Plus, after the 2014 post-gala gossip storm around the Solange-Jay Z elevator fight, this event's 2015 incarnation probably looked like a piece of cake.
The singer's sense of fashion-as-statement has gotten more daring through the years, to be sure, but it's her ability to pose on the carpet that has gone from a genteel "Happy to be here" all the way to a butt-kicking "Here I am -- and now you're happy."
Back in May 2008, when she was only a month married to Jay Z and alter-ego Sasha Fierce had yet to be fully unleashed, she who would be Queen Bey pulled her hair back in a low bun, donned a safe, baby-pink
Flash forward to May 2015: Beyonce was the picture of confidence Monday night arriving -- dare we say fashionably? -- late and climbing the Met Gala stairs in a beaded, body-baring Givenchy creation that left little to the imagination. And who needed an imagination when "Beyonce" was what was on display.
With a strong, '60s-style high pony as her crown, she glanced back over her shoulder devilishly, boldly flirting with the cameras as onlookers admired her assets.
Check out the gallery above for a visual tour of Beyonce's history at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala.