Beyoncé in Givenchy. Rihanna in Guo Pei. Kim Kardashian West in Roberto Cavalli. These are just a sampling of the wow-factor ensembles that guests—and the world—were treated to at last year’s Met Gala. But every year comes a new theme or exhibition and with it the opportunity to take the crown as the evening’s most stunning star. Here, we’ve pinpointed five of the Met Gala’s most glamorous guests and their style evolution—some dating back to last century!—into the soigné swans who flock to the red carpet on #TheFirstMondayinMay.The “Formation” singer made her first Met Gala arrivals in bustier-style dresses like those from Giorgio Armani and Alexander McQueen. Now a gala veteran, she gravitates to looks with supreme grandeur and a hint of an illusion in order to make a truly superstar-worthy entrance. Last year’s Givenchy Haute Couture ensemble proved that Queen Bey looks flawless from any angle.