Every year, the first Monday in May marks the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala (or, just plainly, the Met Gala). It’s a seemingly never-ending red carpet parade of celebs — from fashion designers, to Hollywood starlets, to pop music icons, to sports champs — who all come out to raise funds for the New York City museum’s Costume Institute. The style is so incredible, and attendees get so done up, that many even refer to the event as the “East Coast Oscars” And it’s true; just look back through the years, and you’ll find everyone from Beyoncé to Taylor Swift wearing some of the most incredible gowns (remember Rihanna’s stunning yellow Guo Pei?) We’ve got a refresher for you right here. Click through to see the most memorable Met Gala dresses of all time.
Love red-carpet beauty? Steal three of our favourite beauty looks from the Met Gala, here.