The craziest Met Gala outfits of all time: Cher's naked dress to Liv Tyler's 'rock royalty' look

Come the first Monday of the month of May, we will see the biggest faces in fashion, film and music flock to the annual Costume Institute Gala fundraiser at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art


                            The craziest Met Gala outfits of all time: Cher's naked dress to Liv Tyler's 'rock royalty' look

Met Gala is, without a doubt, the most happening Monday of the year.

Every year, stars go all out for the prestigious ball — and the more exaggerated an outfit is, the more brownie points you score. Every fashion statement here is an ode to haute couture in it's purest sense. Come the first Monday of the month of May, we will see the biggest faces in fashion, film and music flock to the annual Costume Institute Gala fundraiser at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.  

Here's a look at the most outrageous, fabulous and ridiculously crazy outfits at the Met Gala.

1. Rihanna, 2018

Rihanna attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Getty images)

Rihanna's Maison Margiela Artisanal outfit designed by John Galliano was, to say the least, heavenly!

The stunning silver mini was paired with a skirt-like belt from the waist down underneath a sweeping matching coat. RiRi also wore a crown that was inspired by the Pope's headdress. The dress was entirely made of pearl and precious stones embroidered head to toe.

Needless to say, as she waltzed on the red carpet looking like a goddess wearing her Fenty face, carrying a bejeweled cross on her completely ringed fingers, she left everyone in awe. 

However, not everyone was happy.  The outfit sparked a backlash from some Catholics who labeled the outfit disgusting and offensive.

2. Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney, 1999

Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney at Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala, New York, December 6, 1999. (Photo by Mari Sarai/Wireimage)

The two entered the event in one-shouldered T-shirts and low-rise khakis for the Met Gala. Rock Royalty, the bedazzled tops said. If this isn't absolutely daring, what is. 

3. Bella Hadid, 2017

Bella Hadid attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Getty images)

Bella and The Weekend may be back together now but, at this time, she had found herself awkwardly running into Selena Gomez and her current beau. It probably would have been less awkward if they hadn't dated and then split following which Selena came into the picture — but here we were.

With a little helping hand from Alexander Wang, Bella showed off her sexy figure in this figure-hugging bodysuit and shut down the red carpet. 

4. Cher, 1974



 

For the 1974 Met Gala, Cher stepped in wearing one of the most famous naked dresses of all time. The sheer Bob Mackie creation was a beaded gown with white feathered sleeves and a white feathered skirt. It was all out there. 

5. Priyanka Chopra, 2017 

Priyanka Chopra attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Getty images)

The Ralph Lauren creation, which was half-trench coat, half-ball gown, definitely was a sight to behold on Priyanka Chopra, who made her first Met Gala appearance with Nick Jonas. Back then, they weren't a couple, but look where we are now. This dress made the internet go nuts with memes, and for good reason. 

6. Rihanna, 2015

Rihanna attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Getty images)

This was most talked-about Met Gala gowns of all time.

RiRi wore this yellow ornate fur-trimmed gown by Chinese couturier Guo Pei for the theme China: Through The Looking Glass. The dress took 20 months to make, weighed a total of 55 lbs, and made for the grandest of entrances on those iconic Met Gala steps. 

7. Lady Gaga, 2015

Lady Gaga attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Getty images)

Lady Gaga was equal parts chilling and equal parts awe-inspiring. The Oscar-winning singer looked a lot like Medusa in this Balenciaga couture that featured a black and silver kimono, feathers and some stark painted-on eyebrows. 

8. Sarah Jessica Parker, 2016 

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Getty images)

SJP wore a Monse white tank top, jacket with ruffles and capris to the red carpet. Understandably, she was the target of fashion criticism but it must've been hurtful because she went on to defend her choices in a New York Times article.

The theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, but SJP had been inspired by Hamilton. Do you see the connection? Neither do we, actually.