Taylor Swift's Met Gala Style Evolution
2008: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
Taylor was moving from her “country cutie” phase to her “glitter and glam” phase, and this Badgley Mischka ombré gold-and-bronze gown with a mermaid-scales effect was the perfect dress for that transition.
2010: American Woman
By 2010, Taylor was firmly in her red lip phase, which she offset with a loose, curly updo and a ruffled, cold-shoulder Ralph Lauren Collection gown.
2011: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
The star brought the drama in a J. Mendel gown with lace accents and a raw-edged train that she admitted took some practice. “It’s a little difficult with the train,” she said. “But I’ve experienced worse.”
2013: Punk: Chaos to Couture
We're guessing that the über-girlie Taylor started sweating the moment she saw “punk” on the invitations, but she gave it her best shot in a geometric-motif J. Mendel gown and smoked-out eyes.
2014: Charles James: Beyond Fashion
She might look like the picture of serene elegance in this origami-bustled Oscar de la Renta confection, but minutes before she hit the red carpet, it was a different story. “I’ve never seen more fashionable people lose their composure quicker than when a cat walks up to a satin, custom Oscar de la Renta dress and then decides to make a home inside of it,” she told People of the fraught moment when her cat Meredith “passed, dug her claws in and started to roll … like when you see a crocodile attack an antelope on National Geographic.”
2016: Manus x Machina
As a co-chair of the event, it was important that Taylor's look was both on-theme and a big hit. And she knocked it out of the park in this metallic Louis Vuitton mini with cutout boots that was half-robot, half-fashionista.