If you said the Academy Awards or MTV Video Music Awards, that's cute, but you're wrong. Your favorite red carpet is the Met Gala, because it's the only red carpet that matters. It's an occasion to see stars wearing ensembles they could never get away with at any other awards show or black-tie event -- for better or worse.
As we prepare for this year's event -- and all the looks inspired by the theme, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," look back on 20 of the most outrageous fashion choices that could only happen at the Met Gala.
1. Madonna in Givenchy (2016)
In the ever-present debate between showing T or A, the Material Girl chooses... both, giving you Regina George in the front and butt cheeks in the back.
2. Kanye West in Balmain (2016)
If you can look past Kim K.'s disco ball boobs and Yeezy's bedazzled jean jacket -- somehow, if you can look beyond all of that -- his contacts will haunt you for the rest of your life.
3. Rihanna in Guo Pei (2015)
A non-comprehensive list of things Rihanna looked like at the Met Gala: An omelet, a cheese pizza, Big Bird. Basically: Iconic.
4. Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs (2013)
The most shocking thing about this take on "Punk: Chaos to Couture" is that Miley didn't stick out her tongue once on the red carpet.
5. Kim Kardashian in Givenchy (2013)
The category is Mrs. Doubtfire realness.
6. Beyoncé in Givenchy (2015)
Queen Bey looking like the fiercest Mortal Kombat character ever. K.O. FINISH HIM!