Meet the Met Gala's biggest new donor


The occasion, of course, is the Met Gala, the annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute which corresponds with the opening of a new fashion-centered exhibit.

Jay-Z, left, and Beyonce arrivesat The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in NY.

The rule also follows last year's Met Gala smoking incident, in which several celebrities, including Bella Hadid, Dakota Johnson, and Behati Prinsloo, used the museum's restroom to smoke cigarettes, angering the museum's owners and Wintour's team. This year's theme is "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination", which is a ideal opportunity to reimagine the decadence of religious iconography into wearable art. We're eagerly anticipating what the Queen of the Met Ball (Sorry SJP) will show up in tonight, but just before then, let's take you through all her past Met Gala outfits.

While Beyonce and her husband, JAY-Z, have been praised as the queen and king of the Met Gala, we think there's a case to be made for the rapper's protege, Rihanna.

Ten years after her first Met Gala, Rihanna proved no look was too bold to rock. Yet, either incarnation would be entirely apt for the unique dress code.

"It's actually really easy, it's booty shorts and you buckle some snaps", she told Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, before confessing: "The shoes took me an hour to get into". The show-stopping look, which included a fur-trim cape and gold headpiece, took Guo Pei almost two years to make, and weighed an incredible 55 pounds - but Rihanna couldn't have looked more fabulous. "I put so much work into this and I'm so excited to see her in it". Rihanna killed it! The theme for 2015's Met Gala was "China: Through the Looking Glass" and Rihanna did the theme justice by wearing a design by Guo Pei. The theme for that year was "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations". The 2008 theme was "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy", which is a touch sophomoric, but hey, it was simpler times. Oh, and just for dramatic effect, she arrived fashionably late to steal the show.