The Costume Institute's head curator, the brilliant Andrew Bolton - now Wendy Yu Curator in Charge - has chosen the theme of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, for his annual blockbuster exhibition this year, which gives ample room for extravagant, baroque dress-up with, no doubt, many Madonnas, vestment-style robes, cherubs and angelic apparitions in the mix. The fabulous gown only cemented her fashion-forward attitude; slip dresses are a huge trend today, proving the royal was clearly ahead of her time. The GRAMMY victor attended her first Met Gala after releasing her hit single, "Umbrella", in 2007, and over the years, she has slowly but surely secured her spot as a fashion icon, both on and off the red carpet-draped steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. "It's always an over-the-top night, so a year ago, I just made a decision to keep it simple and sleek in Vivienne Westwood", she wrote.
The theme for the 2007 Met Gala was "Poiret: King of Fashion".
Katy Perry during her Met Gala appearances.
"The Met Gala never disappoints", Kardashian West wrote on her app, sharing the below picture of the Vivienne Westwood gown she chose for last year's Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons theme. The theme for that year was "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations".
On the red carpet of the 2012 Met Gala, Rihanna went with an all-black ensemble that matched her now darker hair. This look definitely turned out stunning.
Some guests are considered staples during each year's Met Gala.
Katy Perry is still the reigning queen of the most shocking Met Gala outfits. The "Stay" singer rocked an undo updo and understated makeup - letting her diamonds (including Jacob & Co. four-carat diamond studs and a 18k white-gold diamond choker and five rings) steal the show.
After slaying so hard the two previous years, we were all waiting, with bated breath. In the previous years, while many have played it safe, other stars like Rihanna and Solange Knowles went really insane with the theme.