As Coco Chanel once said, "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off."

It's been a fashion decree ever since. However, there's one event where it's fun and thrilling to break the style rules: the Met Gala.

As many fashion lovers know, accessories can take your outfit from basique to extra AF. It's the finishing touch to any lewk.

Over the years, celebrities have shut down the Met Ball red carpet with statement pieces like: a towering stack of hats, a jewel-adorned Pope headdress and... a life-like severed head.

Last year, the 2019 theme ("Camp: Notes of Fashion") allowed for over-the-top accessories and unique props.

Billy Porter made a grand entrance with his pieces, quite literally.

The Pose star used a sea of strong and shirtless men as props—the ultimate accessory (amirite?!). He was carried by six men, as he sat atop looking like a pharaoh from Ancient Egypt. Moreover, he donned a dramatic diamond-adorned headpiece and larger-than-life wings that enveloped the red carpet.

It was a sight to see!

That's just one major example of how accessories can bring life to an ensemble. Scroll through our gallery below to see which ones made us clutch our pearls!

Jared Leto, 2019 Met Gala, Red Carpet Fashions

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Billy Porter, 2019 Met Gala

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Solange Knowles, Best Met Gala Accessories

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Lana Del Rey, Best Met Gala Accessories

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Janelle Monae, 2019 Met Gala

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FKA Twigs, MET Gala 2016, Arrivals

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Chadwick Boseman, 2018 Met Gala, Red Carpet Fashions

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Zoe Kravitz, MET Gala 2016, Arrivals

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Rihanna, 2018 Met Gala, Red Carpet Fashions

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Serena Williams, Best Met Gala Accessories

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Katy Perry, 2019 Met Gala, Red Carpet Fashions

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Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between, Met Gala 2017

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Will.I.Am, MET Gala 2016, Arrivals

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Lizzo, 2019 Met Gala, Red Carpet Fashions

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Erykah Badu, MET Gala

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Kacey Musgraves, 2019 Met Gala

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Madonna, MET Gala

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 Katy Perry, 2018 Met Gala

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Lady Gaga, 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp, 2019 Met Gala

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Karolina Kurkova, Best Met Gala Accessories

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Eva Mendes, Best Met Gala Accessories

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Sadly, this year will be a little different. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the fashion extravaganza has been postponed indefinitely.

However, E! News has your style needs covered. Get more Met Gala nostalgia here.

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