As the Oscars of fashion, the Met Gala is a sartorial playground for Hollywood to experiment with its style. There have been headpieces and sweeping trains, a boatload of feathers and jewels over the years, and some of the most breathtaking fashion moments we've ever seen. Following this year's event—a retrospective on Rei Kawakubo and her label Comme des Garçons—we're looking at what some of our favorite red carpet stars have worn throughout the years.
2009: A Dolce & Gabbana tuxedo.
2014: A white Stella McCartney crop top and ruched skirt.
2015: A custom Guo Pei fur-trimmed silk cape and headdress that launched a thousand memes.
2017: A Comme des Garçons dress covered with paillettes.
2014: A floor-length Diane von Furstenberg gown.
2015: A white cut-out Vera Wang dress.
2016: A Louis Vuitton dress and boots.
2017: A cream Coach dress.
2005: Ashley in a strapless gold lace gown and Mary Kate in a bohemian white lace dress.
2008: Both in Diane von Furstenberg gowns: one in black cutouts and the other in shiny gold sequins.
2014: Mary Kate in a trailing vintage Chanel gown and Ashley in a vintage pinstriped Gianfranco Ferre gown.
2017: Ashley in a cream lace dress and a fur-trimmed embroidered jacket, Mary Kate in an ivory high-neck dress and boho beads.
2013: A floral gown with a side slit, plus matching heels, by Givenchy.
2015: A sheer Roberto Cavalli gown with a sweeping train strewn with beads and white peacock feathers.
2016: A metallic Balmain dress with a thigh-high slit.
2017: A white off-the-shoulder Vivienne Westwood dress.
2011: A mint green Escada gown with cutouts.
2013: A floral-printed, violet Vera Wang gown.
2015: A bubblegum-pink Prada gown with bright green Prada shoes.
2017: A Michael Kors Collection metallic dress.
2010: A ruffled, light-up Cute Circuit gown.
2013: A Dolce & Gabbana embroidered dress and bejeweled crown.
2016: A gold-embellished head-to-toe black Prada gown.
2017: A custom blood-red Maison Margiela gown with a matching veil.
2003: A white, knotted Stella McCartney gown.
2011: A strapless, champagne-silk Stella McCartney gown.
2015: A mock neck golden gown by Michael Kors.
2017: An ivory one-shoulder Stella McCartney gown.
1998: A brown button coat with a matching floor-length dress.
2004: A royal blue column gown with brooch detail.
2007: An Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo dress.
2017: A feathered Calvin Klein Dress.
2006: An off-the-shoulder ruched white gown.
2011: A scarlet Gucci halter gown with a keyhole detail.
2015: A sheer and sequined number by Versace.
2017: A powder-blue Valentino gown.
2005: A pink floral appliqué and black lace gown.
2015: A dark, emerald green Valentino gown.
2016: A fairy-tale blue strapless Zac Posen ball gown.
2017: A custom Monse top and pants.
2007: A peacock blue Marchesa mini-dress.
2011: A draped silver Chanel Couture gown.
2016: A rose-strewn Burberry gown with a sweeping train.
2017: A gold Atelier Versace gown with a sweeping blue feather train.
1999: A floor-length blue snake print dress with a keyhole detail.
2012: A pale purple Prada mini-dress.
2013: A hot pink Valentino dress with sheer paneling across the front and sleeves.
2017: A one-shoulder Calvin Klein dress.
2010: An off-the shoulder ivory gown by Ralph Lauren Collection.
2011: A lacy black and nude off-the-shoulder gown by J.Mendel.
2014: A custom sequin and beaded organza gown by Oscar de la Renta.
2016: A Louis Vuitton snakeskin mini-dress.
2010: A bespoke off-the-shoulder white Burberry dress.
2013: A black cut-out Prabal Gurung dress with a sweeping train.
2016: A black and white recyclable Calvin Klein top with pants and a sweeping train.
2003: A gold sequined Burberry mini-dress.
2010: A high-low navy Emilio Pucci gown.
2015: A matador style crimson jacket and trouser suit by Thakoon.
2016: A shiny gold and sequined Gucci dress.
2011: A black floral gown by Lanvin.
2012: A custom Lanvin mini-dress embroidered with crystal flowers.
2014: A pink crop top and skirt combo by Thakoon.
2016: A cream Prada gown with a silver corset embellished with flowers.
2008: A creamy colored strapless gown by Armani Prive.
2014: A sheer, deep-V black Givenchy dress covered in black beading with beaded veiling to match.
2015: A sheer Givenchy gown covered with floral jeweled embellishments.
2016: A body-hugging latex Givenchy gown.
2006: A tartan and tulle Alexander McQueen gown.
2012: A long-sleeved, floral print Valentino gown.
2013: A graphic print Giles Deacon gown and mohawk headdress.
2014: A custom, black and white Oscar de la Renta gown with evening gloves.
2015: A custom H&M silk gown with a flaming Philip Treacy headpiece.
2010: An embellished gold Valentino gown.
2013: A long-sleeved, plume-embellished Valentino Couture gown.
2014: A streamlined red Calvin Klein column gown.
2015: A gold hooded dress by Ralph Lauren Collection.