Met Gala moments: From chandelier gowns to 60-year-old dresses
1. The Met Gala is recognised for its spectacular and avant-garde fashion moments, with celebrities and designers taking major risks and breaking traditional red-carpet fashion boundaries.
2. Kim Kardashian sparked outrage when she borrowed a 60-year-old outfit from the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe. Kardashian, who boasted about having to starve herself to fit into the form-fitting gown, allegedly ruined it by overstretching the fabric.
3. Katy Perry made a statement at the 2019 Met Gala by donning a chandelier-inspired gown. The strapless gown was complemented by three layers of light-up candles, including one that weighed about 20 kilogrammes and rested on her head.
Princess Diana made her first and only Met Gala appearance in 1996, shortly after finalising her divorce from now-King Charles. When she appeared in a lingerie-inspired silk slip dress, the fashion legend made international headlines.
5. Zendaya's Met Gala ensemble was inspired by Cinderella and had a magical twist. She strolled the red carpet with her stylist, who was costumed as the fairy godmother, wearing a special Tommy Hilfiger gown.
Zendaya's gown began to shine and light up in front of the cameras as he waved his wand, much like in the original Cinderella narrative. On the red carpet, she even left a solitary glass slipper.