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Cher in custom Bob Mackie at the Met Ball, 1974

The one-named wonder wore a custom creation by Bob Mackie for the second official gala in 1974. Her hair was sleek, her makeup was strong, but the drama was all in the dress. The sheer fabric, adorned with rhinestones and feathers, was pure perfection. (Photo: Getty Images)

Best Met Gala Looks: 37 Incredible Fashion Moments in the Ball’s History

The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the fashion industry’s equivalent of the Oscars, Grammy’s, CFDAs, and Tony Awards all rolled into one. It’s the golden ticket for every designer, model, musician, and celebrity. The extravaganza is set to take place on Monday in NYC. In honor of the occasion, we take a look back at the best red carpet moments over the past 40-plus years.

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