The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala is fashion prom on steroids. It attracts the biggest stars (in the biggest dresses) and usually yields a whole summer's worth of celebrity talking points. Here, highlights from the '70s to now.
2016: When Jenna Lyons, Jenni Konner, and Lena Dunham coordinated.
2016: When Beyoncé wore latex and it worked. Duh.
2016: Karlie Kloss didn't exactly, uh, change into her after-party dress. Designer Brandon Maxwell justcut her gown instead.
2016: Taylor went short, maybe to match her short new hair. Not what we expected from the event's co-chair. (But we're on board.)
2016: While Sarah Jessica Parker tried something rare for the Met Gala: pants. Only SJP could pull that off.
2016: Kim is not one to disappoint (see: 2015). But Kayne tried ripped jeans and colored contacts on fashion's biggest night. We see you, Yeezy.
2016: When Claire Danes channeled her inner Cinderella.
2016: When Selena wore chunky, lace up boots.
2016: Maybe Zoe Saldana was inspired by Rihanna's train from 2015. Saldana's is a lot less meme-able, but we're still impressed.
2015: When Beyoncé was late because she'd been busy doing her ponytail in the elevator.
2015: Katy Perry's charmed manicure.
2015: When Rihanna arrived in the Guo Pei dress that instantly launched a thousand memes. Pizza anyone?
How about some scrambled eggs?
Who needs a red carpet when you have a mile-long yellow train?
2015: And runner-up for meme-worthy look of the night: Sarah Jessica Parker in her flaming headdress. The Internet went wild with this one...
2015: When Kim wore this sheer feathered Roberto Cavalli gown and everyone called out its not-so-subtle similarities to Beyoncé's Givenchy Haute Couture dress from 2012.
But actually they both copied Cher, who owned the look long before either of them, back in1974.
2015: When Cara Delevingne got temporarily tatted up.
2015: When Selena Gomez basically wore a full orchid plant on her head.
2015: When Jennifer Lawrence revealed she went through "45 or 46 fittings" prior to wearing this Dior dress.
2015: When this guy wanted to Instagram Beyoncé's fierceness but he also wanted pizza.
2015: When Kerry Washington looked straight out of a princess fairytale in a pale pink Prada ballgown.
2015: When Solange went futuristic in this sculptural Giles dress.
2015: When Anne Hathaway wore a gold metallic hooded gown and gave us Princess Leia flashbacks.
2015: When Diane Kruger proved pants can be just as chic as a gown in Chanel Couture.