We know. A May without a Met Gala is like a red carpet without Rihanna.
But while the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute had to indefinitely postpone its 2020 benefit due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—better dressed in sweats at home than be sorry—we're choosing to live in the past when it comes to what fashion's biggest night has had to offer in terms of excitement, drama, romance and eye-popping style Moments through the years.
Because you shouldn't have to spend your first Monday in May devoid of Met Gala coverage.
So please enjoy this quick trip down memory lane, up the staircase and into the room where it all happens, every year except this one.
And don't worry, like Madonna's cone-shaped bra phase, this too shall pass.
We will reconvene when we can for huge stars, fresh looks, favorite couples, exciting anecdotes, side-eye-fueled drama and a whole new appreciation for just about everything.