Walking the red carpet is a hallmark of the celebrity lifestyle. Whether it’s a movie premiere, an awards ceremony, or a charity gala, there’s never a shortage of events for Hollywood’s elite to attend. More often than not, our favorite actors, musicians, and models use a red carpet appearance as a chance to strut their stuff and look their best.
These high-profile photo ops often give celebrities the chance to make a bold statement. Sometimes they try to grab headlines by donning an especially revealing outfit. Here are 15 of the most daring celebrity red carpet looks of all time, ranked in order from least to most shocking.
15. Kendall Jenner
Since the onset of 2017, Kendall Jenner has been no stranger to controversy. She probably wasn’t expecting the drama surrounding her Pepsi ad or her Tupac T-shirt line. But she definitely knew she’d raise some eyebrows when she planned her outfit for the Met Gala.
The annual charity event frequently hosts some of the most eyebrow-raising celebrity outfits, since guests are supposed to wear attire inspired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition for the year. In 2017, the Met Gala celebrated Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo and her groundbreaking fashion line, Comme des Garçons.
Jenner certainly offered up a daring take on the theme, walking the red carpet in a barely there La Perla gown. The front of Jenner’s glittering, metallic dress was daring enough with a sizable cutout that exposed much of her chest and midriff. But it was the back — or rather, the lack thereof — that really got people talking. The scooped back and chain mail-esque fabric provided minimum coverage and, thus, left very little to the imagination.