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In America: An Anthology of Fashion, The Best Dressed Stars at the Met Gala 2022

Posted On : May 3, 2022

Oscar Alochi


What exactly is gilded opulence? People have been trying to decipher the implications of the Met Gala’s 2022 theme since it was revealed. Some people associate the phrase with Edith Wharton’s New York, while others associate it with the blingy, streetwise appearance of the early 2000s.

Guests at tonight’s event were allowed to take their own path, with plenty of space for interpretation. They dressed to the nines in custom designer costumes and historical vintage with glee.

On the red carpet, Janelle Monáe told Vogue that her Ralph Lauren gown evoked “future gilded glamour.
” A black shimmering train and a silver headdress completed the appearance, which was completed with silver Tiffany & Co jewelry.

The red carpet was packed with long trains, massive diamonds, and outgoing personalities trying to make an impression. Because there were so many attention-getting outfits, deviating from the usual was the only way to truly stand out.
Dakota Johnson is accustomed to wearing Alessandro Michele’s creations, but the fringed sequin catsuit she wore to the Met felt new.
Erykah Badu’s layers of beaded Marni suiting and tall hat were a stunning take on the star’s signature style.

Who says high fashion can’t be practical? 
Gigi Hadid’s Versace scarlet red jumpsuit and billowing puffer didn’t just look nice; they also allowed for more mobility and appeared to keep Hadid warm on a carpet where some celebs expressed their discomfort with the weather.

Multiple celebrities opted to wear vintage, emphasizing the importance of sustainability. Each of Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton muses, including Hoyeon Jung, Emma Stone, and Cynthia Erivo, came on the red carpet wearing a piece from the brand’s history that was tailored to fit their preferences.

Adut Akech took it a step further by wearing a Shrimpton Couture emerald green Christian Lacroix gown with a supermodel swagger.


Revisiting these vintage outfits demonstrated how forward-thinking the work of designers like Lacroix and Ghesquière is, but Kim Kardashian took home the night’s biggest historical win. The reality star debuted in the Jean Louis gown Marilyn Monroe wore to serenade John F.

It’s been said that good things come to those who wait, and Kim Kardashian appeared to be one of the last celebs to arrive on the Met Gala carpet.
Kardashian embraced old Hollywood, accompanied by her beau, “SNL” comedian Pete Davidson, by donning the same dress Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962 during her performance of “Happy Birthday” for then-President John F. Kennedy.

Kennedy on his birthday in 1962, just moments before the red carpet was supposed to close. It concluded an adventurous evening with a history lecture with a modern twist. Check out the best-dressed celebs on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet below, and check out the red carpet live stream to see all of the looks from fashion’s greatest night.

Kendall Jenner embraced the shadows in a smokey ballgown from Prada, in contrast to her sister Kylie Jenner’s all-white Off-White ensemble.
Jenner wore her bleached eyebrows with the translucent black two-piece gown, which included a billowing train with frills.

Content courtesy of Vogue & NFH 

Oscar Alochi


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