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The Best & Worst Met Ball Dresses In Recent History

2013's annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala is May 6th. Here are some of the most fabulous -- and fug -- dresses from years past.

BEST: Scarlett Johansson in Calvin Klein, 2004

The simple color and sheen of this lemon meringue-hued gown made the absolute best of ScarJo's amazing figure.
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The simple color and sheen of this lemon meringue-hued gown made the absolute best of ScarJo's amazing figure.

WORST: Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga, 2012

In this plasticky pastiche and overdone bandaged shoes, KStew totally missed the mark.
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In this plasticky pastiche and overdone bandaged shoes, KStew totally missed the mark.

BEST: Beyoncé in Givenchy, 2012

She arrived half an hour later than everyone else, in a dress that totally blew every other person out of the water.
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She arrived half an hour later than everyone else, in a dress that totally blew every other person out of the water.

WORST: Frieda Pinto in Chanel, 2011

You know a look was terrible if it puts both the always-chic Frieda Pinto and CHANEL on a worst-dressed list.
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You know a look was terrible if it puts both the always-chic Frieda Pinto and CHANEL on a worst-dressed list.

BEST: Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen, 2006

SJP brought McQueen himself as her date to 2006's "Anglophilia"-themed costume exhibit, and though it was a controversial frock, we think Parker looks bloody fantastic.
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SJP brought McQueen himself as her date to 2006's "Anglophilia"-themed costume exhibit, and though it was a controversial frock, we think Parker looks bloody fantastic.

WORST: Mischa Barton, 2008

2008's costume ball had a superhero theme, and we think Mischa Barton's wonky sleeves could definitely use some rescuing.
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2008's costume ball had a superhero theme, and we think Mischa Barton's wonky sleeves could definitely use some rescuing.

BEST: Emma Watson in Burberry, 2010

This white gown looked downright angelic on Watson, who still rarely misses a fashion beat...
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This white gown looked downright angelic on Watson, who still rarely misses a fashion beat...

WORST: Alicia Keys, 2003

...while this white suit Alicia Keys donned in 2003 might be straight from hell.
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...while this white suit Alicia Keys donned in 2003 might be straight from hell.

BEST: Solange Knowles in Rachel Roy, 2012

The very definition of flawless.
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The very definition of flawless.

WORST: Kate Bosworth in Valentino, 2010

An okay dress if you're into the skinned cat look.
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An okay dress if you're into the skinned cat look.

BEST: Gisele Bundchen in Versace, 2008

Not like Gisele needs any help in the "how to look great" department, but this sleek pink confection was truly jaw-dropping.
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Not like Gisele needs any help in the "how to look great" department, but this sleek pink confection was truly jaw-dropping.

WORST: Florence Welch in McQueen, 2012

Florence's hippie-chic vibe is usually a total win, but this flouncy number threatened to swallow her up in beaded layers of fabric.
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Florence's hippie-chic vibe is usually a total win, but this flouncy number threatened to swallow her up in beaded layers of fabric.

BEST: Naomi Watts in Stella McCartney, 2010

Watts sparkled in this rose-hued gown with just the right amount of drama.
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Watts sparkled in this rose-hued gown with just the right amount of drama.

WORST: Victoria Beckham, 2003

Things not to expose at the Met Gala: your entire torso. Although I suppose 2003 was a different time.
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Things not to expose at the Met Gala: your entire torso. Although I suppose 2003 was a different time.

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