Pinnacle Met Gala 2022 Outfits

The Met Gala is a fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City. Celebrities are often invited to this event and everyone must follow the dress code. 

The theme for the Met Gala this year was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” and this year’s dress code was “Gilded Glamour.” The term “Gilded Glamour” is a reference to the Gilded Age which was an era that ranged from about 1870 to 1900. Outfits were meant to be connected to the fashion of this era.

Blake Lively is known for her perfectly on-theme outfits to the Met Gala. This year she wore an Atelier Versace dress. When she first arrived, she revealed a long rose gold gown. There was a big bow on her dress, which soon unfolded to show the rest of the gown, which was a greenish-blue color. Lively said the dress was meant to represent the oxidation of the Statue of Liberty, which was built in the Gilded Age. I honestly think Lively was one of the best dressed in the Met Gala because of the theme and how much her dress followed the dress code. 

Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” dress. There has been a lot of fuss over if she should have worn it or not. Many argue that the dress is very historical and it is only meant to be worn by Monroe. According to Vogue, Kardashian’s reasoning for her choice of dress was: “the idea really came to me after the gala in September last year. I thought to myself, what would I have done for the American theme if it had not been the Balenciaga look? What’s the most American thing you can think of? And that’s Marilyn Monroe.” Personally, I don’t think it should be that big of a deal. Kardashian only wore the dress for a few minutes, and she really cared for it when it was anywhere near her. I do think that this dress doesn’t really go with “Gilded Glamour” since Monroe’s performance happened long after the Gilded Age. Kardashian did make quite a statement though. 

Singer Billie Eilish wore a Gucci designed satin dress with pastel colors. Eilish said the dress’s materials were completely recycled making her outfit fully sustainable. The look is said to have been inspired by John Singer Sargent’s portrait of Madame Paul Poirson, which was created during the Gilded Age. Eilish’s flower and the way the bodice looked was very similar to the lady’s in the painting. I found Eilish’s outfit to be on theme, and it really considered fashion from the Gilded Age. Also, bonus points for her sustainability. I wish the colors of her dress matched and were more vibrant, and the flower was darker. 

Some might say the Met Gala this year was a complete fail but honestly, I think that if you looked hard enough you found inspiration of “Gilded Glamour” in each and every one of these outfits.