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On May 7, entertainment's and fashion's biggest names will gather to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. "Getty Images is proud to have been selected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue as the Gala's official photography partner". But even A-listers who get it totally right will have to work hard to outshine those who have gone before and left a Met Gala legacy.

Though there has been speculation that the Met Gala established its age restriction because of this year's theme, "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", the organizer confirmed to THR that decision wasn't based on the church. These particular looks will be splashed all over the place, as the Met Gala red carpet can actually make or break a star's fashion credibility.

The theme for the 2007 Met Gala was "Poiret: King of Fashion".

Cindy Crawford opted for a pre-Met facial, using Meaningful Beauty products to undergo facial exercises to give her skin the best red carpet glow. The show-stopping look, which included a fur-trim cape and gold headpiece, took Guo Pei almost two years to make, and weighed an incredible 55 pounds - but Rihanna couldn't have looked more fabulous.

In response to one fan the wife of Kanye West explained'Katy actually flew my nails on her plane over to me from LA LOL
In response to one fan the wife of Kanye West explained'Katy actually flew my nails on her plane over to me from LA LOL

It was also one of the most simple looks she had gone for on the red carpet at the Met Gala.

Yu, who attends about eight big gown events a year and who is amassing her own distinctive collection of couture pieces and ready-to-wear (including Valentino, Dior, Ralph & Russo, Huishan Zhang and Mary Katrantzou) is well versed in the fantasy of dressing up. Meanwhile, Madonna, 59, documented herself on Instagram getting two long braids put in her blonde locks. 2012: Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations 5. But a dress that sticks out is the midnight blue satin slip dress the late princess wore when she attended the famous Met Gala in 1996 - over 20 years ago.

While many celebrities shied away from the theme "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of The In-Between" Rihanna confidently nailed it.

The theme for 2014's Met Gala was "Charles James: Beyond Fashion". Oh, and just for dramatic effect, she arrived fashionably late to steal the show.