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This year's theme is "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", which is a ideal opportunity to reimagine the decadence of religious iconography into wearable art.

Two years later after her Met Gala debut, she turned up for the 2009 Met Gala with the "The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion". Newer faces who became relevant through events in the past year, like actor Timothée Chalamet, whose "Call Me By Your Name" co-star Armie Hammer was invited last year, as well as Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon, who made a big fashion statement at the Oscars this year with an S&M inspired look under his tuxedo.

When the 600-plus guests ascend the red carpeted steps at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual fundraiser known as the Met Gala on Monday, there will be a very important person in the midst - Wendy Yu, an investor and philanthropist who in March endowed the position of Curator in Charge of the Costume Institute in perpetuity.

RiRi was hard to miss at the 2011 Met Gala, arriving looking like a gorgeous gothic mermaid to fit the year's theme of "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty". Take a look back at her fiercest Met Gala looks below. Even those who have been common fixtures on the red carpet for the gala for years can be excluded from the current year's event.

Celebrities and fashion influencers take the red carpet at the Met Gala.

MET GALA 2018 TICKET COST: For those attending the Met Gala, tickets go for $30,000 per person or $275,000 per table, while many celebrities attend for free. This year's big exhibit, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination draws from haute couture and the Vatican alike, so gala co-chairs Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Donatella Versace, and Amal Clooney have invited a few men of the cloth attend. According to their website, the channel will bring all the 2018 Met Gala red carpet action into your living rooms on May 7 in "Live from the Red Carpet" starting from 6:30 pm.

"It's actually really easy, it's booty shorts and you buckle some snaps", she told Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, before confessing: "The shoes took me an hour to get into".

Jennifer Connelly and Nicolas Ghesquiere at the 2017 Met Gala. The fashion magazine will host a live stream on their Instagram handle as well as their Snapchat My Stories.

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