The Met Gala is not like other events. At the Oscars, the Emmys and other awards ceremonies, the celebrities wear their most elegant dresses and try to reach the best-dressed lists. In this party things are not like that, formal dresses are not enough; in fact, the crazier and extravagant the better.
The party is held to raise funds for the Institute of Clothing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Each year the gala has a different theme and the guests have to wear clothes that reflect it. For example, in 2017 they celebrated the figure of Rei Kawakubo, a Japanese designer famous for the absurd and original garments she made with her brand, Comme des Garçons. This is why Rihanna appeared with an unforgettable pink dress made almost entirely of circles.
This year the premise is "Celestial Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." With that title, we already know that it is going to be a controversial show and we can not wait to see what the celebrities will wear. Therefore, to prepare for a new and crazy Met gala, we show you the most extravagant looks that have gone through the red carpet in recent years.
The dress that Rihanna wore at the 2015 gala was so famous that it went viral and even gained a nickname: "the omelet dress." The incredible layer weighed 55 lbs, measured almost five meters long and took 50 thousand hours of make by its creator, Chinese designer Guo Pei.
2. Helen Lasichanh
Who? Pharrel's wife did not stay behind when she presented herself with a Comme des Garçons dress at the 2017 gala. The color was very nice, but she had a problem: she could not get her arms out. It is a great dress if you don't intend to eat or drink at the party, but hopefully, her husband fed her!
3. Karen Elson
The British model looked like a member of the royal family in her red and gold dress and a huge golden crown. The subtleties do not exist at the Met Gala.
Solange does not wear dresses as revealing as her big sister Beyoncé, but she does tend to experiment with very eccentric outfits, like this jacket-dress she wore for the 2017 edition of the gala.
5. Amber Valetta
The theme of the gala of 2004 was the eighteenth century and that's why it makes sense that the actress and model came with a dress inspired by that era. Too bad that the pattern did not match the corset and that, frankly, it looked like a bed cover.
6. Hamish Bowles
Who says men can only wear tuxedos? The editor of the American edition of Vogue, Hamish Bowles, attended the gala of 2017 with a dark blue cape with a beautiful peacock embroidered in silver. Better than many dresses that night.
7. Sarah Jessica Parker
The black and long dress with a patterned fringe was very elegant, but Sarah Jessica Parker was not her if she did not add an unusual accessory: a huge crown of Philip Treacy, the designer behind every royalty's hat!
8. Priyanka Chopra
The most extravagant raincoat in history? It looks like it is. Priyanka Chopra wanted to take all eyes on the 2017 edition of the gala and achieved it with this risky outfit.
9. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is known for her strange style and that's why the red carpet at the Met Gala is the perfect place for her. For the 2015 edition, she wore a huge cape with kimono sleeves and a very pronounced neckline. As if that were not enough, she also added a black crown to her look and huge platform shoes.
The subtlety, the modesty, and the delicacy go out the window every time that this gala arrives, which for many lovers of fashion, is the best of the year. To others, it will seem distasteful and too opulent, but one thing is certain: we will all be glued to the screen to see what the celebrities will wear this 2018.