The Met Gala: All the iconic looks from fashion’s biggest night out

May 3 2022, 1:14 pm

Organizers of the Met Gala have faced widespread criticism for this year’s “Gilded Glamour and White Tie” theme. Fashion influencer Bryan Grey Yambao is one of many to weigh in, tweeting, “Gilded glamour at a time of war, let them eat cake”.

Ahead of the event, the Condé Nast Union workers also released a statement and special edition cover of Vogue magazine. “…behind the cameras, there are hundreds of Vogue workers who are underpaid, undervalued, and overworked. The Met Gala’s sparkle comes from our sweat.” 

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When the Gala was first launched by publicist Eleanor Lambert in 1948 with the intention to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute, tickets cost just $50 each. Today, they’re estimated to be around $35,000, and a highly coveted invitation comes only when approved by Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue and chairwoman of the Gala since 1995.

 

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The event is recognized as the fashion world’s equivalent of the Oscars, and this year saw the arrival of many A-list celebrities from Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds to Kaia Gerber and Sarah Jessica Parker. 

Making the biggest fashion statement of the evening was Kim Kardashian in an iconic dress designed by Jean Louis, first worn by Marilyn Monroe when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr President” to John F. Kennedy 60 years ago.

 

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Who else dominated the red carpet? See some of the best and most daring looks here.

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

 

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Jessica Chastain in Gucci

 

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Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent

 

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Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto in Gucci

 

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Michelle Yeoh in Prabal Gurung

 

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Dakota Johnson in Gucci

 

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Stormzy in Burberry

 

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Megan Thee Stallion in Moschino

 

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Lizzo in Thom Browne

 

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Stromae in Mosaert

Vanessa Hudgens in Moschino

 

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Quannah Chasinghorse by Prabal Gurung

 

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Glenn Close in Valentino

 

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Christine Baranski in Thom Browne

 

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Billie Eilish in a Gucci dress with added details

 

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Winnie Harlow in Iris van Herpen

 

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Lena Waithe in Versace

 

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Lily Allen in Chanel

Chloe Bailey in Area

 

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner in Louis Vuitton

 

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Janelle Monáe in Ralph Lauren

 

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Kaia Gerber in Alexander McQueen

 

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Evan Mock in Head of State

 

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Laura Harrier in H&M

 

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Amber Valletta in vintage Azzaro

 

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Lenny Kravitz

 

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Sebastian Stan in Valentino

 

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Emily Ratajkowski in Versace

 

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Fredrik Robertsson in Iris van Herpen

Cara Delevingne in Dior

 

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Mindy Kaling in Prabal Gurung

 

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Erykah Badu in Marni

 

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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz in Valentino

 

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