It's not the first Monday in May, but after the collective experience of the past year and a half, the second Monday in September feels quite alright.
With the 2021 Met Gala just hours away, pop culture buffs and fashion fanatics alike are rejoicing in its return following last year's cancellation.
Not only just known for its exclusivity, $30,000 entrance fee and designer duds, the Met Gala has served as a major milestone in the relationship timelines of Hollywood's A-list.
In fact, the annual fundraiser has even played matchmaker for stars like Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, as well as Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston. And for couples like Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik and many more, the Met Gala is where they've made things official—red carpet official, that is.
From the birth of Hiddleswift to Beyoncé and Jay-Z's infamous elevator ride, we're looking back at the Met Gala's most romantic (and oftentimes dramatic!) moments.
Continue scrolling to join us on our trip down Met Gala memory lane.