It’s the first Monday in May, which means fashion’s A-list are at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Met Gala.
Known as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the 2022 event has not let people down, with the Kardashian-Jenner sisters and Bella and Gigi Hadid just some of the celebrities on the red carpet.
Scroll through the gallery above to see some of the best Met Gala dresses.
This year’s theme is Gilded Glamour, with a white tie dress code. The theme evokes visions of New York’s golden age between 1870 and 1890, when it was flush with newfound fortunes. The likes of Billie Eilish, Blake Lively and Lizzo stuck to the dress code, with outfits that harked back to the 19th century.
The word gilded was taken literally by stars and designers. The likes of Camila Mendes, Kaia Gerber and Amber Valletta arrived in resplendent, shiny gowns.
Kim Kardashian chose to go vintage. The reality TV star arrived with newly died peroxide blonde hair, wearing the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing Happy Birthday to US president John F Kennedy in 1962. The dress was made by Jean Louis, and originally sketched by Bob Mackie, in the 1960s. It set a record as the most expensive dress ever sold in 1999, when it was auctioned for $1.26 million. In 2016 it sold again for $4.6 million.
Eilish, meanwhile, has been hailed by fans as “understanding the assignment”. The singer, 20, wore a Gucci design that referenced a 1885 John Singer Sargent portrait of Madame Poirson, a 19th century socialite.
The 2022 Met Gala is officially co-chaired by Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds, actress Regina King and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda. Designer Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour are honorary co-chairs.
Updated: May 03, 2022, 6:45 AM
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