High Fashion: These Are Some Of The Most Stunning Met Gala Dresses Of All Time

Since 1948, the Met Gala has raised money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute by displaying unique outfits. It also allows designers and celebrities to show off their styles. Innovative dress styles incorporate feathers, letters, and more. From Jackie Kennedy to Sarah Jessica Parker, here are the most iconic Met Gala looks of all time.

Diana Ross’s Feather Gown, 1981

In 1981, singer and actress Diana Ross wore one of the most unique dresses that the Met Gala had ever seen. To honor the theme of “The Eighteenth-Century Woman,” her gown resembled a traditional Mexican huipil. But it was made entirely out of feathers.

Diana Ross wears a feathered dress to the Met Gala, 1981.
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The feathers functioned as ruffles that decorated the dress from shoulder to toe. The top was strapless, and even her purse included feathers. Ross adored fashion and even made her own clothes, so this unique outfit suited her.