The Met Gala is a buzz generator each year in the fashion world. Guess what? 2022 is no different as the fashion statements were loud.
The event is often regarded as Fashion’s biggest night. It is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The Gala is seen as the most prominent social event in the world.
Anna Wintour, New York Journalist and Editor in chief of Vogue has chaired the Met Gala since 1993. It is held every first Monday in the month of May.
In America: An Anthology of Fashion was the year’s theme. The official dress code was “Gilded Glamor”.
The official dress code refers to the gilded age, an era between 1870-1900. The gilded age featured immense economic growth, hypocrisy and inequality.
And Yes, long trains, and a whole lot of glamour weren’t lacking at the red carpet. Everyone came to make a mark.
Below are the stunning attires from the the event:
She wore a Versace gown inspired by the Statue of Liberty. The gown transformed from bronze to blue-green train when her team undid the giant bow.
However, the train had constellations from Grand Central Station from the back. She wore matching gloves and a tiara like the statue of liberty.
The reality TV star made entrance with Pete Davidson. She wore Mariyn Munroe’s famous “Happy Birthday Mr President”. Not to mention the same one. Though she swapped it for a copy to stay in the dinner.
She wore a shimmering silver Ralph Lauren gown and a cape. And her cape displayed the skyline of the Empire State Building and Chyster Building New York City.
She walked the carpet with Swizz Beat, her must producer husband. She said of her look. “We really just wanted to bring New York to the gala. I love it.”
Yes, she glittered in a stunning ‘gilded glamour from the future’ outfit by Ralph Lauren.
Sarah Jessica Parker
She worked with Christopher Rogers. And he has this to say about the outfit: .”look this evening pays homage to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, who made history as the first Black female fashion designer in the White House. A former slave who moved from Virginia to D.C. in 1860, Keckley went on to become the official dressmaker to first lady Mary Todd Lincoln.
She definitely brought class and glamour with a purple gown by Iris Van Herpen. She also topped if off with an eye catching head piece.
The singer showed up in a blue green Gucci corset dress which is definitely a different side to her.
She wore an Alexander McQueen gown touches of beaded fringe and floral motifs coupled with beaded hair barrettes.
Teasa was on a pink corset gown by Carolina Herrera. Her gown has a gathered tulle not to mention that it is a 200metre train.
Jessica gave us the Fortune teller vibes as she was on Gucci Ruby duchesses silk all over a sequin embroidered gown. Likewise, same was on her hair accessory.
She’s the host of the vogue’s coverage of the Met Gala. And of course, she didn’t disappoint as she wore a see through Moschino.
Union wore a silver Atelier Versace dress. She however said her outfit honored the late actress Diahann Carroll, “a symbol of opulence and if you will, a gilded glamour.”
Chloe wore a structured, metallic and strapless gown. It however, recreated the exaggerated curves and hips of a corsert.
Lizzo’s coat took 22,000 hours to make while the rare gold flute she brought as an accessory costs #55,000. And her gown and coat was made by Thom Browne.
Gigi Hadid looked stunning in a red leather corset and matching skin-tight pants for the event that she teamed up with red knee-high boots.
Bella wore a skin-tight black leather corset by Burberry for the big event together with a skirt that had a high slit.
Cardi was on Versace column gown draped in more than a kilometre of body conscious Versace chain
Harplow wore a white mini dress by Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen. She still topped it off with an eye catching head piece.
Stormzy attended his first ever met gala and not only did he not disappoint but also wore an all white Burberry suit with a cape designed by Riccardio.
SZA got styled by Kollin Carter and wore a high bright pink dress with an elbow length.
Gwen channeled tennis court. She rocked a two-piece, neon green ball gown which had a tiny of her personal life.
The model attended the event in a blue off-the-shoulder dress which embroidered flowers that covered the length of the train in a beautiful pattern. She was definitely on a work of art.
Megan Thee Stallion
The singer gave a stunning head-to-toe gold look by Moschino.
Melissa King’s Hand
The bridgerton star wore a a custom jaw-dropping ensemble created by British designer Richard Quinn.
The Bridgerton star wore a gold and black bustier crop together with a black, satin, A-line maxi skirt, while a matching shawl with an oversized bow attached to the back completed the look.
She wore a white floor-length Saint Laurent. Though the feathered cape offered an homage to Jerry Hall.
Katy however opted for an Oscar de la Renta gown featuring sheer black lace and a super-short skirt beneath its bustled train.
Model Lily Aldridge was dressed by her friend Holstein. She wore a custom gown with a sweeping train and embellished with no fewer than 170,000 crystals.
However, a lot of other celebrities like Hilary Clinton, Mayor Eric Adams, Lily James, Sophie Turner, and her husband, Shawn Mendes, and others dazzled on the red carpet.
In light of all the different fashion present at the event, picking the best will be be quite hard.
Which ones do you love ?