And that’s a wrap! The 2022 Met Gala red carpet is slowly coming to a close.
In summary, we saw bedazzled garments, intricate embroidery and gold layered on gold as guests interpreted the Gilded Glamor theme. Both men and women sported corsets, and with them came padded hips, dragging trains and puffy sleeves, harking back to the exaggerated silhouette of the late 1800s.
Some key moments:
Kim Kardashian cast herself as Marilyn Monroe. At least for a short while, when she took the original, multimillion-dollar dress Monroe wore when she sang “Happy birthday, Mr President” for a spin.
A Jared Leto drama ensued, when fashion’s “mystery man” Fredrik Robertsson arrived in a dramatic number reminiscent of Leto’s experimental outfits of past red carpets and was briefly mistaken for the actor.
And an engagement rounded off the night, when NYC cultural affairs commissioner Laurie Cumbo accepted a proposal from her partner Bobby Digi Olisa. The Metropolitan Museum of Art called in “an amazing moment on an amazing night”.
If you haven’t been tuning into the blog, you can read our wrap of the night here:
And view the night in pictures here:
And as the 2022 Met Gala looks slow down for the night, New York City’s commissioner of cultural affairs Laurie Cumbo has said yes in a dress.
Actor Michelle Yeoh walks the carpet as the muse of US designer Prabal Gurung in a green off-the-shoulder gown.
Korean-American singer Johnny Suh wearing Peter Do has sent the Twitterverse into hysterics.
Thank you, Lenny Kravitz.
Kris Jenner is fitting the first lady theme.
Her one-shoulder yellow ensemble resembles a light green dress worn by Jacqueline Kennedy on a visit to Cambodia in 1967.
People in the Twitterverse are also drawing a parallel between Jenner’s dress and the queen, Clarisse Renaldi from The Princess Diaries.
Alicia Keys references New York City in her Ralph Lauren cape, bedazzled with a rhinestone skyline.
US rapper Cardi B walks the red carpet with designer Donatella Versace in a gown made from almost a kilometre of gold chains.
Emily Ratajkowski in vintage Versace.
Cara Delevingne wears a silk red suit, ditching the blazer to reveal her body painted in gold. Seems she took “gilded” completely literally.
Olivia Rodrigo is draped in shimmering purple Versace.
The king has finally arrived!
Kendall Jenner reveals bleached brows with a trailing black gown by Prada.
Here is Kylie Jenner’s ensemble by the late Virgil Abloh, founder of Off White.
Abloh was a pioneer – the first African American man to helm a luxury fashion house. You can read Vogue’s tribute to the designer here.
So, Kylie Jenner is being dragged for her wedding dress/day at the races/backwards baseball cap ensemble.
Kim Kardashian has worn the dress Marilyn Monroe wore to sing “Happy birthday, Mr President” to JFK. (Yes, it is the real one.)
Though it was only worn for few minutes on the carpet before Kardashian changed, this is the first time someone other than Monroe has donned the multimillion-dollar crystal-embellished gown designed by Jean Louis (based on a sketch by Bob Mackie). Usually it is stored in a temperature-controlled vault.
This post was amended on 2 May 2022 to credit Jean Louis as the designer of the gown worn by Monroe and Kardashian.
Lizzie McGuire from 2003 … the Met Gala needs you.
Gigi Hadid is Henry VIII and all his wives at once.
The gown’s deep wine colour, corset and padded train hark back to Cardi B’s “red couch” look at the 2019 Met Gala.