The Met Gala is one of the biggest nights in fashion, so to stand out, attendees pull out all the stops. But sometimes, it’s not the fashion that takes center stage — it’s the drama!
Sometimes, the Met Gala causes tensions to flare. At an after party following the 2014 event, Solange Knowles was famously caught on camera hitting Jay Z in an elevator at the Standard Hotel while Beyonce looked on. The fight allegedly occurred after Jay was caught flirting with designer Rachel Roy.
The drama lies in the clothes themselves, too — and sometimes even the accessories. In 2017, Jaden Smith shocked everyone when he brought his own chopped off dreadlocks to the event.
The year before, Kanye West weirded out everyone when he wore icy blue contacts in homage to the them “Manus x Machina.” Some fans found the move problematic, and accused the rapper of seeking to fit in with white beauty standards.
Rihanna made quite the impression at the 2015 Met Gala when she performed her hit “Bitch Better Have My Money” atop a dinner table.
Two years later, Rihanna stole the show again in this Comme des Garçons ensemble that nailed the “Rei Kawkubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” theme.
Never forget the time Sarah Jessica Parker brought fire and fury to the gala in 2015 with her Philip Treacy headpiece. She took the “China: Through the Looking Glass” theme to heart.
Kim Kardashian also had one of the most memorable looks of the ‘00s. While pregnant with daughter North, Kim wore this skintight, floral Givenchy gown. Love it or hate it, at least she pulled out all the stops at eight months pregnant!
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