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FASHIONS FROM HISTORY’S TOP 10 MET GALA LOOKS
1) Lizzo in Thom Browne
2) Billie Eilish in Gucci
3) Nicola Coughlan in Richard Quinn
4) Sarah Jessica Parker in Christopher John Rogers
5) Normani in Christian Siriano
6) Cardi B in Versace
7) Quannah Chasinghorse in Atelier Prabal Gurung
8) Sza in Vivienne Westwood
9) Madelaine Petsch in Moschino
10) Blake Lively in Versace
Cardi B at the 2022 Met Gala
The 21st annual BET Awards is currently on and while it is still very early in the affair there have been a few surprises already. Like Anderson Paak and Bruno Mars’ Silk Sonic beating Chloe and Halle for Best Group.
Cardi B casually letting people know there’s going to be a new Bardi Gang member!
But while we wait for Lil Nas X’s performance..
Montero rocked two looks. First up, RIchard Quinn -
Andrea Grossi collection
here are some of the red carpet fashions.
Zendaya, who never ever ever ever ever disappoints, wore an homage to Beyonce in this Versace gown.
Zendaya is a stunner, but I really loved Marsai Martin’s look.
Queen Latifah looking chic in Thom Browne. She is being honored with a lifetime achievement award. Let’s see if she takes the opportunity tonight to thank her wife and their child. Edited to add: Yes, she thanked her loves Eboni (wife) and Rebel (son).
She accepted her award wearing Christian Siriano.
Megan Thee Stallion serving body ody ody ody ody in this Jean Paul Gaultier (whose structure is very reminiscent of Thierry Mugler).
A few years ago Tyler the Creator attended the Grammys dressed like a bellhop
I guess tonight he’s the guest of the hotel?
The show’s host Taraji P. Henson.
Chloe Bailey in Valentino
Jennifer Hudson in Dolce & Gabbana
Eva Marcille looking gorgeous per usual. When she walks you can see her flesh coloured panties, but what’s a wardrobe malfunction between a friends?
Andra Day who won for Best Actress tonight.
- People questioned whether or not BET would neuter Lil Nas X in order to not offend people, so it looks like a compromise was met - no devil imagery, but we’re taking it back to an homage to Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Times”.
I loved how Lil Nas X was hyped during the DMX tribute still in her performance garb.
Met Gala 2022 Thoughts
Am I really talking about the 2022 Met Gala already? It still feels like a few weeks ago we were all rolling our eyes at how badly the fashion was because attendee’s either couldn’t be bothered or didn’t understand the theme. Overall it was so underwhelming that I had no idea this year’s gala was back to it’s usual May slot and less than six months after the borefest of 2021. Anyway here we are judging everyone who was lucky enough to attend the prestigious gala.
This year’s theme was “Gilded Glamour” which in my opinion is one of the easiest themes to ever be announced by the Met Gala. It’s also about The Gilded Age which was the period of history between 1870 and 1900 when the United States saw massive economic growth and rapid industrialisation. So did I see many gold or gowns that were inspired by this period in history? No. Was the fashion better than 2021? Absolutely.
Here are my favourites that I felt followed the theme as closely as possible and just looked amazing and made up for the shitshow of 2021.
Blake Lively (look one & look 2)
Once again Blake came to the Met Gala and she slayed it at the Met Gala with one of the most eye catching and gorgeous gowns of the entire night. It was by Versace (again) and was apparently inspired by the skyscrapers of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Also what better way for Blake to make her grand return to the Met Gala with a two in one gown, all in all this look was EVERYTHING! 😍
I know this look gained a lot of online controversy because she wore an original Marilyn Monroe gown that many believed she had no right to wear etc. However I thought she looked gorgeous in it, it was simple but still elegant and let’s face Marilyn Monroe was a fashion icon for her time and that should be celebrated. Plus it was nice to see that Kim had broken the curse of her dementor look from 2021 and decided to wear something a bit more normal in terms of high end fashion.
This look really surprised me as I’m not a fan of Billie Eilish and her fashion choices at all, plus I didn’t like the nude gown she wore at the 2021 Met Gala (it clashed with her skin tone and made her look ill). But if anyone understood the theme this year it was Billie and she looked amazing in her custom Gucci gown. She really looked like she had stepped out of a painting from the Gilded Age, I don’t think I have anything more to say other than bravo Billie, bravo! 👏🏻
Hallelujah! Katy didn't dress as either chandelier or a cheeseburger at this year’s Met and instead went for a classic Oscar de la Renta gown instead. What I loved about this gown is that Katy Perry posted a photo on Instagram of a classic oil painting that was clearly the inspiration behind her look. Also the back of the gown embodied the gilded age with a black silk taffeta skirt that ruffled up around the derrière.
This might be my second favourite gown (after Blake) because I love black, I love silver and I love sparkle which was all rolled into one in Lauren’s H&M custom gown. Also I loved the subtle damask pattern on the gown to give it that deep rich look that just made it feel that bit more of a period piece but with a modern twist to it. It was understated but it was beautiful and huge props to Laura for going with H&M instead of haute couture designer.
I can’t believe I’m actually mentioning Cardi B as just like Billie Eilish I’m not a fan of her whatsoever, but she did wear a stunning Atelier Versace gown that I can’t take my eyes off anytime I see it online. It gave me elegant steam punk vibes which I love outside of high end fashion and the fact that she understood the gilded portion of the theme was enough for me to fall in love with her look.
Sarah Jessica Parker
She plays a style icon and she slays as a style icon once again the Met Gala. I loved this gown by Christopher John Rogers because it was so unusual yet so fitting for the theme all at the same time. It won me over just for being unique. According to Vogue Sarah paid homage to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, who made history as the first Black female fashion designer in the White House. You can read more about Sarah’s gorgeous look and the inspiration behind it here.
I don’t know much if anything about Anitta but her look caught my instantly this morning whilst I was browsing the Met Gala hashtag on Twitter. I thought she looked breathtaking in the deep purple duchess satin Moschino gown. Everything about the gown was both stunning and elegant and I loved the pearls that really finished off the look and just screamed royalty in the gilded age. 💜
So yeah thats my favourite looks from this years Met Gala, it was definitely fun to look through them all this morning in comparison to last year. Heck even some of the male attendee’s went all out this year even if some didn’t follow theme (like Sebastian Stan wearing Valentino 😍). Like I said before though clearly some attendee’s understood this years theme (and knocked it out the park) whilst others ignored it in favour of their own taste in high end fashion instead. Personally I think those that attend the Met Gala and ignore the theme entirely should be banned from attending future events.
Anyway feel free to leave a comment or drop me a message letting me know your thoughts on this year’s Met Gala. Did you have a favourite look? Was the theme better than 2021 and do you think it’s okay for attendee’s to ignore the theme entirely?