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8 Kendall Jenner Met Gala Outfits That Belong In A Museum

Feathers, visible thongs, crystal embellishments, and more.

by Allie Fasanella
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Kendall Jenner arrives for the 2019 Met Gala celebrating Camp: Notes on...
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The first Monday in May, a.k.a the Met Gala is inarguably the biggest night in fashion. It’s something like Christmas morning for fashion lovers who are just waiting to see what their favorites will be wearing.

And as one of the world’s top supermodels and biggest style icons of the moment, Kendall Jenner’s appearance on the Met steps is always eagerly anticipated. A Met Ball regular since her first appearance in 2014, the reality star-turned-model is no stranger to the flashing lights and avant-garde looks that come along with what many refer to as “the Oscars of Fashion.”

Almost every time she's attended, Jenner has dropped jaws — going all-out in ultra revealing looks embellished with dazzling crystals, sequins, and, once, massive feather plumage. Known to favor sultry cut-outs and diaphanous dresses, she even put her thong on display under a see-through gown in 2017. She’s fearless and you’ve got to love her for it.

Only twice (at her first Met Gala in 2014 and again in 2018) did Jenner sport a more subdued ensemble, giving just as much elegance and style even with the minimalist looks.

To that end, let's take a stroll down memory lane and look back at Kendall Jenner's hautest outfits.

Met Gala 2014: “Charles James: Beyond Fashion”

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Celebrating the theme, Jenner wore a custom strapless Topshop gown with a mermaid skirt to her very first Met Ball. One of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century, James was known for his structured aesthetic. She nailed it.

Met Gala 2015: "China: Through the Looking Glass"

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The following year, Jenner showed off some elegant sideboob. She hit the Met steps in a glistening, green crystal gown by Calvin Klein, featuring strappy open sides.

Met Gala 2016: "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology"

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The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star donned another dress with a high neckline and side cutouts. She looked ultra-cool in the blue, white, and beige Versace halter gown.

Met Gala 2017: "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between”

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Jenner went with a booty-baring La Perla number for ‘17s event. The see-through look, which she paired with matching Louboutins, also featured a large front cutout detail, a thigh-high slit, and an open back that exposed the matching thong she wore underneath.

Met Gala 2018: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination”

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Jenner walked the star-studded carpet with the legendary Virgil Abloh, wearing an Off-White jumpsuit complete with sheer white gloves and flared pants. The pure, all-white look was certainly heavenly.

Met Gala 2019: “Camp: Notes on Fashion”

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Giving old-school Las Vegas camp, Jenner went with Versace again in 2019. She took the pink carpet in a bright orange showgirl look covered in feathers.

Met Gala 2021: “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion”

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Last September, the runway star turned heads in another fully sheer gown. The crystal-embellished Givenchy Haute Couture gown, which she wore with a sparkling choker, was an homage to the iconic Givenchy gown Audrey Hepburn wore in My Fair Lady. Breathtaking.

Met Gala 2022: “America: An Anthology of Fashion”

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A departure from her previous looks, this year Jenner wore a custom black tulle Prada top featuring a net embroidered overlay. The teeny crop was paired with a dramatic black skirt covered in ruffles.

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