Sebastian Stan opted for a modern, baggy silhouette with his all-pink ensemble on the Met Gala red carpet.
The 29-year-old “Pam & Tommy” actor opted for a neon-pink, long-sleeve shirt, oversized bomber jacket, and slouchy pants with matching sneakers all designed by Valentino, according to Stan’s Instagram post on Monday.
While Stan took more risks than many male attendees who typically wore black suits, the bright-pink look didn’t appear to make any distinguishable nods to the “gilded glamour, white tie” dress code.
As Insider’s Samantha Grindell previously reported, citing Vogue, “gilded glamour” refers to the period of the Gilded Age of New York, between 1870 and 1890, “during which the upper class had a more-is-more approach to fashion, in part because technological developments made it easier to buy more clothes than ever before.”
Hailey Bieber wore a stunning white gown and feather coat inspired by Jerry Hall’s 2002 runway look. However, it wasn’t “gilded glamour.”
Similarly to Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber opted for glamour with her Met Gala look — but from the wrong era.
The 25-year-old model went for a more recent take on American fashion in a Jerry Hall-inspired, silk Saint Laurent gown with a halter neckline and high slit.
According to the publication, she draped a sheer coat with a feather hem on top of the delicate dress, which the 1970s-famed model wore during a 2002 YSL spring/summer runway show.
Anderson .Paak’s ensemble looked like something straight out of the ’70s, not the Gilded Age.
Grammy award-winning rapper Anderson .Paak, 36, walked the red carpet in a blue shirt, black silk tie, a beige floral jacquard-print jacket, and black leather bell-bottom pants with white boots.
According to .Paak’s Instagram post on Monday, the outfit was a Gucci ensemble. He finished the look with a wig complete with bangs.
Leaving behind both the Gilded Age and glamour, Irina Shayk wore a layered, leather biker outfit.
In a head-to-toe leather outfit, Irina Shayk shunned the dress code and opted for a biker look. While other models opted for glittery gowns to observe the theme, the 36-year-old model layered a Burberry black leather jacket, shirt, tie, trousers, gloves, and boots.
She did, however, wear a black leather corset, which looked a bit more like something out of the Gilded Age.
While tall gloves were key in Gilded era fashion, Kodi Smit-McPhee’s red leather gloves and jeans didn’t look like they came from the period.
Smit-McPhee deliberately rejected the grandeur of gilded glamour and opted for a look inspired by “casual Fridays,” as the Australian actor told Vogue.
But the outfit still had luxurious elements. According to the magazine, Smit-McPhee wore a Bottega Veneta ensemble consisting of a white pinstripe shirt and blue jeans — both made from a fine leather — as well as a silver collar bar and bright-red leather gloves. He also added a touch of glamour with Cartier jewelry.
Smit-McPhee’s stylist Jared Eng told Vogue that they wanted to achieve “a tribute to classic Americana, tying in the red, white and blue color theme.”
Paapa Essiedu’s blue,velvet suit with wide-leg pants felt like a modern choice.
British actor Paapa Essiedu walked the red carpet in a midnight-blue, velvet blazer with matching wide-leg pants by Off-White. He went shirtless and layered gold, emerald, and pearl necklaces on top of each other to accessorize.
While it was a chic look, it felt a touch too modern for the gilded theme.
Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto wore identical cream suits that didn’t match the theme.
In matching Gucci cream suits with silver embroidered and black lapels with red bow ties, Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto twinned but their suits felt too modern for the theme.
They paired the looks with rust-orange clutch bags, silver hair clips, and black boots. Typically, menswear featured longer blazers and top hats in the Gilded Age.
Kris Jenner channeled former first lady Jackie Kennedy with a 1960s look, which was the wrong century for the Met Gala theme.
The Kardashian-Jenner matriarch made her 2022 Met Gala appearance in a pale-yellow, one-shoulder Oscar de La Renta gown. Speaking to E! News on the night, she said the ensemble was inspired by former first lady, Jackie Kennedy.
The only with issue with her fashion choice is that Kennedy was first lady during the 1960s, decades after the end of the Gilded Age before the turn of the century.
HoYeon Jung’s blue suede minidress was chic, but slightly too contemporary for the theme.
“Squid Game” star HoYeon Jung rocked a navy suede Louis Vuitton minidress to the 2022 Met Gala, which she paired with knee-length leather boots.
Overall, the ensemble seemed like it would better suit an early 2000s theme, though her sparkly blue earrings and use of multiple fabrics were somewhat reminiscent of Gilded Age glamour.
Glenn Close also went for a bold pink look that didn’t encapsulate the theme.
Glenn Close was another celebrity wearing hot pink at the 2022 Met Gala. Like Nicola Peltz, the 75-year-old actress wore a Valentino number.
Close’s look was comprised of a coordinating shirt, flared pants, and floral embroidered cape, along with a pair of gloves. While the bold color choice and embellishments somewhat tied into the Gilded Age dress code, her ensemble looked too contemporary to fit the theme.
Iris Law’s feathered gown with a statement cutout was inspired by Cher, not the Gilded Age.
According to Vogue, Iris Law’s daring feathered Moschino gown was Cher-inspired.
While she definitely made a statement, Jude Law’s model daughter’s 1970s-style didn’t quite honor the dress code of the evening. The cutout element of the dress was also reminiscent of Emily Ratajkowski’s 2019 Met Gala gown, which perfectly exemplified the “Heavenly Bodies” theme at the event that year.
Venus Williams’ sleek black pantsuit hid a matching corset that would have nailed the Met Gala in theme.
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams wore an all-black bespoke Chloé ensemble designed by Gabriela Hearst, according to the fashion brand’s Instagram account.
While Williams looked stunning, her pantsuit detracted the focus of her outfit away from the corset she was wearing underneath — and which would have perfectly matched the theme.
Kylie Jenner ditched the Met Gala 2022 theme to wear a wedding dress that honored late designer, Virgil Abloh.
The wedding dress featured a ruffled voluminous skirt and a mesh T-shirt, which had the brand’s logo on the bust. Jenner put a modern spin on a classic bridal silhouette by accessorizing with a mini veil over a backwards baseball cap.
Though the dress itself was gorgeous, it leaned into a contemporary style that just wasn’t on theme with the “gilded glamour” dress code.
Mindy Kaling looked ethereal in her lilac Prabul Gurung gown, but it could’ve worn been worn on any red carpet.
Mindy Kaling looked angelic in a lilac Prabul Gurung gown that had floral shoulder embellishments, a thigh-high leg split and daring neckline.
While her accessories, consisting of several diamond jewelry pieces, gave a subtle nod to the opulence of the “gilded glamour” theme, her entire ensemble would have worked just as well at another red-carpet event like the Oscars or Grammys.
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