A-list Celebrities arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the biggest night in fashion, and for the second year in a row, the theme was ‘’In America: An Anthology of Fashion’’ with a Gilded Glamour dress code, in other words, 19th century fashion with a modern touch.
The fundraising charity event is held on the first Monday of every May, during which celebs wear their best and most dashing outfits of the year, with equally extravagant makeup and hairdos.
Here are a few of the most theme-fitting outfits.
The Queen of the Met Gala Blake Lively Paid tribute to New York City in this custom-made Atelier Versace gown, inspired by many of the city’s landmarks, namely the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building’s architecture, and the ceiling of the Grand Central Terminal. Once the bow was undone, it unfolded a greenish-blue train which represented the oxidization of the Statue of Liberty. Somehow, the co-chair never fails to match the color scheme of the Met Gala’s carpet.
Actress and Model Laura Harrier successfully took us back to the Gilded Age in her custom-made black H&M ballgown with metallic details. The Swedish company is known for selling affordable clothing designed this look, which perfectly represented the way women’s bodies were expected to look in dresses at the time.
Lizzo looked amazing when she arrived at the Met Gala in this long black corset dress and an oversized black coat with gold embroidery, designed by Thom Browne. The singer-songwriter accessorized her look with a thickly layered gold choker and carried a gold flute to spice it up. Her unusual corkscrew nails which were painted black and gold to match were also a big hit on the red carpet.
Model Bella Hadid hit the nail on the head with this all-black look from Burberry. She made Gilded Glamour her own and put a personal touch into the look by wearing a leather corset bodysuit with lace tights, gloves, and a long lace train. Hadid also added a pearl anklet and matching earrings to finish off her daring look.
Rosalia took our breath away when she appeared in this vintage yet slightly modern Gilded Age-inspired off-the-shoulder gown, that was custom-made by Givenchy Haute Couture. The corset, ruffles, feathers, puff sleeves, and pearl detailing scream 1880’s fashion. The singer also wore matching gloves and carried an embroidered Kenny bag, Givenchy accessories, and glasses for a more fashionable touch.
Cardi B was radiating 24k Magic in this custom-made dress by Atelier Versace. The fashion house stated on its Instagram account that it was crafted from a mile of golden metal chains, which made it as heavy as it looks. The Rapper wore matching chain gloves and an assortment of layered gold chokers that were attached to the back of the dress.
Billie Eilish understood the assignment when she wore this Givenchy gown made out of recycled fabrics. The 20-year-old’s Duchesse gown was almost an exact match of the one worn by Madame Poirson in her portrait that was painted by John Singer Sargent in 1885. The corseted gown was adorned with a big lilac flower that complimented the mint green and yellow tones.