The first Monday of May is always a special night in the fashion industry. Our favorite A-listers, which include models, artists and industry insiders arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in their most avant-garde looks to celebrate an evening of fashion.

Due to the current pandemic, however, all events, which sadly includes this year’s Met Gala, throughout a majority of the summer have been canceled.

Each year our favorite celebrities arrive to the museum dressed in the most fashionable way to correlate with the theme of the gala, sponsored by a designer and accompanied with an exhibit. Past themes have included Alexander McQueen’s Savage Beauty and Schiaparelli and Prada’s Impossible Conversations. This year’s theme was titled About Time: Fashion and Duration, which followed 150 years of women’s fashion and was sponsored by Louis Vuitton. Despite the cancellation of the event, which was slated to go down today, the exhibit will still open this October.

While the visibility of Black women at the Met Gala has been debatable over the years, we always slay. Whether it’s Lil’ Kim showing up alongside Marc Jacobs in 2005 or Rihanna wearing that iconic Guo Pei couture gown in 2015, Black women make the Met Gala unforgettable.

Scroll through a few of favorite our style moments on fashion’s biggest night.

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