Celebrities first Met Gala dresses

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Celebrities first Met Gala dresses
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If this were any other year, preparations for the Met Gala (famously held on the first Monday in May) would be well underway. BUT, as you already know, the Met's been postponed indefinitely due to lockdown restrictions, leaving an OTT red carpet-shaped hole in our lives. So, in an attempt to fill the void, we've taken a look through the archives to bring you some of the best Met looks over the years starting with what your favourite celebrities wore for their first gala.

Yep, we're talking full-on 90s, 00s and early 10s GOLD. From Kendall Jenner's voluminous hair to Blake Lively's feathery goodness - there's no shortage of 'Oooo, I remember that!' moments.

Scroll through for a nostalgic trip down memory lane...

Rihanna, 2007

The year is 2007, Rihanna's just dropped her DF banger, 'Umbrella' and life is good. RiRi then turned heads at the Met Gala two months later wearing this bejewelled maxi Georges Chakra halterneck dealio, rocking her iconic lob and a pair of goth-inspired gloves. What a time to be alive.

Taylor Swift, 2008

For Taylor's debut, the singer went full Hollywood glam in a gold embellished Badgley Mischka slip dress teamed with muchos blingy earrings and a luxe curly blow dry.

Anne Hathaway, 2009

Anne's look makes me just want to say 'it was a tiiiime, okayy?'. This floofy Marc Jacobs mini, paired with larger than life hair, strappy metallic heels and the classic hand-on-hips pose just kinda sums up our 'goals' prom look back in the day.

Beyoncé, 2008

Bey went for an uncharacteristically understated look, sporting a pastel pink Armani Privé strapless mini with appliqué detailing, minimal jewellery and a pulled-back up-do.

Katy Perry, 2009

Remember when Katy matched her electric blue and black Tommy Hilfiger dress to her super slick bob? Don't even get me started on that chunky wrist cuff - this is peak noughties everything.

Kim Kardashian, 2013

Kim's Met Gala debut is one for the history books, with the reality star recently revealing that she later cried over the memes made about her floral Givenchy dress.

Blake Lively, 2008

Blake chose a wardrobe classic for her first Met: the LBD. Of course, this was no 'ordinary' black dress, designed by Ralph Lauren, complete with a feathered skirt and matching gloves.

Kendall Jenner, 2014

Whoa. Kendall's red carpet style has changed so much since wearing this corset fishtail situation. Fun fact though, did you know this dress was actually Topshop?

Miley Cyrus, 2013

I'll be honest, not a day goes by where I don't think about the how much hair gel Miley must've worn to keep this wild hairstyle in place at the 2013 Met Gala. In its defence, though, it was very on-theme ('Punk and Chaos' was the theme) and contrasted against the mesh Marc Jacobs dress.

Kate Moss, 1995

Few people embody '90s fashion more than Kate, and her strappy buttery yellow Calvin Klein slip dress is a case in point. Actual perfection.

Gigi Hadid, 2015

Gigi oozed those blonde bombshell vibes in this scarlet red Diane von Fürstenberg gown, with a plunging neckline, thigh-high split and romantic rose detailing around the bodice.

Jennifer Lopez, 1999

J.Lo arrived wearing a caramel-hued furry jacket to keep her warm ahead of revealing her ivory cut-out gown on the red carpet moments later.

Sarah Jessica Parker, 1995

SJP's black slip dress hasn't aged a day in my opinion. Those super thin spaghetti straps contrasted against the floor-length hem and her relaxed curls is such a look.

Kate Hudson, 2003

Kate arrived at her first Met wearing a dress that could easily double as a wedding dress. Designed by Stella McCartney, this floaty gown is made for a real life goddess.

Naomi Campbell, 1990

Naomi wore a fierce technicolour mini dress, with an equally bold jacket shrugged over the top as she arrived at her first Met.

Cara Delevingne, 2011

Cara wore a semi-sheer gunmetal silver dress by quintessentially British brand, Burberry, for her first gala with a matching clutch bag.

Reese Witherspoon, 2014

Reese channelled Elle Woods (what? like it's hard?) in a hot pink, strapless Stella McCartney dress, with a matching lip and retro-inspired blow out.

Hailey Bieber, 2015

Last but not least is Hailey B who, just like Kendall, also wore a Topshop design for her first Met. Unlike Ken, Hailey's dress was an embellished mini style with long sleeves, a high collar and intricate beadwork.

Via Cosmopolitan UK