The Met Gala is back after a break, and guess what, this year’s event was bigger than it has always been, judging from the guest list to the celebrity red carpet appearances.
After several pandemic-related postponements, “fashion prom” returned to its traditional date of the first Monday in May in 2022, with the evening’s theme “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” “gilded glamour” as the dress code, and a slew of A-listers on hand to co-host, including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Regina King.
SurgeZirc US has compiled a best-dressed collection from the evening, including Lively’s Lady Liberty-inspired Atelier Versace look, Kim Kardashian’s Marilyn Monroe-inspired ode, Alicia Keys’ Empire State-inspired Ralph Lauren gown, and more, below.
This gala co-chair completely grasped the task. Her Atelier Versace ensemble was inspired by New York City landmarks, including an Empire State Building-inspired Art Deco bodice and a tiara and skirt that nodded to the Statue of Liberty, the latter literally changing from copper to green in the middle of the red carpet.
The train was even embroidered with the same constellations that are painted on the Grand Central Station ceiling.
Kim paid homage to Marilyn Monroe in the exact dress the blond bombshell star wore to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy in 1962, nodding to the night’s “In America” theme in a very different way.
Because the museum piece couldn’t be tailored, Kardashian lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into it and even dyed her hair platinum to fully embody the “Some Like It Hot” star. That’s dedication.
The “Empire State of Mind” singer wore a sparkling silver Ralph Lauren gown and a sweeping cape with the Manhattan skyline rendered in crystals to represent the concrete jungle where dreams are made.
The Grammy winner’s pastel-hued Gucci gown, with its corseted bodice, long lace sleeves, and padded bustle, was a fitting choice for the Gilded Age-themed fête and made Eilish look like she’d just stepped out of a John Singer Sargent painting.
“This is gilded glamour from the future,” the musician said of their sleek, shimmering Ralph Lauren gown, which featured a silver striped hood and bib. Gorgeous!
Cindy Crawford’s model daughter looked like an Art Deco goddess in her waist-length curls and intricately sequined Alexander McQueen frock, which she wore to the ball with boyfriend Austin Butler.
The Oscar winner was dripping in oxblood Gucci sequins from her turban to her toes, perfectly capturing the glitz and glam of Old Hollywood. Norma Desmond would be ecstatic.
In her Louis Vuitton lampshade gown and Art Deco-style scalloped cape, the “Crazy Rich Asians” star cut a striking figure.