Met Gala 2022 Red Carpet: Gilded Showstoppers, Moschino, and Lots of Black

It has only been eight months, but the Met Gala is back in full force with A-lister celebs in the most extravagant looks. The Met Gala 2022 was part two of last year’sA Lexicon of Fashion” paying homage to American history. The official exhibit for this year’s “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” will be on display in the storied museum’s period-centric rooms of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 

The Met Gala has returned on the first Monday in May, after two years of COVID-19, celebrating American style and US design and if you thought Kim Kardashian’s Balenciaga face mask was something to write home about, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. This year’s hosts include Regina King, Ryan Reynolds, Lin-Manual Miranda as official co-chairs, with Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour as honorary co-chairs. 

And how could we forget co-chair Blake Lively, who had what was distinctively the biggest fashion moment of the night. Let’s get right into it, shall we?

Met Gala 2022 Red Carpet

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Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

Blake Lively arrived on the arm of husband Ryan Reynolds but the stunning dress she wore was the real winner of the evening. How does one even begin to describe this wonder? More than just an homage to Manhattan – the gown as you see it here embodied the art deco architecture of New York City landmarks. Embroidered with crystal metallic leather paets, it comes with this tritone copper foil. 

And now for the iconic moment. The oversize bow is unraveled at the waist and turned over to reveal a second look in copper green, mimicking the oxidation process gone through by the Statue of Liberty when its own copper went from brown to green. There’s more. The train is embroidered with a celestial map inspired by the 12 zodiac constellations on the Grand Central Station ceiling. 

At one point, Lively needed 6 people around her working on the gown to bring the iconic moment to fruition. Well, she succeeded.

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Here are the other showstopping moments of the evening: 

Sarah Jessica Parker Met Gala 2022
Sarah Jessica Parker in Christopher John Rogers, Philip Treacy headpiece

Wearing her signature headpiece to the event, Sarah Jessica Parker looked divine as always, but I can’t help but wonder why it always feels like she tries to top herself every year. Did she succeed?

According to Vogue, for the dress code, the Met also asked Met Gala attended to channel the period between 1870 to 1890 and the dichotomy of the Gilded Age of New York. 

We know Blake Lively certainly did that. And Kim Kardashian did, too, when she wore Marilyn Monroe’s vintage “Happy Birthday Mr. President” dress. I wasn’t all too enthralled by this look – I enjoyed that she was wearing a piece of history, but the fact that she had to highlight how she had to lose 15lbs to make sure she fit into it (it could not be tailored) was not to my taste. Not to mention, that I expected her to wear a blond bouffant in the style of 50s icon, not just die her hair blonde. But a moment is a moment.
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Kim Kardashian in Jean Louis

Here are some other standout moments: 

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Gemma Chan in Louis Vuitton
Gwen Stefani in neon lime Vera Wang met gala 2022 fountainof30
Gwen Stefani in Vera Wang
Rachel Brosnahan in gold sequin Altuzarra met gala 2022 fountainof30
Rachel Brosnahan in Altuzarra
Chloe Bailey in sequin Area Met Gala 2022 red carpet
Chloe Bailey in Area
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Jessica Chastain in Gucci

Not sure the viewers at home will agree with me on this one — the sleeves are unreasonably long and the train is a bit too haphazardly draped, but I do like the material and color of this sequined Gucci number, and I love how Jessica Chastain always takes risks. Usually they work, sometimes they don’t.

Moschino at The Met Gala 2022

There was a lot of beautiful Moschino on the red carpet. There was a lot of Chanel and Atelier Versace, too, but I feel like Moschino really had a moment at the gala. You’ll see why.

Megan Thee Stallion in gold Moschino Met Gala 2022
Megan Thee Stallion in Moschino
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Adriana DeBose in Moschino
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Anitta in Moschino
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Madaleine Petsch in Moschino

Black Gowns at The Met Gala 2022

Why did the A-listers decide that black fit the theme of the evening? I can’t answer that question, but I can show you just how much black was on the red carpet at the event. Enough to notice. 

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Janelle Monae in Ralph Lauren
Kendall Jenner in Prada met gala 2022 fountainof30
Kendall Jenner in Prada
Maude Apatow in Miu Miu met gala 2022 fountainof30
Normani in Christian Siriano
Maude Apatow in Miu Miu met gala 2022 fountainof30
Maude Apatow in Miu Miu
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Nicki Minaj in Burberry

Do you have a favorite red caepet look at the Met Gala 2022?

– Simona Shemer 

Photos: Fashionista.com, People.com, Red Carpet Fashion Awards, EOnline 

You may also like to read more of Simona’s celebrity style posts like Oscars 2022 Red Carpet Fashion: The Good, The Mermaids and The Ugly and The Best, The Worst and The Most Boring Met Gala 2021 Fashion.

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