10 Controversial Met Gala Outfits Of All Times

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The Met Gala is the beast of all red carpet events, exploring the fashion world by letting celebrities adorn whimsical outfits. Over the years, there have been several instances where celebrities broke a few rules, setting the whole world talking. This year’s highlights included Kim Kardashian’s all-black outfit and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Tax The Rich’ message on the gown.

Let’s walk down the lane and recollect other controversial outfits of the decade.

1. Kim Kardashian’s Floral Maternity Dress at Met Gala 2013

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This Givenchy long-sleeved, high neckline dress with thigh-length slit, spiraled into a huge joke with critics comparing it to a couch, Mrs.Doubtfire, and more.

2. Sarah Parker’s Headpiece at Met Gala 2015

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Even though her H&M black, asymmetrical dress was amazing, many felt the actress’s headpiece encouraged sexualization and villainization of Chinese women with the ‘Dragon Lady’ stereotype.

3. Kendall Jenner’s See-Through Dress at Met Gala 2017

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Kendall Jenner’s astonishing black mesh gown dress was accused of being a copy of the outfit Rose McGowan wore to the MTV Video Music Awards in 1998.

4. Jaden Smith In Stylish Louis Vuitton at Met Gala 2017

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Besides looking polished and wearing slightly heeled boots, Jaden Smith captured everyone’s attention by carrying his own chopped-off hair.

4. Rihanna’s White Embellished Pope Inspired Attire at Met Gala 2018

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Rihanna wore a strapless miniskirt, trench-style coat, silver-colored headdress, which looked like a miter, to the gala-themed ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ in 2018. Several believers deemed the attire sacrilegious, hurting their sentiments.

9. Selena Gomez’s Over Tanned Look at Met Gala 2018

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Selena Gomez looked breathtaking in a cloud white dress designed by Coach’s Stuart Vevers. The iconic singer unintentionally tanned herself a little too much and ended up looking orange for the gala — for which she was trolled.

5. Karlie Kloss’s Simple Black and Gold Minidress at Met Gala 2019

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At the gala, celebrities are trolled for overdressing as well as underdressing. Karlie Kloss played it low unknowingly that year by wearing a short gold minidress that didn’t resonate with the theme.

8. James Charles’s Safety Pin Outfit at Met Gala 2019

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The influencer wore a see-through top made from safety pins and shiny black cargo pants, and styled the look wearing a bandana necklace, pointed black boots, and an Alexander Wang logo belt and purse. Critics said his outfit resembled Zoë Kravitz’s gold and black outfit, which she wore to the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.

9. Kim Kardashian’s Tan Button-Up Dress at Met Gala 2019

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The dress Kim Kardashian wore wasn’t the problem but the measures she took to wear it. She revealed that she couldn’t sit or use the bathroom while wearing the dress. Further, her tiny waist size was criticized for setting unrealistic beauty standards.

10. Jared Leto in Two-Headed Look at Met Gala 2019

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Jared Leto flaunted his masculine looks by adorning a red silky, high necked gown and accessorized it with his own head!

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