The 2016 Met Gala, inspired by the merge of fashion and technology, is poised to be a memorable one. But fashion’s most anticipated night out has always been a feast for the eyes, especially in terms of beauty. We’ve rounded up 22 of the most iconic looks from Met Galas past. Click through to take a walk down memory lane . or should we say the red carpet? Be sure to check back for more Met Gala coverage, and tune into this year’s red carpet live on May 2!
Rosie’s vintage red lip looked dramatic and chic at the 2015 Met Gala.
Alicia Keys‘s dramatic undercut at the 2015 Met Gala looked especially bold thanks to her voluminous updo.
Kate showed off “babylights” and a demure rose pout as she looked back at the cameras at the 2015 Met Gala.
At the 2015 Met Gala, Rihanna‘s blunt eyebrows and auburn hair added extra edge to her vibrant look.
Lupita stretched her cropped Afro to the max for this one-sided pompadour look at the 2014 Met Gala, which she paired with a green headband and purple eyeliner.
Of all the looks on the 2014 Met Gala red carpet, Kim fell on the tamer side of the spectrum with sideswept waves and glossy lips.
This beaded veil and aubergine lip on Beyoncé at the 2014 Met Gala were more goth than glamorous, but couture all the same.
An extralong side braid and an electric bluish-purple lipstick set Joan apart from all the other minimal makeup looks at the 2014 Met Gala.
At the 2013 Met Gala, Jessica Alba wore a mix of gunmetal eye shadows and a sleek topknot.
Emmy Rossum’s look was a topic of conversation long after the 2013 red carpet was over, but what did we love more: her angular eye makeup or twisted updo?
Coco Rocha dip-dyed her red hair with a Schiaparelli pink hue (in line with the night’s designer honoree) for the 2012 Met Gala.
Looking simple yet sophisticated at the 2012 Met Gala, Beyoncé parted her hair to the extreme side and fastened her hair in a slick low ponytail.
For the 2011 Met Gala, Demi Moore opted for an oversize fascinator to pull together her sophisticated hair and makeup look.
At the 2011 Met Gala, Rihanna winded her long, red hair into an envy-inducing, Rapunzel-like braid.
A futuristic blue smoky eye and slicked-back hairstyle made for a memorable look for January Jones at the 2010 Met Gala.
At the 2005 Met Gala, Jessica Simpson paired a seriously braided bun with thick, emerald eyeliner.
Big, voluminous curls and loads of eyeliner were Jennifer Lopez‘s look at the 2008 Met Gala.
With her flapper bob and bronzed pink eye shadow, Katie Holmes was a perfect mix of modern and vintage at the 2008 Met Gala.
At the 2007 Met Gala, Kate Bosworth channeled Old Hollywood with Veronica Lake waves and a moody makeup palette.