The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Benefit, is an annual fundraising gala held for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It is popularly regarded as the world’s most prestigious fashion event, and an invitation is highly sought-after (Big names usually come for free, but for those who have to pay, tickets are $35,000 apiece, and the cost of tables ranges from $200,000 to $300,000.). Celebrities from various fields such as fashion, film, television, music, sports, and social media, are generally invited to the gala, organized by American fashion magazine Vogue.
Because of the pandemic, it’s actually been less than a year since the last Met Gala was held. The 2022 Met Gala was themed, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”, with the dress code, ‘Gilded Glamour and White Tie’, which was inspired by the evolution of American fashion from the 19th to late 20th centuries.
While not everyone cared for the theme, Cynthia Erivo infused elements of the Roaring ‘20s into the night’s “gilded glamour” theme. Styled by her trusted stylist Jason Bolden, the singer and actress looked divine in an all-white Louis Vuitton gown that featured feathers, lace, and a towering headwrap. Her gown clung to her enviable figure and featured an incredible feathered train that spilled out across the red carpet. The style star paired the dress with a gorgeous gold pearl choker, silver accessories and a Louis Vuitton monogram small trunk bag.
Cynthia Erivo highlighted the history behind her Met Gala 2022 fashion on the red carpet with an E Online representative, where she disclosed that the gown, she wore was from the Louis Vuitton archives in an effort to promote sustainability. She also disclosed that her headwrap was inspired by women of Louisiana from the 1800s, who had to cover their hair for necessity.
Styled by Ricardo Tisci, iconic hip-hop star, Nicki Minaj stunned in an all-black ensemble consisting of a sleeveless tulle dress, leather leggings, and a Burberry baseball cap. Her face, shoulders, and arms were spotted with gleaming black stones to complete the look.
Kim Kardashian rocked the late Marilyn Monroe’s historic dress. Monroe wore the same dress in 1962 when she sang at the birthday party of the then President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. The stunning skin-tight gown, worn by Kardashian to the annual fundraising event fondly referred to as fashion’s biggest night, was adorned with over 6,000 hand-sewn crystals.
Sharing her excitement about wearing the historic piece, Kardashian took to her Instagram page early Tuesday to give an exposé on the dress.
Kardashian wrote, “I am so honored to be wearing the iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in 1962 to sing ‘Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy.
It is a stunning skin-tight gown adorned with more than 6,000 hand-sewn crystals by costumier, Jean Louis.
Thank you Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for giving me the opportunity to debut this evocative piece of fashion history for the first time since the late Marilyn Monroe wore it. I am forever grateful for this moment.”
Kylie Jenner stole the show in an Off-White wedding dress, and a net-veiled baseball hat. Her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney both made their debut appearance at the event this year.
Singer Alicia Keys also walked the red carpet in a black gown with a sweeping cape adorned with bejeweled images of New York’s famous skyscrapers.
South African billionaire, who currently holds the title of the World’s richest man, Elon Musk, also graced the red carpet in a black tailcoat. He was accompanied by his mother, Maye, who was dressed in a crimson velvet Dior gown.
Former United States Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, was also present at the event in a simple red, long-sleeved ball gown.
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