An invitation to the Met Gala is an excellent way to show that you are a fashion icon.

Over the years, the annual ball—which raises funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute—has become a place for the world’s biggest trendsetters to have fun with fashion and show off their daring style. Starting Rihanna‘s yellow Guo Pei robe that spawned hundreds of omelet memes to Kim Kardashian‘s head-turning faceless Balenciaga bodysuit, many celebrity looks have been cemented as iconic fashion moments on its red carpet.

And though stars like Sarah Jessica Parker And BeyoncéAlthough they’re Met Gala regulars, who set the standards in style and fashion these days are now considered Met Gala veterans. However, many of them were newcomers looking to impress on fashion’s largest night. SJP wore a simple black gown to the Met Gala in 1995. As for Bey, she opted for something more modest in contrast to the elaborate gowns she’s now known for when she first attended the gala in 2008.