On May 2, the stars shunned the outrageous outfits of yesteryear at the Met Galas and instead played the full gamut from quiet elegance to all-out drama on the rungs of the New York ladder. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
the evening “Golden witch and white tie” dress code was interpreted in countless ways by participants who ranged from co-hosts Blake Lively to Cardi BMaud Apatow golden ageLouisa Jacobson – or the woman who caused the biggest fashion frenzy at parties and on social networks in what was her last moment on the red carpet of the night, Kim Kardashian who what Marilyn Monroe dress He is accompanied by Pete Davidson.
With this fundraiser for the Museum Costume Institute centered around His latest gallery In America: An Anthology of Fashion, several guests chose looks that pay homage to the American theme. Others praised New York City, while others took the “golden glow” idea literally. Perhaps most importantly, very few in the audience appeared in the lavish outfits that made headlines at past events and instead opted for looks that exude drama without ever going out of style.
Here’s a selection of the high-powered women who stood out on Monday night’s Red, White and Blue Carpet.
Kim Kardashian in a Jean Louis design
It was her last night that garnered most of the headlines: Kim Kardashian wore the classic Marilyn Monroe-designed Jean Louis dress, which the Madison Square Garden icon wore in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy. Working with Julien’s Auctions and Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the dress’s current owners, Kardashian wore the original faux dress, embellished with over 6,000 crystals, only to walk down the museum steps with Pete Davidson, turning it into a replica. that she was currently wearing. she walked through the doors. Taking to Instagram, Kardashian noted that she was “honored” to use the historic design, thanking Ripley and adding, “I am forever grateful for this moment.”
Michelle Yeoh in Prabal Gurung
The Everything everywhere at the same time The star hit the red carpet in a mint green dress in recycled silk by Atelier Prabal Gurung, paired with a Richard Mille watch and jewelry that included the stunning Forest Valley necklace, also designed by Gurung for Tasaki, made from Akoya, sea pearls from the south, diamonds, aquamarine and sapphire Tourmaline is inlaid with platinum. “For us, she is everything we hope for and always inspires,” Gurung said of Yeoh on the red carpet.
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace
The Dead Gala The co-host was already pulling bluffs for her Atelier Versace dress before revealing the story on the red carpet. At the base of the steps, a great copper-colored satin arch was raised to reveal a green train, embroidered and embroidered to resemble the sky map and constellations painted on the ceiling of New York’s Grand Central Station; Meanwhile, the Art Deco decor was supposed 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 tiara and Lively earrings, the result was an homage to Lady Liberty, she said. “It’s a tribute to the icons of New York,” Lively explained on the red carpet.
Janelle Mooney in Ralph Lauren
The actress described her custom Ralph Lauren halter dress as “a dazzling glamor of the future”. The design started with a hood and apron fully embellished with crystal stripes and black sequins and went down to a sequined mermaid skirt embroidered with over 36,000 black rhinestones. Monáe finished off the look with the Domino Dots ring, made of black and white diamonds and set in 18 ct white gold, by Delfina Delettrez.
Cardi B at Atelier Versace
Twitter lit up like a house on fire when Cardi B arrived in her gold metallic Atelier Versace gown. Few looks evoke ‘golden glamour’ like Cardi B’s dress, which was also among the most intricate designs of the night. Gold metal chains, with the Versace Musa and Greca symbols and totaling about a mile in length, were embroidered onto the sheer tulle gown, which took 1,300 hours to complete. The fingerless gloves are made in the same way, while the hand-carved chain necklace is supposed to evoke images of the Victorian coat ruff. On Instagram, the rapper and songwriter considered herself the “Versace Cup”.
Tessa Thompson Na Carolina Herrera
The corset detailing Thompson’s frothy pink gown, a custom look by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera, pays homage to the evening’s Gilded Age theme, but the abundance of hand-ruffled tulle on the layered skirt was pure fantasy. Thompson paired the high and low dress with pearls and gold jewelry from Lady Gray and Delfina Delettres.
Glenn Close in Valentino
For his 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 cloak, silk georgette shirt and pants, paired with a matching leather clutch and gloves, 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 am very grateful for that.”
Alicia Keys In Ralph Lauren
Like Lively, Keys chose to pay homage to New York architecture with her look, a bespoke design by Ralph Lauren that combines a strapless gown embellished with 30,000 clear crystals and black sequins, worn under a bejeweled satin robe that details the New York City skyline with over 200,000 glitters. crystallize. The keys match the look with antique platinum emerald and diamond jewelry from the Tiffany & Co. archives.
Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Gucci hit the red carpet together, with Dakota Johnson posing between creative director Alessandro Michele and actor Jared Leto, who were twins in ivory silk floral embroidered suits. Among this pair, the actress even stood out in a black sheer lace bodysuit adorned with metallic beaded fringes, which she wore a velvet robe embellished with crystal fringes. Complete the look with diamond earrings and a ring from the Messika Jewelry collaboration with Kate Moss.
Luisa Jacobson in Schiaparelli
HBO cast members golden age They did well on the Met Gala red carpet, from Kristen Baransky in Thom Browne to Jacobson, who wore a long-sleeved dress from Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 2022 collection by Daniel Roseberry. Made of hand-folded silk tulle with black tulle ruffles at the waist and hem, the dress also featured hand-painted gold leaf feathers and molded leather skeletons, finished in 24-karat gold. David Webb’s Corkscrew Curl earrings complete the look in 18K gold.
Claire dances in Lanvin
Lanvin was a brand that lost its charm when it split from 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 its current creative director Bruno Sialelli, and nowhere is that more evident than in the pale yellow dress seen on Claire Danes on Monday night. Made from silk and whipped lace, including an oversized ruffled hem, the bias-cut sleeveless dress moved beautifully on the red carpet. The look was finished off with a black and white diamond veil.
Emma Stone at Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton’s strategy for Met Gala guests was rooted in sustainability, with the house’s 14 guests dressed in either an archival look or a vintage look. Stone chose the dress she wore to the 2020 after-party, made of white silk and edged with feathers. Louis Vuitton silver shoes 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 wonderful Mrs. Maisel The star, who wore a custom Joseph Altuzarra gown, was crafted from more than 25,000 gold coins in various sizes, from tiny sequins along the belts to palm-sized pieces around the hem and fishtail. The house noted that the dress, made entirely in New York, weighed about 70 pounds. Brosnahan complemented the look with gold rings by Los Angeles-based designer Grace Lee.
Judy Turner Smith in Gucci
At head-to-toe Gucci, Turner-Smith teased more ideas for Josephine Baker than The Gilded Age, but the visual manages to blatantly shine. A crystal rhinestone bra and fringed miniskirt were embellished with an almond pink pleated chiffon open skirt, while an array of Gucci 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 special Miu Miu gown, made of black velvet, Chantilly lace with black crystals and fringe embroidery. Apatow’s Cartier jewelry included a vintage 1939 brooch in her hair and a diamond-encrusted platinum necklace.
Tiana Taylor in Iris van Herpen
Some entrants chose future Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, including Dove Cameron, Winnie Harlow and Swedish street style star Frederic Robertson, but Tiana Taylor beautifully combined van Herpen’s art with a nod to the evening’s theme. Her silk dress dyed in pretty violets towered above the museum steps, but her visual was a bejeweled gold headdress, made to resemble leaves and vines seductively wrapped around Taylor’s face, by the House of Bali. Malakai. The actress released the “Gilded Galaxy” look on Instagram.