The Met Gala is back — and from the guest list to the red carpet, this year’s prom was bigger than ever.
After several pandemic-related delays, the “fashion promo” returned to its traditional location on the first Monday in May for 2022, with “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” as the theme for the evening, “gilded glamour” as dress code and a coterie of A-listers on hand to co-host, including Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds and Regina King.
And as you might expect, the carpet was quite spectacular. Below, check out our best-dressed picks of the night, including Lively’s Lady Liberty-inspired Atelier Versace look, Kim Kardashian’s ode to Marilyn Monroe, Alicia Keys’ Ralph Lauren Empire State dress and more. .
This co-president of the gala understood the mission perfectly. A tribute to New York’s landmarks, her Atelier Versace look included an Art Deco bodice inspired by the Empire State Building and a tiara and skirt that nodded to the Statue of Liberty – the latter quite literally, passing from copper to green in the middle of the red carpet. The train was even embroidered with the same constellations painted on the ceiling of Grand Central Station.
Nodding to the evening’s “In America” theme in a very different way, the reality star paid tribute to Marilyn Monroe in the exact dress the blonde bombshell star wore to sing “Happy Birthday.” , Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy in 1962. Since the multimillion-dollar museum piece couldn’t be adapted, Kardashian lost 16 pounds in three weeks to fit into the historic garment — and even dyed her platinum hair to fully embody the “Some Like It Hot” star. That’s commitment.
The “Empire State of Mind” singer represented the concrete jungle where dreams are made with her shimmering silver Ralph Lauren dress and panoramic cape depicting the Manhattan skyline rendered in crystals. Let’s listen to it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!
With its corseted bodice, long lace sleeves, and padded bustle, the Grammy winner’s pastel-hued Gucci dress was a fitting choice for the Golden Age-themed party, and gave Eilish l felt like she had just stepped out of a John Singer Sargent painting.
“It’s gold glamor from the future,” the musician said of their sleek and shimmering Ralph Lauren dress, which included a silver-striped hood and bib. Magnificent!
Cindy Crawford’s model daughter, who attended the prom with boyfriend Austin Butler, looked like an Art Deco goddess with her waist-length curls and intricately sequined Alexander McQueen gown.
Dripping in oxblood Gucci sequins from her turban to her toes, the Oscar-winning actress beautifully captured the glitz and glamor of Old Hollywood. Norma Desmond would be proud.
The “Crazy Rich Asians” star cut a fine figure in her Louis Vuitton lampshade dress and Art Deco-style scalloped cape.