Two is better than one, they say, which means when it comes to fashion’s favorite event, couples make twice the statement.
The Met Gala has witnessed the spawning of some unforgettable celebrity pairings, most of whom either debuted their relationship publicly on the museum’s famous steps, or coordinated their looks. Take my hand as we relive the most memorable couples of the past and present, and prepare for those to come.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Who could forget this styling (and Kanye’s blue contacts)? Kim’s look was supposed to serve as redemption after the much-criticized floral moment, but it was her husband’s ripped jeans on the carpet that made a real splash.
Bella Hadid & The Weeknd
Their Met Gala debut, the pair would not last this time around. In fact, Abel would return the next year with another famous girlfriend—stay tuned.
Priyanka Chopra & Nick Jonas
The origin story of one of the most revered celebrity couples.
Hailey Bieber & Shawn Mendes
The model and singer’s cozy appearance on the 2018 Met Gala’s steps led to relationship rumors—quickly quashed by Baldwin’s engagement to Justin Bieber mere months later.
Hugh Grant & Elizabeth Hurley
Style inspo until the end of time.
Tom Brady & Giselle Bündchen
You already know this went straight to every teen girl’s prom moodboard.
Grimes & Elon Musk
Still the wildest pop culture news of 2018, Elon Musk and singer Grimes announced their very niche coupling at the Met Gala. This was, of course, before Azealia Banks and well, their break-up.
Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz
Zayn Malik & Gigi Hadid
The pair during the 2016 Met Gala altered the course of our lives. Young love.
Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively
An ass-grab to go down in history, we continue to be blessed by this couldn’t-care-less power couple.
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard
Before things got incredibly messy, let us pay our respects.
Beyoncé & Jay-Z
Jay-Z and Beyoncé made a valiant return to form after the infamous elevator incident, making sure all anyone was talking about was Beyoncé’s sheer dress. Truly a public relations masterpiece.