The first Monday in May can only mean one thing: the Met Gala is back in full swing. After a year’s hiatus and a pared-back affair in September 2021, the annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has returned with a bang.
Celebrities from across the globe and spanning several industries, descended on the Met’s steps in New York for the glamorous evening, and this year’s Met Gala theme based on the museum’s exhibition, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, certainly did not disappoint.
Among those taking the ‘gilded glamour’ brief literally was Kim Kardashian, who’s Met Gala red carpet outfits have always been central to the news cycle, wearing Marilyn Monroe’s exact golden dress worn by the actress to serenade President John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday in 1962.
Elsewhere, co-host Blake Lively stunned in a custom Versace gown inspired by the history of New York City architecture, and released the decorative copper bow to reveal an even longer light blue train, said to represent the effect the weather has on the Statue of Liberty, whilst Billie Eilish wowed for a second time in a row wearing a corseted Gucci number that looked like it was straight out of the 19th century.
Keep scrolling for more of the most talked about looks from the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian
Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham
Megan Thee Stallion
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian
Sigourney Weaver and Michael Kors
Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade
Kate and Lila Moss
Amy Schumer, Xiye Bastida and Gabriela Hearst
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