The Wildest Met Gala Looks of All Time

The Met Gala, a.k.a. the “Oscars of the East Coast” because of the grandiose celebrity red carpet posing, is upon us. We won’t be in attendance because tickets are $30k a pop –  a bit out of our, and most of America’s, budget – but that doesn’t mean we aren’t very curious about what the ladies are wearing this year. The event exists to fund the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institue (fashion department) which upholds fashion as an art form. As you can see from the video we put together of celebs from years past, fashion as art is indeed alive and well, with some often outrageous styles.

These are some of the Met Gala’s wildest looks, in our opinion. Madonna’s ensembles won’t come as shockers, because she’s – well, Madonna – but we still can’t figure out how Rihanna sat down in that dress. In any case, it was eye-catching. And…colorful. Other featured celebs include Cher, Ambar Valetta, Charlize Theron, Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, Miley Cyrus (our favorite look, actually, and the most elegant), Lupita Nyong’o, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Helen Lasichanh, and Solange Knowles.

Who wore it best? Let us know which dress (or outfit) you’d say yes to. And for the butches and tomboys and androgynous women out there, check out these 20 dapper looks from celesbian red carpet past. Who needs the Met Gala when you can pine after Erika Linder’s beige suit?

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