I'm Not Even Kidding, You Need To See These Pictures From The 2009 Met Gala

    I will see a zebra patterned carpet in my nightmares forever more.

    You probably know the Met Gala as the pinnacle of fashion and elegance. It's a pretty prestigious, invite-only event and every year, on the first Monday of May, we watch as a ton of celebs walk up those famous steps.

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    This year's Met Gala theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion". It will be hosted by Anna Wintour, as always, and co-chaired by Lady Gaga, Alessandro Michele, Harry Styles, and Serena Williams.

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    But we still have six days until then, so I thought it'd be A Great Idea to look back a decade and see just how much has changed...

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    The 2009 Met Gala was hosted by Justin Timberlake, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, and Kate Moss. The theme was "Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion" and oh boy, it's a wild ride.

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    There was a ZEBRA PATTERNED CARPET!

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    Anne Hathaway had secrets, probably about The Devil Wears Prada 2, hiding in her hair!

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    Men showed up wearing JEANS!

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    I'm going to stop shouting at you now, I just needed to get those few points out of my system. Here's what the rest of the guestlist looked like...

    Rihanna.

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    Blake Lively.

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    Katy Perry.

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    Emma Stone.

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    Amber Rose and Kanye West.

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    Eva Longoria, Lorenzo Martone, and Victoria Beckham.

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    Liv Tyler, Kate Hudson, Stella McCartney, and Kate Bosworth.

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    Selma Blair and Anne Hathaway.

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    Emma Roberts.

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    Rose Byrne.

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    Rachel Weisz.

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    Donald and Melania Trump.

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    Gisele Bündchen.

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    Donatella Versace and Cindy Crawford.

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    Mary-Kate Olsen.

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    Ashley Olsen.

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    Kate Beckinsale and Georgina Chapman.

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    Leighton Meester.

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    Jessica Biel.

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    Tyra Banks.

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    Heidi Klum.

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    Ciara.

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    Eva Mendes.

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    Renée Zellweger.

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    Bradley Cooper and Caroline Winberg.

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    Jessia Alba.

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    Miranda Kerr.

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    Winona Ryder.

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    This year's Met Gala takes place on Monday 6 May. I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see if the zebra patterned carpet will be making a reappearance.

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ben Henry at ben.henry@buzzfeed.com.

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