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The 53 Wildest Met Gala Looks of All Time

The first Monday in May is definitely fashion's wildest night of the year.

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    Madonna, 2016

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    Alicia Vikander, 2016

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    Michelle Monaghan, 2016

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    Will.i.am, 2016

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    Katy Perry, 2016

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    Zoe Kravitz, 2016

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    Nicki Minaj, 2016

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    Lady Gaga, 2016

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, 2013

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    Valerie Monroe Shakespeare, 1997

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    Anna Dello Russo, 2011

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    Ivana Trump, 2006

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    Helen Lee Schifter, 2004

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    John Galliano, 2001

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    Madonna, 2013

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    Stefano Gabbana, Naomi Campbell, Victoria Beckham, and Linda Evangelista, 2003

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    Christina Ricci, 2012

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    Serena Williams, 2011

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    Blake Lively, 2011

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    Daphne Guiness, 2011

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    Rihanna, 2009

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    John Galliano and Charlize Theron, 2006

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    Anna Wintour, 2004

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    Rita Ora, 2014

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    Liv Tyler and Stella MacCartney, 1999

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    Lauren Ezersky (right), 1986

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    Sandra Lee, 2014

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    Cher, 1985

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    Allison Sarofim, 2015

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    Kris Jenner, 2015

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    Polly Mellen, 1989

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    Amber Valetta, 2008

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    3LW, 2001

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    Karolina Kurkova, 2005

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    Amber Valletta, 2004

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    Rihanna, 2015

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    Solange, 2015

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    Lady Gaga, 2015

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    Katy Perry, 2015

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    Karen Elson, 2015

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    Jennifer Lopez, 2015

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    Sarah Jessica Parker, 2015

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    Lupita Nyong'o, 2014

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    Anja Rubik, 2012

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    Christina Ricci, 2011

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    Ashley Olsen, 2011

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    Naomi Campbell, 2011

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    Lisa Maria Falcone, 2010

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    Katy Perry, 2010

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    Helena Christensen, 2009

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    Molly Sims, 2009

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    David Beckham and Victoria Beckham, 2008

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    Zac Posen, 2004

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  • Pants and bras are overrated.

  • Half roller derby uniform, half figure skating costume.

  • Trash bag chic!

  • He's so 3008. You're so 2000 and late.

  • A beehive updo and bleached brows.

  • Like a magical fairy princess.

  • Buckle up.

  • Gaga just being Gaga.

  • The hat. The boots. The dress. So much to take in. So very much.

  • The OG free-boober of the Met Gala.

  • Egghead chic!

  • Serving early aughts prom goals.

  • How is this not a picture from the '80s? How??!!

  • Pigtail braids — a bold hair choice for a bold butterfly-embroidered suit.

  • She really took that whole punk theme and ran with it.

  • All of this. Just all of it.

  • That bow has a Christina Ricci attached to it!

  • Hat. Right there. Hat.

  • Half naked dress, half toga frat party.

  • Ostrich genocide as a dress.

  • Now those are some puffy shoulders!

  • No way John was going to let Charlize steal the spotlight.

  • Oh, Anna, Anna, Anna.

  • Ballet meets bondage meets The Mummy Returns?

  • This too-casual DIY twinning situation definitely qualifies as wild(ly inappropriate).

  • Oh, man. The '80s.

  • That's a whole lot of volume.

  • Dude! Cher's eyes are up here!

  • Someone must have had a fire sale on ruffles.

  • Statement earring meets statement shoulder pads meets statement belt meets statement slit. So many statements.

  • The '80s, man. What else is there to say?

  • Shoulder pads that double as weapons.

  • What else would an early '00s R&B trio wear to a gala celebrating the style of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy?

  • Bedspread couture!

  • Hair.

  • This thing took two years to make. Now that is wild!

  • Pretty sure this dress is bending space-time around her.

  • The headdress, the giant feathered cage coat, the eyebrows — what a look!

  • Spray-can couture!

  • Every queen needs her giant gold crown.

  • So very naked.

  • Now that is a headpiece.

  • Is that a Spanx bodysuit under there?

  • Highest. Slit. Ever.

  • Who doesn't love a good Victorian vampire naked dress?

  • What do you think she's hiding in those sleeves? Snacks? I hope it's snacks.

  • Gorgeous. Also vaguely reminiscent of a tree that has been T.P.-ed.

  • That is one big (droopy) bow.

  • Light 'em up!

  • Figure-skater realness!

  • Again, how is this not the '80s?

  • One part wedding dress, one part bathrobe, and one part corporate power suit.

  • Zac Posen moonlighting as a bullfighter?