Over the years, the Met Gala has evolved from a society event to one of fashion's biggest nights, with celebrities, models and more coming out to show off some of the most extravagant and over-the-top looks seen on any red carpet all year long.
That wasn't exactly the case back in 1999, when the era's minimalism extended onto the carpet at the Met Gala with plenty of spaghetti straps and streamlined silhouettes, making for a much more simplistic fashion foray than what fans will likely see tonight.
Scroll through to take a look back at the Met Gala 1999, when the theme was Rock Style.
Today, GOOP is known for her sunny blonde tresses, but the actress took a trip to the dark side for her turn on the carpet when she arrived with chocolate brown locks to complement her blue snakeskin printed dress with a keyhole accent.
Paltrow attended the gala with her dad, Bruce Paltrow.prevnext
Theron went full '90s with this sparkling spaghetti-strap gown, strappy heels, minimal-yet-sparkling jewelry and a coordinating wrap, completing her look with a very prom-appropriate updo and the era's ultra-thin eyebrows.prevnext
Jennifer Lopez and Sean 'Diddy' Combs
Lopez and Combs were an item when they attended the 1999 gala together, with Lopez in a beige cutout dress and diamond jewelry and Combs in all white, complete with a coat and sunglasses.prevnext
Before Lopez wore a variation on this dress to the 2000 Grammys and eventually inspired Google Images, designer Donatella Versace wore her own creation to the 1999 Met Gala.prevnext
Hurley chose a black satin dress with a thigh-high slit, low neckline and red beaded accent at the waist along with black sandals for her gala appearance.prevnext
Huston arrived in a satin spaghetti-strap gown with a cowl neckline, long white gloves and a pearl necklace.prevnext
Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson
The late Natasha Richardson attended the event with her husband, Liam Neeson.
Richardson wore a light-colored satin evening gown with a matching wrap and carried a beaded clutch while Neeson opted for a traditional black-and-white suit.prevnext
Liv Tyler joined designer Stella McCartney, both of whom were appropriately dressed in one-shoulder tops that read "Rock Royalty."
Tyler is the daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler while McCartney's dad is Beatles member Paul McCartney.prevnext
Ricci brought some color to the carpet in her aqua blue dress with sequin accents and matching shoes, with the then-19-year-old looking like she could have walked from her senior prom straight to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.prevnext
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Hewitt's look was a '90s masterpiece, with the actress combining multiple decade-friendly trends including a crop top, feathered skirt, wedge boots, piecey updo, tiny diamond earrings, a cuff bracelet and brown-toned makeup.prevnext
Driver was also a shining example of '90s fashion in her silver dress, which she teamed with purple satin shoes, a matching fringed wrap, chandelier earrings and lavender eyeshadow.prevnext
Heather Graham and Ed Burns
Fellow wrap-carrier Heather Graham opted for a sleek black halter-neck gown, which she accessorized with dangling gold earrings.
She also styled her hair with two pieces hanging in front, as did nearly every teen girl in 1999.prevnext
The Sex and the City star chose a figure-hugging gown with beaded paneling and sheer mesh accents for her turn on the carpet.prevnext
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown0comments
The late singer hit the carpet with then-husband Bobby Brown, with Houston embracing the rock 'n roll theme in a bedazzled jacket over a sheer white shirt and black pants. Brown wore an all-white outfit complete with a black-and-white patterned fedora.
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