05/05/2013 12:16 pm ET

Met Gala Dresses: The Best & The Worst In History! (PHOTOS)

They don't call the Met Gala the fashion Oscars for nothing. The Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala honors high fashion and the icons who wear it, so it's only natural that the dresses attendees don are the biggest spectacle of the night. Now, this is no Nerd Ball. Risk is the name of the game, and with high-concept themes like punk rock and Beyoncé as a co-chair, we're more excited than ever for tomorrow's festivites.

As we prep for the 2013 red carpet -- likely to be the Met's most rebellious one yet -- we're taking a look back at the gowns of Galas past. From high slits to voluminous skirts, there's plenty good, bad and ugly to go around. Which ambitious style star are you most excited to see? Click through the slideshow below to revisit their stylish (and heinous!) pasts!

The Best And Worst Met Gala Gowns

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