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The Met Gala is just a few days away, so it's time to get excited and start imagining all the celebs that will be stuntin’ on one of the longest red carpets ever. There's always plenty of memorable moments: Who could forget the photos of P.Diddy chilling on the steps or when Kim Kardashian wore head-to-fingertip florals? 

Although the Met Gala is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, it’s also an opportunity for celebs of all sizes to shine and try risk-taking styles. So in honor of the upcoming event. here are 16 times celebs broke flattering fashion rules at the Met Gala over the years.


For the 2017 Met Gala, Ashley Graham wore a one-shouldered red and white gown full of fluffy fabric. 


Nicki Minaj has always embraced her curves. She wore a black gown with shimmering buckles in 2016 for the Met Gala. 

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Minaj showed off her legs and had a floor-length train with black roses for the 2017 Met Gala. 

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Kim Kardashian wore one of her most memorable looks, a bedazzled sheer gown, in 2015. 

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Kardashian showed that moms-to-be don't have to fear print, as shown by her floral gown with matching gloves. 

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For the 2016 Met Gala, Amy Schumer wore a bright gown with subtle cutouts under the bust. 

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Schumer wore this black gown with a mermaid skirt in 2017. 

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Lena Dunham wore a one-shouldered ball gown in burgundy for the 2017 Met Gala. 

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Christina Hendricks wore a blue gown with a dramatic sleeve for the 2010 Met Gala. 

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For the 2011 Met Gala, Hendricks wore an ombre amber column gown. 

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Mindy Kaling looked gorgeous in her white gown for the 2016 Met Gala. 

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She went for a shimmering blue gown with fringe for the 2017 event. 

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Kate Upton wore an avant-garde look for the 2015 Met Gala. 

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Serena Williams wore a jade gown that embraced her curves and showed off her baby bump for the 2017 Met Gala. 

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Way back in 2011, Serena Williams wore a strapless white gown with a silver fascinator. 

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For the 2010 Met Gala, Oprah also wore a voluminous gown with an elegant neckline. 

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