The first Monday in May is known for its ability to celebrate and encompass the true essence of fashion within one event. The Met Gala hones the art of blending the history of fashion with contemporary trends. Started in 1948 as a fundraiser for the Costume Institute, it has evolved into one of the most exclusive and star-studded events of all time. Each attendee is expected to commemorate the event with dressing in regards to the designated theme. Throughout the years, partygoers have graced the Met Gala’s presence with some of the most elaborate and iconic looks in the history of fashion. Here are just a few of our favourite moments and yes, it was hard to choose just one of Rihanna’s looks.