The most outrageous red carpet frocks – ever?

Met Ball fashion

Tomorrow sees the most lavish and out-there event on the red-carpet calendar – Anna Wintour’s Met Ball. Get ready (without, you know, getting ready) by looking back at the most outrageous looks of the last few balls,

The annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, otherwise known as the Met Ball, always offers a stunning parade of celebrity fashion. Stars and designers come together for a night dedicated to haute couture, inspired by a theme that changes year to year, and over-the-top looks often rule the night.

The dress code for this year’s gala, held on Monday night, calls for attendees to wear “white tie and decorations” for a very Downton Abbey-esque aesthetic. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane at the most memorable looks of Met Balls past…

CLICK THROUGH this gallery of the most outrageous Met Ball looks…