Introduced in 1995 by American journalist and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, the Met Gala is an annual fundraising event of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The high-profile event, held every first Monday of May, marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The fashion’s biggest night out gathers celebrities to explore the exhibition before sitting together to enjoy dinner.
Multiple stars showed up with their best fashion game for this year’s Met Gala hemed: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ and the dress code of ‘Gilded Glamour’. From vintage custom wear to studded gowns, long trains, and architectural-inspired dresses, A-list stars arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City in attention-grabbing outfits.
Here are 10 of the best-dressed celebrity looks we absolutely love!
Kim is notable for her incredible fashion sense, but at the Met Gala 2022 she stunned differently! The reality star turned up in the original gown Marilyn Monroe wore to John F. Kennedy’s birthday in 1962. The dress had been sketched by Bob Mackie and hand-sewn with 6,000 crystals by costumier Jean Louis. A historical lesson with a fashion twist, Kim Kardashian nailed her look!
Blake wore one of the most creatively-inspired dresses at the Met Gala. Rather than drawing inspiration for her dress from vintage wear, she looked to architecture! Looking like a disney princess, Blake wore a shimmering dramatic dress designed by Atelier Versace and inspired by New York City.
Nicki energy for Met Gala 2022 was on steroids! The rapper made a statement with her unforgettable look featuring a baseball cap and a dress. Nicki stunned in the Burberry dress, creatively designed by Ricardo Tisci.
The melanin-popping actress stunned in a silver sequin Versace gown, featuring a plunging V-neckline and many side attractions. A symbol of opulence and a gilded glamour, her head-turning dress was inspired by the late iconic actress Diahann Carroll, who died in 2019 at 84. Thomas and Jason styled Gabrielle’s Met Gala look and her glimmering jewellery were courtesy of Tiffany & Co.
Lizzo brought flute and glamour to the Met Gala red carpet, and we love it! The Grammy award-winning songstress wore a dramatic gold and black coat designed by Thom Browne. Channelling the 80s to the event through her Lorraine West gold choker, Lizzo looked like a piece of art.
Cardi glitters in Versace at the 2022 Met Gala. The WAP rapper stuns from head to toe with a mile of golden metal chains around her neck, arms, and dress. The making of the gold is said to take 1,3000 hours by 20 members of the Atelier.
Naomi wowed the world as she showed up to the Met Gala with jewels on her face and $6.6 million dollars accessory around her neck. Not only did she sparkle in her expensive Jacob & Co jewellery, she also looked amazing in her embellished black dress designed by Versace.
The British star dazzled in a bizarre black Louis Vuitton outfit. Styled by Rebecca Corbin-Murray, Gemma’s outfit features a dramatic bustle skirt with a top constructed from a black net and embellished with silver discs.
The Queen of Coachella stood out in black as she glammed up in a see-through Moschino ball gown featuring exaggerated puff sleeves. The actress dress, designed by Jeremy Scot was accessorised with luxurious diamond drop earrings that matched her belly-button ring.
The 15-time Grammy Award winner brought New York City to the Met Gala on her back! She wore a shimmering Ralph Lauren dress paired with a black cape that displayed a silhouette of New York’s skyline. Her ponytail, beautifully styled, was also a sight to behold.
Who’s your best dressed at this year’s Met Gala?