The 2022 Met Gala red carpet lasted for two and a half hours! That’s a lot of time and a lot of looks. Over the course of the night, celebrities walked up in designer looks, and we’ve been obsessing over the hits (and misses) ever since.
The theme for this year’s Met Gala was a white-tie “Gilded Glamour” look inspired by the In America: An Anthology of Fashion exhibit the gala celebrated. The exhibit is a look into scenes from American fashion from the 1800s and early 1900s when volume and excess were the peek of luxury and glamor. Not everyone followed the rules, but these celebs did it right.
Opting to embody the early 1900s portion of the Anthology of Fashion theme. Literally in all-white for the white-tie event, Hailey Bieber wore a Saint Laurent gown nearly identical to Jerry Hall’s 2002 haute couture gown. Hailey brought a subdued take on the draping fabric of the Gilded age and channeled the 20s with a cape and feathers.
“I’ll be Cinderella.” — Billie getting ready for the Met Gala.
Billie Eilish was here to bring the “s-curve” to her Met Gala look in an Edwardian-inspired gown that gave us major Cinderella vibes. The Gucci ensemble also captures the ivory and pastels that were popular between 1900 and 1910.
Laurie Cumbo arrived in a gown fit for a princess. Her modestly sized skirt and open neckline give us 1930s along with the dress’s delicate gold florals. A fashion win and a proposal! Go, Laurie!
Fortune telling and the Spiritualist Movement rose to popularity in the 1800 and 1900s, so Jessica Chastain’s sparkling Gucci look is definitely giving us “come to my seance” vibes.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Inspired by Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker, Sarah Jessica Parker took this year’s theme and how it related to the forthcoming exhibit very seriously. “All I ever think about is the theme. And influence,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “Wherever I go to the Met, I don’t understand how everyone else didn’t spend seven to ten months working on it. I’m like, ‘How do you not arrive exhausted by the details of getting it right?'”
Quannah’s Met Gala glam brought Native American fashion together with nods to 20th-century silhouettes. Her Prabal Gurung gown was paired with Native American-inspired accessories created by Blackfeet and Cree artist Lenise Omeasoo.
Wearing the long gloves popular in the 1800s and 1900s, Blake Lively’s dress was big like a lot of 19th century fashion, but her look was more heavily inspired by the Statue of Liberty (built in 1876) and its transformation over time. Just like the statue, her dress transformed from copper and bronze tones to a patina of aqua greens.
Complicated patterns, pleated and ruffled fabric, puff sleeves, and a trailing skirt. Madelaine Petsch had it all covered in her Moschino look.
It’s simply the silhouette for us! Laura Harrier’s H&M gown and David Yurman jewelry were the perfect choices for the “Gilded Glamour” event. Her gown’s floral textures and exaggerated skirt are a perfect match for the look’s long velvet gloves and a dark Victorian aesthetic.
Autumn de Wilde
Mary Poppins vibes! Need we say more?
Rosalía managed to pair Victorian fashion with chunky shades. Her Givenchy look was complete with ruffles, trailing skirt, complex bead work, and draping sleeves.
Taylor Marie Hill
The train! Taylor Hill definitely understood the assignment in everything from laced up boots to floral embroidery and layers of ruffles. Her blue Miss Sohee supported by Dolce&Gabbana gown and David Yurman jewelry were definitely stunners are she walked them up the Met stairs.