2020 Met Gala Theme Revealed: Relive the Best Looks From Fashion’s Biggest Event of the Year

Kacey Musgraves, 2019 MET Gala

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The 2020 Met Gala theme is all about the enduring history of fashion, so it’s only fitting that we take a trip back in time.

Trends may come and go but a true sense of style never fades, as is the case with so many of the ensembles that stars have worn on the Met Gala carpet. From Rihanna‘s numerous showstoppers, to Karolina Kurkova‘s subtle beauty, the Met Gala is a place where style transcends all sense of time.

And this seems to become even more true as years pass by, with celebrities going all-out for the yearly occasion. All sense of modesty is increasingly abandoned in honor of the exclusive event, because why not show off the finest designs that a stylish reputation can buy? 

There’s no doubt that this coming year will be even more lavish and outrageous than ever, especially with “About Time: Fashion and Duration” as the theme. It was inspired by the Sally Potter film Orlando, starring Tilda Swinton, and showcases the rich fashions of the 18th and 20th centuries. 

In short, expect tons of lace, wigs and corsets!

To take a trip in the time machine of Met Gala’s past, check out the gallery below!

Rihanna, Met Gala 2015

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Beyonce, Met Gala 2015

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ESC: Priyanka Chopra, Met Gala 2017, Net-A-Porter x ESC

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Solange, Met Gala 2018

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ESC: Liu Wen, 2017 Met Gala, Denim

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ESC: Blake Lively, 2018 Met Gala

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ESC: Net-A-Porter x ESC, Met Gala 2017, Zendaya

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Gigi Hadid, 2018 Met Gala

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Cardi B, 2018 Met Gala

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Ashley Graham, 2017 Met Gala Arrivals

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Jennifer Lopez, Met Gala 2015

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Karolina Kurkova, Met Gala 2005

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Naomi Campbell, Met Gala 2011

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 Katy Perry, 2018 Met Gala

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ESC: Lily Collins

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ESC: Rihanna, Met Gala 2017

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James Kaliardos, Cecilia Dean, Met Gala 2005

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Sarah Jessica Parker, Met Gala 2015

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Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Met Gala 2015

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Rihanna, 2018 Met Gala

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ESC: Kylie Jenner, 2017 Met Gala

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Lana Del Rey, Jared Leto, Met Gala 2018

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Anne Hathaway

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Janelle Monae, Met Gala 2018

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Eva Longoria, MET Gala

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MET Gala, Karolina Kurkova

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