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Truly, we can’t get enough of Salma Hayek. Whether it be her sassy, badass movie roles in films like From Dusk Till Dawn and Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, or her hilarious interview quips, Hayek has made her way into our hearts and has never let go. While we adore everything about her, we especially can’t get enough of her red carpet fashion. No matter the event or day, Hayek always arrives in something glittering, showstopping, and something that makes her look (and feel) amazing — and the Met Gala is no different!
Despite making her Met Gala debut in 1997, the Frida star has only attended the Met Gala a handful of times. But every single time the Oscar-nominated actress has arrived at the prestigious event, she always arrives in something jaw-droppingly stunning.
In a previous interview with Vogue, she talked about the most iconic red carpet looks over the years, including some of her showstopping Met Gala ensembles. When talking about her Met Gala looks, she revealed why she doesn’t try to arrive in the most dramatic, elaborate looks of the night, saying, “I don’t try to compete, I try to enjoy the show.”
Ahead of the 2023 Met Gala, let’s take a trip down memory lane. Check out Hayek’s Met Gala looks over the years below:
2023: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty”
For the 2023 Met Gala, Salma Hayek wowed every single person with this dramatic red Gucci gown of a leather red top and long ruffled skirt.
2019: “Camp: Notes On Fashion”
For the 2019 Met Gala themed “Camp: Notes On Fashion,” Salma Hayek went all out with this glittering, custom gold and cream Gucci dress. Along with the daring black fringe sleeves, she donned a golden star-shaped crown.
2018: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination”
For the iconic (and rather controversial) 2018 Met Gala, Salma Hayek decided to channel the concept of Nirvana for her custom, intricate Altuzarra dress.
2017: “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”
Back in 2017, the Met Gala theme of “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” was all about playing with the concept of “in-betweenness” and negative space. Fo for the event, Salma Hayek played around with a high slit Balenciaga dress and knee-high, vibrant blue boots.
2011: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”
For the Met Gala theme honoring Alexander McQueen’s work called “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,” Salma Hayek was one of the few celebs who rocked an Alexander McQueen gown. For the occasion, she donned this swirled nude tulle gown that ensured all eyes were on her!
2007: “Poiret: King Of Fashion”
Since the 2007 theme of “Poiret: King Of Fashion” was all about loose, freeing clothing, everyone arrived in something they felt great in. While many opted for the 1920s flapper theme, Salma Hayek embraced the velvet, darker theme in this black, jewel-encrusted gown that perfectly showed off her baby bump!
1997: “Gianni Versace”
One of the most iconic Met Gala looks from the 1990s was this stunningly well-constructed, high-slit black Versace gown that Salma Hayek wore in 1997 for the gala honoring Gianni Versace.
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