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Beyoncé, 2012
Queen B flaunted her post-baby body in this completely-sheer feathered couture Givenchy just four months after giving birth to Blue Ivy. Damn.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 2006
SJP brought McQueen himself to the Met's "Anglomania"-themed event, dressed in this half-tartan, half-lace showstopper. Cue the Scottish prom photo!
Shalom Harlow, 2009
In our humble opinion, Shalom Harlow is one of the most beautiful women to ever walk the planet. Shame about that wearable Hefty bag, though.
Sasha Pivovarova, 2009
Clubwear, King of the North-style.
Naomi Campbell, 2011
Oh, and here's Daenerys. Come to think of it, why don't they just make Game of Thrones 2014's theme and save everyone a lot of trouble?
Molly Sims, 2009
Ferrero Rocher for Dolce and Gabbana.
Mary-Kate Olsen, 2007
Clearly, MK's referencing her and her sister's hit 1993 TV movie Double, Double, Toil and Trouble. That has to be it. Right?
Erin O'Connor and Matthew Williamson, 2006
Pomp and potpourri.
Marc Jacobs, 2012
Presented without comment.
Lauren Santo Domingo, 2012
Put a bow (or 50) on it!
Linda Fargo, 2007
Bergdorf Goodman's Linda Fargo can't wait to pull this exact ensemble out of the back of her closet for her Gatsby midnight screening next week.
Linda Evangelista, 2006
While the event planners requested bigger, more dramatic floral centerpieces, we don't think this is what they meant.
Leighton Meester, 2009
Unable to choose between the puff-sleeved, plunge-front cocktail dress and the embellished, patterned leggings, Leighton went with both. We suggest she sharpen her decision-making skills.
Kirsten Dunst, 2007
The real inspiration behind Bob Dylan's "Tangled Up In Blue?" This vintage YSL.
Madonna, 2009
Even Marc Jacobs himself looks a bit concerned about having made Madonna wear those teal bunny ears. (Sidenote: back in high school, we totally saved a full year's worth of allowance to buy one of those Vuitton logo pouches.)
Katy Perry, 2010

"You just gotta igniiiiite the niiiiight and lettttt it shiiiiine..."

With this glow-in-the-dark creation, that's exactly what Katy did.

Kate Moss, 2009
Leave it to Kate Moss to turn the Met Ball into a toga party—a black tie toga party.
Kate Bosworth, 2008
While 99.9 percent of attendees would've let that uber-colorful dress speak for itself, Kate went the extra mile with matching heels and eye makeup, resulting in one of our favorite Met Ball looks of all time.
Kate Beckinsale, 2009
The bodice says "let's party!" while the skirt says "but remember, I turn into a pumpkin at midnight."
Karolina Kurkova, 2005
We love you too, Karolina.
Jessica Stam, 2007
When fashion people talk about "wearable art," they usually don't mean it literally—but this Klimt-inspired Dior Haute Couture's a clear exception.
Coco Rocha, 2012
Not only is this a pantsuit, it's a sunshine-yellow pantsuit. Worn with a neon pink top. And matching ombré hair. And yet, somehow, the whole look works.
Jenna Lyons, 2012
Leave it to Jenna Lyons to wear her black tie party skirt with...a jean jacket. Always ahead of the curve, that J. Ly.
Iman, 2011
Actually, this is probably one of the tamer getups currently gathering dust in Iman and David Bowie's closet.
Florence Welch, 2012
In which the house of McQueen makes a bid for a guest spot on Ace of Cakes.
Doutzen Kroes, 2010
What a tulle.
Daphne Guinness, 2011
Sorry, Daph—Kevin McCallister already gave his other turtle dove to that weird bird lady in Central Park.
Jessica Stam, 2006
A wearable salute to Moulin Rouge! that Baz Luhrmann would love.
Joy Bryant, 2008
That's a lot of Pucci.
Christina Ricci, 2011
Seems Christina just couldn't leave her Addams Family days behind her.
Chloë Sevigny, 2012
Let's disc-uss.
Coco Rocha, 2010
Someone was really ahead of the curve on spring's mermaid trend.
Charlotte Kemp Muhl, 2010
Chartreuse lederhosen: not what we'd personally pick for the Met Ball, but far be it from us to deny someone else the experience.
Cecilia Dean, 2005
The 2005 Met Ball, proudly brought to you by Kleenex brand facial tissues.
Blake Lively, 2010
Creature From the Blue Lagoon.
You do you, Babs. You do you.
Anna Wintour, 2008
Impressive wingspan, Anna.
Amber Valetta, 2004
That one time Marie Antoinette went to Coachella.
Anne Hathaway, 2009
"I dreamed a dream of hair worn hiiiiiigh..."
Beyoncé, 2011
Between the hobble skirt and the boobie window, this Emilio Pucci seemed like a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. Leave it to Beyoncé, however, to turn a style liability into a lesson in stellar black-tie dressing.