Nicole Kidman may not be the most regular attendee of the Met Gala since she’s only attended about four times, but when she does decide to pitch, she’s usually one of the most notable stars to grace the event. She was stunned in this nude-colored, form-fitting embellished dress by Tom Ford for Gucci at the 2003 Gala.
The event was governed by the theme, “Goddess: The Classical Mode,” so the gown was a perfect choice for the evening. Her sleek ponytail, a simple clutch, and drapey earrings add nice touches to the ensemble as well. She also attended the event in 2005, 2016, and more recently in 2023, in which she wore the same dress that she wore in the Chanel No.5 commercial.
Stars take some calculated risks when they choose certain designs to wear out to events. And any woman will let you know when you’re choosing a risky outfit for a grand night out, it's crucial to examine the look from all angles, but apparently, this actress forgot to do an obligatory twirl in front of her mirror before this event.
A sheer dress, or Gwyneth Paltrow’s slinky purple Prada mini dress she wore to the 2012 Met Gala, may make for some embarrassing moments on the red carpet – depending on how you feel about flashing the world. Still, the dress itself, while fairly simple, looks stunning on her, even if parts of her are pretty exposed.
As if Katy Perry doesn’t garner enough attention on the red carpet, she wears a spotlight dress at the 2010 event. This is just another one of the many remarkable appearances that the star has brought to the red carpet event. She has attended almost 10 of the Met Gala evenings and every time she manages to make it onto some or other rated list.
This time, the dress, which on its own was fairly simple, done in pale pink with one shoulder, was lined with rope lights that glowed in different colors. Again, the getup received mixed reviews, with many saying they liked the dress, but the large necklace she chose to accessorize with was overkill. What do you think?
At the 2014 Met Gala, actress Katie Holmes arrived in a super-bright, mustard-colored yellow dress by Marchesa. Perhaps she was trying to channel Belle from "Beauty and the Beast." However, something just got lost in translation, and the off-colored, off-the-shoulder dress scored her a spot on several worst-dressed lists that year.
In fact, that year’s event has been called the “worst-dressed met Gala ever.” The theme was “Charles James: Beyond Fashion.” Charles Wilson James was one of the most prominent fashion designers of the 20th century, but since the theme was quite dated, it may explain why it was dubbed one of the worst-dressed Gala events.
Most of the time, the Kardashians know how to turn heads with the looks that they create for big events. Sometimes, heads are turned because they look immaculate, and other times, it's due to poor wardrobe decisions. Perhaps this time was the latter. Kim Kardashian’s 2013 Met Gala getup is reminiscent of curtains you’d see hanging in grandma and grandpa’s place.
The pregnant celebrity chose this busy, floral print, which didn’t suit her very well, and drew an array of negative reviews from commentators after the event. Later, she admitted that she “cried the whole way home” over the poor response to the Givenchy gown.