Throwback: 16 Pics from Met Gala that Show Fashion at its Most Creative
Sadiq Saleem lists down the top 15 looks from the Met Gala as the 2020 event was scheduled to be held today i.e. The First Monday in May
In a Covid-less world, our timelines today would have been flooded with the most extravagant fashion event pictures. Yes, you guessed it right! The Met was scheduled to take place today, i.e the First Monday in May.
From a low-key fundraising affair to the biggest fashion event of the year, Met Gala has come a long way. For the uninitiated, The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising event for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. Established since 1948, The Met has been the most significant fashion event of an A-listers annual diary.
The Met Gala hosts a different theme each year, and celebrities are expected to dress accordingly. Some even say that ‘Fashion at The Met is not for the faint hearted’ but surely they all bring their A-game to the red carpet. Each look is more extravagant than the next, making it difficult to pick the most outrageous one.
We at Masala! list down the most talked about appearances from The Met over the past decades.
One of the most famous dresses of all time at the 1974 Met Gala. Designed by Bob Mackie, it was one of the first "naked dresses" and Cher pulled it off with great confidence.
Lady Diana made an appearance at the Gala in 1996. Her navy blue silk slip Dior dress, was simple yet stunning.
The First Lady, Hillary Clinton stole the show in 2001 in a full leopard print gown with a metallic shawl
Iman made the most glittering fashion statement in her gold sequined Stella McCartney outfit in 2011 when Jump Suits weren’t very common.
Remember Beyonce’s naked Givenchy dress in 2012? It literally stole the show on the red carpet.
"I just didn't wanna wear a tuxedo and be boring" said Marc Jacobs in 2012 who opted for a lace dress over a pair of white boxers.
Another year, another Givenchy naked dress by Beyonce. She showed up so late to the 2015 Met Gala that everyone almost thought she was a no-show. But eventually, she was the show stealer.
Rihanna followed the theme "China: Through The Looking Glass." to the t. She opted for Chinese designer, Guo Pei in 2015 Met and her trail became the talk of the town.
"Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" was the theme of that year and Madonna's bold look definitely made a statement in 2016.
Kendall Jenner’s 2017 La Perla gown that featured lots of cut-outs and panels became an instant favourite of many.
Priyanka Chopra’s 2017 Met Gala got the most attention that year. The memes which are still floating on the internet, are proof.
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell was a force to reckon with. She had 4 dress changes at the Met Gala Red Carpet
Jared Leto in Gucci may have chosen a creepy head of himself as his company but it got him all the praises in 2019.
Make way for Billy Porter in The Blonds who arrived on four man’s shoulders.
Céline Dion in Oscar de la Renta and Fred Leighton jewelry was a vision at the 2019 Met
Just one more. Saving the best for the last, this is Rihanna at the 2018 with Heavenly Bodies theme. She took the fashion crowd to church.
Pictures &References taken from : Vogue.com & Redbookmag.com
Sadiq Saleem is a Dubai based entertainment journalist. He can be contacted on www.sidsaidso.com