Ever the rule breaker, Madonna showed off her more than just her assets with a Givenchy Couture leather and lace number.
Lady Gaga, 2016
For 2016's "Manus x Machina" bash, Lady Gaga went big! Big hair and big shoes to go along with her Atelier Versace halter bra and circuitboard jacket.
Rihanna stole the show in 2015 with her meme-generating yellow Guo Pei fur-trimmed cape (which weighed in at around 55 lbs.) to celebrate the "China: Through the Looking Glass" exhibit.
Lady Gaga, 2015
Lady Gaga (with date Alexander Wang) made her first trip down the Met Gala red carpet wearing a Balenciaga look featuring a jumpsuit under a feather and rhinestone covered kimono, glittering thigh high boots and spiked headdress.
Katy Perry, 2015
Katy Perry wore a Moschino gown, pixie-cut wig and spray paint can bag to the "China: Through the Looking Glass" event.
Robert Pattinson & FKA Twigs, 2015
FKA Twigs teased the censors with her anatomically correct Christopher Kane gown.
Solange arrived at the 2015 Met Gala wearing a spacey Giles Deacon gown.
Sarah Jessica Parker, 2015
SJP topped off her Asian-inspired look with a red Philip Treacy topper featuring tassels, ribbons, pom-poms and flames.
Jennifer Lopez, 2015
J.Lo dared to almost go bare while walking the 2015 carpet in a Atelier Versace illusion gown.
Miley Cyrus, 2013
Miley was just being Miley in a Marc Jacobs fishnet number with spiked hair -- perfect for the 2013 theme, "PUNK: Chaos to Couture."
Madonna went punk for "Chaos to Couture" in a plaid and studded Givenchy jacket on top of thigh high fishnets, hot pink pumps and little else.
Kim Kardashian, 2013
Kim Kardashian donned a full-length floral Givenchy dress designed by friend Riccardo Tisci in 2013.
Gavin Rossdale & Gwen Stefani, 2013
Gavin Rossdale's 2013 "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" looked like a suit and shoes he'd been wearing since the '90s.
Rachel Feinstein-Currin & Marc Jacobs, 2012
Marc Jacobs attended 2012's "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" carpet in boxers and a knee-length sheer lace tunic with pilgrim-inspired bucked shoes.
Janelle Monae, 2011
In 2011, Janelle Monae celebrated the "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" exhibit with a Chanel tux styled with a high ruffled collar and top hat.
Andre Leon Talley
Andre Leon Talley started the "cape on the carpet" trend in 2011.
Katy Perry, 2010
Katy Perry's dress lit up the carpet. Literally.
Rihanna wore exaggerated shoulders for her Dolce & Gabbana tux for "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" celebration.
Madonna hinted at a 2009 Louis Vuitton ad campaign by wearing a bunny ear headpiece at "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion" fete.
Sarah Jessica Parker & Alexander McQueen, 2006
Sarah Jessica Parker and designer Alexander McQueen wowed in matching outfits adorned with McQueen's family tartan for the "AngloMania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion" exhibit.
Marilyn Manson & Dita Von Teese, 2005
Marilyn Manson looked like Marilyn Manson always does at the 2005 Met Gala honoring Chanel.
Steven Tyler, 2003
Aerosmith's Steven Tyler made his 2003 Met Gala arrival in cowboy boots with a woman on each arm.
Hillary Clinton, 2001
Back in 2001 when she was a New York Senator, Hillary Clinton showed her wild side in a leopard print gown.
Diana Ross, 2001
That same year, Diana Ross went barefoot with an oversized black headpiece.
Alan Cumming, 2001
Alan Cumming arrives at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala for the opening of 'Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years' at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on April 23, 2001.
You probably don't remember it "No More," but 3LW attended the Met Gala back in the day.
Whitney Houston, 1999
Whitney sported a rhinestone-bedazzled duster jacket for the 1999 event.
Liv Tyler & Stella McCartney, 1999
Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney arrived in matching one-strapped tees that paid homage to their rock star dads (Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and The Beatles' Paul McCartney).
No stranger to a daring look, in 1997 Madonna donned a space-themed cape.
Valerie Monroe Shakespeare, 1997
Gallery owner Valerie Monroe Shakespeare technically wasn't topless, but it was definitely close.