Met Gala 2018: Everything you need to know about fashion's biggest night

Met Gala 2018: Everything you need to know about fashion's biggest night

Met Gala 2018: Everything you need to know about fashion's biggest night

All eyes will be on the most iconic red carpet in fashion Monday night when the Met Gala takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, bringing with it Hollywood A-listers and fashion insiders. "Getty Images is proud to have been selected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue as the Gala's official photography partner". Photography from inside the Met Gala will be only available for license exclusively through Getty Images. This year, the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" event is once again set to have an exclusive guest list, after last year saw the number of invited guests tightened down to just 550 people. Take a look back at her fiercest Met Gala looks below. Social media was in its infancy in 2008, and despite the inherent glam of the Met Gala, the stakes for having a wow-factor look were low. Rihanna, who had been in the music industry for a few years at this time made her first appearance at the Met Gala.

Years before Kendall Jenner's almost naked dress and Madonna's thong-bearing ensemble, Rihanna brought some skin to the Met Gala's 2014 "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" carpet in an ab-baring, two-piece ensemble by Stella McCartney. "It will be a very big gown from one of my favourite designers and I will be wearing jewellery by a Chinese designer featuring Buddhist symbols", she says of her interpretation of the religious theme.

While the theme for 2011's Met Gala was "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty", we can all see that she definitely took that into consideration when choosing her outfit for the night. 2012: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations 5.

Will Rihanna dress up as a stained glass window? Donning a black, beaded lace gown by Stella McCartney, Rihanna shimmered on the carpet and proved her sexy style was here to stay.

The theme for 2014's Met Gala was "Charles James: Beyond Fashion". While some shied away from the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between" theme, RiRi was all in, sporting an eye-catching, avant-garde look off the Comme des Garçons Fall 2016 RTW runway. Oh, and just for dramatic effect, she arrived fashionably late to steal the show.

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