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Relive the Best Met Gala Dresses of All Time

Lights, camera, fashion! The Met Gala, held each year on the first Monday in May at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is a night where style takes center stage. 2016’s theme, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, is sure to bring out some creative couture … but we’d be remiss not to reflect on the best dresses of red carpets past.

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Back in 2004, Scarlett Johansson brought out the bombshell for her gala debut in a silky yellow Calvin Klein gown. A few years later,  Sarah Jessica Parker wowed in a wicked Philip Treacy headpiece that spoke perfectly to the evening’s punk theme. And months after giving birth to baby Blue Ivy in 2012, Beyoncé came to slay all day in Givenchy Haute Couture.

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For more iconic Met Gala looks, tune in to Red Carpet Daily, presented by AT&T. And keep watching to help choose Us Weekly Video Correspondent Christina Garibaldi’s own statement gown from Rent the Runway for the Met Gala 2016 on May 2.

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Met Gala Gowns

J. Mendel Embroidered Color Block Gown, BCBGMAXAZRIA Chakra Gown, BCBGMAXAZRIA Sketching Gown, Laundry by Shelli Segal Trio Gown

Should she go with this J. Mendel color-blocked number (above left), or a BCBGMAXAZRIA long-sleeved gown (above right)? Also in the running: a graphic black and white BCBGMAXAZRIA (below left) as well as a Laundry by Shelli Segal gown sprinkled with sequins (below right). Go to to let Us know which dress she should choose.

(Wardrobe: French Connection at Lord & Taylor)

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