What These Stars Wore To Their First Met Gala Was A Total Fashion Throwback
Ahead of this year's "Gilded Glamour"-themed gala on May 2, we're looking back at some of the most stunning vintage moments from previous Met Galas. From Naomi Campbell to Katy Perry and Emma Stone, here are the celebrities who attended the annual Costume Institute Gala long before you realized what it was. So, keep reading to see what more A-list stars wore the first time they attended the Met Gala!
#1 Naomi Campbell in 1990
Source: Rose Hartman/Getty ImagesNaomi Campbell first attended the Met Gala in 1990, accompanied by American fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo.
#2 Gwyneth Paltrow in 1995
#3 Sarah Jessica Parker in 1995
Source: Ke.Mazur/WireImageSarah Jessica Parker kept it simple during her first Met Gala in 1995. For her debut at the "Haute Couture" -a themed benefit that year, the actress picked a basic black velvet style.
#4 Kate Moss, Calvin Klein & Christy Turlington in 1995
#5 Jennifer Lopez & Sean "Diddy" Combs in 1999
Source: Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesJennifer Lopez took her first trip down the Met Gala red carpet with then-boyfriend Diddy back in 1999 when the theme was "Rock Style."
#6 Gisele Bundchen in 1999
Source: Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesGisele Bundchen struck attention in a beaded coral Versace slip dress at the 1999 Met Gala, where the theme was "Rock Style."
#7 Salma Hayek in 1997
#8 Kate Hudson in 2003
Source: Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesFor her first Met Gala in 2003, Kate Hudson dressed in the "Goddess: The Classical Mode" theme. She wore a Stella McCartney toga-style gown fit for the gods.
#9 Victoria Beckham in 2003
Source: Mark Mainz/Getty ImagesLong before she established her designer apparel line, Victoria Beckham was a fashion force to be reckoned with. The former Spice Girl first appeared at the Met Gala in 2003, wearing a sleek, ethereal Dolce & Gabbana slip dress that was perfectly in sync with the night's theme, "Goddess: The Classical Mode."
#10 Nicole Kidman in 2003
Source: Mark Mainz/Getty ImagesNicole Kidman made her Met Gala debut in 2003, at the "Goddess: The Classical Mode"-themed event, serving as one of the evening's co-chairs. For the event, she wore a beaded one-sleeve Tom Ford for Gucci dress.
#11 Eva Mendes in 2004
Source: Gregory Pace/FilmMagicSienna Miller gave a snooze at her Met Gala debut in 2006, which was titled "Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression in British Fashion." The English actress donned a gold sequined Burberry mini with an empire waist and completed her underwhelming look with black tights and black chunky heels.
#12 Serena Williams in 2004
Source: Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesSerena Williams made her Met Gala debut in a slinky violet gown in 2004, the same year she launched her first fashion label. She finished off her ensemble with silver-heeled sandals, a silver clutch, and lovely purple eyeshadow.
#13 Jimmy Fallon in 2004
Source: Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesFallon's chocolate brown shirt and slightly flared slacks may not appear to be an epic swerve, but this was about as wavy as black tie menswear got in 2004.
#14 Diane Kruger in 2004
Source: Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesDiane Kruger made capes fashionable long before they became popular. She impressed in a champagne silk piece by Balenciaga at her first Met Gala, the "Dangerous Liaisons"-themed event in 2004.
#15 Naomi Watts in 2004
Source: Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesActress Naomi Watts attends the 'Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century' Costume Institute benefit gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
#16 Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen in 2005
#17 Emmy Rossum in 2005
Source: Evan Agostini/Getty ImagesEmmy Rossum arrives at the 2005 Costume Institute Gala "Celebrating Chanel", held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
#18 Jessica Alba in 2006
Source: Peter Kramer/Getty ImagesJessica Alba looked very pretty, and slightly bridal when she wore Calvin Klein in 2006.
#19 Sienna Miller in 2006
Source: Peter Kramer/Getty ImagesSienna rocked a glittery Burberry mini for the Costume Institute Gala in 2006.
#20 Cameron Diaz in 2007
#21 Rihanna in 2007
Source: Peter Kramer/Getty ImagesRihanna has continued to boost her fashion game for each Met Gala she's attended thus far, but her very first performance still stands out. The pop sensation wore a lovely white Georges Chakra gown with an embellished halter neckline to the 2007 gala, which featured a "Poiret: King of Fashion" theme.
#22 Kerry Washington in 2007
#23 Beyoncé in 2008
Source: Stephen Lovekin/Getty ImagesBeyonce wore a timeless blush Armani Privé gown at her Met Gala debut in 2008, which was themed "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy."
#24 Taylor Swift in 2008
Source: Michael Loccisano/FilmMagicTaylor Swift made her first appearance on the Met Gala red carpet in 2008. At that year's "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" event, the singer looked stunning in a sequined gold ombre Badgley Mischka gown.
#25 Blake Lively in 2008
#26 Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake in 2009
#27 Anne Hathaway in 2009
#28 Katy Perry in 2009
#29 Amber Rose & Kanye West in 2009
#30 Emma Stone in 2009
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