Monday 24 October 2016

#TBT: This is what the Met Gala looked like in the noughties

Published 28/04/2016 | 13:11

Jessica Simpson with Roberto Cavalli at the Met Gala in 2007
Jessica Simpson with Roberto Cavalli at the Met Gala in 2007

The Met Gala is a New York institution.

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Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour chairs the annual event with her favourite celebrity du jour as her sidekick, for one of the most exclusive events on the fashion calendar and it's back again on Monday, May 2.

But as everything in the noughties, timeless design was not on everyone's mind.

This week, we rooted through the archives to relive the glory days of the Met Gala in the mid-2000s...

Check out the gallery, below:

(L to R) Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen; Victoria Beckham; Jessica Simpson and Rihanna
(L to R) Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen; Victoria Beckham; Jessica Simpson and Rihanna
Met Gala 2007: Cameron Diaz really took the turquoise trend to heart.
Met Gala 2007: Pre-Umbrella, Rihanna was just another teenage singer on the cusp of stardom.
Met Gala 2007: Renee Zellweger looked very Renee Zellweger.
Met Gala 2007: Remember when Mischa Barton was Hollywood's It girl?
Mary-Kate Olsen leaving The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala May 07, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Met Gala 2007: Mary-Kate Olsen's unique sense of personal style was apparent early on.
Met Gala 2007: An uncharacteristically covered up look for Jennifer Lopez.
Met Gala 2007: Actress Kate Bosworth went for a vintage Chanel look.
Met Gala 2006: Victoria Beckham at the height of her WAG-dom was a gift to the fashion history books.
Met Gala 2006: So nice we featured it twice.
Met Gala 2006: Eva Mendes wore this.
Met Gala 2006: Lindsay Lohan in all her pre-DUI glory.
Met Gala 2006: Sarah Jessica Parker was resplendent in Alexander McQueen.
Met Gala 2006: Actress Emmy Rossum wore this Michael Jackson inspired look.
Met Gala 2007: Christina Ricci and Chris Evans were love's young dream.
Met Gala 2006: Mandy Moore was also a promising rising star.
Met Gala 2006: The odds were definitely not in Elizabeth Banks' favour.
Met Gala 2006: Ashley Olsen was still described as an actress at this time.
Met Gala 2006: Gisele Bundchen always treated the Met Gala red carpet as her own personal runway. Blue steel for days.
Met Gala 2006: Before a time when Mariska Hargitay's hair would have its own Twitter account set up/
Met Gala 2005: Jessica Simpson is doing her best "fashion" pose.
Met Gala 2005: Lil' Kim still looked like Lil' Kim. And yes, that's Marc Jacobs.
Met Gala 2005: For some reason, Carmen Electra was there.
Met Gala 2005: Elle Macpherson wore this.
Met Gala 2006: How else was Helena Christensen supposed to accessorise her ruffled gown than with an oversized bow?
Met Gala 2006: Who knew Drew Barrymore and Charlize Theron were friends?
Met Gala 2006: Jessica Alba has always been a bombshell.
Met Gala 2005: Yes, that's Marilyn Manson and ex-fiancée Dita von Teese.
Met Gala 2005: Mary Kate and Ashley in all their 20015, shaggy haired glory.
Met Gala 2005: Before owning the Met Gala with wife Gisele, he was attending with ex-girlfriend Bridget Moynahan.
Met Gala 2005: Karolina Kurkova loves you.

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