The 2022 Met Gala kicked off on May 2 and was regarded as one of the most highly anticipated fashion events of the year.
This event is equivalent to the Academy Awards, as it is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, formally titled The Anna Wintour Costume Center which was named after the editor-in-chief of Vogue, who has been a chair member of the gala since 1995.
Met Gala 2022 Theme
The theme of the evening’s Met Gala was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which is the second part of the exhibition with gilded glamour and white tie as its dress code. The first part of the exhibition was reflected in last year’s Met Gala theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which honors American fashion history.
2022 Met Gala co-chairs
It was announced earlier this year that the 2022 hosts would include Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, who served as the night’s official co-chairs.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively made an appearance in the gala together after 2017. Lively wore an Atelier Versace outfit, and as she walked the steps, assistants untied her bow to reveal a bright blue-green dress. Her rose gold gloves turned blue as well. The look is meant to be a tribute to New York’s Statue of Liberty, and it certainly left Reynolds impressed. Pictures of the actor reacting in shock to the transformation were quickly shared online.
Best Dressed Celebs from Met Gala 2022
Kim Kardashian wore the same dress that Marilyn Monroe wore when she sang Happy Birthday Mr. President for John F Kennedy in 1962. Kardashian told Vogue that she lost over seven kgs in three weeks to fit into the dress. Kim recalled, “So when it didn’t fit me I wanted to cry because it can’t be altered at all”. Not only that, she underwent a 14-hour hair transformation to channel Marilyn Monroe’s bleach blonde hair color at the 2022 Met Gala.
Talking about the supermodel, Gigi Hadid wore a red leather corset and matching skin-tight pants for the event that she teamed up with red knee-high boots. The model also added more drama to her outfit with a massive crimson jacket. Her sister Bella Hadid also went for an edgy look that consisted of leather. Bella wore a skin-tight black leather corset by Burberry for the big event.