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See all of Blake Lively's Met Gala looks over the years

The actor has made headlines throughout the years for her elegant interpretations of the Met Gala themes.
/ Source: TODAY

Blake Lively is one of the few celebrities that fashionistas can't wait to see make an appearance at the Met Gala every year.

Ever since she was first invited to fashion's biggest night in 2008, the "Gossip Girl" alum has been making heads turns with her stylish interpretations of the themes.

In 2022, she had the honor of being one of four co-hosts who oversaw the annual event and its "Gilded Glamour" theme, along with husband Ryan Reynolds, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Regina King. Lively channeled the Statue of Liberty and wowed in a Versace gown that featured a hidden reveal, arguably her most daring look so far.

Fans have been waiting for two years to see how she will top the look -- in 2023 the "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" star skipped the event. A few days before the 2023 Met Gala, Lively spoke to reporters at the grand re-opening of the Tiffany & Co. Fifth Avenue in New York City and confirmed she would not walk the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art that year.

When asked if fans should expect to see her in attendance, she replied, “You will not,” per People.

“But I will be watching,” she added.

She joked that she planned to spend the evening wearing her 2022 look on her couch. On the night of the gala, Lively, who welcomed her fourth child with Reynolds in February 2023, shared a silly selfie of her in the bathroom and added animated stickers of breast milk to her chest. "First Monday in May," the proud mom wrote in the caption.

Her 2022 dress was placed in the “Crown to Couture” exhibition at Kensington Palace in London. In July 2023, she visited the display and shared a funny photo on her Instagram story of her fixing the dress so it looked as picture-perfect as the time she wore it.

This year, the Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 6. The dress code will be "The Garden of Time," according to Vogue, in honor of a new exhibition at the museum's Costume Institute called "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion." Zendaya, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny and Chris Hemsworth will step into the roles as co-hosts for the evening.

So will Lively make her grand return at the 2024 Met Gala? We'll find out soon. Until then, take a look back at all her elegant looks throughout the years.


"Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Arrivals
Blake Lively at her first Met Gala in 2008. Rabbani and Solimene Photography / WireImage

Theme: "Superheroes: Fashion And Fantasy"

For her first-ever Met Gala, Lively wore a strapless Ralph Lauren gown, paired with black gloves. This wouldn't be the last time her Met Gala outfit would incorporate feathers.


Blake Lively at the 2009 Met Gala.
Blake Lively at the 2009 Met Gala.Chance Yeh / Patrick McMullan via Getty Image

Theme: "The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion"

In 2009, Lively wore a blue Versace gown with a thigh-high slit, and paired it with simple accessories and a sleek updo.


"American Woman: Fashioning A National Identity" Met Gala - Arrivals
Blake Lively in a blue Marchesa dress at the 2010 Met Gala.Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Theme: "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity"

Surrounded by gowns, Lively opted to go for a short dress in teal, continuing the trend for herself she set in 2009. Lively wore a Marchesa dress to the 2010 Met Gala. She also wore a Marchesa gown during her wedding to Reynolds in 2012.


"Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Costume Institute Gala At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art - Arrivals
Blake Lively in Chanel at the 2011 Met Gala.Larry Busacca / Getty Images

Theme: "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty"

After being named the new face of Chanel in 2011, Lively walked the Met Gala in a bodycon Chanel dress, which had silver embroidered detailing.


"PUNK: Chaos To Couture" Costume Institute Gala
Blake Lively at "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" in 2013. Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images

Theme: "PUNK: Chaos to Couture"

The feathers made a return in Lively's 2013 Met Gala strapless gown, designed by Gucci.


"Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
Blake Lively at the 2014 Met Gala.Rabbani and Solimene Photography / Getty Images

Theme: "Charles James: Beyond Fashion"

The 2014 Met Gala marked the first time Lively and Reynolds walked a red carpet together, though they got married in 2014. Wearing a blush-colored Gucci gown, Lively seemed to channel Old Hollywood glamour.


"Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala
Blake Lively attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.Mike Coppola / Getty Images for

Theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology

If springtime were a dress, it would be the pink Burberry gown Lively wore to the 2016 Met Gala. At the time, Lively was pregnant with her second child with Reynolds.


"Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala - Arrivals
Lively at the 2017 Met Gala.Jackson Lee / FilmMagic

Theme: "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between"

Lively's Versace mermaid style gown culminated in a train of blue feathers. Reynolds wore blue accents to match Lively's dress.


Blake Lively
Blake Lively at the Met Gala in 2018. Gilbert Carrasquillo / GC Images

Theme: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination"

Lively told Vogue it took 600 hours to her Versace gold and crimson gown, which came with intricate beading. She added, in the interview, that it was her "favorite dress ever." According to Vogue, Lively took a party bus to the event to accommodate the elaborate garment. Lively paired the museum-worthy dress with a gold headpiece.


Lively's ensemble had a big reveal.
Lively's ensemble had a big reveal.Gotham/Getty Images - Kevin Mazur/MG22/Getty Images for The Met

Theme: “Gilded Glamour”

As a co-chair of the event, Lively did not disappoint when it came to her look. The actor was inspired by the Statue of Liberty and wore a copper detailed gown complete with opera gloves and a long train by Versace. The show-stopping look got even better when she had a dress reveal, switching things up and unveiling a turquoise look underneath.