Met Gala 2022 live updates: red carpet fashion, celebrity arrivals and style highlights – The Guardian

Billie Eilish arrives, serving glamour in layers of green lace, black ribbon and a silky corset gown.

Billie Eilish Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of In America: An Anthology of Fashion, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Billie Eilish Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of In America: An Anthology of Fashion, Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Photograph: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock
Billie Eilish Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of In America: An Anthology of Fashion, Outside Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Billie Eilish Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of In America: An Anthology of Fashion, Outside Arrivals, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Photograph: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

Cynthia Erivo is wearing a drop-waist Louis Vitton ensemble of feathers, lace and a towering headdress.

She understood and delivered#MetGala #MetGala2022 pic.twitter.com/0d3L6QdYx5

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Tessa Thompson in Iris van Herpen is Romy and Michelle at the front, Disney princess at the back.

📸 tessa thompson look for tonight’s #MetGala! pic.twitter.com/xdAHFWo1GP

— best of tessa thompson (@bestofthompsons) May 2, 2022

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Tessa 👏 freakin' 👏 Thompson. 👏 #MetGala

(📸: Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/3QScxVlMdw

— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) May 3, 2022

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Sigourney Weaver, arriving on the red carpet with designer Michael Kors, tells Vogue:

When I think of the gilded age I think of women as being so encased … but these wonderful gowns [today] have freedom. When I look at these women’s tight gowns I know what they want is to take off their corsets and get the vote.

Sigourney Weaver and Michael Kors arrive arm in arm
Sigourney Weaver and Michael Kors arrive arm in arm. Photograph: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for the Met Museum/Vogue

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton returns to the Met Gala after 21 years wearing a custom wine-coloured gown by Joseph Altuzarra.

The design pays homage to the “friendship quilt”, popular in the US from the late 1800s, when people signed their names on blankets to mark a special occasion.

The hem of Clinton’s dress is stitched with the names of 60 women she admires. Among them are Rosa Parks and Lady Bird Johnson.

Hillary Clinton arrives
Hillary Clinton arrives. Photograph: John Shearer/Getty Images

US singer-songwriter Teyana Taylor and model Winnie Harlow arrive looking ethereal.

Teyana Taylor and Winnie Harlow on the #MetGala red carpet 👑 pic.twitter.com/50DhLupHPw

— Pigeons & Planes (@PigsAndPlans) May 2, 2022

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Teyana Taylor is giving ______________#MetGala

Photo Credit: Getty pic.twitter.com/XJJqvoU0On

— Hello Beautiful (@HelloBeautiful) May 2, 2022

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Across Twitter, people are comparing Shawn Mendes in a dapper navy and burgundy coat to Dr Strange and Mr Darcy.

I personally think he looks closer to a viscount from Bridgerton.

.@ShawnMendes at the #MetGala. 👏 That is all.

See photos from the event here: https://t.co/9DKrvd1kLS pic.twitter.com/HlD4wVtVAB

— billboard (@billboard) May 2, 2022

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Model Genesis Suero sports a princess neckline and puffy sleeves.

Miss New York USA Genesis Suero's dress by Lucia Rodriguez is my fave #MetGala look so far. pic.twitter.com/0dm3lHgrIr

— Yolanthe Fawehinmi (@yolafawehinmi) May 2, 2022

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Model Alton Mason, bedazzled in a Prada cape, tells GQ Magazine:

“I feel magical. I feel powerful. I feel strong.”

Alton Mason's #MetGala 2022 fit is a straight-up sparkler: https://t.co/tsavgL3HyV pic.twitter.com/ZmZlArtrbC

— GQ Magazine (@GQMagazine) May 2, 2022

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Somebody send an invite to Ashley Tisdale, please.

If I ever get invited to the #MetGala I would replicate one of my past iconic looks… pic.twitter.com/y6ZFT9OBSG

— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) May 2, 2022

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