The 2022 Met Gala red carpet was full of golden glamor as guests attended fashion’s most anticipated event of the year.
From Blake Lively to Kim Kardashian, the Met Gala’s best-dressed stars stunned in vintage dresses and multiple outfit changes.
The theme for the evening’s Met Gala was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the second installment of the Costume Institute’s exhibit, which opened Sept. 18. The first part of the exhibit mirrored last year’s Met Gala theme, “In America: A Fashion Lexicon,” which celebrated all things American fashion.
Last year the Met Gala took place on September 13 and the year before it was canceled due to the pandemic. Usually around 600 celebrities are invited to mark the glitzy event on their social calendars, but this year and last the numbers are closer to 400.
As is tradition, the guest list for this year’s event has been carefully curated by vogues Anna Wintour, who has run the gala since 1995. It was announced earlier this year that 2022 hosts would include Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who served as the official co-chairs for the evening.
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 wore a neon green gown by Vera Wang, who previously designed her wedding dress with country music singer Blake Shelton.
While walking the red carpet, Stefani said vogue livestream co-host La La Anthony that she was supposed to work with a new makeup artist, but 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 of her DIY makeup look. “I was like, ‘Okay, I get it.'”
Meredith ClarkMay 3, 2022 5:14 a.m.
Lizzo wears Thom Browne as she plays a $55,000 flute.
The singer walked the Met Gala red carpet wearing a hand-embroidered gold dress that 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 ClarkMay 3, 2022 4:27 a.m.
Nicki Minaj has a wardrobe malfunction at the 2022 Met Gala.
The rapper’s look, designed by Ricardo Tisci of Burberry, featured a black ball gown with feathers, a wide black belt and leather pants. Minaj completed the look with a baseball cap.
During the red carpet live stream, Minaj told Anthony that the strapless dress kept falling because the bra inside didn’t fit properly.
Read her response to the wardrobe malfunction:
Meredith ClarkMay 3, 2022 4:13 a.m.
Fredrik Robertsson was mistakenly identified as Jared Leto on the Met Gala red carpet.
Robertsson, the editor of Boy magazine, arrived at the 2022 Met Gala wearing a spiky silver outfit by Iris Van Herpen, which was paired with a slicked-back bleached blonde hairstyle.
According to vanity loungeGetty Images incorrectly identified Robertsson as Leto – a mistake that was later repeated by viewers and reporters.
Learn more about the case of mistaken identity:
Meredith ClarkMay 3, 2022 4:06 a.m.
Pete Davidson helps Kim Kardashian up the Met Gala steps as she struggles in the Marilyn Monroe dress.
The 60-year-old dress, which Kardashian revealed didn’t fit her when she first tried it on, looked difficult to wear as she relied on Davidson to help her up the steps at the Met Gala.
Kardashian explained to vogue that she changed her dress once she was done walking the Met Gala red carpet.
Read more about the moment here:
Meredith ClarkMay 3, 2022 04:02
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz attend their first Met Gala as a married couple.
The 27-year-old actress and model wore a bright pink Valentino dress. Meanwhile, Beckham, 23, was dressed in a cream-coloured suit also made by the fashion brand.
The Beckham-Peltzes gushed about their recent wedding to red carpet co-host La La Anthony, which took place in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 9.
Chelsea RitschelMay 3, 2022 2:59 a.m.
A surprise marriage proposal at the Met Gala!
New York City Cultural Affairs Commissioner Laurie Cumbo was proposed on the steps of the Met Museum with nothing less than a Tiffany engagement ring.
The proposal was met with cheers from the other attendees, with reporters asking Cumbo “what just happened”.
Meredith ClarkMay 3, 2022 2:45 a.m.
Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’ dress to the 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 that she “had to lose 16 pounds to fit” into the 60-year-old dress. The Bob Mackie sleeveless 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 was displayed at Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum! in Orlando, Florida – came with “armed guards” and had to be hit with gloves. Kardashian lost 16 pounds in three weeks in order to wear it to the Met Gala.
Meredith ClarkMay 3, 2022 2:21 a.m.
Cara Delevigne stuns in painted gold and topless red suit at the Met Gala.
The model, 29, walked the red carpet in a red double-breasted suit jacket with matching silk trousers. The former Victoria’s Secret model channeled the Golden Age with a cane.
As she walked the red carpet, Delevigne stripped off her suit jacket to reveal her gold painted body, dangling gold necklaces and leaf chains wrapped around her torso.
Meredith ClarkMay 3, 2022 2:09 a.m.
Kylie Jenner’s look is getting mixed reactions from fans as she wears a baseball cap at the Met Gala.
The Kylie Cosmetics founder, 24, arrived on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet wearing an Off-White wedding dress. The white ball gown was paired with a veiled baseball cap topped with white flowers.
Jenner previously matched her sister Kendall Jenner when the two wore bespoke lavender and tangerine feathered Versace gowns to the 2019 Met Gala.
Meredith ClarkMay 3, 2022 1:57 a.m.