Whitney Houston, Met Gala 1999

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At the 1999 Met Gala, the stars were partying like it was...1999.

Guests included actress now considered '90s icons, such as Jennifer Love HewittChristina Ricci and Minnie Driver. Pop legend Whitney Houston, who died in 2012, attended the Met Gala with then-husband Bobby BrownJennifer Lopezarrived with then-boyfriend Sean "Diddy" CombsJerry Seinfeld brought along wife Jessica Seinfeld, two weeks before their wedding.

The 1999 Met Gala celebrated the launch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute's "Rock Style" exhibition. There, guests Liv Tyler and designer Stella McCartney proved they are indeed rock royalty.

Things were different at the Met Gala in 1999. Simpler. Celebs did not dress as outrageously as they have at Met Galas in recent years. It was more glitz, more glam, less shock. The fashion was also, as it always is at the Met Gala, gorgeous.

See photos of stars at the 1999 Met Gala.

Met Gala 1999 - Minnie Driver

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Met Gala 1999 - Charlize Theron

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Met Gala 1999 - Monica

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Donatella Versace, 1999 Met Gala

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Met Gala 1999 - Elizabeth Hurley

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Met Gala 1999 - Jennifer Lopez and Sean Puffy Combs

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Met Gala 1999 - Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica

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Met Gala 1999 - Christina Ricci

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Met Gala 1999 - Natasha Richardson

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Met Gala 1999 - Gwyneth Paltrow

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Met Gala 1999 - Kim Cattrall

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Met Gala 1999 - Milla Jovovich

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Met Gala 1999 - Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

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Met Gala 1999 - Anjelica Huston

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Met Gala 1999 - Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Met Gala 1999 - Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney

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Met Gala 1999 - Lil Kim

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Met Gala 1999 - Anna Wintour

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The 2019 Met Gala takes place on May 6.

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