The 2022 Met Gala red carpet was full of gilded glamor as guests attended fashion’s most-anticipated event of the year.
From Blake Lively to Kim Kardashian, the best-dressed stars of the Met Gala stunned in vintage dresses and multiple outfit changes.
The theme of the evening’s Met Gala was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the second part of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, which opened on 18 September. The first part of the exhibition was reflected in last year’s Met Gala theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which was in celebration of all things American Fashion.
Last year, the Met Gala took place on 13 September and the year before, it was canceled due to the pandemic. Usually, around 600 celebrities are invited to mark the glitzy event in their social calendars, but this year and last, the numbers are closer to 400.
As per tradition, the guest list for this year’s event was carefully presided over by Vogue’s Anna Wintour, who has run the gala since 1995. It was announced earlier this year that the 2022 hosts would include Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who served as the night’s official co-chairs.
Gwen Stefani says she did her own makeup for the 2022 Met Gala after her makeup artist had an emergency.
The “Don’t Speak” singer was dressed in a green neon gown by Vera Wang, who previously designed her wedding dress to country music singer Blake Shelton.
While walking the red carpet, Stefani told vogue livestream co-host La La Anthony that she was supposed to work with a new makeup artist, but she had to leave due to an emergency.
“I had a lot of fun doing it today and it was stressful too but in a good way,” she said about her DIY makeup. “I was like, ‘Alright, I got this.’”
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 05:14
Lizzo wears Thom Browne as she plays from a $55,000 flute.
The singer walked the Met Gala red carpet wearing a golden hand-embroidered gown which took “took 22,000 hours to make.” Lizzo’s dress was paired with her favorite accessory: a flute.
Watch her impromptu red carpet performance here:
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 04:27
Nicki Minaj has a wardrobe malfunction at the 2022 Met Gala.
The rapper’s look, which was designed by Burberry’s Ricardo Tisci, featured a black ball gown with feathers, a large black belt, and leather pants. Minaj completed the look with a baseball cap.
During the red carpet livestream, Minaj told Anthony that the strapless gown kept falling down because the bra within didn’t fit properly.
Read her response to the wardrobe malfunction:
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 04:13
Fredrik Robertsson was mistakenly identified as Jared Leto on Met Gala red carpet.
Robertsson, the editor-in-chief of Boy magazine, arrived at the 2022 Met Gala wearing a silver, spiky outfit by Iris Van Herpen, which was paired with a bleach-blonde, slicked-back hairstyle.
According to Vanity FairGetty Images incorrectly identified Robertsson as Leto — a mistake that was then repeated by both viewers and reporters.
Find out more about the case of mistaken identity:
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 04:06
Pete Davidson helps Kim Kardashian up Met Gala steps as she struggles in Marilyn Monroe’s dress.
The 60-year-old dress, which Kardashian revealed did not fit when she first tried it on, appeared to be difficult to walk in as she relied on Davidson to help her up the Met Gala steps.
Kardashian explained to vogue that she had changed out of the dress once she finished walking the Met Gala red carpet.
Read more about the moment here:
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 04:02
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz attend their first Met Gala as a married couple.
The actress and model, 27, wore a hot-pink Valentino gown. Meanwhile, Beckham, 23, was dressed in cream-coloured suit also made by the fashion label.
The Beckham-Peltz’s gushed about their recent nuptials to red carpet co-host La La Anthony, which took place in Palm Beach, Florida on 9 April.
Chelsea Ritschel03 May 2022 02:59
A surprise proposal at the Met Gala!
Laurie Cumbo, the Commissioner of New York City Cultural Affairs, was proposed to on the steps of the Met Museum with none other than a Tiffany engagement ring.
The proposal was met with cheers from fellow attendees, with reporters asking Cumbo “what just happened”.
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 02:45
Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr President” dress at 2022 Met Gala.
The billionaire business mogul, 41, walked the red carpet with boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28.
While speaking to red carpet co-host La La Anthony, Kardashian revealed she “had to lose 16 pounds to be able to fit” into the 60-year-old dress. The sleeveless Bob Mackie dress was made famous by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 when she serenaded President John F Kennedy on his 45th birthday.
According to Kardashian, the dress — which has been on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum! in Orlando, Florida — came with “armed guards” and had to be touched with gloves. Kardashian lost 16 pounds in three weeks in order to wear it to the Met Gala.
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 02:21
Cara Delevigne stuns in painted gold and topless red suit at the Met Gala.
The model, 29, walked the red carpet in a double-breasted red suit jacket with matching silk trousers. The former Victoria’s Secret model channeled the Gilded Age with a cane.
As she walked the red carpet, Delevigne undressed her suit jacket to reveal her gold-painted body, dangling gold necklaces, and leafed chains wrapped around her torso.
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 02:09
Kylie Jenner’s look sparks mixed reaction from fans as she wears a baseball cap at the Met Gala.
The Kylie Cosmetics founder, 24, arrived at the 2022 Met Gala red carpet wearing an Off-White wedding dress. The white ball gown was paired with a veiled baseball cap was topped with white flowers.
Jenner previously matched her sister Kendall Jenner when the two wore custom-made lavender and tangerine feathered Versace gowns at the 2019 Met Gala.
Meredith Clark03 May 2022 01:57