Yesterday being the 4th of May would have been this years MET Gala Event. Formally called the Costume Institute Benefit, the Met Gala was established in 1973, it is a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, acting as the kick-off for the Costume Institute’s annual exhibit. In recent years, it has become more than that. It is now one of fashion’s biggest night with attendees ranging from movies stars, musicians, models, entertainment executives strutting the red carpet in their audacious best representations of the theme. 

Although this year’s event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Glazia is reminiscing on some of the most powerful and iconic looks to ever hit the MET Gala. 

From Trevor Noah’s simple outfits to the ever daring looks from Lady Gaga, here are ensembles we’d never forget in a hurry or basically ever. 

  • Beyoncé 
MET Gala Iconic Looks

Multiple award winning triple threat star, Beyoncé in 2015, attended the “China: Through The Looking Glass”  Met Gala in a sheer and bejeweled custom Givenchy gown. Truly iconic, don’t you think?

  • Cher
MET Gala Iconic Looks

Popularly called the Goddess of Pop, Cher hit the 1974 edition of the event with the theme “Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design” in a sheer dress covered in sparse crystalline beading and wispy white feathers by Bob Mackie. 

  • Lady Gaga
MET Gala Iconic Looks

The multiple award winning pop star shook the 2019 MET Gala to its roots in a four part outfit by Brandon Maxwell accompanied with red carpet theatrics. A star born indeed!

  • Kim Kardashian
MET Gala Iconic Looks

The fashion icon stunned in a body fitting shimmery gold strap dress by Versace for the 2018 Met Gala themed – Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

  • Rihanna 
MET Gala Iconic Looks

In 2015, award winning singer turned beauty entrepreneur left the world speechless in the legendary Guo Pei dress that took 50,000 hours of hand embroidery, a five meter train, weighed 25 kilos and took two years to make. It is currently at the Singapore’s Asian civilizations museum as part of a new exhibition; “Guo Pei: Chinese art and couture”

  • Jennifer Lopez
MET Gala Iconic Looks

In 2017, triple threat star Jlo hit the Met Gala in a Valentino sky blue dress for the theme Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: “Art Of The In-Between”. Truly unforgettable!

  • Katy Perry
MET Gala Iconic Looks

Fondly called the queen of the MET Gala, Katy Perry went for a black Prada gown wit a goth beauty look for the 2016 Met Gala themed ‘Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,’ before she became a hamburger or a chandelier for the Met Gala in 2016. 

  • Naomi Campbell
MET Gala Iconic Looks

Super model Naomi showed off her hot legs in a colourful Versace dress  for the 1990 Met Gala themed Théâtre de la Mode—Fashion Dolls: The Survival of Haute Couture.

  • Claire Danes
MET Gala Iconic Looks

American actor Claire Danes attended the 2016 Met Gala themed ‘Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,’  in an LED Cinderella dress by Zac Posen. It’s been stated that  Zendaya Coleman got the inspiration for her 2019 Cinderella Met Gala look from her. How iconic?!

  • Cardi B
MET Gala Iconic Looks

Grammy award winning rapper Cardi B, looked drop dead gorgeous in wine red Thom Browne for the Camp themed 2019 gala. She served a look while wearing a featured $250K Ruby nipple covers. If that doesn’t scream legendary.. I don’t know what does?!

Tell us your all time favourite MET Gala look in the comment section.

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