Cory VanderPloeg

5 To-Die-For Dresses From This Year’s Met Gala Exhibit

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In anticipation of Monday’s Met Gala, celebrating The Costume Institute’s newest display China: Through The Looking Glass (May 7th – August 16th), we find ourselves lost in a red-carpet reverie wondering what stunning looks the A-list attendees will wear. And what better way to contemplate their chinoiserie choices than by turning directly to the source? Thus, we pulled five of our favorite gowns straight from the imminent East-meets-West exhibit for clues. Click through to gape at each gorgeous silhouette, and stay tuned to this space for post-party coverage, a.k.a., to see who wore what!

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, F/W 2004-5

We'd love to see Met Gala co-chair Marissa Mayer in this one-shoulder column number.

Photos: Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Roberto Cavalli, F/W 2005-6

The volume and eye-catching theme of this Cavalli creation finds it a perfect fit for Katy Perry. Plus, the blue hues would make her eyes pop!

Christian Dior for House of Dior, 1951

With an understated-yet-modern vibe, this printed silk-and-leather look is a seamless suitor for Sienna Miller's eclectic style.

John Galliano for House of Dior, F/W 1997-98

Though she's likely to show a little more skin, we could certainly see Rihanna going in the body-hugging direction a la this long-sleeved rouge gown.

Jean Paul Gaultier, F/W 2001-2 Haute Couture

We'd dress Dakota Johnson in this backless, butterfly-embellished dress any day.