Met Gala: From Katy Perry Burger to Kim Kardashian All Too Black Fit, 7 Most Outrageous Fits on the Fashion Carpet

Published 05/03/2024, 10:48 PM EDT

The Met Gala, fashion's biggest night in Hollywood, has long been the epicenter of eccentricity and extravagance. Since its inception, the event has been a breeding ground for bizarre and bewildering ensembles, with A-listers vying for attention with increasingly outlandish outfits. From Lady Gaga's meat dress to Katy Perry's angel wings, the Met Gala has become a platform for celebrities to showcase their most unconventional and bewildering style choices, leaving the public in awe and wonder.  

Over the years, Hollywood's Gala night has eventually turned into, more or less, a high-profile fancy dress competition among celebrities. While some looks left their mark in the industry as some of the most iconic fashion statements of all time, others have made an impression of being the most bizarre of them all. Let's look into the top 7 times celebrities shook the world with their out-of-the-box capabilities. 

Kim Kardashian (2021)


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To top the list is the hit TV reality star, Kim Kardashian, who has been quite a sensation on the Met Gala red carpet throughout the last decade. While all of her recent outfits have been great public affairs, the billionaire entrepreneur surpassed all levels at the 2021 Gala celebration, where she donned a black Balenciaga haute couture gown with a complimentary train and mask. 

The mom of four went on to explain how not just us, but she herself had a hard time digesting the look unless the brand's creative director helped her change her mind. Love her or hate her, Kim Kardashian’s all-black haute couture gown set new standards for the year's biggest galas. 

Frances McDormand (2018)

The three-time Academy Award winner, Frances McDormand, devoured her 2018 Gala attire with all the confidence one could possess. Wearing a blue Valentino design with a massive headpiece covering most of her face, she might have not adhered to the 2018 theme, but surely stole the show with an unconventional choice. 

All said and done, the actress revealed her final look that she brought to the Gala, which did not take her any more than just five minutes. As much as it surprised the fans, spectators were all praises for her fun-loving style upped with elegance. 

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Madonna (2016)

Known as the 'Queen of Pop' as she is, the songstress has no lesser a hold in the fashion industry. Having established herself as one of the key figures of American popular culture, Madonna made clear her 'political statement' through a risque 2016 Met Gala affair. Adorning an all-black chic look, the 7 time Grammy winner laid bare almost all her body in a see-through lace drape Givenchy bodysuit. 

The blonde beauty added on complementary high-reaching boots and further went on to voice her intentions in a now-deleted Instagram post. “When it comes to women’s rights we are still in the dark ages,” wrote the star, having inspired and empowered thousands with her remarkably bold choices. 

Rihanna (2017)

Rihanna's 2017 Met affair was indeed one of her best shots at the Gala, ever. She wore a custom Comme des Garçons dress, designed by Rei Kawakubo, which featured a voluminous, floral-inspired silhouette. The look was a masterclass in avant-garde fashion, pushing the boundaries of red-carpet style. It marked a major milestone in the fashion world, as it was the first time a black woman had worn Comme des Garçons to the Met Gala. 

Rihanna's bold choice further sparked a wider conversation about diversity and inclusivity in fashion, cementing her status as a style icon and trailblazer. The look continues to inspire and influence fashion today, like most of her evergreen appearances.

Katy Perry (2019)

Katy Perry's 2019 Met Gala look was a real showstopper. The pop princess, as she is called, rocked a burger costume that soon became the highlight of the event. Designed by Moschino, the outfit was a juicy patty of fashion, complete with a sesame seed bun hat and a side of fries. Proved as one of the wildest costumes by style gods, this outfit remains unbeaten to this day.

It was a bold move, but Perry pulled it off like a pro, serving up a look that was both cheeky and chic. She was the queen of the red carpet, and the Gala enthusiasts are still hungry for more.

Dan Levy (2021)

Dan Levy's 2021 Met Gala look was a statement-making ensemble that combined fashion and activism. He wore a custom Jonathan Anderson outfit featuring a bold, colorful print and a ruffled shirt, complete with a matching hat and cane. Levy's look was a tribute to the queer community and a celebration of self-expression. 

He aimed to challenge traditional masculinity and showcase the beauty of fluidity and individuality. By wearing a boldly feminine outfit, Levy made a powerful statement about gender norms and fashion, solidifying his status as a fashion icon. AIDS activist and former artist David Wojnarowicz served as his direct inspiration for Levy's LGBTQ empowering ensemble. 

Jared Leto (2019)

Jared Leto's 2019 Met Gala look was a show-stopping ensemble that turned heads, including his own, on the red carpet. He wore a bold, over-the-top red Gucci outfit, complete with a flowing gown, gloves, and a crown of flowers. The look served right the theme of the evening, Camp: Notes on Fashion, and was a tribute to the extravagance of fashion. 


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His look brought camp fashion, an A-game that blended drama, humor, and a touch of irreverence. What stood out was the prop, which indeed won the wildest accessory of the night. 

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From Rihanna's avant-garde florals to Dan Levy's gender-bending statement, past Met Galas have showcased the best, and the boldest looks in fashion. As the 2024 Met Gala approaches, fashion enthusiasts eagerly await the next wave of daring and extravagant ensembles. With each new season, the stakes are raised, and the bar is set higher. Will this year's attendees continue to push the boundaries of fashion and art further? That is for time to tell.


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