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    Here's What The Met Gala Looked Like All The Way Back In 2008

    The late '00s really were a different time.

    If you didn't know, the Met Gala is an annual event held at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate fashion and raise money for the Met's Costume Institute. This year's gala is on Monday, 7 May.

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    The event has been chaired by Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue, since 1995, and this year's Catholicism-themed Gala will be co-chaired by Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace.

    Since it's one of the ~biggest nights in fashion~, we thought it'd be fun to take a trip down memory lane to the superhero-themed 2008 Gala. Here's who went and what they wore...

    Anna Wintour

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    Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen with Christian Louboutin

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    Beyoncé

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    Taylor Swift

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    Blake Lively and Penn Badgley

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    Donald and Melania Trump

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    Ivanka Trump with Gilles Mendel of J. Mendel

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    George Clooney and Julia Roberts with Giorgio Armani

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    David and Victoria Beckham

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    David Bowie and Iman

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    Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony

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    Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise

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    Scarlett Johansson

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    Henry Cavill

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    Hilary Duff

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    Mischa Barton

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    Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lee Pace

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    Janet Jackson with Donatella and Allegra Versace

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    Fergie with Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein

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    Eva Longoria

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    Christina Ricci

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    Claire Danes

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    Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Sarah Silverman

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    Kate Mara with Zac Posen

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    Rosamund Pike with Roland Mouret

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    Michelle Trachtenberg

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    Thandie Newton

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