On May 2, stars eschewed the outrageous outfits of the past at the Met Galas and instead played the gamut, from understated elegance to full-on drama on the steps of the New York City ladder. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The night’s “golden witch and white tie” dress code was interpreted in countless ways by attendees who ranged from co-host Blake Lively to Cardi BMaud Apatow Golden ageLouisa Jacobson – or the woman who caused the biggest party fashion frenzy and social media frenzy in what was her last red carpet moment of the night, Kim KardashianHe wears who who Marilyn Monroe dress He is accompanied by Pete Davidson.
With this fundraiser for the Museum Costume Institute centered around its latest gallery, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, several guests chose looks that honor the Americana theme. Others praised New York, while others channeled the idea of ”golden luster” literally. Perhaps most importantly, very few onlookers showed up in the lavish outfits that had headlined previous events, opting instead for looks that exude drama without ever going out of style.
Here’s a pick of the high-powered women who stood out on Monday night’s Red, White and Blue Carpet.
Kim Kardashian in a Jean Louis creation
It was her last night that made headlines: Kim Kardashian wore the classic Jean Louis dress designed by Marilyn Monroe, which the iconic Madison Square Garden icon wore in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” at John. F.Kennedy. Working with both Julien’s Auctions and Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the current owners of the dress, Kardashian wore the original fake dress, adorned with over 6,000 crystals, only to walk the steps of the museum with Pete Davidson, transforming it in a replica she wore the moment she walked through the doors. On Instagram, Kardashian noted that she was “honoured” to wear the historic design, thanking Ripley and adding, “I’m forever grateful for this moment.”
Michelle Yeoh in Prabal Gurung
the Everything everywhere at once The star walked the red carpet in a mint green dress made from recycled silk by Atelier Prabal Gurung, paired with a Richard Mille watch and jewellery, including the stunning Forest Valley necklace, also designed by Gurung for Tasaki, in Akoya sea pearls from the south, diamonds, aquamarine and sapphire Tourmaline is encrusted with platinum. “For us, she is everything we look forward to and always inspires,” Gurung said of Yeoh on the red carpet.
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace
The Dead Gala co-host was already pulling the cuffs of her Atelier Versace gown before revealing the backstory on the red carpet. At the base of the steps, an oversized arch of copper-colored satin has been raised to reveal a green train, embroidered and embroidered to resemble the celestial map and constellations painted on the ceiling of New York’s Great Central Station; Meanwhile, the Art Deco decor was meant to evoke ideas from the Empire State Building. As for the look’s color change from bronze to green, when paired with Lorraine Schwartz’s Lively tiara and earrings, the result is a tribute to Lady Liberty, she said. “It’s a tribute to New York icons,” Lively explained on the red carpet.
Janelle Mooney in Ralph Lauren
The actress described her custom Ralph Lauren halter dress as “stunning glamor from the future.” The design began with a hood and apron fully adorned with crystal stripes and black sequins and ended with a sequined mermaid skirt embroidered with over 36,000 jet black rhinestones. Monáe finished her look with the Domino Dots Ring, made with black and white diamonds and set in 18k white gold, by Delfina Delettrez.
Cardi B at Atelier Versace
Twitter lit up like a house on fire when Cardi B arrived in her metallic gold Atelier Versace dress. Few looks evoke “golden glamour” quite like Cardi B’s dress, which was also among the most intricate designs of the night. Gold metal chains, adorned with the Versace Musa and Greca symbols and with a total length of around a mile, were embroidered onto the sheer tulle dress, which required 1,300 hours of work. The fingerless gloves are similarly crafted, while the hand-carved chain necklace is meant to evoke images of the Victorian mantle collar. On Instagram, the rapper and songwriter considered herself the “Versace Cup”.
Tessa Thompson in the Carolina Herrera
The corset detail of Thompson’s frothy pink dress, a custom Wes Gordon look for Carolina Herrera, pays homage to the night’s Gilded Age theme, but the abundance of hand-pleated tulle in the tiered skirt was a pure fancy. Thompson paired the high-low dress with pearl and gold jewelry from Lady Gray and Delfina Delettres.
Glenn Close in Valentino
For her first Met Gala, Glenn Close wore Valentino from head to toe, a look dedicated to creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, who also accompanied the actress on the red carpet. The fuchsia ensemble included an oversized embroidered dress, silk georgette shirt and pants, paired with a clutch and leather gloves in the same color, easily among the most popular colors of the night. I feel free; THR on the red carpet. “I feel that Pierpaolo helped me to be who I am in an extraordinary situation, and I’m very grateful for that.”
Alicia’s Keys in Ralph Lauren
Like Lively, Keys chose to pay homage to New York architecture with her look, a custom design by Ralph Lauren that combines a strapless dress embellished with 30,000 clear crystals and black sequins, worn under a satin coat embroidered with jewelry, which details the New York skyline with over 200,000 sequins. crystallize. Keys pair the look with antique platinum emerald and diamond jewelry from the Tiffany & Co. archives.
Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Gucci arrived on the red carpet together, with Dakota Johnson posing between creative director Alessandro Michele and actor Jared Leto, who were twins in suits embroidered with ivory silk flowers. Between this pairing, the actress nevertheless stood out in a black sheer lace bodysuit that was completely embellished with metallic bead fringe, than she wore a draped velvet dress adorned with crystal fringe. Complete the look with diamond earrings and a ring from the Messika Jewelry collaboration with Kate Moss.
Luisa Jacobson in Schiaparelli
HBO actors Golden age They acquitted themselves well on the Met Gala red carpet, from Kristen Baransky in Thom Browne to Jacobson, who wore a long-sleeved gown from Schiaparelli’s Spring 2022 collection by Daniel Roseberry. Crafted in hand-folded silk tulle with black tulle ruffles at the waist and hem, the dress also featured feathers with hand-painted gold leaf and molded leather skeletons, finished with a 24 karat gold finish. David Webb’s Corkscrew Curl earrings complete the look in 18k gold.
Claire Dance in Lanvin
Lanvin was a brand that lost its charm once it parted ways with creative director Alber Elbaz in 2015 (the beloved designer died of COVID-19 in April 2021). But more recently, Lanvin is reclaiming some of its star power with current creative director Bruno Sialelli, and nowhere was that more evident than in the pale yellow dress seen in Claire Danes on Monday night. Crafted in silk and Chantilly lace, with a massive ruffled hem, the sleeveless bias-cut dress moved beautifully on the red carpet. The look was completed with a cocoon veil of black and white diamonds.
Emma Stone in Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton’s strategy for Met Gala guests is rooted in sustainability, with the house’s 14 guests dressed in either archival or vintage looks. Stone chose the dress she wore to her 2020 post-wedding party, which was white silk and feathered around the edge. Silver Louis Vuitton pumps and pieces from the Louis Vuitton high jewelry collection completed the look.
Rachel Brosnahan in Altuzarra
She was one of the other Golden Night girls The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel The star, who wore a custom Joseph Altuzarra dress, was crafted from more than 25,000 gold pieces of various sizes, ranging from tiny sequins along the waistbands to palm-sized pieces around the chest. hem and fishtail train. The house noted that the dress, which was made entirely in New York, weighed around 70 pounds. Brosnahan accessorized the look with gold rings from Los Angeles-based designer Grace Lee.
Judy Turner Smith in Gucci
In Gucci From Head to Toe, Turner-Smith sparked more ideas for Josephine Baker than The Gilded Age, but the look manages to shine unabashedly. A crystal rhinestone bra and fringed mini skirt were accented with an almond pink pleated chiffon open skirt, while an assortment of Gucci fine jewelry completed the look. “The inspiration was the Busby Berkeley musicals, and I love them,” Turner-Smith said on the red carpet.
Maud Apatow in Miu Miu
the trance The co-star radiated old Hollywood glamor in her signature Miu Miu gown, crafted in black velvet, Chantilly lace with black crystals and fringed embroidery. Apatow’s Cartier jewelry included a vintage 1939 brooch in her hair and a platinum diamond-encrusted necklace.
Tiana Taylor in Iris van Herpen
A few attendees chose the future of Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, including Dove Cameron, Winnie Harlow and Swedish street style star Frederic Robertson, but Tiana Taylor beautifully blended van Herpen’s art with a wink. eye to the theme of the evening. Her tie-dyed silk dress in beautiful purples rose above the steps of the museum, but her look was a jeweled gold headdress, made to look like leaves and vines wrapped seductively around the face of Taylor, by the House of Bali. Malakai. The actress debuted the “Gilded Galaxy” look on Instagram.