Supermodel Karolina had a simple message on her gown at the 2005 Met Gala, which celebrated the House of Chanel.
2009 – Madonna
Madonna — a frequent Met Gala attendee — donned this Louis Vuitton getup in 2009. The theme was The Model as Muse.
2009 – Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss
Designer Marc Jacobs showed up with his muse that year — supermodel Kate Moss.
2011 – Iman
Supermodel Iman dazzled in this gold Stella McCartney jumpsuit at the 2011 Met Gala, entitled Alexander McQueen — Savage Beauty.
2012 – Beyonce
Beyonce made a grand entrance at the 2012 Met Gala in this feathered, floor-lenght Givenchy Gown. The theme is 2012 was Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations.
2012 – Coco Rocha
Supermodel Coco Rocha struck one of her signature poses on the red carpet. She wore a bright yellow Givenchy suit, with pink hair adding a pop of color.
2012 – Elizabeth Banks
Elizabeth Banks donned this mixed pattern peplum gown by Mary Katranzou, one of her go-to designers.
2012 – Florence Welch
Singer and fashion icon Florence Welch showed off this tiered Alexander McQueen gown with a twirl.
2012 – Karolina Kurkova
Karolina Kurkova turned heads again in this Rachel Zoe dress and matching hood, which highlighted her statuesque 5’11” frame.
2013 – Coco Rocha
The queen of posing — Coco Rocha — struck a fierce stance in an equally fierce print from Emanuel Ungaro. The theme for 2013 was Punk: Chaos to Couture.
2013 – Ginnifer Goodwin
Ginnifer Goodwin interpreted the punk theme with dramatic eye makeup and a graphic Tory Burch dress.
2013 – Gisele Bundchen
Gisele Bundchen showed plenty of skin in this asymmetrical Anthony Vaccarello mini-dress. Her best accessory though was husband Tom Brady, seen in the blue and black tuxedo.
2013 – Ivanka Trump
Future first daughter Ivanka Trump interpreted the punk them with green highlights and a sky-high slit.
2013 – Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
A pregnant Kim Kardashian famously wore this Riccardo Tisci floral pattern to the Met Gala, which invited comparisons to sofa fabric and wallpaper.
2013 – Madonna
Madonna also wore Riccardo Tisci in 2013 (he dressed 13 guests overall). Her dominatrix inspired look definitely fit the punk them more than Kim Kardashian’s.
2013 – Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus had a shocking look at the punk gala. Her hair was more daring than her sheer Marc Jacobs sheath dress.
2013 – Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker — New York and fashion icon — turned heads in this Philip Treacy-designed mohawk headdress, voluminous Giles Deacon gown, and custom plain boots by Christian Loubatin, of course.
2014 – Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
2014 – Brie Larson
2014 – Dita Von Teese
2014 – Janelle Monae
2014 – Kate Upton
2014 – Kristen Stewart
2014 – Lupita Nyong’o
2014 – Maggie Gyllenhaal
2014 – Rihanna
2014 – Sarah Jessica Parker
2015 – Anna Wintour
The woman of the hour — Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour — donned an exquisite custom Chanel gown (and a rare smile). The gown featured floral details and appliques, and of course was red (representing fortune in Chinese culture).
2015 – Anne Hathaway
2015 – Beyonce
Beyonce was the last to arrive — and made the biggest statement — in this nearly nude look.
2015 – Cara Delevingne
Supermodel Cara Delivingne was one of the few who opted for a jumpsuit, but her bare arms and shoulders featured Asian-inspired temporary tattoos.
2015 – Elizabeth Banks
We’re not quite sure what Elizabeth Bank’s gown had to do with the East Asian theme, but she looked amazing.
2015 – George Clooney and Amal Clooney
Newlyweds George and Amal Clooney had eyes only for each other. Mrs. Clooney wore a crimson Maison Margiela Couture gown by John Galliano.
2015 – Ivanka Trump
2015 – Jennifer Lopez
2015 – Katie Holmes
2015 – Katy Perry
2015 – Kerry Washington
2015 – Kim Kardashian
2015 – Kris Jenner
2015 – Lady Gaga
2015 – Sarah Jessica Parker
2015 – Solange Knowles
2016 – Emma Watson
2016 – Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst referenced “Star Wars” in this Rodarte creation featuring an image of the Death Star.
2016 – Kendall Jenner
2016 – Nicole Kidman
2016 – Selena Gomez
2016 – Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift showed off in a shaggy bob and metallic mini.
2016 – Claire Danes
Claire Danes Zac Posen dress appeared to be a “regular” ball gown, but in the dark the dress actually glowed in the dark thanks to fiber optics!