Every outfit the Kardashian-Jenner family has ever worn at the Met Gala, ranked from least to most iconic

Every outfit the Kardashian-Jenner family has ever worn at the Met Gala, ranked from least to most iconic
  • Members of the Kardashian-Jenner family have been attending the Met Gala since 2013.

  • Some of their red carpet looks have missed the mark, while others are now considered iconic.

  • Kim Kardashian's outfits, in particular, have become some of the most famous worn at the event.

It's tough to imagine the Met Gala without the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kim Kardashian made her first appearance at the event in 2013 as Kanye West's date. Since then, she, her sisters, and mom Kris Jenner have regularly made showstopping appearances at the Costume Institute fundraiser.

And while some of their outfits have made Met Gala history, others have missed the mark.

Here's a look at everything the family has worn at the annual event, ranked from least to most iconic.

Kris Jenner attended the 2016 Met Gala in a dress that was more simple than stunning.

Kris Jenner poses for photos on the 2016 Met Gala red carpet wearing a shimmery black gown.
Kris Jenner attends the 2016 Met Gala.Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Still, her black Balmain gown was pretty. It was custom-made for the TV star with sheer long sleeves, a mermaid-style skirt, and beaded patterns from top to bottom.

She paired it with a black choker, heavy eye makeup, and diamond jewelry.

Kendall Jenner walked her first Met Gala red carpet in a hairstyle that didn't suit her gown.

Kendall Jenner attends the 2014 Met Gala in a cream colored gown with a trumpet skirt.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2014 Met Gala.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Her strapless, mermaid-shaped gown designed by Topshop made her look like a princess — especially when accessorized with a sparkling clutch and diamond necklace.

But her messy, swept-back hairstyle contrasted the glamour of her look and distracted from her dress, overall making for a mismatched look.

Kim Kardashian played it safe at the same event, which she attended with Kanye West.

Kim Kardashian on the Met Gala red carpet wearing a blue gown with a thigh-high slit. Her then-husband Kanye West stands directly behind her.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2014 Met Gala.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

She wore a strapless Lanvin design, which was made from blue satin with a black lining.

The SKIMS founder also kept her accessories and glam simple, wearing strappy sandals, dangling diamond earrings, and a loose, wavy hairstyle.

In 2015, Kris wore a plain red dress for the "China: Through the Looking Glass"-themed event.

Kris Jenner attends the 2015 Met Gala in a red gown with a thigh-high slit that she accessorized with a gold belt, dangling gold earrings, and black strappy heels with gold pointed toes.
Kris Jenner attends the 2015 Met Gala.Larry Busacca/Getty Images

The simple Balmain design had shoulder pads, a ruched bodice, and a wrap skirt.

While Kris made the outfit more unique with statement earrings, a thick golden belt, and black pumps with gold detailing, her overall outfit wasn't the most memorable that she's worn at the event.

Kim's white dress in 2017 was pretty but massively understated.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2017 Met Gala wearing an off-the-shoulder white dress.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2017 Met Gala.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Vivienne Westwood designed the off-the-shoulder dress, which also had long sleeves and a straight skirt.

Kim wore simple sandals, no jewelry, and a straight hairstyle to complete the minimalist look.

Kris attended the 2021 event in a suit that wasn't as flashy as expected for a member of the Kardashian-Jenner family.

Kris Jenner attends the 2021 Met Gala wearing a black suit with a floral applique and plunging neckline. She accessorized with emerald earrings and a cannonball-shaped clutch.
Kris Jenner attends the 2021 Met Gala.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

She told E! News on the red carpet that her outfit was comprised of multiple pieces from Tom Ford, Alexander McQueen, and Tommy Hilfiger.

Kris also carried a sparkling Judith Leiber clutch.

Kendall looked great in green when she attended the 2015 Met Gala, but her hair and makeup made her overall look forgettable.

Kendall Jenner attends the 2015 Met Gala in a glittering green gown with exposed sides.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2015 Met Gala.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

She wore a sleeveless, mock-neck design made with green fabric and beads from the Calvin Klein Collection.

It was held together on each side with thin, crisscross straps and worn without accessories. The model opted for a sleek hairstyle and natural-looking makeup.

Kris started to have more fun with her Met Gala looks in 2018.

Kris Jenner at Met Gala 2018, wearing a floor-length black gown with a feathered skirt and gold embellishment on the cuffs and neck.
Kris Jenner at the 2018 Met Gala.Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

She attended the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination"-themed event in a black Tommy Hilfiger design.

It had sheer sleeves, a feather-covered skirt, gold-ribbon embellishments, and amber jewels attached.

So did Kendall in 2016.

Kendall Jenner's 2016 Met Gala dress had a blue geometric pattern, a racer back, and cutouts on her ribcage.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2016 Met Gala.Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

She walked the red carpet that year in a blue, tan, and white dress created by Atelier Versace.

Its halter top led to a backless, bralette-style bodice, rounded waist cutouts, and a formfitting skirt.

Kim also started to make her mark on the Met Gala red carpet that year.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2016 Met Gala wearing a silver metallic gown with a thigh-high slit.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2016 Met Gala.Larry Busacca/Getty Images

She attended the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age of Technology" event in a futuristic look: a silver, long-sleeved dress covered in sequins and tiny mirrors.

The metallic gown was designed by Balmain and had a daring, thigh-high slit.

But she had actually gone a step further the year before.

Kim Kardashian poses for photos with then-husband Kanye West on the Met Gala red carpet. She's wearing a nude gown with silver embellishments and a white feathered skirt while he's wearing a black suit with a velvet jacket.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at the 2015 Met Gala.Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

For the 2015 Met Gala, the middle Kardashian sister wore a beaded Roberto Cavalli dress with sheer panels and a feather-trimmed skirt.

In an Instagram post at the time, she said her daring dress was inspired by the similar Bob Mackie garment Cher wore to the same event in 1974.

Kourtney Kardashian made her Met Gala debut in an underwhelming outfit.

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian attend the 2022 Met Gala. Travis wears a black suit with a skirt over his pants. Kourtney wears a cropped white button down and a skirt made of deconstructed meanswear.
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian attend the 2022 Met Gala.John Shearer / Contributor / Getty Images

She walked the 2022 red carpet alongside Travis Barker, and both wore ensembles from Thom Browne.

Kourtney's outfit specifically featured a white, cropped blouse and a unique skirt, which had bandage-style fabric up top and black pleats on the bottom.

But due to its mix of fabrics and muted colors, it almost looked like Kourtney was wearing an unfinished garment.

Kris took inspiration from Jackie Kennedy at the 2022 Met Gala.

Kris Jenner poses in front of a wall of red roses wearing a yellow off-the-shoulder gown with elbow-length white gloves.
Kris Jenner attends the 2022 Met Gala.Cindy Ord/Getty Images

She wore a pastel-yellow Oscar de la Renta gown that wrapped around her body. It had a single long sleeve, a shorter one that revealed her white gloves, and a thick beaded hem.

Though her '60s hairstyle made the outfit look a bit more like a costume, Jenner still looked chic on the red carpet.

In 2016, Kylie Jenner made her Met Gala debut in a daring red-carpet look.

Kylie Jenner attends the 2016 Met Gala in a sparkling silver gown.
Kylie Jenner attends the 2016 Met Gala.Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Designed by Balmain, her metallic dress was long-sleeved and had silver sequins covering its sheer, mesh fabric. There were also large cutouts at her hips, and smaller ones beneath her waist.

Jenner paired the sparkling look with silver sandals and a sleek black bob.

Kris wore what was arguably her best Met Gala look in 2019.

Kris Jenner attended the 2019 Met Gala in a blue jumpsuit with exaggerated shoulders and a silver star at her cleavage. Her hair is blonde and shoulder length.
Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Her Tommy Hilfiger ensemble included a navy jumpsuit with a crystal star-shaped brooch attached to its deep neckline and a dramatic gray coat with oversized shoulder pads.

To make the outfit even more iconic, the Kardashian-Jenner matriarch added vibrant blue eye makeup, a bedazzled purse, and a short blonde hairstyle.

Kylie had a standout Met Gala moment years earlier in 2017.

Kylie Jenner poses on the Met Gala carpet wearing a sheer, nude ensemble embellished with crystal and copper accents. Her hair is a blonde bob.
Kylie Jenner attends the 2017 Met Gala.Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images

At the time, she attended the Met Gala in a see-through Versace dress made from peach-colored mesh. The gown was decorated with beads and crystals, and its short sleeves had long, gold fringe.

Her hair, which was styled in a blonde bob, perfectly complemented her standout fashion.

The same could be said for her wedding-themed look in 2022.

Kylie Jenner attends the 2022 Met Gala in a bridal-inspired look: A dress with a large white skirt, a sheer t-shirt style top, and a white baseball cap with a white birdcage veil.
Kylie Jenner attends The 2022 Met Gala.Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

With its ruffled skirt, T-shirt bodice, and veil-adorned baseball cap, Kylie's outfit might have been confusing at first glance.

But the look actually honored the late designer Virgil Abloh and his brand Off-White.

Her vibrant gown popped on the 2023 carpet.

Kylie Jenner attends the 2023 Met Gala in a red gown with a thigh-high slit and right shoulder cutout.
Kylie Jenner attends the 2023 Met Gala.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

It was tough to miss Kylie when she walked the 2023 carpet, thanks to the red and blue Jean Paul Gaultier gown.

Designed by Haider Ackermann, the dress had a blue satin lining, a thigh-high slit, and an asymmetrical neckline that gave the gown a distinctive shape.

Kendall had a gothic moment at the Metropolitan Museum one year earlier.

Kendall Jenner attends the 2022 Met Gala in a black dress with a giant skirt and mesh top.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2022 Met Gala.John Shearer/Getty Images

For the 2022 Met Gala, Kendall wore a black two-piece set from Prada. It featured a mesh tank top that she wore with no bra, and a full high-waisted skirt covered in ruffles.

It might not have been Kendall's most iconic Met Gala look of all time, but it was certainly memorable — especially because she wore it with bleached eyebrows.

Kim's 2013 Met Gala dress was so iconic that it was quickly turned into a meme.

Kim Kardashian's Met Gala debut was in a floral dress with a thigh-high slit. The star was pregnant with eldest child North West at the time.
Larry Busacca/Getty Images

The floral maternity gown she wore — designed by Givenchy — had a high neckline, long gloved sleeves, and a thigh-high slit that revealed her matching heels.

Critics quickly took to social media that night, where they compared her outfit to everything from a couch to Mrs. Doubtfire. But it wasn't until years later that Kim told Vogue that the comments left her crying "the whole way home" from the event.

"I was very pregnant, very puffy, and bloated and I was like, 'Oh God, of course, the first time I go I'm gonna be huge,'" she said. "That was OK with me because I never really dreamed I would be at the Met Ball. I know no one really probably wanted me there at the time."

Still, she noted that "none of the critics mattered" because the Olsen twins walked up to her that night and complimented her outfit.

Kylie opted for a bold and edgy look on the 2018 carpet.

Kylie Jenner poses on the Met Gala stairs in sunglasses and a black dress with a cutout on her sternum.
Kylie Jenner attends the 2018 Met Gala.Ron Galella/Getty Images

Her Alexander Wang gown was strapless and had a satin bralette connected to its long velvet skirt. There was also a cutout placed right above her stomach, and a silver zipper down her side.

Kylie wore the outfit — which also included tiny sunglasses and silver bracelets — just three months after giving birth to her first child, Stormi Webster.

Kendall looked chic in white at the 2018 Met Gala.

Kendall Jenner ascends the Met Gala stairs in a white off-the-shoulder jumpsuit.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2018 Met Gala.Jackson Lee/Getty Images

Whereas Kim's all-white outfit from years prior was arguably forgettable, Kendall's had flair that made it stand out.

Off-White designed her off-the-shoulder jumpsuit, which had mermaid-style pants with short trains at the bottom of each leg. Her look also included sheer white gloves, a long ponytail, diamond earrings, and glamorous makeup.

Kendall emerged as a Met Gala star again in 2019 when she wore a see-through orange dress covered with feathers.

Kendall Jenner poses on the Met Gala stairs in an orange feathered dress with a giant feathered collar.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2019 Met Gala.John Shearer/Getty Images

Her iconic, sleeveless dress was custom-made for her by Versace. Its see-through fabric was decorated with beaded fringe, and its skirt had layers of orange feathers that reached the floor.

But her accessories really made this look stand out. She walked the red carpet in a giant feathered neckpiece and thick gold jewelry.

Kim was among the best-dressed stars at the 2018 "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" event.

Kim Kardashian stands in front of a wall of roses wearing a gold metallic gown with crosses on it.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2018 Met Gala.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

She wore a gold Atelier Versace dress that had a corset bodice and plunging neckline. The sleeveless garment was also metallic and had cross embellishments made from crystals.

And that's not to mention her hair and makeup, which were equally stunning. Kim wore a half-up, half-down hairstyle, nude lipstick, and striking contact lenses.

Kim's 2023 outfit became more iconic thanks to her daughter.

Kim Kardashian poses in front of a lilac-colored wall wearing nude shapewear draped with strands of pearls.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2023 Met Gala.Cindy Ord/Getty Images

People had mixed feelings about Kim's pearl-string Schiaparelli gown and the visible shapewear in its center. But no one was more opinionated on the piece than her daughter, North West.

"I like the pearls. I just don't like that it looks like from the Dollar Store," she said of the outfit on an episode of "The Kardashians."

Kendall looked like a rock star when she walked the 2017 red carpet.

Kendall Jenner attends the 2017 Met Gala in a sheer black dress with a diagonal cutout across her torso and a thigh-high slit.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2017 Met Gala.Jackson Lee/Getty Images

Her mesh La Perla dress was black and had a long cutout down the length of its bodice. The see-through fabric also wrapped around her body, creating a thigh-high slit in its skirt.

Kendall completed the iconic look with see-through heels, red lipstick, and a striking contour.

Kendall went pants-less in 2023, and the fashion risk paid off.

Kendall Jenner attends the 2023 Met Gala in a black leotard with a silver collar, flowing sleeves, and black chunky boots.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2023 Met Gala.Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

She stepped on the carpet that year in a Marc Jacobs bodysuit covered in black sparkles and embellished with a silver color.

But the garment's most dramatic and impressive pieces were its extra-long sleeves, which reached the floor and cascaded into trains at her side.

The now-iconic outfit was worn with platform boots and diamond earrings.

Khloé Kardashian attended her first Met Gala in 2022, and she sparkled on the red carpet.

Khloé Kardashian poses on the Met Gala stairs wearing a gold dress with elbow-length black leather gloves.
Khloé Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala.Jamie McCarthy / Staff / Getty Images

She wore a glittering Moschino gown that was embellished from top to bottom with gold beads. It was sleek, sexy, glamorous, and made for the perfect debut dress.

Khloé wore the piece with a black satin shawl and gloves that reached past her elbows.

Kylie Jenner stole the show in 2019.

Kylie Jenner poses in front of a wall of pink roses wearing a shimmering dress with a purple feathered skirt, giant purple pom poms, and purple hair.
Kylie Jenner attends the 2019 Met Gala.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

She arrived in a lavender Versace gown that had a cream-colored bodysuit underneath a layer of see-through, sparkling mesh. Additionally, the dress featured a scoop neckline and feathered skirt that perfectly matched her puffy feathered gloves.

To top off the iconic look — which Kylie later dressed daughter Stormi in for Halloween — the Kylie Cosmetics founder wore a purple wig.

Kim turned heads at the 2021 event in a Balenciaga ensemble that covered her entire face and body.

Kim Kardashian attends The 2021 Met Gala in a head-to-toe black look with a long train.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2021 Met Gala.Mike Coppola/Getty Images

She looked unrecognizable in the all-black bodysuit, which was complete with gloves and a long train.

Kim wore it for the event's "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" theme, and viewers quickly turned the fashion statement into a meme.

Kendall's most iconic Met Gala look was the see-through gown she wore that same year.

Kendall Jenner poses in front of photographers at the Met Gala in 2021, wearing a sheer, floor-length dress covered in sparkling jewels.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2021 Met Gala.John Shearer/WireImage

Her see-through gown matched her skin tone, creating the illusion that she was only wearing rows of sparkling diamonds.

On Instagram, the 818 tequila founder said her stunning dress was inspired by another iconic gown: the one Audrey Hepburn wore in "My Fair Lady."

Kim's borrowed dress in 2022 was scandalous and noteworthy.

Kim Kardashian in a nude fitted gown with a scoop neckline and thin straps with chest padding partially seen through the crystal-embellished fabric. She has a white fur stole worn around her arms.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2022 Met Gala.Angela Weiss/Getty Images

She arrived at the 2022 gala wearing a piece that previously belonged to Marilyn Monroe. The sleeveless, sparkling gown was worn by the legendary actor in 1962 when she famously sang "Happy Birthday" to President John F. Kennedy.

It was later revealed in an episode of "The Kardashians" that Kim predicted backlash she'd receive from people who didn't think she deserved to wear the gown.

But like it or not, Kim wearing the dress will forever be a memorable Met Gala moment.

The most iconic Kardashian-Jenner Met Gala look is also the most controversial.

Kim Kardashian on the Met Gala red carpet wearing a formfitting sheer dress with crystal raindrop embellishments.
Kim Kardashian at the 2019 Met Gala.Theo Wargo/Getty Images

The skin-tight Thierry Mugler gown Kim wore in 2019 is iconic both for its exquisite design and the borderline dangerous measures required to wear it.

The tan button-up dress had ruching from top to bottom and crystals that mirrored water droplets, both of which made it look as though Kim had just emerged from water. She even wore her hair in a wet style to enhance the effect.

But in a video for Vogue released after the Met Gala, Kardashian said she couldn't sit or go to the bathroom while wearing it because the garment was so tight. She later added in an Instagram post that she had to take "corset breathing lessons" in order to wear the dress.

Ultimately, the iconic and controversial dress led many to criticize the tiny appearance of Kardashian's waist, with some arguing that she was setting unrealistic beauty standards.

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