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Met Gala 2022: Kim Kardashian, Blake Lively and more hit red carpet for Gilded Glamour theme

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Kate Ng,Meredith Clark,Laura Hampson
Tuesday 03 May 2022 21:04 BST
Met Gala: The best-dressed stars of all time

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.


Good morning, and welcome to The Independent’s liveblog following the 2022 Met Gala!

Kate Ng2 May 2022 09:31

How do you watch the 2022 Met Gala?

The Met Gala starts at 6pm ET (11pm BST) and will see some of the biggest A-list celebrities descend on the red carpet dressed according to this year’s Gilded Glamour theme.

Find out how you can watch the gala tonight:

When is the Met Gala 2022 and how can you watch it?

Met Gala 2022 returns on first Monday in May

Kate Ng2 May 2022 09:33

What does the 2022 Met Gala theme mean?

The theme for this year’s Met Gala is In America: An Anthology of Fashion, and is reflected in the dress code of the night. According to Vogue, this is summarised on the invitations as “gilded glamour, white tie”.

But what does it all mean? Our US reporter Chelsea Ritschel decodes the meaning of the theme:

What is the Met Gala’s dress code ‘Gilded Glamour’ and what is white-tie?

Met Gala will take place on 2 May at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

Kate Ng2 May 2022 09:45

Who is going to the 2022 Met Gala?

The Met Gala’s guest list has always been kept firmly under wraps until the night begins. But how do they get an invitation in the first place?

Here’s everything you need to know about it:

Kate Ng2 May 2022 10:10

What happens inside the Met Gala?

While the Met Gala’s red carpet is broadcast live for all the world to watch and admire the glamorous fashion parade, the actual fundraising event takes place behind closed doors.

Chelsea Ritschel lifts the veil on what goes on inside the Met Gala:

What happens inside the exclusive Met Gala?

2022 Met Gala will take place at New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art on 2 May

Kate Ng2 May 2022 10:30

Zendaya will not attend the 2022 Met Gala

While we may not know exactly who will be attending tonight’s event, we know exactly who won’t be there - fashion darling Zendaya confirmed last week that she will be absent.

The Euphoria star last attended that 2019 Met Gala, when she wore a light-up Cinderella dress designed by Tommy Hilfiger.

My colleague Furvah Shah has the full story:

Zendaya reveals she plans to skip Met Gala for third year in a row

The last time the Euphoria and Dune star attended the Gala was in 2019

Kate Ng2 May 2022 10:45

The best Met Gala outfits of all time

Over the years, there have been some Met Gala outfits that are simply unforgettable. From Rihanna’s yellow train moment to Cardi B’s 2,000-hour Thom Browne spectacle, Laura Hampson gives us the definitive list of the best Met Gala outfits of all time:

The best Met Gala outfits of all time: from Rihanna to Beyonce

With the fashion industry’s night of nights upon us, Laura Hampson charts the most show-stopping moments of Galas gone by

Kate Ng2 May 2022 11:00

Fans can’t get enough of Phoebe Dynevor’s makeup look at Vogue’s pre-Met party

Vogue’s Pre Met Party took place on Sunday night, and took on a much funkier theme compared to its more glamorous sister event - inspired by American Hustle and 1970s fashion, the party took place in New York’s iconic Katz’s Deli.

It was attended by models and fashion designers galore, include Shalom Harlow, Paloma Elsesser, Precious Lee, Christopher Kayne, Batsheva Hay, Christopher John Rogers and more.

But one guest’s makeup look has captured the Internet. Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor’s 70’s classic look, teamed with an embellished Louis Vuitton bare-back halter dress, has fans swooning.

The look, created by makeup artist and niece of Charlotte Tilbury, Sofia Tilbury, made use of barely-there shimmer to highlight Dynevor’s high cheekbones and a feline flick at the edges of her eyes accentuated her gaze.

But whether or not Dynevor will be at the Met Gala tonight remains to be seen.

Kate Ng2 May 2022 11:20

All the Kardashians have reportedly been invited to the 2022 Met Gala

Met Gala watchers might see all the Kardashia-Jenner sisters and mother Kris Jenner at the major fashion event tonight.

According to Page Six, Vogue editor Anna Wintour has invited all the Kardashians, except for one, to the 2022 Met Gala for the first time.

This includes Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Pete Davidson, Kourtney Kardashian and fiance Travis Barker, Khloe Kardashian, Kris and Kendall and Kylie Jenner.

However, Rob Kardashian is unlikely to attend, as is Kylie’s partner Travis Scott, who she shares two children with. The publication also reports a source as saying that Kim’s ex-husband Kanye West is “not expected to attend” this year.

Kim attended the gala last year dressed in an all-black Balenciaga outfit, complete with a mask that covered her face and head.

(Getty Images)

Kendall was also present at the event last year and donned a sheer bejewelled gown by Givenchy designer Matthew Williams. The dress was inspired by gown Audrey Hepburn wore in 1964, Jenner said, adding: “I love Audrey, so we really wanted to take a special moment of hers and make it our own.”

(Getty Images)

The family’s attendance would mark the first time Khloe and Kourtney have attended the prestigious fashion event. Watch this space.

Kate Ng2 May 2022 12:10

All the celebrity stylists you need to follow ahead of the 2022 Met Gala

As the Met Gala draws closer, celebrity stylists will be dropping hints as to who they’re dressing for the big event.

Katie O’Malley rounds up the 11 celebrity stylists you need to keep an eye on:

11 celebrity fashion stylists you need to follow for the Met Gala 2022

Meet the fashion experts behind the most glamorous red carpet looks 

Kate Ng2 May 2022 12:30

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