Paris Hilton Makes Her Met Gala Debut And We Can't Believe It's Her First Time Either

Paris Hilton Makes Her Met Gala Debut And We Can't Believe It's Her First Time Either

On the first Monday in May, with fashion's most avid fans tuning in to see who will grace the Met's carpeted steps (and in what), we're looking back to see what the stars of today wore to their first ever Met Gala.

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Naomi Campbell - 1990

First attending the Gala (then known as the Costume Institute Benefit Gala), Campbell wore a printed mini dress for the event, of which the theme was Théâtre de la Mode – Fashion Dolls.

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Sarah Jessica Parker - 1995

The Sex and the City star - now a veteran of the Met Gala - first graced the New York landmark with her presence in the mid-nineties wearing a spaghetti strap black velvet gown.

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Kate Moss - 1995

The model wore a, now iconic, canary yellow Calvin Klein gown for her first Met.

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Gwyneth Paltrow - 1995

The actor was another who wore designer of the moment Calvin Klein to the 1995 event, appeared in a simple white gown accessorised with a velvet shawl.

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Madonna - 1997

Madonna has been pushing the boundaries of fashion for years, including at the Met Gala. The 'Like A Virgin' singer's first appearance was at the 1997 event honouring Gianni Versace.

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Salma Hayek - 1997

The actor wore a one-shouldered black Versace gown with a thigh high slit to the event.

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Jennifer Lopez - 1999

Lopez first attended the Met Gala with ex-boyfriend Puff Daddy, wearing a peach satin gown.

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Gisele Bundchen - 1999

The model's first Met Gala was at the end of the nineties, in an orange and red mesh dress by Versace.

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Nicole Kidman - 2003

Kidman could not have looked more theme-appropriate dressed like a goddess in a one-shouldered golden gown by Gucci and shoulder-length diamond earrings for her debut.

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Victoria Beckham - 2003

Beckham first attended the 2003 'Goddess: Classical Mode' theme with designers Dolce and Gabbana, wearing one of their creations.

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Serena Williams - 2004

A Chair of last year's Met Gala, the tennis great first attended in 2004 wearing a purple sating gown (and co-ordinating eye shadow) to fit the theme of 'Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century.'

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Scarlett Johansson - 2004

In 2004, Johansson attended for the first time in this memorable yellow satin dress by Calvin Klein.

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Sienna Miller - 2006

The British actor wore a gold mini dress, tights and heels, in a look by Burberry for the 2006 'AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion' theme.

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Rihanna - 2007

Arguably many would say Rihanna is queen of the Met Gala... and it all started here in 2007, when she wore a Georges Chakra gown embellished with glass applique.

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Cate Blanchett - 2007

The actor wowed at her first Met in a fringed gold Balenciaga gown.

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Cameron Diaz - 2007

The actor - who recently recounted some of her most favourite dresses - wore this strapless satin fuchsia gown by Christian Dior Couture for the 2007 Met Gala, themed 'Poiret: King of Fashion'.

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Beyoncé - 2008

The singer - who has had some of the most jaw-dropping Met Gala looks of all time - first graced the famous carpet with her presence in 2008, when she wore a light pink Armani Privé gown.

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Venus Williams - 2008

The tennis pro wore a bronze satin gown for her first Met Gala in 2008.

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Taylor Swift - 2008

In 2008, Swift attended the Met Gala for the first time wearing a gold gown by Badgley Mischka featuring appliqué hearts.

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Blake Lively - 2008

The Gossip Girl star (who was indeed starring in the hit show at the time) wore a Ralph Lauren black strapless gown with a feathered fishtail finish - and gloves - for her debut Met appearance in 2008.

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Julia Roberts - 2008

The actor wore a sparkly dress by Giorgio Armani, as she attended the event with the designer in 2008.

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Zoë Kravitz - 2008

The Big Little Lies actor wore a crushed pale green velvet gown to her first Met Gala in 2008.

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Leighton Meester - 2009

While Blair Waldorf would usually be seen on the steps of the Met, Meester was inside in 2009, wearing a printed dress and trousers co-ord by Louis Vuitton.

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Emma Stone - 2009

Known for her stunning Met Gala looks, the Oscar winner first attended the Met Gala in 2009 wearing a colourful mini dress.

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Alexa Chung - 2010

The British presenter and designer first attended the gala a decade ago, wearing a monochrome tuxedo look by Philip Lim.

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Karlie Kloss - 2010

The model wore a Donna Karan strapless deep purple gown for her first Met Gala in 2010.

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Oprah Winfrey - 2010

Attending with the man himself, Oprah made her Met Gala debut in a sill ruched navy gown by Oscar de La Renta in 2010.

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Emma Watson - 2010

The actor wowed in a one-shouldered Grecian-inspired bridal white gown by Burberry for the Met Gala's 2010 'American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity' theme.

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Cara Delevingne - 2011

The model and actor first attended the Met in 2011, in a plunging silver-grey satin dress by Burberry, posing with fellow actor Douglas Booth on the red carpet.

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Chrissy Teigen - 2011

Teigen first attended the Met Gala with soon-to-be husband John Legend (they were married in 2012) wearing a Chris March black lace and feathered gown.

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Saoirse Ronan - 2011

At the 2011 event to honour the late Alexander McQueen, the Irish actor wore a red gown by Rodarte.

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Jourdan Dunn - 2012

The British model attended her first Met Gala (with her pal, who had one year's experience behind her, Cara Delevingne) in 2012 wearing a lace cream dress by Burberry, who also designed Delevingne's look.

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Amanda Seyfried - 2013

The Mamma Mia! actor wore a bold printed gown by Givenchy to her first Met Gala.

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Kim Kardashian - 2013

Kardashian's Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy gown - which she wore at her first Met Gala while pregnant with her first child North - is now considered iconic.

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Jennifer Lawrence - 2013

For the Punk theme of 2011, Lawrence wore a strapless black dress by Dior.

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Miley Cyrus - 2013

Cyrus completed the Punk theme to perfection at her first Met Gala in a fishnet Marc Jacobs gown.

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Kendall Jenner - 2014

For her first Met Gala, Jenner wore a classic light pink strapless fishtail gown by Topshop.

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Reese Witherspoon - 2014

The actor wore a hot pink strapless gown by Stella McCartney for the 2014 event, themed 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion'.

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Selena Gomez - 2014

For her debut, Gomez wore a plunging burgundy column dress by Diane Von Furstenburg.

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Margot Robbie - 2014

The May after her breakout performance in Wolf of Wall Street, Robbie was invited to the Met Gala for the first time and wore custom Prada for the occasion.

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Hailey Baldwin - 2015

The then-brunette attended for the first time in 2015 wearing a sky blue mini dress by Topshop.

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Bella Hadid - 2015

Hadid is another who wore high street brand Topshop to the 2015 Met Gala, where the theme was 'China: Through The Looking Glass'.

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Gigi Hadid - 2015

For her debut Met Gala, Hadid matched the red carpet in a Diane von Furstenberg gown.

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Sophie Turner - 2015

The Game of Thrones actor's first foray into the Met Gala was accompanied by this silver-bronze plunging Burberry gown in 2015.

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Amal Clooney - 2015

Attending for the first time in 2015 with her new husband George Clooney (the couple married in 2014), the human rights barrister wore a strapless sequin dress with a ruffled skirt by John Galliano.

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Irina Shayk - 2015

The model wore a silk Atelier Versace lilac gown to her debut Met Gala in 2015.

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Lady Gaga - 2015

Always one to make a dramatic entrance at the Met Gala, Gaga's debut outfit was a monochrome kimono-inspired look by Alexander Wang for Balenciaga.

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Kylie Jenner - 2016

The entrepreneur made waves at her first Met Gala in 2016, wearing a silver beaded Balmain gown.

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Priyanka Chopra - 2017

Not only did Chopra wow the crowds with this trench coat inspired Ralph Lauren look at her first Met Gala in 2017... it's also where she got to know her future husband Nick Jonas who also attended with the American designer.

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Ariana Grande - 2018

Grande has only attended the Met Gala once, in 2018, looking like. true vision (and honouring the 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination' theme) in this stunning Vera Wang creation.

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Harry Styles - 2019

The former boyband member made his debut at the 2019 Met Gala celebrating 'Camp: Notes on Fashion' wearing a sheer shirt and extra high-waisted trousers by Gucci.

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Billie Eilish - 2021

Alongside this being her Met Gala debut, the singer also debuted a brand new look for the 'In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion' theme. The blonde channeled Marilyn Monroe in a peach Oscar De La Renta gown for the evening.

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Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian- 2022

The couple made their Met debut in deconstructed Thom Browne suiting for the theme: 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion'.

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Paris Hilton - 2023

For the theme: 'Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty' Paris Hilton wore a leather, black gown by Marc Jacobs.

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From Blake Lively To Beyoncé, what dresses celebrities wore at their very first Met Gala.