Nothing says you’ve made it in the fashion world like an invitation to the Met Gala.
Over the years, the annual ball – which raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute – has become a place where the world’s top trendsetters can have fun with fashion and show off their bold style. Since Rihannathe Guo Pei yellow dress that spawned hundreds of omelet memes at Kim KardashianThe faceless Balenciaga bodysuit that turns heads, many celebrity looks have been cemented as iconic fashion moments on her red carpet.
And though the stars love Sarah Jessica Parker and Beyonce are considered Met Gala regulars who are constantly raising the bar in style these days, they were once rookies looking to make their mark on fashion’s biggest night. In 1995, SJP wore a solid black dress for her Met Gala debut. As for Bey, she opted for something more modest in contrast to the elaborate dresses she is now known for when she first attended the gala in 2008.