Take a walk down sartorial memory lane with our look back at some of the most extraordinary (and eccentric) gowns ever to grace the Met Costume Institute Gala red carpet.
8. Eva Mendes in Stella McCartney
Eva Mendes channeled the '70s in a silky cerulean pleated gown at the 2011 Met Costume Institute Gala. The actress modernized the vibrant silk gown with a gold belt, sparkling drop earrings, and a loose, low updo.
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