Met Gala 2022: Best fashion from the red carpet

Met Gala 2022: Best fashion from the red carpet


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Met Gala 2022: Best fashion from the red carpet

See all the best looks as the stars arrived at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday evening.

The Met Gala is fashion’s big night out — and celebrities are known for saving their most striking outfits for its often theatrical red carpet.
Pandemic-related rescheduling means it has been less than eight months since the stars last descended on the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the (normally) annual fundraiser, giving designers less time to think about the event’s dress code: “Gilded Glamour and White Tie.” The theme is expected to continue 2021’s exploration of American style, in keeping with the Costume Institute’s accompanying two-part exhibition, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”

At the exhibition’s press event before the gala, First Lady Dr. Jill Biden gave opening remarks at the Met, emphasizing American design’s “rich and deep” history.

“It is a story of innovation and ingenuity, of rebellion and renewal,” she said. “It has often been written by those in the shadows, not recognized for their influence and art, but here at the Met their stories are told. Their voices are raised and their work can shine.”

Prior to Monday evening’s red carpet, one of the quintessential American designers, Tommy Hilfiger, whose work features in the show, told CNN that the event offered designers a chance to “showcase their unique interpretations of fashion and pop culture.

“I always look forward to seeing how designers interpret the theme with their own creativity, identity and twist, and I’m sure this year will be no exception,” Hilfiger said via email. “The Met Gala is all about having an open mind and thinking outside the box.”

For former Yeezy designer Maisie Schloss, who now runs her own LA-based label Maisie Wilen, said the fundraiser’s combination of high fashion and mainstream appeal makes it a “unique” red carpet.

“The events embraced by industry insiders and the masses alike allow for peak creativity,” she said via email, adding: “I hope guests bring out their most decadent yet playful looks.”

This story and photos will be updated through the night. Scroll down to see some of the event’s best fashion.

Michelle Yeoh Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, and Tracey Collins

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, and Tracey Collins Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, and Tracey Collins

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, right, and Tracey Collins Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

While many celebrities opted for tiaras, singer Janelle Monáe went for a full glimmering gown with a full blinged-out headpiece and matching wrist cuffs.

While many celebrities opted for tiaras, singer Janelle Monáe went for a full glimmering gown with a full blinged-out headpiece and matching wrist cuffs. Credit: John Shearer/Getty Images

Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Vanessa Hudgens in an elegant black Moschino gown. "It's a gothy, witchy fantasy," she said of her dress.

Vanessa Hudgens in an elegant black Moschino gown. “It’s a gothy, witchy fantasy,” she said of her dress. Credit: Kevin Mazur/MG22/Getty Images North for The Met Museum

Jordan Roth

Jordan Roth Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds took the theme in stride, with Lively in a glittering Versace beaded gown with an oversized coppery satin bow and matching gloves, and Reynolds in a classic tuxedo.

Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds took the theme in stride, with Lively in a glittering Versace beaded gown with an oversized coppery satin bow and matching gloves, and Reynolds in a classic tuxedo. Credit: Theo Wargo/WireImage/Getty Images

Melissa King

Melissa King Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

Vogue's Anna Wintour chose Chanel haute couture by Virginie Viard for the evening, but her outfit has a personal touch: a tiara from 1910 that's a family heirloom.

Vogue’s Anna Wintour chose Chanel haute couture by Virginie Viard for the evening, but her outfit has a personal touch: a tiara from 1910 that’s a family heirloom. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

Amy Schumer in Chloé.

Amy Schumer in Chloé. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Tom Ford

Tom Ford Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

LaLa Anthony arrived in a burgundy high-slit two-piece ensemble by LaQuan Smith with decadent jewelry and intricate headpiece.

LaLa Anthony arrived in a burgundy high-slit two-piece ensemble by LaQuan Smith with decadent jewelry and intricate headpiece. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

Vanessa Nadal and  Lin-Manuel Miranda

Vanessa Nadal and Lin-Manuel Miranda Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum

Emma Chamberlain in a cropped, two-piece look with a modernized nod to 19th-century tailoring.

Emma Chamberlain in a cropped, two-piece look with a modernized nod to 19th-century tailoring. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Fashion editor Hamish Bowles wearing Ralph Lauren and a tiara. He told CNN that in his opinion, "the second Gilded Age of New York was the '80s."

Fashion editor Hamish Bowles wearing Ralph Lauren and a tiara. He told CNN that in his opinion, “the second Gilded Age of New York was the ’80s.” Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Top image: Musician Kacey Musgraves arrived with an oversized feathered fan, wearing an embellished low-cut black Prada dress with a front bow. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

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