Monday 6 May 2019
Let's be honest, is this not the stuff of nightmares? Photo: AFP

The unmissable Met Gala, set to take place 6 May in New York this year, will focus on the theme of “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Fireworks, exaggeration and frivolity promise a more spectacular red carpet than ever. But the line between eccentricity and a fashion faux pas can be extremely thin.

Some guests at past editions of the event still haven’t managed to live down their fashion flops. Here’s a recap in images of Met Gala outfits that missed the mark:

1. Serena Williams.

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Serena Willaims attends the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 2 May 2011. Photo: AFP Relax News

2. Kristen Stewart.

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Kristen Stewart attends the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 7 May 2012, celebrating the opening of Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations. Photo: AFP

3. Kim Kardashian.

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Kanye West (L) and Kim Kardashian (R) arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala benefit in honour of the museum’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture” on 6 May 2013 in New York. Photo: AFP Relax News

4. Madonna.

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Madonna arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala benefit in honour of the museumÂ’s latest exhibit, “Punk: Chaos to Couture” on 6 May 2013 in New York. Photo: AFP Relax News

5. Nicki Minaj.

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Nicki Minaj arrives for the Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art 2 May 2016 in New York. Photo: AFP Relax News

6. Grace Hartzel.

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Model Grace Hartzel arrives for the Costume Institute Benefit 1 May 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP Relax News

7. Bella Hadid.

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Bella Hadid arrives for the Costume Institute Benefit on 1 May 2017 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP Relax News

8. Shailene Woodley.

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Shailene Woodley arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on 7 May 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP Relax News

9. Frances McDormand.

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Frances McDormand arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on 7 May 2018, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP Relax News

10. Sarah Jessica Parker.

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Sarah Jessica Parker arrives for the 2018 Met Gala on 7 May 2018 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Photo: AFP Relax News

Source: AFP Relax News

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