Alexander McQueen and Sarah Jessica Parker
May 2nd, 2011
06:43 PM ET

Costume Institute Gala: The most memorable looks

After Kate Middleton – now the Duchess of Cambridge – made a stunning entrance in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding dress, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is paying its own tribute to McQueen, the late fashion icon who took his own life in February of last year.

Tonight’s Costume Institute Gala exhibit, called "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty," will explore the designer's "dark romanticism and his complicated attraction to female power, the grotesque and the historical," as Robin Givhan puts it in the Daily Beast.

The memory of his influence surges on, such as the entrance Sarah Jessica Parker famously made in one of his dresses at the Costume Institute’s "Anglomania" evening in 2006. Speaking of memorable dresses, we’ve rounded up a few looks from galas past that still stand out in our minds.

From SJP’s voluminous wonder and Katy Perry’s light show to Rihanna’s masculine chic, the red carpet at the Met never fails to provide an eye-catching outfit, good or bad. Let us know if we missed one of yours!

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  1. Superhiro

    Lick my d!ck B lo me!!Its good you gave up Sunsh!t Girl!!Yeah I said that girlfriend!!Now my d!ck can wake up from its sleep!!

    May 3, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Seeing Stars ***!

    I like the ones where I have to push so hard that I see stars! Oooooh, what a goos rush!

    May 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Belinda

    I find Lucys post to be highly insensitive to our feelings.

    May 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |

    YEAH ! Lucy is a racist ! Her mean spirited comment offends me !

    May 3, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Lucy

    This is a CNN website, why is no one checking these stupid, vulgar remarks?

    May 3, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. Hollis Wood

    Sara Jew Parker needs to be slapped.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  7. TIM

    I likes the good constipated look meself !

    May 3, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  8. Doookie Boy

    I take them dresses and wipe my doookie butthole.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. @NO CLUE

    I bet you are just constipated !

    May 3, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. @NO CLUE

    You are just a mean troll. Just mean !

    May 3, 2011 at 6:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. NANCY

    Me either. Nope. I dont agree with you either. I bet you are a closet dooooody player and you use it instead of playdough.

    May 3, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jake

    No way. I dont agree with you. I think you are insensitive to us. Us doodooo talkers should be able to post too !

    May 3, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. No Clue

    Whats w/all the poop comments? This is the 1st time Ive seen the entertainment blogs and Im shocked to see all the vulgar/gross/stupid remarks left here. I realize we have freedom of speech but come on. Thats just taking that right way too far. Does anyone else agree w/me?

    May 2, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. B lo me

    I'm in superhiro. Call me.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. imeanwhat

    Has the one-shoulder not died yet? The red carpet at the Met Gala is supposed to forecast trends, not celebrate tired ones. See who was in the red @imeanwhat

    May 2, 2011 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Superhiro

    I just had to sing my meat stick a lullaby.Sleep tight.You will be in a g@y man's hole very soon.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. @N

    that would nice too see.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Sunshine Girl *

    Very interesting. Id like to see the historical ones. The way fashion has changed thru the ages is amazing to me.

    May 2, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  19. IKE

    I gots to doooody.

    May 2, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |

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