Hillary Clinton, then a US senator, attended the Met Gala in 2001.
She wore a cheetah-print ball gown with a shiny shawl to the event, which was themed “Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.”
Before he was president of the United States, Donald Trump was a fixture at the Met Gala.
The theme of the 2004 gala was “Dangerous Liaisons: Fashion and Furniture in the 18th Century.”
Trump appears to have worn the same tuxedo to the event every year, while Melania’s outfits varied.
Melania wore an Alexander McQueen ball gown in 2005.
While pregnant with Barron, Melania wore a white empire-waist dress with a black belt.
The theme of the gala was “Anglomania.”
At the 2007 gala, Trump wore his black tuxedo with a bowtie, and Melania wore a shimmering gold dress.
Melania’s dress was designed by Roberto Cavalli.
Melania wore a hot pink Vera Wang gown in 2008.
The theme of the 2008 gala was “Superheroes.”
The tuxedo made another appearance at the 2009 gala, while Melania wore a black Dolce & Gabbana dress.
Guests dressed according to the theme “The Model As Muse.”
In 2010, Trump sported his go-to tux while Melania wore a navy satin dress by Christian Siriano.
Siriano later stated that he would not dress Melania Trump while she served as first lady.
“I think for a while everyone was trying to figure out what to do. Unfortunately, it really doesn’t have anything to do with [Melania], but she is representing what’s happening politically and what’s happening politically right now is not really good for anyone,” he told Time magazine in 2017.
For the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” Met Gala in 2011, Melania wore a gold dress by Reem Acra.
She paired the dress with a gold Alexander McQueen bag, while Trump wore his go-to tuxedo.
At their last Met Gala appearance, Trump wore what appears to be the same tuxedo, and Melania chose a dramatic white mini-dress with pointy shoulder pads.
The theme that year was “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations.”
Mitt Romney attended the Met Gala in 2018 with his wife, Ann, while wearing a tuxedo he bought on Amazon.
His partner, business executive Diana Taylor, wore a purple gown.
He exchanged the bowtie for a red tie in 2010, while Taylor wore a beaded gown in earth tones.
The theme of the evening was “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.”
Bloomberg went with a blue bowtie in 2012, and Taylor wore a green dress with an accent at one shoulder.
The theme of the gala was “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations.”
In 2014, he wore white tie attire.
Diana Taylor wore a velvet burgundy dress, while Bloomberg’s daughter Georgina wore a blue gown.
He wore a tuxedo with a silver bowtie for the 2019 gala, themed “Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion.”
Georgina wore a black-and-white gown with a sparkly gold lining, and Taylor donned a black flapper-inspired look.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, who represents New York’s 12th congressional district, attended the Met Gala that same year in an ornate black, silver, and gold gown.
The dress fit the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & the Catholic Imagination.”
At the 2019 gala, she wore a neon yellow Vassilis Zoulias dress with a firefighter jacket she vowed to wear until the passage of her bill for 9/11 first responders.
“Anytime anyone sees me wearing the coat, I can feel it tugging on their conscience, and I can feel their remembering,” Maloney told People magazine in 2019. “And many people then have to tell me where they were on 9/11. This jacket speaks louder and more eloquently than any speech that can be given on the floor.”