There is quite possibly no bigger (or more extravagant) fashion event than the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. Each year, the best and brightest of the industry come together to celebrate the museum’s new exhibit (it’s even referred to as the Oscars of the East Coast) — and celebrities, models, and designers bring their sartorial A-game to the corresponding red carpet. Though this year’s event is postponed indefinitely, we’re experiencing it vicariously through a look back at the most memorable Met Gala looks over the years. From Kate Moss’s metallic Marc Jacobs frock to Sarah Jessica Parker’s tartan Alexander McQueen getup and Beyoncé’s feathered Givenchy gown, click through now to see 100+ gorgeous gowns from parties past.
— Additional reporting by Nikita Ramsinghani