The 2022 Met Gala red carpet was full of gilded glamour as guests attended fashion’s most-anticipated event of the year.
From Blake Lively to Kim Kardashian, the best-dressed stars of the Met Gala stunned in vintage dresses and multiple outfit changes.
The theme of the evening’s Met Gala was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the second part of the Costume Institute’s exhibition, which opened on 18 September. The first part of the exhibition was reflected in last year’s Met Gala theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which was in celebration of all things American Fashion.
Last year, the Met Gala took place on 13 September and the year before, it was cancelled due to the pandemic. Usually, around 600 celebrities are invited to mark the glitzy event in their social calendars, but this year and last, the numbers are closer to 400.
As per tradition, the guest list for this year’s event was carefully presided over by Vogue’sAnna Wintour, who has run the gala since 1995. 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.
Kim Kardashian wears Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr President” dress at 2022 Met Gala.
The billionaire business mogul, 41, walked the red carpet with boyfriend Pete Davidson, 28.
While speaking to red carpet co-host La La Anthony, Kardashian revealed she “had to lose 16 pounds to be able to fit” into the 60-year-old dress. The sleeveless Bob Mackie dress was made famous by Marilyn Monroe in 1962 when she serenaded President John F Kennedy on his 45th birthday.
According to Kardashian, the dress — which has been on display at the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum! in Orlando, Florida — came with “armed guards” and had to be touched with gloves. Kardashian lost 16 pounds in three weeks in order to wear it to the Met Gala.