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Met Gala 2022: The Craziest Past Outfits of Fashion’s Most Expected Night

Edduin Carvajal
May 02, 2022
06:15 P.M.
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The Met Gala is the most important fashion event globally as it gathers actors, musicians, and designers wearing bold, eccentric clothes. Some choices attract more attention than others, though.

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Unlike other red-carpet events where people wear elegant gowns and classic suits, the Met Gala is all about exploring fashion and sticking to a theme that changes each year (the 2022 Met Gala theme is In America: An Anthology of Fashion).

However, the fashion choices of some celebrities in past editions of the gala were so risky that they are hard to forget. Here are a few of the craziest Met Gala costumes.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the Met Gala on May 06, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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KIM KARDASHIAN, 2019 MET GALA

Topping our list are Kim Kardashian and her ex-partner, Kanye West. The 2019 Met Gala's theme was Camp: Notes on Fashion, and the dress code was Studied Triviality. However, the former power couple didn't adhere to it. 

Kardashian wore a skintight latex nude dress by designer Thierry Mugler that took eight months to make, and West opted for a black jacket, pants, and boots.

Madonna at the Met Gala on May 2, 2016 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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MADONNA, 2016 MET GALA

The Queen of Pop channeled the 2016 Met Gala's theme, Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, with a bondage-inspired Givenchy outfit that put most of her body on full display.

She wore knee-high leather boots and covered her thighs, arms, and part of her chest with black KT Tape. Madonna's jewelry also attracted a lot of attention, especially her headpiece.

Rihanna at the Met Gala on May 4, 2015 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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RIHANNA, 2015 MET GALA

The 2015 Met Gala's theme was China: Through the Looking Glass, and Rihanna stuck to it by hiring Chinese designer Guo Pei to create her memorable yellow dress with a long and elaborate train. 

Not everyone was a fan of the gown, though. Some netizens even made memes, comparing it to an extra-large pizza and a freshly-made omelet.

Katy Perry at the Met Gala on May 6, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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KATY PERRY, 2019 MET GALA

Kim Kardashian was not the only celebrity raising eyebrows with her fashion choice for the 2019 Met Gala. Pop icon Katy Perry shocked the world with her chandelier-inspired dress by Moschino's Jeremy Scott. 

Kardashian opted for a Givenchy dress with a floral pattern that made it to plenty of meme pages.

Katy Perry at the Met Gala on May 6, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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Perry put on a silver gown with three layers of lit bulbs attached to her hips, stomach, and head. She opted for bedazzled silver heels and a short, blonde wig as per the accessories.

Shortly after walking the red carpet with her chandelier outfit, the "Dark Horse" singer changed and put on a cheeseburger costume and matching burger shoes. 

Kim Petras at the Met Gala on September 13, 2021 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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KIM PETRAS, 2021 MET GALA

Risky choices are common at Met Galas, and Kim Petras' dress for the event held in 2021 proves it. Following the In America: A Lexicon of Fashion theme, Petras channeled a horse. 

She put on a Collina Strada outfit featuring a 3D horse head bustier and a colorful skirt. Petras braided her hair to make it look like a long ponytail.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala on May 6, 2013 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

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KIM KARDASHIAN, 2013 MET GALA

"The Kardashians" star Kim Kardashian made it into our list again for her fashion choice at the 2013 Met Gala. The theme was Punk: Chaos to Couture, but Kardashian opted for a Givenchy dress with a floral pattern that made it to plenty of meme pages. 

People had mixed feelings about these celebrities' outfits, but the Met Gala is not about looking sexy. Instead, the event is meant to explore each year's theme with total freedom. Way to go!

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