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

These are strange times, and fashion, of course, must take a back seat 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.

Tomorrow, we should be waking up to hundreds of red carpet pictures from the Met Gala, which was scheduled to take place this evening in New York. And so to mark the first Monday in 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 pre-approved.)

Keep scrolling to spend the next five minutes looking at some of our favourite Met Gala looks.

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WHO: Beyoncé

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

WEAR: Givenchy

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WHO: Lady Gaga

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

WEAR: Brandon Maxwell

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WHO: Lady Gaga

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

WEAR: Brandon Maxwell

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WHO: Saoirse Ronan

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

WEAR: Gucci

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WHO: Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

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

WEAR: John Galliano for Dior

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WHO: Billy Porter

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

WEAR: The Blondes

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WHO: Harry Styles

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

WEAR: Gucci

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WHO: Sarah Jessica Parker

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

WEAR: Dolce & Gabbana

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WHO: Emma Stone

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

WEAR: Thakoon

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WHO: Kim Kardashian

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

WEAR: Versace

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WHO: Ezra Miller 

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

WEAR: Burberry

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WHO: Rihanna

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

WEAR: Guo Pei

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WHO: Rihanna

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

WEAR: Guo Pei

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WHO: Frances McDormand

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

WEAR: Valentino

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WHO: Naomi Campbell

WHAT: Met Gala, Theatre de la Mode, 1990

WEAR: Versace

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WHO: Victoria Beckham

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

WEAR: Giorgio Armani

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WHO: Solange Knowles

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

WEAR: David Laport

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WHO: Cher

WHAT: Met Gala, Costumes of Royal India, 1985

WEAR: Bob Mackie

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WHO: Kate Moss

WHAT: Met Gala, The Model as Muse, 2009

WEAR: Marc Jacobs

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WHO: Kim Kardashian 

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

WEAR: Givenchy

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WHO: Cardi B

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

WEAR: Moschino

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WHO: Rihanna

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

WEAR: John Galliano

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WHO: Kylie and Kendall Jenner

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

WEAR: Versace

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