Taylor Swift’s Met Gala Ensembles: From Romantic Ralph Lauren Ruffles to Edgy Silver Snakeskin Minidress and Beyond

Taylor Swift's dresses at the Met Gala in 2011, 2014 and 2016, J. Mendel, red carpet, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Lorraine Schwartz, Christian Louboutin, Lorraine Schwartz, Oscar de la Renta, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, pink satin organza gown, Louis Vuitton, silver snakeskin minidress, Eva Fehren, Borgioni

After nearly a decade of absence, Taylor Swift is rumored to make her return to the Met Gala this year. Whether or not she’ll bring along her new beau, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, remains to be seen, but nevertheless, Swift’s appearance is sure to make headlines.

Ahead of the 2024 ball, WWD looks back at Swift’s Met Gala style evolution.

2008 Met Gala

Taylor Swift at the 2008 Met Gala, red carpet, Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, Badgley Mischka, gold sequined dress

Taylor Swift at the 2008 Met Gala.

Theme: Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy
Dress: Swift made her Met Gala debut in a gold sequined gown from Badgley Mischka’s fall 2008 collection. Statement drop earrings and a ruched leather clutch added a touch of country glam to her look.

2010 Met Gala

Taylor Swift at the 2010 Met Gala, red carpet, Ralph Lauren, ivory ruffled dress, Fred Leighton, American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, Lorraine Schwartz

Taylor Swift at the 2010 Met Gala.

Theme: American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity


Dress: At Swift’s second Met Gala, she wore an ivory georgette gown by Ralph Lauren. Based on a design from the label’s spring 2005 collection, her frock’s ruffles were embroidered with sequins.
Jewelry: Fred Leighton and Lorraine Schwartz

2011 Met Gala

Taylor Swift at the 2011 Met Gala, J. Mendel, red carpet, Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, Lorraine Schwartz, Christian Louboutin

Taylor Swift at the 2011 Met Gala.

Theme: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
Dress: Swift channeled the “Savage Beauty” theme in a one-shoulder J. Mendel gown featuring lace details, layers of raw hem fabric and a floor-length train.
Jewelry: Lorraine Schwartz
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

2013 Met Gala

Taylor Swift at the 2013 Met Gala, red carpet, Lorraine Schwartz, J. Mendel, Punk: Chaos to Couture, black lace gown

Taylor Swift at the 2013 Met Gala.

Theme: Punk: Chaos to Couture
Dress: Swift put a glamorous spin on the punk theme in a J. Mendel gown featuring lace cutouts and a beaded neckline.
Jewelry: Lorraine Schwartz

2014 Met Gala

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Met Gala, red carpet, Lorraine Schwartz, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Louboutin, Charles James: Beyond Fashion, pink satin organza gown

Taylor Swift at the 2014 Met Gala.

Theme: Charles James: Beyond Fashion
Dress: Perhaps Swift’s most popular Met Gala look to date is her blush Oscar de la Renta gown, which was crafted from satin organza. Adorned with intricate beading and a voluminous bustle, Swift’s cat, Meredith, couldn’t resist cuddling underneath it. “I’ve never seen more fashionable people lose their composure quicker than when a cat walks up to a satin, custom Oscar de la Renta dress and then decides to make a home inside of it,” Swift told People at the time.
Jewelry: Lorraine Schwartz
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

2016 Met Gala

Taylor Swift at the 2016 Met Gala, red carpet, Louis Vuitton, silver snakeskin minidress, Eva Fehren, Borgioni

Taylor Swift at the 2016 Met Gala.

Theme: Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology
Dress: Swift co-chaired the Met Gala (and debuted a platinum blond bob) in a sequined Louis Vuitton frock featuring a snakeskin pattern, leather panels and side cutouts. The pop star completed her look with high-heeled gladiator sandals.
Jewelry: Eva Fehren and Borgioni
Shoes: Louis Vuitton

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