“Gilded Glamour” was the chosen theme for the 2022 Met Gala, a fashion call out to the American Gilded Age. The party of the year was hosted by Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Regina King, and co-hosted by Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Adam Mosseri.
Celebrities from different categories brought their most extravagant and fearless looks to honor the night’s dress code. Below are some of the greatest fashion moments of the night.
New York Inspired Dresses
Alicia Keys’ Ralph Lauren cape embedded with rhinestones depicted the “Concrete Jungle” a.k.a. New York’s skyscrapers at night in a memorable look that was glamorous and chic.
Actress and presenter Blake Lively hit the red carpet in a Versace dress that honored the Chrysler building.
Capes are a huge trend right now. Designer Victor Glemaud brought a cream tuxedo with a voluminous taffeta cape on top to pay homage to André Leon Talley. “The colors, the richness of it, the refinement, the finishing, the excellence that André stood for, it’s all in this look,” Glemaud said.
Kid Cudi also ventured for a look with a cape. Paying tribute to his designer friend NIGO he brought a Kenzo-inspired royal-blue suit paired with a major cape accent also blue with a floral-print lining.
Gigi Hadid’s fiery red look was the talk of the party, with a latex catsuit and an accent puffy quilted cape by Versace that was met with opposing opinions, going from reverse to people on the Internet saying she was “wearing her sofa.”
Corsets are maybe the fashion item that most loudly screams Gilded Age. Although initially designed for the feminine figure, Met Gala attendees of both genders rocked this tight-fitting iconic piece of the 1890s. Simon Ashley, Gigi Hadid, and Gossip Girl actor, Evan Mock are only some of the celebrities that went for the curvy silhouette.
Fashion icon Fredrik Robertsson hit the Met Gala in a Glam SciFi Look that got him confused with Jared Leto. His silver suit was covered in long metallic spikes, he wore black and silver rings, and dramatic makeup to complete a look that had people thinking about Game of Thrones.