Met Gala is a spectacular event that all fashion lovers look out for. The theme for the Gala was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”, gilded glamour, white tie. The designers and the stars showcased the grandeur and opulence of the gilded era which stretched from 1870 to 1890. This period saw a seismic change in culture with new trends emerging in fashion and elsewhere because of industrialization and the invention of electricity.
- Blake Lively
Blake lively was one of the co-chairs for this year’s Met Gala along with her husband Ryan Reynolds. The Gossip Girl star wore a custom Versace dress that transformed from copper to Patina blue to showcase the color change due to the oxidation of the Statue of Liberty. Blake and the team at Versace took inspiration from New York City architecture. Her dress paid homage to Empire State Building and her train had the design of the constellation décor at the Grand Central Station. As she walked up the stairs of the Met Museum her bow detail was untied to show the second dress. She also changed her rose gold-colored opera gloves to patina-colored ones. Her crown also paid homage to Lady Liberty’s crown. Blake’s dress did not just wow the audience, her husband’s reaction to the change was sheer amazement.
- Kim Kardashian
Kim wore the iconic “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Marilyn Monroe’s dress. This dress was housed at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum. The dress was last sold at a whopping $4.8 Million in 2016. This dress was sketched by then 21-year-old Bob Mackie for designer Jean-Louis. Kim dyed her hair platinum blonde and had minimal makeup for this event. She wore this dress for mere few minutes to walk up the famous stairs and then changed into a copy thereafter. This is one of the most iconic dresses in America today and paid homage to one of the most famous legends America ever had.
- Maude Apatow
Maude wore a goth-inspired Miu Miu gown which had black crystals, fringe embroidery, and a black velvet bust to mimic the theme of gilded glamour. Euphoria star was asked by Cartier to join them for this year’s Met Gala and her jewelry was impeccably styled for the theme. She wore a diamond choker-style neckpiece and a flower brooch that was pinned to her hair. Her makeup was one of the best this year, she really understood the assignment and delivered one of the best looks of this year
- Kaia Gerber
Kaia Gerber wore a Silver Alexander McQueen gown with sparkling sequin and paillettes. This dress had a midriff cutout which gave the dress a modern silhouette. This supermodel has been attending Met Gala for quite some years now and this is one of her best looks. Her dress was a mix of old and new fashion. Kaia went for voluminous long curls which were breathtaking. Her makeup was on point to wind up the whole look and showcased a modern twist to the gilded age theme.
- Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys wore a Ralph Lauren gown for this year’s Met Gala. She paid homage to New York City. She wore a black sequenced strapless gown and a floor swiping duchess satin cape with the New York City skyline. This embroidery used up to 200,000 crystals and was amazing to look at. The songstress wore Tiffany & Co. jewelry and styled her hair in long braids with black and silver headpieces.
- Anna Wintour
The Vogue editor in chief wore Oscar de la Renta gown. She went full glitz and glamorous for this year’s event. She wore a multicolored ensemble with feathers, a bead-embellished poncho, and a glittering diamond necklace. She did not wear her signature sunglasses and opted for a crown to sit on her famous sleek bob, which was befitting for the reigning queen of the Met Gala.
- Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is one of the few stars who give us spectacular looks year after year. For this year’s Met Gala Sarah wore a Christopher John-Roger ballgown. The Sex and the City star wanted to pay homage to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, the first black fashion designer in the White House who dressed Mary Todd Lincoln. The black and white gown has a fitted top and ballgown skirt with a long floor-length train. The Met Gala veteran wore Fred Leighton jewelry, and SJP Collection shoes and carried a Fendi bag. Milliner Phillip Treacy designed the custom veil which was inspired by the opulence and decadence of the gilded age.