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Rihanna making THE entrance wearing Guo Pei at the 2015 Gala. The First Monday in May has always held a special place on the New York social calendar but it especially holds cache for the fashion crowd. This Monday would be a continuation of the Gala that dates back to its inception in 1948 to benefit the newly founded Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. With the induction of former Vogue Editor-in-Chief Diana Vreeland in 1973 as a consultant, the Gala began to take a new shape molded through her extraordinary, vivid imagination and took advantage of her celebrity...