19 Amazingly OTT Met Gala Dresses That Will Get You Pumped For This Year's Event — PHOTOS

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Solange Knowles attends the 'China: Through The Looking Glass' Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Variety)
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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

Sarah Jessica Parker is almost unrecognizable in this fiery headdress. Many have compared this look to that of Aku in Samurai Jack.

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.

6. Rihanna 

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

18. Madonna

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. 

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