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Adele, Brad Pitt, and Meryl Streep are just some celebrities who’ve never attended the Met Gala.

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  • The Met Gala, “fashion’s biggest night,” will be held and aired on Monday, May 2, 2022.
  • Over the years, some A-list stars surprisingly haven’t been invited or have declined.
  • Angelina Jolie, Dolly Parton, Khloé Kardashian, and Sam Smith haven’t walked the Met Gala red carpet.

Meryl Streep was nearly a co-chair in 2020, but the pandemic canceled the event.

Meryl in a red plunging neck dress and glasses.

Meryl Streep.

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A three-time Academy Award winner and nine-time Golden Globe winner, Meryl Streep is accustomed to red carpets. However, although the acting legend has starred in several fashion-forward roles in movies like “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Mamma Mia!” she’s never attended the Met Gala.

Streep was actually set to be a co-chair for the 2020 Met Gala; however, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented the event from taking place that year. She was not re-added as a co-chair when the Met was held again in 2021.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s children have attended before they have.

Will in a black suit and Jada in a shiny green long sleeve dress.

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith.

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The often controversial couple have always been carefully watched by the public, making headlines and starting heated debates. However, they undoubtedly also have some pretty great red-carpet couple looks.

One carpet they never walked down is the Met Gala’s. Their children, Jaden Smith and Willow Smith, have attended, though.

It’s unknown if they’ll make an appearance at the Met in 2022, but with the shakeup at the Oscars and the repercussions, it’s unlikely.

The entire cast of “Friends” have never made Met Gala red-carpet appearances.

Courteney in a black sheer blouse, Jennifer in a black and white slip dress, and Lisa in a black blazer.

(From left to right) Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, and Lisa Kudrow.

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Somehow, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc, and Matthew Perry have never attended the event. While the Met’s attendees include fashion’s elite, the guest list also includes the biggest names of the moment, so it’s shocking that none of the powerhouse “Friends” cast made appearances when the show was on the air or afterwards, when their careers – especially Aniston‘s – and personal lives have made headlines.

Their 2021 documentary, “Friends: The Reunion,” brought the cast back onto our screens, reminding everyone how we still love them … and would like to see them at the Met.

OG socialite and influencer Paris Hilton shockingly hasn’t attended, either.

Paris in a nude and rhinestone cape dress.

Paris Hilton.

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When you think of the who’s who of actors, singers, influencers, and entertainers all coming together for a fashion event that celebrates style and expression, the OG socialite Paris Hilton is part of that lineup.

Coming back into the public eye recently, Hilton has proven that she’s as relevant and unique as ever. And from her 2022 Grammys red-carpet look, it would be surprising if she never has the opportunity to show off her style at the Met Gala.

Many rappers have attended the Met, but Drake is not one of them.

Drake in a grey plaid jacket and black t-shit.

Drake.

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No, Drake was never Rihanna’s date to the Met Gala. While rappers like A$AP Rocky, Lil Nas X, Chance the Rapper, and Migos have all made appearances, the Canadian star has not. 

Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian oddly haven’t appeared alongside their sisters at the event — Khloé has confirmed it’s not because they’re banned.

Kourtney in a striped blazer and exposed bra. Khloe in a sheer top with an exposed bra.

Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.

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With a large-and-in-charge group like the Kardashian-Jenners, who’ve made many noteworthy appearances at the Met, it may have gone unnoticed that Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian have never attended.

The two reality-TV stars have perhaps the tamest style out of their sisters, but even their mother, Kris Jenner, has attended multiple times.

Anna Wintour reportedly refused to invite the Kardashians to the event for years, but Kim attended with Kanye West in 2013, and the family members have since become mainstays of the Met. In 2021, fans speculated whether Khloé was banned, but after a fan asked her on Twitter whether this was true, she responded, “Absolutely NOT true,” as per People.

A-list celebrity Angelina Jolie has never been in attendance, either.

Angelina in a strapless metallic gown.

Angelina Jolie.

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With the perfect mix of edgy and elegant style, it’s shocking that the actress never attended the event in her prime: the 2000s.

The costuming and cinematic masterpiece of the “Maleficent” films also seemed like perfect opportunities for Jolie to make her Met Gala debut, but we’re still waiting for that day to come. 

The “9 to 5” cast of acting legends and fashion icons have never been at the big night.

Lily in a black suit, Dolly in a white dress, and Jane in a pink dress.

(From left to right) Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton, and Jane Fonda.

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Fashion icon Dolly Parton has walked many red carpets, but never one for the Met Gala. Her “9 to 5” costars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin also haven’t.

Each of these women is a legend with a very active career. They also each know how to make a statement with their outfits: Parton with sparkles and fringe, Fonda with sleek silhouettes, and Tomlin with graphic-T-shirt-and-blazer combos.

We’re hoping Adele’s music comeback means she’ll be making her Met Gala debut soon.

Adele in. black gown with a plunging tulle neckline.

Adele.

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The music icon’s 2021 comeback also cemented her a spot as a fashion icon. Whether performing in outstanding gowns sans heels or sitting courtside in striking coats, she turns heads.

Although the “Easy On Me” singer hasn’t attended the event yet, there’s hope for her debut since she stepped back into the limelight.

Despite her stardom, Britney Spears hasn’t been to the Met.

Britney in a silver rhinestone strappy dress.

Britney Spears.

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When the Princess of Pop was at her height of fame in the 2000s, you may have suspected she walked the Met Gala’s red carpet, but she didn’t. It would’ve been fitting to see Spears reinterpret her eccentric tour costumes and award-show style for any of the Met’s unique themes. 

But with a non-stop workload, it’s understandable. Now free from the constraints of a conservatorship, there may be a possibility to see Spears attend more public events.

The Met Gala has been attended by royals, but not by Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Kate in a pink sparkly dress. William in a blue suit and button down.

Kate Middleton and Prince William.

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Many royals have actually graced the fashion spectacle, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, are not part of that group. Middleton’s style is sensational, so we’d love to see what she would come up with for this event.

Their in-laws Prince Harry and Meghan Markle haven’t either.

Meghan in a red cape sleeve dress and Harry in a red military jacket with badges, ropes, and a bow tie.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have become one of the most-talked-about couples. From their unique outlook on royal life to their candidness and adorable PDA moments, everyone loves to know everything about them. It’s shocking that not even one of their best couple looks have been at the Met Gala.

Since the couple have forgone their royal duties and now live in the US, we’re hoping to see them at the event one day.

While one of Helena Bonham Carter’s movie characters has been to the Met, the actress hasn’t, which Rihanna teased her about.

Helena in a black sheer and bustier tip and feather skirt.

Helena Bonham Carter.

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If there’s any celebrity who could have a Met Gala theme based on them, it’s probably Helena Bonham Carter. The actress is always dressed in outrageous vintage-punk-Vivienne Westwood-and-Tim Burton-esque looks.

While her character in “Ocean’s 8” attends the Met in a fabulous gown, the actress hasn’t been in real life.

In a 2018 interview on “The Graham Norton Show” in the UK, Bonham Carter pointed out that she’s never been invited. Her costar Rihanna jokingly explained, “That’s because you wear dresses like that,” pointing to Bonham Carter’s funky printed look.

Superstar Christina Aguilera has shockingly never walked this red carpet.

Christina in a shiny pink long sleeve top with her hair up in a bun and bright red lipstick.

Christina Aguilera.

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While the Met Gala is the perfect platform to show off the cool and quirky style of entertainers, Christina Aguilera has never had the chance to be part of that. The “Genie in a Bottle” singer has been busy creating music, touring, acting, and creating an image for herself for most of her life. 

While her fan base would no doubt be excited to see her flaunt her style at the Met, they’ll have to keep waiting.

Like both of his famous exes, Aniston and Jolie, Brad Pitt has also never attended the event.

Brad in a tuxedo and bow tie.

Brad Pitt.

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Brad Pitt is a red-carpet staple, always in a dapper suit and always with a new hairdo. It seems surprising that he’s never been to the Met, especially when his costars and friends like George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonah Hill have.

Country darling Carrie Underwood is yet to make it on the Met Gala red carpet.

Carrie in a sparkly bodice dress with an orange sash and skit.

Carrie Underwood.

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With eight Grammys, 16 CMA awards, 25 CMT awards, and many more, Underwood has proven she’s a singing sensation. But from her days winning “American Idol” to present day – constantly giving stunning performances and red-carpet glamor – she hasn’t made it to the Met yet.

Sam Smith hasn’t been able to show off their fun and funky suits at the Met, either.

Sam in a light blue suit with a black button down.

Sam Smith.

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Sam Smith has given the world countless heartbreak anthems and club dance tracks, always performing them in beautifully flamboyant looks. But the fashionable singer has never worn any of their dashing suits to the Met Gala.

And some Marvel superheroes shockingly haven’t earned a spot on the guest list, either.

Side by side of the actors. Chris Hemsworth in black suit. Tom in burgundy suit. Jason in shiny blush pink suit. Chris Pratt in grey suit.

(From left to right) Chris Hemsworth, Tom Holland, Jason Momoa, and Chris Pratt.

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While many Marvel Universe superheroes have graced the Met Gala red carpet sans armor, some key actors have not. For veteran actors like Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), and Jason Momoa (Aquaman), it’s surprising.

Momoa could have easily been seen there with his former partner Lisa Bonet. Superhero actors Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) and Don Cheadle (War Machine) have also never attended.

It may be understandable how Tom Holland (Spider-Man), a newbie, hasn’t been there. With his girlfriend, Zendaya, set not to attend the Met Gala in 2022, it’s doubtful Holland will make his debut this year.

Fashion rebel Doja Cat hasn’t attended the Met Gala despite her growing fame in recent years.

Doja in a blond short spikey wig and blue crystal off the shoulder dress.

Doja Cat.

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Doja Cat may seem relatively new to the scene, but after releasing a viral song and video in 2018, she’s exploded into a superstar sensation. Her music style and fashion style is iconically her own, and very few can pull it off. 

She’s proven herself as a major player in the industry, especially at the 2022 Grammys with a big win and two daring looks. 

We’d love to see Machine Gun Kelly walk the red carpet alongside fiancée Megan Fox.

Machine Gun Kelly with pink hair and in a flower-embellished jacket.

Machine Gun Kelly.

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If you didn’t know Machine Gun Kelly before, you definitely know him now because of his very public relationship with Megan Fox. The performer has eccentric style and isn’t afraid to show it off — he just hasn’t done so at the Met Gala.

When Fox attended in 2021 in a red Betty Boop-like ensemble, the rapper met up with her afterwards for a Met Gala after-party. From their couple looks so far, we’re excited to see if they’ll attend together this year.

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