See Every Met Gala Look From the Last Decade

Over the past decade, the Met Gala red carpet has only gotten bigger and better. The star-studded event—and its various themes—have encouraged attendees to have unabashed fun on the red carpet, and it’s a spirit that has only been amplified as the gala has grown. If you compare the 2010 Met Gala to 2019’s camp theme, for instance, the difference is drastic: What was once a sea of beautiful evening gowns has transformed into a showmanship of pure extravagance and risk-taking.

This year’s Met Gala will serve as a celebration of American fashion, highlighting the museum’s new exhibition, In America: An Anthology of Fashion. It will be co-hosted by Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The red carpet theme is Gilded Glamour, so you can expect celebrities to bring their most fabulous, ornate designs to the step and repeat. And while we’ll all have to wait to see how that plays out, we can satisfy our craving for elaborate dressing by looking at past Met Gala events. Consider it prime time to refresh your memory of all the past iconic looks to grace the carpet—and also brush up on the moments and themes that you may have missed or forgotten. (Take Helen Lasichanh’s 2017 Comme des Garçons shapely look, the Olsen twins’ unexpected take on the 2013 punk theme, and many more.)

Below, Vogue has collected all of the Met Gala looks since 2010.

2021: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”

Last year’s Met Gala celebrated the Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opened to the public in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18th. On the red carpet, the celebrity guests embodied the theme of American style, from flashy, star-spangled ensembles, to more discreet nods to Americana motifs.

2019: “Camp: Notes on Fashion”

The camp-themed Met Gala was one of the most daring and outré red carpets in Met Gala history. The theme was a play on Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp,’” and guests were encouraged to go eccentric and rock looks that deliberately toed the line between silly and sublime. From Jared Leto carrying a prosthetic version of his own head to Lady Gaga pulling off four outfit changes, it was an unforgettable spectacle.

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