The Biggest and Boldest Met Gala Hair Accessories of All Time

The Met Gala is nigh; prepare yourself for some epic headpieces. The annual event, which is cochaired by legendary Vogue editor Anna Wintour, is an ever-changing spectacle (the first one was held way back in 1946), but it usually features two things.

The first thing is celebrities — lots and lots of celebrities. The second, which is most important for beauty lovers, is that said celebrities often wear extravagant headpieces. The first Monday in May is quite a time to be alive, as you can see the likes of Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihanna, and more all turn out in their finest headbands, hair clips, and the occasional bedazzled beret (looking at you, Karolina Kurkova).

We'll leave it up to you to decide whether these styles are hits or misses. Read on to see the biggest and boldest in recent memory.

2001: Diana Ross

2001: Diana Ross

Let us set the tone with Diana's feather fascinator.

2003: Iman

2003: Iman

The model channeled flapper energy with her finger-wave hair and white floral pin.

2005: Lil' Kim

2005: Lil' Kim

Lil' Kim matched her emerald eye shadow to her green hair clip.

2005: Amanda Peet

2005: Amanda Peet

While Amanda's sparkling accessory may not be the boldest thing in town, I decided to include it, because as a former mid-aughts skinny headband-wearer, I can attest that those things hurt. She did the most for the Met Gala, so, respect!

2005: Mariska Hargitay

2005: Mariska Hargitay

Detective Olivia Benson would surely approve of Mariska's petal-esque silver clip.

2007: Jennifer Lopez

2007: Jennifer Lopez

J Lo opted to pair her disco diva curls with a butterfly clip that was just as attention-grabbing as her metallic frock.

2007: Lucy Liu

2007: Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu looked like Wonder Woman with her golden tiara.

2007: Juliette Lewis

2007: Juliette Lewis

There can be more than one Wonder Woman, as made evident by Juliette's similar style. Call golden tiaras a trend!

2008: Amanda Peet

2008: Amanda Peet

This is Amanda Peet's second time on this list, which proves that once you wear a headband to the Met Gala, it's hard to go back.

2009: Madonna

2009: Madonna

Madonna's wacky hat earned her a position on many of that year's "Worst Dressed" lists, but we think that's unfair since she literally looks like a work of art. It's called fashion . . . look it up!

2009: Lake Bell

2009: Lake Bell

Lake Bell's menswear-inspired look was super ahead of its time — and totally covetable.

2010: Sarah Jessica Parker

2010: Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker or the embodiment of a Christmas present? We're swooning over her bow-tastic look.

2011: Isabel Lucas

2011: Isabel Lucas

Isabel looks like a living Renaissance princess here. Bonus points for the matchy-matchy earrings.

2011: Serena Williams

2011: Serena Williams

Serena's classic fascinator is fit for a royal wedding.

2011: Rashida Jones

2011: Rashida Jones

This headband probably also hurt like a b*tch, but Rashida pulled it off like a pro, and it earned her a spot on our very exclusive list. Worth it!

2011: Jessica Alba

2011: Jessica Alba

Oh, nothing to see here, just Jessica Alba looking like a literal goddess with a bejeweled bun. Carry on.

2011: Kate Hudson

2011: Kate Hudson

A pregnant Kate served regal realness with her sun-shaped pin.

2011: Fergie

2011: Fergie

Friendly reminder: Fergie did flower crowns before they were cool.

2011: Demi Moore

2011: Demi Moore

Demi looks angry here, but I'd be nothing but smiles if I got to wear this many feathers.

2012: Linda Evangelista

2012: Linda Evangelista

Who says all black has to be boring? Not Linda, who repped an architectural bow.

2012: Karolina Kurková

2012: Karolina Kurková

Whoops, didn't see you there, Karolina. The way you rep that bedazzled beret, we thought you were a silent film star.

2013: Paloma Faith

2013: Paloma Faith

I'm wearing Paloma's scaffolding-inspired pin the next time I go out to ward off any unwanted dance partners.

2013: Sarah Jessica Parker

2013: Sarah Jessica Parker

SJP loves a good headdress! This navy blue one was a real stunner from all angles.

2013: Katy Perry

2013: Katy Perry

Katy Perry in a gemstone crown is also me on the first day of my birthday month.

2014: Sarah Jessica Parker

2014: Sarah Jessica Parker

Another stunner from SJP! This time she opted to match it with her black-and-white Oscar de la Renta gown.

2014: Olivia Munn

2014: Olivia Munn

I could take flight after getting a glimpse of Olivia's majestic bird pin.

2014: Kate Upton

2014: Kate Upton

From the looks of her black floral crown, it seems like Kate Upton wanted to channel a badass goth girl at a music festival. Nailed it!

2014: Nicole Richie

2014: Nicole Richie

OK, so there are technically no hair accessories here, but I made the executive decision to add Nicole in here because those lavender locks are something special.

2014: Beyoncé

2014: Beyoncé

Beyoncé's femme fatal fishnet hairpiece was ultra moody.

2014: Lupita Nyong'o

2014: Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita was a vision in green with her 1920s-esque headband and beaded dress.

2015: Rihanna

2015: Rihanna

The world, and meme culture, will never recover from Rihanna's show-stopping yellow Guo Pei number. We're equally gaga over her crown headband.

2015: Selena Gomez

2015: Selena Gomez

Selena paired her all-white floral hairpiece with vampy red lipstick, because life is all about balance.

2016: Madonna

2016: Madonna

Madge chose to wear a large medallion in her hair, which she expertly sandwiched between two symmetrical curtain bangs.

2016: FKA Twigs

2016: FKA Twigs

FKA's hair chains will totally mesmerize you, especially when you notice that one connects to her nose piercing. Rad!

2017: Celine Dion

2017: Celine Dion

I will always love the sharp black hair accoutrement Celine wore to her very first Met Gala.

2017: Cara Delevingne

2017: Cara Delevingne

What do you do when you shave your head before the Met Gala? (Truly a universal question!) If you're Cara, you paint your head silver, with added rhinestones for variety.

2017: Katy Perry

2017: Katy Perry

The year's host opted for add a little shout-out to her "Witness" single on her lace veil.