Every year, the Met Gala themes seem to provoke crazier and crazier celebrity ensembles. The best and most memorable Met Gala outfits are often the most over the top. There is no one figure better to fill us with a sense of shock and awe at the Met Gala than Sarah Jessica "Carrie Bradshaw" Parker, who pulls crazy fashion moves out of a hat or spins a wheel or something. Pretty much everything is fair game at this event: crazy Angelina Jolie legs, four-toned body suits, dresses that are just pieces of lace, et cetera. There are no real rules, and there is no shortage of rule-breakers.
Since the inception of the gala, the red carpet at the Met has been an outlet for trends, style, and designers worldwide. Some of the best actresses, models, and singers, flaunt their stuff for all to see. However, interpretation of the exhibit theme often varies from extremely literal to rather vague. This year, the theme is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.” Vogue reported that "The show will feature more than 100 pieces of fashion, both haute couture and ready-to-wear." My guess is that will translate to a lot of metallics and Daft Punk helmets.
However, until May 2, all fashion fans can do is look back at the most amazingly over the top outfits from the history of the event, and pray that this year be as crazy as the last.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker
2. Katy Perry
Katy Perry is a graffiti-covered goddess in this Jeremy Scott original design.
3. Kim Kardashian
Kim K rocked head to toe flowers in this ultra covered-up ensemble.
4. Solange Knowles
Solange is a giant record player? Or something? I'm still not sure.
5. Beyonce Knowles
Beyonce rocks the whole lacy "Now You See Me Now You Don't" trend.
Rihanna is an actual omelette, but a beautiful one.
7. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga's giant kimono-like thing makes sure there a ten foot radius of free space around her at all times.
8. Daphne Guinness
Daphne Guinness is like a bird and wants to fly away.
9. Brie Larson
Brie Larson got a little crazy with the gold there.
10. Ashley Olson
Ashley Olson is wearing the sleeves of Jerry's pirate shirt from Seinfeld.
11. Kate Upton
Kate Upton's look is a mix of rich funeral wife, the salsa dancer emoji, and Beyonce music video.
12. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus is the most punk.
13. Chloe Sevigny
She may have gone a little overboard with the floral here.
14. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway goes dark for like the first time ever? What ever happened to our Princess Mia?
15. Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan couldn't decide on a metallic so she just Dr. Frankensteined this dress together.
16. Coco Rocha
Coco Rocha thought she could turn into a cat and almost did.
17. Amber Valletta
Amber Valletta is a French Revolution coquette from Les Mis.
Madonna is always Madonna: weirdly ageless and all about statements.
19. Sarah Jessica Parker . . . Again
SJP is the QUEEN of over the top Met Gala themed outfits. THE QUEEN.