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14 Times The Met Gala Actually Seemed Really Fun

Everyone from Lil’ Kim to Diddy letting loose.

May 04, 2015

Sometimes the Met Gala can seem a bit stiff. The intimidating themes and the behind-the-scenes tension can sometimes obscure the intricate and meticulous exhibits the gala is there to celebrate, as well as the fact that it's actually a party. We combed through the archives and found 14 moments that encapsulate moments of joy, surprising duos, and Lil' Kim slaying on the red carpet.


1. Alan Cumming rocked a kilt in 2001

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2. While 3LW overdid the body glitter and neon the same year

3. When Alicia Keyes was not embarrassed about this glittery white suit in 2003

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4. Paving the way for P. Diddy to wear this pinstriped number two years later

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5. But he truly killed it in 2003, on the dance floor with Giselle

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6. The same year Ashton Kutcher was spitting game at the Brazilian model (and rocking a hickey)

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7. Ashanti was having a real good time on the red carpet in 2005

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8. And model Amber Valletta truly killed it in this period ensemble

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9. Iman and David Bowie were prom queen and king in 2003

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10. But Marilyn Manson and Dita Von Teese usurped their title in 2005

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11. That is until Marc Jacobs turned up with the best date possible: Lil' Kim

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12. Eve looked dope in 2006

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13. But she had way more fun in 2003 sitting on Tom Ford's lap

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14. But no one has more fun than Ciara, who proved that on the red carpet in '06

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14 Times The Met Gala Actually Seemed Really Fun