The Gilded Age signals the return of glitz and glamour – with feminine tulle, elbow-length gloves, mirrored embellishments, and…a backwards baseball cap?
Take a sip of your morning coffee, settle in with us from the comfort of your couches, and let's judge some of the most memorable moments from the 2022 Met Gala.
One thing Twitter can agree on this morning is that one unassuming reporter simply stole the show and understood the assignment better than 99% of the celebrities on the red carpet. We can’t blame the internet – this theme seemed entirely too straightforward to have had so many stars miss the mark.
That being said, we can’t just glaze over the ladies who put in the effort to show up, make a statement, and class up the joint with some of the most iconic ensembles we’ve witnessed on the red carpet to date. Without further ado, here are our 17 best dressed women from the 2022 Met Gala.
Let’s start with one of our favorites: Kaia Gerber. Not only did she look absolutely stunning in her Alexander McQueen dress, but her relationship debut with the sultry and handsome Austin Butler on the red carpet is the moment everyone is talking about. From her voluminous curls to her tastefully sheer silver gown, I think it’s safe to say that if you weren’t obsessed with Kaia Gerber already, you definitely are now.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were the undeniable stars of the 2022 Met Gala. With Blake’s custom Versace gown transforming before our eyes and giving a stylish nod to the Statue of Liberty while Ryan stepped aside and let her harness the power of being everyone’s style icon of the night, we simply cannot get enough of these two.
She is beauty, she is grace. Hailey Bieber, once again, proves to be everything of the sort in this ethereal white gown by Saint Laurent. Inspired by Jerry Hall, her look was both understated with a slicked back bun and simple makeup, and glamorous with a silk gown that fell just right on her slim figure.
Riverdale star, Camila Mendes, dazzled on the red carpet in a gold sequin halter gown by Alexandre Mattiussi. We loved her sheer gloves and how she managed to stay perfectly on theme with this fringe number.
While some may argue that Emma’s look was underwhelming, we can’t say that we wouldn’t kill to have this stunning feather-lined dress hanging in our wardrobes.
Carey Mulligan got the memo. She proved that you don’t need to look ridiculous in order to make a statement among the stars. According to Harper’s Bazaar, “the gown encompasses 79,000 gold sequins and 38,000 crystals.” It was designed by Schiaparelli Haute Couture, had a show-stopping gold beaded train and took nearly 5,000 hours to make.
*Adds to cart* Sydney Sweeney was a vision in this Cinderella-style ball gown that transformed mid-carpet into a stylish mini dress. Although she wasn’t swimming in metallics or embellishments, she stayed on theme with this corseted number by Tory Burch. All in all, it was the sweet and feminine touch we needed from the night.
Alicia Keys can do no wrong in our eyes. While the cape of her gown outlining the Manhattan skyline could have gone horribly wrong with one tacky misstep, she managed to make this pairing by Ralph Lauren sophisticated and elevated with her minimal beauty and accessories, allowing her dress to speak for itself.
This may just be our hot take, but we think Emma Chamberlain totally nailed the theme in a Gen Z-cool kind of way. The white skirt was unbelievably flattering on her and the crop top with a structured shirt underneath was an unexpected and stylish twist. I’m glad that she kept her hair very simple and let her sophisticated accessories steal the show, with the crown being our personal favorite.
BRB, gotta pick our jaws up from the floor. Miranda Kerr looked simply stunning in this angelic Oscar de la Renta gown. Between her low-cut (but classy) bustier, bold red lip, and jeweled choker, she embodied old Hollywood glamour to a T.
Now this is how you show up. Perhaps the most underrated look of the Met Gala was Laura’s romantic princess moment in collaboration with H&M. Yes, you read that right. This structured gown complete with a corset and dramatic waist was a custom design that was born out of creativity between Harrier and the affordable fashion brand. We can’t say that we’d be mad if this showed up online available to purchase.
Hello, gorgeous. This silky corset and slip skirt combo by Coach is the perfect combination of feminine and sexy. The subtle color is absolutely divine on Paloma, the silhouette flatters her every curve, and her accessories are just right.
Is Jasmine Tookes officially everyone’s new girl crush? She turned heads in this stunning emerald green gown that was fitted in all the right places. Her statement necklace and beaded gloves paired flawlessly with her very simple heels so that the look as a whole stayed on theme, but wasn’t over-the-top.
Not to be outdone by Hailey Bieber, Eiza Gonzalez really said, give me her look, except add five thousand more feathers. Since she kept her hair and makeup very simple, the outfit doesn’t feel overwhelming. Given the theme, we think this level of glamour was just right, and no one can deny that she looked gorgeous.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you break the mold and modernize the theme without looking like a fool. Lily Aldridge looked beautiful in this off-the-shoulder, glistening gown complete with a headscarf, gloves, and a train.
We would be remise if we didn't take a moment to discuss Kim's iconic Marilyn Monroe dress. Although she may not have "nailed" the theme exactly, we can't deny that she was glowing and the dress fit her like a glove. It was definitely a moment that people will remember and reference for years to come.
If you’re going to commit, this is the way to do it. Taylor’s floral embroidered train made a statement all on its own, but we loved the matching thigh-high boots she revealed from underneath her gown. This color on her was exquisite and the ruffle detail across the upper waist was a stunning addition.
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