Through the years, the reality star has commanded attention at the annual soirée, gracing the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the most sought-after labels.
She made her debut at the 2016 ceremony in Balmain, which perfectly captured the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” theme. Jenner had all eyes on her as she posed in the sparkly metallic dress that featured a sheer base and cutouts at her waist. The Kylie Cosmetics founder teamed the glistening number with silver sandal heels. For glam, the California native donned a bronze eye, a subtle contour and a nude lip.
Jenner’s look matched her big sister Kim Kardashian’s ensemble. The Skims CEO also wore Balmain alongside then-husband Kanye West — who complemented his wife’s armor-like dress with a bedazzled jacket.
The following year, Jenner owned the “naked” trend in Versace. She showed off her famous curves in the sand-colored gown that was adorned with protruding flowers and fringed sleeves. Underneath the garment, the Life of Kylie alum wore a corset. (The 2017 theme was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”)
The 2018 celebration, which was titled “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” marked Jenner’s first after welcoming daughter Stormi Webster with rapper Travis Scott. She looked as fierce as ever in a strapless black dress by Alexander Wang that was equipped with an opening at the bodice. After the former couple welcomed son Aire in February 2022, Jenner attended the “Gilded Glamour”-centered ball months later in Off-White to honor late designer Virgil Abloh.
She looked ready to say “I do” in the billowing white gown that featured a ruffled skirt, accessorizing with a baseball cap that was finished with a netted veil.
Jenner opened up about wanting to pay tribute to Abloh — who died of cancer at age 41 in November 2021 — in a behind-the-scenes video shared via her YouTube channel after the event. “I was like, unless I can honor Virgil, and [his wife] Shannon would want me to go, and I would wear Off-White, then that’s the only reason I would go today, to honor him,” Jenner explained.
The beauty mogul received Shannon’s blessing, of course. “You’re going to be amazingly perfect tonight,” the designer’s widow wrote in a note to Jenner, the Kardashians star revealed in the YouTube clip. “He will be with you guiding you up the stairs. We all know he never missed a party,” Shannon added.
Keep scrolling to see Jenner’s Met Gala looks through the years: