It’s the beginning of May, which means it’s time for our favorite celebrities to wear their most extravagant outfits while posing on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s grand steps.
This year, the theme for the Met Gala, Vogue’s annual A-list event, is “Gilded Glamour” and the funds raised from the festive night will support the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Celebrity guests who were lucky enough to receive an invitation to the biggest night in fashion are expected to follow a strict dress code.
Based on the theme and the time period it originates from, which is around 1870 to 1890, attendees will probably don over-the-top gowns with plenty of ruffles and bows. There could also be quite a few elbow-length white gloves, tulle dresses and top hats.
While tuxedos were popular in this era, let’s hope that none of the guests play it safe and wear a classic black tux that makes an appearance every year.
Hosts Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Regina King, as well as honorary co-chairs Anna Wintour, Tom Ford and Adam Mosseri will surely set the standard.
So, who dressed in their best white-tie attire and avoided getting dragged by Twitter for ignoring the theme? Check out the list of the best looks at the 2022 Met Gala.
Vanessa Hudgens"Tick Tick...Boom!" star Vanessa Hudgens wowed in a see-through black gown with a lengthy lace train.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour kicked off the evening by wearing Chanel haute couture dress by Virginie Viard with fringe covering the top half. She accessorized the look with tiara fit for the ruler of the Met Gala.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively proved just how seriously she took her hosting duties by wearing a column style, beaded gown with a billowing satin sash that extended into a long train. She wore matching elbow-length pink and orange gloves to add an extra "wow" factor.
She made a quick reveal on the Met Gala steps to show off a longer, sky blue train.
Co-host and husband Ryan Reynolds posed alongside his wife in a complimentary dark brown velvet suit and white bow tie.
Lin-Manuel Miranda and Vanessa Nadal
Fellow co-host Lin-Manuel Miranda posed in a classic black tailcoat tuxedo alongside wife Vanessa Nadal, who wore a magenta dress with accentuated shoulders. She paired the ensemble with a small yellow clutch.
La La Anthony
Actor and television personality La La Anthony stunned in a merlot floor-length gown that featured cut outs, a shimmery bodice and a thigh-high slit. She also sported a matching circular hair accessory with a rose attached to it.
Kacey Musgraves is opera-ready in a beaded gown with a bow attached to the bodice. Her regal black gloves and faux fur fan added to the stunning look.
Kaia Gerber channeled a Greek goddess in her metallic silver gown and matching heels. She styled her hair in voluminous waves that made the glamorous ensemble look even better.
Royalty has arrived! Janelle Monáe's outfit was literally impressive from head to toe. Her bejeweled headpiece connected to the front and back of her sparkling black gown.
Venus Williams switched it up and opted out of wearing a flowy dress. Instead, she was a vision of sophistication in her black pant suit.
Shawn Mendes must've stepped out of a fairytale book before he hit the Met Gala. His gold, burgundy and blue buttoned jacket somehow made a popped collar look both modern and classic.
Leslie Odom Jr.
Leslie Odom Jr. is never afraid to take risks! He paired his FENDI Mens double breasted three-quarter length suit jacket with a statement hat.
Model and activist Quannah Chasinghorse, who went viral last year for her Met Gala outfit, fully embraced the era's love for tulle with her strapless dress.
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" star Michelle Yeoh embodied elegance in her statuesque green off-the-shoulder gown. The dress's neckline and cape highlighted her gorgeous statement necklace.
It will be difficult to find someone who nailed the "Gilded Glamour" theme as well as actor Laura Harrier. She looked like she stepped out of a period piece in her corset ball gown and velvet black elbow-length gloves.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker might be the celebrity who spends the most time carefully crafting their Met Gala moment. Her black, white and gray dress included off-the-shoulder sleeves, a buttoned bodice and a fancy headpiece with a pop of color.
Billie Eilish has transported back in time with this look. Her dress, which incorporated a corset, lace and satin, followed the dress code exactly.
Tessa Thompson in this cotton candy dream gown proves there is no such thing as too much tulle. Her slicked back hairstyle and pink eye makeup were flawless finishing touches.
"Bridgerton" and "Derry Girls" star Nicola Coughlan's black and pink gown was the perfect blend of edgy and soft. The queen definitely would've declared her the “diamond of the season.”
Megan Thee Stallion
All eyes were on Megan Thee Stallion in her luxurious golden gown. Her feathered shoulder detail was the best part of the lavish look.
Somehow Cardi B was able to strike a few poses despite being wrapped in golden chains. The rapper exuded opulence.
Lizzo brought out her flute for an undoubtedly beautiful performance on the red carpet. Her golden flute complimented her floor-length accented coat which revealed a cut-out, curve-hugging black dress beneath.
Fresh off winning her first Oscar, Jessica Chastain practically shut down the Met Gala red carpet in her glittery red and silver long-sleeved gown. Her matching head wrap might have been the best accessory of the night.