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7 Times Hailey Bieber's Outfit Dropped Jaws At The Met Gala

Sparkles, tulle tiers, exposed thongs, and more.

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Hailey Bieber's 2019 Met Gala outfit, which featured an exposed thong, was one of her best outfits.
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With the “Oscars of Fashion,” a.k.a. the Met Gala, quickly approaching, it feels only natural to reminisce on past appearances that have made waves. And, as someone who consistently has us talking about what she’s wearing, Hailey Bieber falls squarely into that category.

The model has been attending the Met Ball since 2015 — long before she was Mrs. Bieber — and brings her fashion A-game every single time. She has opted mostly for classic glamour (read: her simple LBD and sunglasses from 2021’s gala), but has also taken some big risks — like that time she walked the Met steps in a sequin gown that had a crystal-encrusted thong built in. It was a moment and also helped propel the visible thong look back into the fashion zeitgeist.

There’s no way to know exactly what Bieber will bring to the table this year. With the Met Gala’s 2023 theme being “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” the dress code is wide open to interpretation — and can draw from the late designer’s decades worth of contributions to fashion. So you can expect attendees — this style icon in particular — to go all out in their most extravagant “white tie” tributes.

Ahead of the big night (Monday, May 1), let’s take a haute minute to look back at what Bieber has worn in years past — from tulle tiers to powder pink hair to all-over sequins and more.


2015: “China: Through The Looking Glass"

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HB attended the Met Gala for the first time in 2015, showing off an ultra leggy look. She paired the thigh-skimming Topshop number with strappy silver platform pumps by Saint Laurent and Bulgari accessories. Nailed it.


2016: “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology”

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The next year, Bieber took the glamour up a notch. She choose a sparkling black and silver Tommy Hilfiger gown that boasted a saucy thigh-high slit. Flashy ear jewelry and super strappy black heels only added to the head-turning look.


2017: “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”

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While many went for the avant-garde to celebrate Kawakubo, Bieber donned a light pink, midriff-baring ballgown featuring cascading tiers of tulle. Adding a vintage-inspired, net headpiece and a silver choker, the look was a perfect combination of edgy and timeless.


2018: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”


The model celebrated the “Heavenly Bodies” theme in an ethereal off-the-shoulder gown, again by Tommy Hilfiger. Accessorizing with a white flower crown and powder pink hair, she looked like a straight-up princess.


2019: “Camp: Notes on Fashion”

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Bieber 100% understood the “camp” assignment. She chose a pretty pink Alexander Wang gown featuring an open back — complete with a built-in thong. Y2K Barbie, is that you?


2021: “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion”

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Almost two years later, Bieber attended the 2021 Met Gala with husband Justin by her side. The pair matched in sleek black looks — her in a custom Saint Laurent column dress with a plunging, embellished neckline. A hawt couple indeed.


2022: “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”

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The following year, Bieber kept to her minimalist sensibilities in a creamy white gown with a halter neckline and thigh-high slit, also by Saint Laurent, while her long, feathered robe added major drama on the iconic steps. She didn’t exactly fit the 2022 theme of “gilded glamour,” but her bridal-esque ‘fit was still a complete slay.

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