In the world of red carpet style, the Met Gala has been the place for celebrity couples to be seen together. Whatever the theme, many famous pairs have coordinated their looks for the stylish affair. 2019’s camp-themed affair, for instance, saw a particularly high number of couples who matched for the event. And with this year’s Met Gala rapidly approaching, Vogue is celebrating the spirit of the ball, looking back on the couples’ style moments that still resonate today.
If the Met Gala is a place for bold, one-of-kind fashion to be unveiled, it’s also a place where high-profile couples have made their red carpet debuts. Take Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who walked the red carpet for the first time together in 2016: The stars wore futuristic getups inspired by the year’s technology theme, Hadid in a space-age, chic Tommy Hilfiger gown and Malik in a Versace suit with robotic-style sleeves. For other couples, the Met Gala has served as a meet-cute spot. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra met for the first time at the soirée in 2017, and now the pair are husband and wife.
Other famous duos who have been fixtures at the Met Gala as well include the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner—who could forget the latter couple’s matching geometric looks by Louis Vuitton in 2019, which they wore just one week after getting hitched? Last year, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky set the Internet ablaze when they showed up to the Met steps in matching voluminous looks (Rihanna in Balenciaga, Rocky in ERL).
Below, see 23 of the best celebrity couples who have made style statements twice as nice.
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant, 1995
David Bowie and Iman, 2008
Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, 2008
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2011
Jay-Z and Beyoncé, 2011
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, 2012
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2014
David and Victoria Beckham, 2014
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, 2015
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, 2016
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, 2016
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, 2016
Amal and George Clooney, 2018
Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, 2018
Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, 2019
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, 2019
Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, 2019
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2019
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, 2021
Justin and Hailey Bieber, 2021
Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams, 2021
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, 2021
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, 2021
Originally published in Vogue.com