The Most Dramatic Met Ball Looks of All Time

Think you’re wild? You’ve Met your match.

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    If you’re anything like us, you’ve been counting down the days to the Met Ball. With only one day left to wait, we couldn’t resist rounding up the most jaw-dropping looks from Met Galas past, from over-the-top headgear—read: Sarah Jessica Parker’s mohawk headdress and Anna Dello Russo’s egg fascinator—to Beyonce’s ombré feather train. Click through to relive the past and prime yourself for tomorrow’s epic show.

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    WHO: Anna Winour
    YEAR: 2008
    THEME: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
    WEAR: Karl Lagerfeld
    ​WHY: It’s no floral sheath.

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    WHO: Madonna
    YEAR: 2013
    THEME: Punk: Chaos to Couture
    WEAR: Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci
    ​WHY: No pants, no problem.

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    WHO: Karolina Kurkova
    YEAR: 2008
    THEME: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
    WEAR: Victor & Rolf
    ​WHY: Because we love you too, Kurkova.

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    WHO: Miley Cyrus
    YEAR: 2013
    THEME: Punk: Chaos to Couture
    WEAR: Marc Jacobs
    ​WHY: She was one of the few to get the punk theme right.

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    WHO: Sarah Jessica Parker
    YEAR: 2013
    THEME: Punk: Chaos to Couture
    WEAR: Giles Deacon
    ​WHY: All other head accessories (and there were a lot) paled in comparison.

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    WHO: Beyonce
    YEAR: 2012
    THEME: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
    WEAR: Givenchy
    ​WHY: That ombré feather train!

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    WHO: Kate Moss
    YEAR: 2009
    THEME: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
    WEAR: Marc Jacobs
    ​WHY: Gold turban. Enough said.

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    WHO: Katy Perry
    YEAR: 2013
    THEME: Punk: Chaos to Couture
    WEAR: Dolce & Gabbana
    ​WHY: She crowned herself Queen of the Met Ball.

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    WHO: Florence Welch
    YEAR: 2012
    THEME: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations
    WEAR: Alexander McQueen
    ​WHY: The ultimate twirling dress.

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    WHO: Katie Holmes
    YEAR: 2008
    THEME: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
    WEAR: Armani
    ​WHY: Suri picked her outfit.

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    WHO: Nicole Richie
    YEAR: 2013
    THEME: Punk: Chaos to Couture
    WEAR: Topshop
    ​WHY: Granny gone chic.

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    WHO: Rihanna
    YEAR: 2011
    THEME: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
    WEAR: Stella McCartney
    ​WHY: We’re suckers for an illusion panel.

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    WHO: Elle Fanning
    YEAR: 2013
    THEME: Punk: Chaos to Couture
    WEAR: Rodarte
    ​WHY: One word: tie-dye.

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    WHO: Anna Dello Russo
    YEAR: 2011
    THEME: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
    WEAR: Alexander McQueen
    ​WHY: She made an egg hat look stylish.

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    WHO: Anja Rubik
    YEAR: 2013
    THEME: Punk: Chaos to Couture
    WEAR: Anthony Vaccarello
    WHY: The definition of a femme fatale.

    Which look do you think was the most shocking? Let us know in the comments below!​

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