Supermodel Karolina had a simple message on her gown at the 2005 Met Gala, which celebrated the House of Chanel.
Madonna — a frequent Met Gala attendee — donned this Louis Vuitton getup in 2009. The theme was The Model as Muse.
Designer Marc Jacobs showed up with his muse that year — supermodel Kate Moss.
Supermodel Iman dazzled in this gold Stella McCartney jumpsuit at the 2011 Met Gala, entitled Alexander McQueen — Savage Beauty.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Banks donned this mixed pattern peplum gown by Mary Katranzou, one of her go-to designers.
Singer and fashion icon Florence Welch showed off this tiered Alexander McQueen gown with a twirl.
Karolina Kurkova turned heads again in this Rachel Zoe dress and matching hood, which highlighted her statuesque 5’11” frame.
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.
Ginnifer Goodwin interpreted the punk theme with dramatic eye makeup and a graphic Tory Burch dress.
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.
Future first daughter Ivanka Trump interpreted the punk them with green highlights and a sky-high slit.
A pregnant Kim Kardashian famously wore this Riccardo Tisci floral pattern to the Met Gala, which invited comparisons to sofa fabric and wallpaper.
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.
Miley Cyrus had a shocking look at the punk gala. Her hair was more daring than her sheer Marc Jacobs sheath dress.
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.
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).
Beyonce was the last to arrive — and made the biggest statement — in this nearly nude look.
Supermodel Cara Delivingne was one of the few who opted for a jumpsuit, but her bare arms and shoulders featured Asian-inspired temporary tattoos.
We’re not quite sure what Elizabeth Bank’s gown had to do with the East Asian theme, but she looked amazing.
Newlyweds George and Amal Clooney had eyes only for each other. Mrs. Clooney wore a crimson Maison Margiela Couture gown by John Galliano.
Kirsten Dunst referenced “Star Wars” in this Rodarte creation featuring an image of the Death Star.
Taylor Swift showed off in a shaggy bob and metallic mini.
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!