25 Memorable Met Gala Looks From the Past Decade

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Anna Wintour at the superhero themed event in 2008. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Anna Wintour at the superhero themed event in 2008. Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

On Monday evening, hundreds of movers and shakers in the fashion, entertainment, finance and tech industries will ascend the red-carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for its annual Costume Institute fundraiser, aka the Met Gala or the Met Ball, co-hosted once again by Anna Wintour and, new this year, actress Jennifer Lawrence.

The Academy Awards perhaps excepted, the annual Met Gala is fashion's biggest night of the year. Designers invite celebrities as their dates, creating ensembles matching the exhibit's theme — this year, how China has influenced Western fashion — just for the occasion.

Before the festivities begin, we took a look back at the past 10 years of Met Gala red carpets and gathered together 25 of the most outstanding and memorable looks, including Diane Kruger in Balenciaga, Charlize Theron in Dior and Taylor Swift in Oscar de la Renta.