The Met Gala Red Carpet Looks: From Glamorous to Outrageous

The Met Gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The white tie dress code was entitled “Gilded Glamour” which encouraged guests to approach late 19th-century clothing through a modern lens, referencing the very popular HBO series, “The Gilded Age.”

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Blake Lively channeling the Statue of Liberty and other iconic New York landmarks in her stunning reversible gilded gown as she poses on the red carpet. Still from live stream video, all images credit: vogue.com unless noted.

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Met Gala guests being interviewed by hosts Vanessa Hudgens and Hamish Bowles, Vogue editor-at-large. Still from live stream video.

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Plunging décolletage and bursting bustiers were a popular trend at this Met Gala. Billie Eilish being interviewed by La La Anthony.

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Nicki Minaj in Burberry. Nicki did mention to a reporter that she was a hairbreadth away from a wardrobe malfunction. (Well, not exactly in those words, but you get the idea.)

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Sydney Sweeney in Tory Burch.

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Scene from “The Gilded Age,” The costume drama was created by Julian Fellowes, the creator of Downton Abbey. The Gilded Age is set in 1882, New York. Available on HBO. Image credit: opentapes.org.

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One of the most noteworthy gowns was seen on Kim Kardashian, shown here on the red carpet with Pete Davidson. The pale gold gown encrusted in sparkling crystals was worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 when she sang the famous “Happy Birthday” song to then President John F. Kennedy. Kim had to lose 16 pounds to fit into the gown, which could not be altered. Watch the video here where Kim’s extraordinary story is explained in depth. Watch the video about how this iconic dress was crafted here.

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Normani in Christian Sirian.

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Lily James.

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Jasmine Tookes in Zuhair Murad.

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Katy Perry in Oscar de la Renta.

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Ciara in Michael Kors.

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Leslie Odom Jr. in Fendi Mens.

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Miranda Kerr in Oscar de la Renta.

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Erykah Badu and Francesco Risso in Marni.

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Tory Burch in Tory Burch Couture.

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Gabrielle Union in Versace.

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Eve Jobs in Louis Vuitton.

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Avani Gregg.

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Sza in Vivienne Westwood.

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Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker in Thom Browne.

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Kylie Jenner in Off-White

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Molly Sims.

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Cardi B in Versace.

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Kendall Jenner in Prada.

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Sara Sampaio in Michael Kors.

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Gunna in Thom Browne.

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Olivia Rodrigo in Versace.

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Russel Westbrook in Thom Browne.

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Former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her custom Joseph Altuzarra gown which pays homage to famous female American leaders who inspire her. It features 60 women’s names embroidered along the neckline and hem, including Rosa Parks, Madeline Albright, Abigail Adams, Harriet Tubman, and Lady Bird Johnson.

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Rosalia in Givenchy.

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Karlie Kloss in Givenchy.

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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Petz Beckham in Valentino.

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Cara Delevingne in gold paint and Dior Haute Couture.

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Lena Waithe.

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Gwen Stafani in Vera Wang.

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Frederik Robertsson in Iris Van Herpen. Credit: insider.com.

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Rapper Bad Bunny, in Burberry. Credit: insider.com.

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Conan Gray in Valentino. Credit: insider.com.

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The Queen of the Met Gala and Vogue, Anna Wintour in Chanel Couture, accessorized with a regal tiara. Credit: nymag.com.

Want more Met Gala? Watch the full Met Gala 2022 Red Carpet Live Stream here.

 

Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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