Met Gala 2022: Red carpet looks photo gallery

Met Gala 2022: Red carpet looks photo gallery

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Met Gala 2022: Best fashion from the red carpet

See all the best looks as the stars arrived at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday evening.

The Met Gala is fashion’s big night out — and celebrities are known for saving their most striking outfits for its often theatrical red carpet.
Pandemic-related rescheduling means it has been less than eight months since the stars last descended on the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the (normally) annual fundraiser, giving designers less time to think about the event’s dress code: “Gilded Glamor and White Tie. ” The theme is expected to continue 2021’s exploration of American style, in keeping with the Costume Institute’s accompanying two-part exhibition, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”

At the exhibition’s press event before the gala, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden gave opening remarks at the Met, emphasizing American design’s “rich and deep” history.

“It is a story of innovation and ingenuity, of rebellion and renewal,” she said. “It has often been written by those in the shadows, not recognized for their influence and art, but here at the Met their stories are told. Their voices are raised and their work can shine.”

Prior to Monday evening’s red carpet, one of the quintessential American designers, Tommy Hilfiger, whose work features in the show, told CNN that the event offered designers a chance to “showcase their unique interpretations of fashion and pop culture.

“I always look forward to seeing how designers interpret the theme with their own creativity, identity and twist, and I’m sure this year will be no exception,” Hilfiger said via email. “The Met Gala is all about having an open mind and thinking outside the box.”

To form Yeezy designer Maisie Schloss, who now runs her own LA-based label Maisie Wilen, said the fundraiser’s combination of high fashion and mainstream appeal makes it a “unique” red carpet.

“The events embraced by industry insiders and the masses alike allow for peak creativity,” she said via email, adding: “I hope guests bring out their most decadent yet playful looks.”

This story and photos will be updated through the night. Scroll down to see some of the event’s best fashion.

Gigi Hadid Credit: John Shearer/Getty Images

Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto in matching Gucci.

Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto in matching Gucci. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds embraced the theme, with Lively in a glittering Versace beaded gown with an oversized coppery satin bow and matching gloves, and Reynolds in a classic tuxedo.

Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds embraced the theme, with Lively in a glittering Versace beaded gown with an oversized coppery satin bow and matching gloves, and Reynolds in a classic tuxedo. Credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage/Getty Images

Billie Eilish stunned in an upcycled Gucci dress with a corseted bodice and sheer sea-foam-hued gloved sleeves.  Every part of the dress was made from "already existing materials" she said, nodding to its eco-friendly design.

Billie Eilish stunned in an upcycled Gucci dress with a corseted bodice and sheer sea-foam-hued gloved sleeves. Every part of the dress was made from “already existing materials” she said, nodding to its eco-friendly design. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Emma Chamberlain in a cropped, two-piece look with a modernized nod to 19th-century tailoring.

Emma Chamberlain in a cropped, two-piece look with a modernized nod to 19th-century tailoring. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Fredrik Robertsson in Iris van Herpen.

Fredrik Robertsson in Iris van Herpen. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, and Tracey Collins

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, and Tracey Collins Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, and Tracey Collins

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, and Tracey Collins Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Alicia Keys in Ralph Lauren.

Alicia Keys in Ralph Lauren. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

While many celebrities opted for tiaras, singer Janelle Monáe went for a full glimmering gown with a full blinged-out headpiece and matching wrist cuffs.

While many celebrities opted for tiaras, singer Janelle Monáe went for a full glimmering gown with a full blinged-out headpiece and matching wrist cuffs. Credit: Anthony Behar/Sipa USA/AP

Teyana Taylor and Winnie Harlow in Iris van Herpen.

Teyana Taylor and Winnie Harlow in Iris van Herpen. Credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage/Getty Images

Anderson .Paak in head-to-toe Gucci.

Anderson .Paak in head-to-toe Gucci. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Camila Mendes opted for a fringed gold dress with sequined top and cut out.

Camila Mendes opted for a fringed gold dress with sequined top and cut out. Credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage/Getty Images

Michelle Yeoh wore a strapless, caped emerald green dress.

Michelle Yeoh wore a strapless, caped emerald green dress. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Kaia Gerber in vintage Alexander McQueen.

Kaia Gerber in vintage Alexander McQueen. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner Credit: John Shearer/Getty Images

Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Hillary Clinton wore a custom Joseph Altuzarra design featuring the embroidered names of 60 women who inspire her, from Rosa Parks to her own mother.

Hillary Clinton wore a custom Joseph Altuzarra design featuring the embroidered names of 60 women who inspire her, from Rosa Parks to her own mother. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Vanessa Hudgens in an elegant black Moschino gown. "It's a gothy, witchy fantasy," she said of her dress.

Vanessa Hudgens in an elegant black Moschino gown. “It’s a gothy, witchy fantasy,” she said of her dress. Credit: Kevin Mazur/MG22/Getty Images North for The Met Museum

Jordan Roth

Jordan Roth Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Sarah Jessica Parker in a black-and-white Christopher John Rogers dress with a 19th-century-style skirt and a feathered hat.

Sarah Jessica Parker in a black-and-white Christopher John Rogers dress with a 19th-century-style skirt and a feathered hat. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Musician Kacey Musgraves arrived with an oversized feathered fan, wearing an embellished low-cut black Prada dress with a front bow.

Musician Kacey Musgraves arrived with an oversized feathered fan, wearing an embellished low-cut black Prada dress with a front bow. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Actor Louisa Jacobson is no stranger to tonight's theme.  She was in HBO show "The Gilded Age," which premiered earlier this year.

Actor Louisa Jacobson is no stranger to tonight’s theme. She was in HBO show “The Gilded Age,” which premiered earlier this year. Credit: John Shearer/Getty Images

Melissa King

Melissa King Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Vogue's Anna Wintour chose Chanel haute couture by Virginie Viard for the evening, but her outfit has a personal touch: a tiara from 1910 that's a family heirloom.

Vogue’s Anna Wintour chose Chanel haute couture by Virginie Viard for the evening, but her outfit has a personal touch: a tiara from 1910 that’s a family heirloom. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Quannah Chasinghorse wore Indigenous jewelry that holds significance to her community. "Being welcome the way I am is beautiful... but it should have happened a long time ago," she told reporters on the red carpet.

Quannah Chasinghorse wore Indigenous jewelry that holds significance to her community. “Being welcome the way I am is beautiful… but it should have happened a long time ago,” she told reporters on the red carpet. Credit: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Bad Bunny

Bad Bunny Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Amy Schumer in Chloe.

Amy Schumer in Chloe. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Tom Ford

Tom Ford Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

LaLa Anthony arrived in a burgundy high-slit two-piece ensemble by LaQuan Smith with decadent jewelry and intricate headpiece.

LaLa Anthony arrived in a burgundy high-slit two-piece ensemble by LaQuan Smith with decadent jewelry and intricate headpiece. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

Vanessa Nadal in Oscar de la Renta and Lin-Manuel Miranda in a suit by Paul Tazewell, the costume designer for the Broadway show "Hamilton."

Vanessa Nadal in Oscar de la Renta and Lin-Manuel Miranda in a suit by Paul Tazewell, the costume designer for the Broadway show “Hamilton.” Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

Elon Musk arrived in Tom Ford with his mother, the model Maye Musk, who was wearing Dior.

Elon Musk arrived in Tom Ford with his mother, the model Maye Musk, who was wearing Dior. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Fashion editor Hamish Bowles wearing Ralph Lauren and a tiara.  He told CNN that in his opinion, "the second Gilded Age of New York was the '80s."

Fashion editor Hamish Bowles wearing Ralph Lauren and a tiara. He told CNN that in his opinion, “the second Gilded Age of New York was the ’80s.” Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Shalom Harlow

Shalom Harlow Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Top image: Megan Thee Stallion (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

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