Fashion lovers, rejoice! The 2019 Met Gala is right around the corner. 

In just a matter of days, New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art will become home to what industry insiders have unofficially dubbed the Super Bowl of the fashion world. The über exclusive fundraiser benefits the museum's costume institute, and invitees are hand-picked by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. In addition to shelling out $30,000 for a ticket, guests are also expected to dress to theme, which this year is "Camp: Notes on Fashion." 

Needless to say, an event with such esteem and notoriety is bound to produce some pretty epic pop culture moments (sprinkled in with a bit of drama, of course). 

So in honor of the first Monday in May, we're taking a trip down Met Gala memory lane. From Princess Diana's arguably risqué ensemble in 1996 to Rihanna's endless parade of style perfection and the birth of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston's romance, these 15 moments will always have their place in Met Gala history. 

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Solange Knowles, Met Gala After Party

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Princess Diana, 1995 MET Gala

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Rihanna, Met Gala 2015, Met Gala 2017,Met Gala 2018

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Tom Hiddleston, Taylor Swift, MET Gala 2016, Arrivals

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Amal Clooney, George Clooney, Met Gala 2015

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Beyonce, MET Gala 2016, Arrivals, Candids

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ESC: Met Gala Baby Bump, Kim Kardashian

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Alexander McQueen, Sarah Jessica Parker

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Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj, MET Gala 2016, Arrivals

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Met Gala 2017, Kylie Jenner, Lily Aldridge, A$AP Rocky, Elizabeth Chambers, Diddy, Paris Jackson, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian

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Madonna performs during the Heavenly Bodies Met gala 2018

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Selena Gomez, The Weeknd, Bella Hadid, 2017 Met Gala Arrivals

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Jaden Smith, 2017 Met Gala Arrivals

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Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, 2018 Met Gala

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Claire Danes, Met Gala 2016, Dress

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Something tells us this year's Met Gala will be just as memorable!

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