2019 Met Gala: Cher shocks party goers with surprise performance

Cher excited her famous fans as only she can when she hit the stage 2019 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala for a surprise performance.

While the 72-year-old singer did not pose on the red carpet at Monday night's event in New York City, she fully embraced the gala's theme, Camp: Notes on Fashion. During her performance of Abba's 1974 hit song, "Waterloo," she wore a curly blonde wig, jeans with peace sign patches on the knees, a pink top and black jacket.

She later changed into one of her more iconic styles, a sheer jumpsuit with sparkle accents and a black biker jacket with pink lining, that she paired with a bright blue wig. Cher also performed several of her classic tunes, including "Believe" and "If I Could Turn Back Time."

Though the event is completely closed off to the public, Gwen Stefani, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hailee Steinfeld and other stars took to their Instagram Story to share snippets of Cher's performance.

Cher Met Gala 2019
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Cher has not been seen on a Met Gala red carpet since 2015 when she posed with Marc Jacobs on the red carpet. The theme that year was China: Through The Looking Glass, and at the time she opted for a much simpler style.

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The music icon has been getting invites to the exclusive soiree since the '70s. In 1974, when the theme was Romantic and Glamorous Hollywood Design, she wore one of her more iconic ensembles, a fully sheer jumpsuit with sparkling accents and feathery trim by Bob Mackie, that would later inspire Kim Kardashian West's 2015 Met Gala style by Roberto Cavalli.

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Nearly a decade later, Cher again stunned when she showed up to the 1985 Met Gala with Mackie wearing a pair of exquisite-yet-extreme statement earrings. The theme that year was Costumes of Royal India.

Cher Bob Mackie Met Gala 1985
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Cher's style has inspired so many other fashionistas that she could almost have a Met Gala solely dedicated to her looks. 

In the meantime, here's more moments from the first Monday in May:

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Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Brandon Maxwell creation. 
Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Brandon Maxwell. 
Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in Brandon Maxwell. 
Harry Styles attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Gucci.
Serena Williams attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Versace.
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Anna Wintour attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Chanel
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Kylie Jenner arrives at the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Versace.
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Saint Laurent and Loree Rodkin jewelry.
Bee Carrozzini attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion wearing Alexander McQueen.
Gigi Hadid attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" in Michael Kors. 
Elle Fanning attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" wearing Miu Miu.
Céline Dion attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Oscar de la Renta.

Awkwafina attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Altuzarra

TRESemmé stylist Kylee Heath created Awkwafina's slicked back bun.

Saoirse Ronan arrives at the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gucci.
Billy Porter attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in The Blonds. 
Ashley Graham attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion wearing Gucci
Emily Blunt attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Michael Kors. 
Florence Welch attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gucci.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing a white suit. 

Rachel Brosnahan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in Erdem.

Aaron Carlo for Dove Hair created Rachel Brosnahan’s Sleek Ponytail.

Mindy Kaling attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Moschino
Alessia Cara attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Giambattista Valli.
Regina Hall attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Dapper Dan.
Keltie Knight attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashionat Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing Cappellazzo Couture

Lucy Boynton attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prada.

Suave Celeb Stylist Jenny Cho created Boynton's pastel-infused locks.

Lupita Nyong'o attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Versace
Liza Koshy attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashionat Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing custom Balmain
Constance Wu attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Marchesa.
Ava DuVernay attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prada.
Tiffany Haddish attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Michael Kors.
Darren Criss attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Balmain.
Dapper Dan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Dapper Dan. 
 Sara Sampaio attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in August Getty Atelier. 
Alessandro Michele attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Gucci.
Ryan Murphy attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Christian Siriano.
Jordan Roth attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Iris van Herpen Official. 
21 Savage attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Dapper Dan.
Bella Hadid attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Moschino.
Yara Shahidi attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prada
Liu Wen attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Thom Browne.
Kris Jenner arrives at the 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion in Tommy Hilfiger. 
Katie Holmes attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Zac Posen. 
Frank Ocean attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Prada
Tommy Hilfiger and Dee Hilfiger attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Tommy Hilfiger.

Zendaya attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Tommy Hilfiger. 

Unilever Hair Expert, Ursula Stephen, created Zendaya's cinderella hairpiece using TRESemmé and Dove.

Huma Abdein attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Schiaparelli
French Montana attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Dapper Dan. 
Danai Gurira attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gabriela Hearst. 
Charli XCX attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Jean-Paul Gaultier.
Bündchen, 38, looked elegant in a pleated, sustainable metallic gown by Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Ella Balinska attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in a chrome ruffle gown designed by Tory Burch.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Dior
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Louis Vuitton. 
Gal Gadot attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum in Givenchy
 Cara Delevingne attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Dior
Dakota Johnson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Gucci.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Mugler.
Emily Ratajkowski attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in a beaded dress. 
Gwyneth Paltrow attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Chloe
Dua Lipa attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Versace
Joan Collins attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Valentino
Salma Hayek attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Gucci
Jennifer Connelly attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Louis Vuitton. 
Karlie Kloss attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in Dapper Dan. 
Shawn Mendes attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Saint Laurent.
Cardi B attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Thom Browne. 

 Kate Moss attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in Marc Jacobs.

Moss achieved her radiant red-carpet skin with DECORTÉ.

Hailey Bieber arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York in Alexander Wang.
Lily Collins attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Giambattista Valli Official. 

Gemma Chan attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Tom Ford and Forevermark diamonds.

Dove Hair hairstylist Owen Gould created Chan's exquisite Cher-inspired hair.

Halsey attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Atelier Prabal Gurung.

“Halsey’s hair was crimped to channel old school Wonder Woman!”- Florido Basallo for Matrix

Nina Dobrev attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion in Zac Posen. 
Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-Raymond attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in custom suits designed by Pyer Moss.
Lili Reinhart attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City in Ferragamo.
Julia Garner attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Zac Posen.
Lena Dunham attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Christopher Kane.
Aurora James attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing shoes by Brother Vellies.
La La Anthony attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Pyer Moss. 
Tessa Thompson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Chanel.
Alicia Vikander attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Louis Vuitton.
US actress Kristen Stewart arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York in Chanel

Lana Condor attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Giambattista Valli Haute Couture.

Matt Fugate for Dove Hair created Condor’s Rumpled Romantic Updo.

Sarah Paulson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Moschino.
Naomi Campbell attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Valentino.
Gwen Stefani attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Moschino.
Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in an elongated pink Prabal Gurung gown. 
Solange Knowles attends The 2019 Met Gala in over-the-knee snakeskin Ferragamo boots. 

Julianne Moore attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in an edgy Valentino gown. 

Suave Professionals Celebrity Stylist Marcus Francis created Julianne Moore’s Waterfall Waves.

Emma Stone attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum in Louis Vuitton. 
Camila Mendes attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Prabal
Alicia Keys attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in a pastel Carolina Herrera design. 
Zoe Kravitz stuns on The 2019 Met Gala red carpet in a sleek Saint Laurent black gown. 
Maria Sharapova arrives at 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in a structured Givenchy gown. 
Lizzo attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in a red and white feather gown by Marc Jacobs.
Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in vintage Chanel
Bethann Hardison attends The 2019 Met Gala in a tribal-inspired headwrap with matching striped pants and chic black blazer. 
Paloma Elsesser attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in a denim milkmaid gown. 
Ashton Sanders attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in Telfar.
Anderson Paak attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in a vibrant green printed blazer and fun pink trousers. 
Coral Chung and Andrew Chung attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in a Sebastian Gunawan gown and custom Senreve Bracelet Pouch.
Lee Daniels attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in Hedi Slimane Celine. 
Alicia Quarles attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp in a black gown with white oversized ruffle sleeves. 
Lisa Love attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Lilliana Vazquez attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing Daniele Carlotta
Wendi Deng Murdoch attends The 2019 Met Gala sporting a colorful ruffled gown. 
Dominique Jackson attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art in a stunning black and white gown complete with a dainty headpiece. 
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