22 of the Best Ever Met Gala Looks for Some Easy Scrolling

Elinor Block

These are strange times, and fashion, of course, must take a backseat to the more important news that is going on in the world. But there is a different role that looking at pretty pictures provides: momentary escapism and distraction. Right now, that is what we at Who What Wear can excel at—a means to momentarily take your mind off the 24/7 news cycle.

Today, following the announcement that the Met Gala is postponed and won't be taking place at the beginning of May, we've delved into the archives to bring you some of the most iconic Met Gala outfits ever. The yearly event is notorious for giving us the most interesting and outrageous red carpet looks. The guest list is always full of the biggest A-listers and everyone always makes an effort with their outfits (Anna Wintour has to sign them off, too, so they come preapproved).

Keep scrolling to spend the next five minutes looking at beautiful dresses.

WHO: Beyoncé

WHAT: Met Gala, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, 2014

WEAR: Givenchy

WHO: Lady Gaga

WHAT: Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion, 2019

WEAR: Brandon Maxwell

WHO: Lady Gaga

WHAT: Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion, 2019

WEAR: Brandon Maxwell

WHO: Saoirse Ronan

WHAT: Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion, 2019

WEAR: Gucci

WHO: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

WHAT: Met Gala, China: Through the Looking Glass, 2015

WEAR: John Galliano for Dior

WHO: Billy Porter

WHAT: Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion, 2019

WEAR: The Blondes

WHO: Harry Styles

WHAT: Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion, 2019

WEAR: Gucci

WHO: Sarah Jessica Parker

WHAT: Met Gala, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, 2018

WEAR: Dolce & Gabbana

WHO: Emma Stone

WHAT: Met Gala, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, 2014

WEAR: Thakoon

WHO: Kim Kardashian

WHAT: Met Gala, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, 2018

WEAR: Versace

WHO: Ezra Miller 

WHAT: Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion, 2019

WEAR: Burberry

WHO: Rihanna

WHAT: Met Gala, China: Through the Looking Glass, 2015

WEAR: Guo Pei

WHO: Rihanna

WHAT: Met Gala, China: Through the Looking Glass, 2015

WEAR: Guo Pei

WHO: Frances McDormand

WHAT: Met Gala, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, 2018

WEAR: Valentino

WHO: Naomi Campbell

WHAT: Met Gala, Theatre de la Mode, 1990

WEAR: Versace

WHO: Victoria Beckham

WHAT: Met Gala, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, 2008

WEAR: Giorgio Armani

WHO: Solange Knowles

WHAT: Met Gala, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, 2016

WEAR: David Laport

WHO: Cher

WHAT: Met Gala, Costumes of Royal India, 1985

WEAR: Bob Mackie

WHO: Kate Moss

WHAT: Met Gala, The Model as Muse, 2009

WEAR: Marc Jacobs

WHO: Kim Kardashian 

WHAT: Met Gala, Punk: Chaos to Couture, 2013

WEAR: Givenchy

WHO: Cardi B

WHAT: Met Gala, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, 2018

WEAR: Moschino

WHO: Rihanna

WHAT: Met Gala, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, 2018

WEAR: John Galliano

WHO: Kylie and Kendall Jenner

WHAT: Met Gala, Camp: Notes on Fashion, 2019

WEAR: Versace

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