There are red carpets and then there are Met Gala red carpets.
The countdown is officially on for the return of New York City's most glamorous, fashionable night out. And while this year's celebration will be a much more intimate affair with masks and safety guidelines, one thing is certain: Hollywood's biggest stars are going to dress to impress.
Need proof? Just look at decades upon decades of past Met Gala red carpets where athletes, politicians, musicians, actors and more public figures helped celebrate a new exhibit from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.
This year, lucky guests including co-chairs Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka will focus on the theme, "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion." In simpler terms, get ready to celebrate all things American fashion.
As excitement continues to grow for the annual event, we decided to take a trip down memory lane and compile the many familiar faces who have shown their support. And yes, we tried our best to pick the most fabulous, creative and down-right unforgettable looks from the past several decades.
Originally published May 4, 2020 at 3 a.m. PST