Top ten best looks at the Met Gala


Willow Bowen, Reporter

Every year there is an event called the Met Gala, where celebrities are invited to wear designer clothing for the purpose of fundraising money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This Metropolitan Museum is located in New York City, and the Gala takes place on 5th Avenue. The Met is an invitation-only event. There is a different theme chosen each year, and the theme determines how your outfit is designed. Most of the rankings on this are from the 2019 Met Gala “Camp” because it was such a fun and memorable theme. 

10. Lil Nas X (2021 Met Gala,”In America”) – It was this rapper’s very first Met Gala and he absolutely killed it. At the 2021 Met Gala “In America” Lil Nas X showed up in a three part Versace outfit. Starting off with a white and gold detailed robe, removing that to a gold-plated suit of armor, then underneath to reveal a diamond encrusted jumpsuit.  

9. Kim Kardashian (2019 Met Gala,”Camp”) – Icon Kim Kardashian posed at the 2019 Met gala “Camp” dressed in Balenciaga. The idea for this outfit was to give the effect of glossy and dripping water. The dress was a nude body con beaded with hanging diamonds. 

8. Jared Leto (2019 Met Gala,”Camp”) – Actor Jared Leto showed up to the 2019 Met Gala “Camp” dressed in an all red gown with jewel encrusted accessories designed by Gucci. The reason this look is so iconic though is because Leto carried a replica human head of his own face right by his side. 

7. Kylie and Kendall Jenner (2019 Met Gala,”Camp”) – The iconic sister duo Kendall and Kylie Jenner had one of the most memorable looks together at the 2019 Met Gala “Camp.” Both sisters were dressed in Versace, Kendall wore a orange feathered beaded dress, while Kylie wore a silver laced dress with purple feathers. 

6. Cara Delevingne (2019 Met Gala, “Camp”) – Fashion icon, model, and actor Cara Delevingne showed up to the 2019 Met Gala “Camp” in a Dior designed rainbow-striped suit. This outfit is definitely an art piece considering how much there is to look at with the noticeable head piece, red platform heels, and cane.   

5. Billy Porter (2019 Met Gala, “Camp”) – At the 2019 Met Gala “Camp” Billie Porter’s entrance and outfit put him on this list. Entering the red carpet, Billy was carried out on a velvet-draped litter hoisted up by six men. This entire outfit designed by Filipino designer and architect Francis Libiran was in an Ancient Egypt style accustomed with a pair of gold wings. 

4. Chadwick Boseman (2018 Met Gala,”Heavenly Bodies”) – From the 2018 Met Gala “Heavenly Bodies” Chadwick Boseman really blew people away in his all-white custom made Versace suit with gold detailing. This was definitely super unique and was obviously well thought out. 

3. Zendaya (2018 Met Gala, “Heavenly Bodies”) – At the 2018 Met gala “Heavenly Bodies” Zendaya showed up in a chain mail suit of armor dress. Designed by Versace they took inspiration from the historical figure Joan of Arc and made a modern art piece. 

2. Rihanna (2015 Met Gala, “China Through The Looking Glass”) – At the 2015 Met Gala “China Through The Looking Glass” Rihanna pulled up in a yellow gown designed by Chinese designer Guo Pei. Even though it was stunning, Rihanna said she felt like a clown in it according to Vanity Fair Magazine. 

1. Lady Gaga (2019 Met Gala, “Camp”) – Finally one of the most amazing Met Gala looks in Met history is Lady Gaga’s 2019 “Camp” look. The first layer of the look consisted of a fuchsia colored ball gown with a 25 ft train. Then Gaga would take off the top layer of the dress to reveal a black dress underneath and would accessorize this dress with an all-black umbrella. But wait, there’s more, underneath the black was another layer matching the first pink dress layer but silk and fitted. She carried a 90s style phone with this outfit layer three. Lastly, the fourth layer consisted of an all-black bralette, shorts, fishnets, and stilettos. She paired this outfit with a pink wagon filled with pink assortments. The designer who put this masterpiece together was Lady Gaga’s dear friend, Brandon Maxwell.