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Everything Blake Lively Has Ever Worn to the Met Gala

See everything Blake Lively has ever worn to the Met Gala, including all the times she matched the event's carpet.

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No stranger to the red carpet, Blake Lively has a way of bringing a bit of herself and whatever role she's promoting to the spotlight. Remember the suits she wore to promote A Simple Favor? Or her post-baby comeback in Louboutins and Versace? In keeping with her commitment to sticking to a theme, she's managed to embrace each year's directive each and every time she's arrived at the Met Gala.

Since her first Met Gala appearance back in 2008, Lively has developed a signature high-watt glamour and a penchant for drama — usually bringing along a train to cascade down the Met steps to make for a perfect photo op. And she's embraced a handful of designers for the looks, ranging from a sleek and stealthy black Ralph Lauren dress to an over-the-top embellished Versace for 2018's "Heavenly Bodies" exhibit.

Lively even managed to match the event's carpet on a few occasions, coordinating her couture with the color of the carpet in 2016, 2017, and 2018 — and letting the entire world know she was in on the joke with a cheeky Instagram post.

"...when the carpet matches the Blakes. Met Ball 2018, 2017, 2016," she wrote alongside the quick retrospective.

To celebrate the Met Gala's most dedicated guest, here's everything Blake Lively has ever worn to fashion's biggest night.

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2008

Feathers, gloves, and a mint's worth of diamonds: Lively made a huge statement with her first appearance at the gala, wearing a standout dress from Ralph Lauren's 40th-anniversary collection, which would kick off her love affair with feathered detailing.

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2009

Lively began a brief blue period the very next year. Dressed in floor-grazing Versace, this outfit was anything but demure, with a slit cut up to there and plenty of skin on display.

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2010

The gala is a black-tie affair, but Lively's no stickler for the rules and this micro-mini Marchesa proves as much. In a sea of floor-length gowns, this dress stood out in more ways than one. Lively's legs were on full display and the ultra-detailed embellishments shimmered under the spotlights.

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2011

It was no coincidence that Lively wore Chanel to the event the same year she became the face of the brand. This embellished naked dress added a twist to the usual is-she-or-isn't-she naked motif with a long draped panel. Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to add some spice to a tried-and-true red carpet style.

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2013

When Lively likes something, she sticks to it. Case in point: 2013 was the beginning of a major Gucci phase. A strapless fit-and-flare gown isn't anything new — especially for Lively — but this tattered, layered, and intricately deconstructed design was as about as punk as someone known for playing a private school grad could go.

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2014

This could be the most on-theme that Lively's ever gone at the gala. The Gucci gown, worn for "Charles James: Beyond Fashion," was all Old Hollywood, from its barely there color to its allover beading, keeping in line with Charles James's classic shapes. It may not have the volume that James's creations were known for, but it had plenty of drama.

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2016

While this strapless Burberry gown didn't immediately recall anything about tech in fashion, fitting with the night's theme "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," there's no denying it was a standout look. The cape made it feel almost princess-like, and according to brand, Lively helped design the floral embellished gown herself.

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2017

While Lively opted for another fashion heavy hitter in 2017, Atelier Versace, she didn't change her go-to details. The feathers, beading, and glam were all there, offering up the classic Lively signatures in a new gilded package.

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2018

By 2018, Versace seemed to be Lively's new go-to. Her showstopping baroque gown reportedly took over 600 hours to create — and it shows. Jewels, sheer panels, embroidery...it goes on and on. Plus, Lively stayed in line with the theme, ""Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," adding a halo headpiece. It'll be tough to top this look, but Lively seems up for any challenge.

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