Fashion Looks From Years Past

Who could forget Zendaya’s princess moment?

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Ahead of the upcoming 2021 Met Gala, jog your memory of the most dramatic red carpet ensembles from years past. Tap through to see the most unforgettable Met Gala fashion looks of all time, and remember to tune into this year's event at 5:30 p.m. EST.

Frances McDormand

The actor made a colorful and dramatic impact at the 2018 Met Gala. She wore a teal and chartreuse Valentino Couture ensemble with a feather headpiece by Philip Treacy.John Shearer/Getty Images

Katy Perry

The singer showed up to the 2018 Met Gala in a golden Versace ensemble and white feathered wings. People reported that her wings were so huge, Perry needed to walk sideways through the museum’s door to enter the event.Dia Dipasupil/WireImage

Cardi B

According to Vogue, Cardi B’s massive Thom Browne ensemble for the 2019 Met Gala required the manpower of 35 people and took more than 2,000 hours to create. In total, it’s composed of over 30,000 feathers and 44 carats worth of rubies.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Lady Gaga

Now revered as the Queen of Camp, Lady Gaga arrived onto the red carpet at the 2019 Met Gala in a Brandon Maxwell magenta gown with a 25 foot-long train. She proceeded to make four outfit changes, concluding with a black two-piece underwear set and platform heels. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Blake Lively

The actor’s Versace gown for the 2018 Met Gala featured intricate beading that was done entirely by hand. The dress took over 600 hours to create.Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic


Zendaya channeled her inner Cinderella and showed up to the 2019 Met Gala in a periwinkle, light-up ball gown designed by Tommy Hilfiger. Her legendary stylist Law Roach helped complete the princess narrative by accompanying her as a fairy godmother to the event.Neilson Barnard/Getty Images


Madonna wore a black, long-sleeved ball gown by Jean Paul Gaultier with a cross motif crown and rosary necklaces for a gothic interpretation of the 2018 Met Gala’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme.Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images


Beyoncé stunned on the 2015 Met Gala red carpet in a sheer and heavily bejeweled Givenchy dress. She wore her hair in a high ponytail. Leave it to Queen Bey to make an unforgettable statement. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images


Rihanna turned heads on the red carpet at the 2015 Met Gala in a now-iconic canary yellow gown with a 16-foot train created by Chinese designer Guo Pei.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Jared Leto

The actor arrived at the 2019 Met Gala in a crimson Gucci gown with a jewel-encrusted body chain and carried an uncanny replica of his head in hand.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Image

Kylie Jenner & Kendall Jenner

Though the two sisters aren’t actual twins, Kylie and Kendall opted for coordinating showgirl-inspired Versace gowns with matching feather detailing at the 2019 Met Gala.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

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