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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.

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BEST: Scarlett Johansson in Calvin Klein, 2004

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


BEST: Beyoncé in Givenchy, 2012

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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.

BEST: Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen, 2006

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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

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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: Gisele Bundchen in Versace, 2008

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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

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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.


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