Fashion The One Naked Dress That Pops Up at the Met Gala Every Year You *know* the one. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on May 1, 2019 @ 11:30AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Every year, the Met Gala comes out with a different theme, meant to coincide with an exhibit at the museum: “Camp: Notes on Fashion," “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between," etc. A few celebrities take the theme pretty seriously, showing up to the event in full-on fashion costumes. Others prefer to bend the rules, basically wearing whatever they want. That's likely why there's always some variety of naked dress in the crowd, and why, year after year, a star shows up in a feathered gown complete with a long train. When Kim Kardashian wore a sheer feathered dress in 2015, everyone claimed she was copying Beyoncé, who wore a similar style a few years before. Kim defended her choice, saying the inspiration actually came from Cher's 1974 Met Gala look. Since then, even more see-through, feathered gowns have popped up on the red carpeted steps, and looking back, it might be the Met Gala's most popular trend. Everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Chrissy Teigen has worn different versions of "the dress"over the years. VIDEO: The Most Naked Dresses of All Time Rumor Has It Some Major Fashion Houses Are Missing the Met Gala This Year Of course, we do have photographic evidence to back up our claim, proving this dress pops up at the Met Gala year after year. George Pimentel/Getty Images Kim Kardashian wore a Roberto Cavalli feathered naked dress at the 2015 Met Gala. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Beyoncé wore a similar Givenchy Couture design in 2012. Ron Galella/WireImage Cher was the one who helped start the trend with a Bob Mackie dress in 1974. Jackson Lee/Getty Images Jennifer Lopez's 2018 Balmain option wasn't sheer, but it still had a long, feather train. Jackson Lee/Getty Images Chrissy Teigen's 2017 Met Gala Marchesa gown was very similar to Cher's version. J. Kempin/Getty Images In 2017, Blake Lively brightened up the look with blue feathers, thanks to Atelier Versace. George Pimentel/Getty Images Rita Ora's 2016 Vera Wang Collection gown was full of silver feathers. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Before Kim channeled Cher, Kirsten Dunst showed up to 2013's Met Gala in a feathered dress by Louis Vuitton. Larry Busacca/Getty Images Another style icon, Demi Moore, also went with feathers in 2011, when she wore Prabal Gurung to the event.