The Best And Worst Of The Met Gala: Who Served and Who Flopped

With the 2021 Met Gala, fashion’s biggest night, just right around the corner, let’s discuss the most memorable looks of all-time.

Mei Dotzler, Editor

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  • Elegantly encapsulating the 2019 theme “Camp: Notes on Fashion, an ode to all things over the top,” supermodel Emily Ratajowski remains my all-time favorite look in this stunning naked gown. Her toned abs accentuated in the barely-there sparkly Dundas silhouette while draped in an angel wing headpiece, this is EXACTLY how you do the Met. I can’t get enough of this look. 100000000/10. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

  • YouTuber James Charles had no business being at the Met Gala, let alone with a Coachella bandanna wrapped around his neck. This look is a catastrophe, from the satin joggers to the top made with safety pins. And the cat winged eyeliner with a mauve lip? No. Probably one of Alexander Wang’s most notable disasters. 2/10. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

  • Ariana Grande gracefully walked the carpet in a delicate Vera Wang Sistine Chapel gown that completely suits her down to a T. She looks beautiful and dainty, proving that God is in fact, a woman. 8/10. (Photo by Kevin Tachman/Getty Images for Vogue)

  • While this is certainly avant-garde, it’s just goofy. It’s not glamorous and it’s not high fashion; it’s stupid. Perhaps Moschino Director Jeremy Scott had a different vision when he styled Mrs. Perry as a human chandelier, somehow thinking that engulfing her in Swarovski candles was the right move. I appreciate the effort, but it’s just not working for me. 4/10. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)

  • Ezra Miller took a risk with this theatrical optical-illusion eyeball makeup and custom tailored Old-Hollywood Saint Laurent suit, and he did not disappoint. This is so unique and perfectly on brand for the Met, unequivocally standing out in the sea of mundane outfits. Everything about this look is alluringly chic and just the right amount of extra — I love it. 9/10. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/FilmMagic)

  • Bella Hadid exceeded all my expectations when she showed up in a dominatrix-esque latex dress, adorned with a 10-pound veil to complete the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” aesthetic. She looks sexy and high-class, just further proving why she’s on every issue of Vogue. 9/10. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/FilmMagic)

  • This is so f***ing ugly. 1/10. But what’s the 1 point for? Literally 0. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

  • She lived. She served. She ate. She delivered. She clocked everyone else on that carpet. Blake Lively is the queen of the Met, and no one will ever change my mind. 10/10. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

  • No. No. No No No No No. You’d think as the Met Gala host you would be one of the best dressed since all eyes are on you constantly. But apparently Liza Koshy and Balmain felt differently as they put together this weird angled mini dress and horn-like ponytail. I guess it’s Camp since I’m not even sure what it is. 3/10. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)

  • My jaw dropped when I saw this for the first time. Executing the most glorious entrance of all-time on a throne carried by six shirtless men, Billy Porter’s recreation of the “Sun God” remains one of fashion’s most iconic moments. As a nod to Ancient Egypt, Porter was literally dripping head to toe in 24-karat gold, making the runway his very own. I have no words to describe this and nothing will ever beat it. No rating is necessary because my scale is broken. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

  • Winning best accessory of the night is Jared Leto, carrying his own severed head as his handbag. Gucci outdid themselves with this look, undoubtedly capturing the attention of every single person on that carpet. This is so sick and it isn’t talked about enough. 8/10. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/ AFP /Getty Images)

  • If you’re not going to follow the theme at the most significant fashion event of the year, why are you even going? Kylie Jenner thought her plain silk Balmain dress with a flowing train and triangle shaped glasses was appropriate for Heavenly Bodies, giving us absolutely nothing. It’s boring and I expected more from the 21-year-old billionaire. 5/10. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)

  • Zendaya has never looked bad in her entire life and this is just another living example. Embracing Camp in an extravagant but timeless way, she played dress up for real in this Tommy Hillfiger Cinderella-esque gown, glowing from head to toe in pure magic. Not only did she bring alongside a charming companion to wave the wand, she even left a glass slipper to complete the fantasy. 10/10. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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