“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” star Liv Tyler showed up to the 2011 Met Gala in a white and yellow Givenchy gown. Don’t get us wrong, we do think the dress is gorgeous, but it does feel like it could have worked for any red carpet.
It just doesn’t have that “WOW” factor we were looking for. We have to admit, though, that it was a lot better than the look she rocked at the 1999 Met Gala in which she wore a plain black skirt and a white off-one-shoulder top that read “ROCK ROYALTY.”
In 2013, model Karlie Kloss wore a Louis Vuitton dress, but her Monique Pean necklace almost stole the show. Her bright pink lips look fabulous, though we are not sold on the hair and overall styling. While we love all of the elements of her outfit, we are not sure they all fit together to make a cohesive look.
Fortunately, the fashion model has had a lot of other opportunities at other Met Gala events to out do this look. In 2023 the star accessorized her a stunning black velvet dress with the sweetest baby bump that she debuted at the event.
A Bright Beret
Back in 2003, the Met Gala wasn't as prominent as it is today, which is the only explanation as to why Dunst showed up in this look. We do get that berets were trendy back in the early noughties, but the bright hat just doesn't go with Kirsten's black dress at all.
Especially since we know that it’s an actual Marc Jacobs dress after all. Don’t think that he would be too impressed with this pairing if he saw it now. Luckily for Dunst, she's had many years to make up for this look, and most people have probably forgotten it by now.
A Beautiful Monster
Musician Janelle Monae presented this wonderfully whimsical dress at the 2019 Met Gala. She cooperated with Christian Siriano to create this gown, which Monae says was inspired by science fiction as well as the duality of the feminine and masculine. It’s also quite clear that the whole look also hit high notes of exaggerated glamor and art-historical pomp.
The dress embodied a balloon-hipped piece with a blinking eye covering one of her breasts. The star claimed that she wanted to bring out Picasso’s work when he went through an African Period in the early 1900s. Whatever she was inspired by, it worked; this dress is to die for. It is a unique piece that could have only been worn at the Met Gala.
All Eyes on Ezra
"Fantastic Beasts" star Ezra Miller came up with an outfit we couldn't keep our eyes off of. He is one of the industry's most interesting stars on the red carpet of late, so really, this whole look didn’t really surprise too many onlookers, but it did certainly bedazzle many.
As if his Burberry suit, rhinestone corset, and shoes weren't enough, he also had a mask of his own face. But that wasn't even the creepy part; behind the mask, he hid an array of eyes. Miller was inspired by artists like Dali and Magritte, and he does look like a work of art in this outfit.