The best-dressed stars on the red carpet – The Hollywood Reporter

On May 2, stars eschewed the outrageous costumes of past Met Galas and instead ran the gamut from understated elegance to full-on drama on the steps of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The nights Dress code “Glamorous gold and white tie” was performed in a myriad of ways by participants ranging from co-host Blake Lively for Cardi BMaude Apatow, Golden age‘s Louisa Jacobson – or the woman who caused the gala’s biggest fashion and social media frenzy in what was the evening’s final red carpet moment, Kim Kardashianto carry that Marilyn Monroe Dress and accompanied by Pete Davidson.

With this fundraiser for the museum’s Costume Institute positioned around his last exhibition, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” many guests opted for looks that honored an American theme; others paid homage to New York, while still others channeled the notion of “golden glamour” in the literal sense. Perhaps most importantly, very few attendees showed up in the over-the-top costumes that have headlined previous events, instead choosing looks that exuded drama without ever stepping out of a fashion ideal.

Here’s a selection of high-powered women who stood out on Monday night red, white and blue carpet.

Kim Kardashian in vintage Jean Louis

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It was the last arrival of the evening and one that made headlines: Kim Kardashian wore the vintage Jean Louis dress designed for Marilyn Monroe, which the icon wore to Madison Square Garden in 1962 to sing “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy. Working with Julien’s Auctions and Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the current owners of the dress, Kardashian wore the original sheer illusion dress, adorned with over 6,000 crystals, only to climb the steps of the museum. with Pete Davidson, changing into a replica dress the moment she was inside the doors.On Instagram, Kardashian noted that she was “honoured” to wear the historic design, thanking Ripley’s and adding, “I am forever grateful for this moment.”

Michelle Yeoh in Prabal Gurung

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the Everything everywhere all at once star was a hit on the red carpet in a mint green silk-faille dress upcycled by Atelier Prabal Gurung, paired with a Richard Mille watch and jewelry that included the stunning Forest Valley necklace, also designed by Gurung for Tasaki, made in from Akoya and South Sea pearls, diamonds, aquamarines, sapphires and tourmalines set in platinum. “For us, she is everything we looked up to and still inspires us,” Gurung said of Yeoh on the red carpet.

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

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Blake Lively
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the Met Gala The co-host was already drawing praise for her Atelier Versace dress before revealing the backstory on the red carpet. At the base of the steps, an oversized copper-colored satin arch has been unfurled to reveal a verdigris train, embroidered and beaded to resemble the celestial map and zodiac constellations depicted on the ceiling of New York’s Grand Central Terminal. York; its Art Deco beads, meanwhile, were meant to evoke thoughts of the Empire State Building. As for the bronze to verdigris color change of the look, when combined with Lively’s Lorraine Schwartz crown and earrings, the result was a tribute to Lady Liberty, she said. “It’s my tribute to New York icons,” Lively explained on the red carpet.

Janelle Monae in Ralph Lauren

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Janelle Monae
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The actress called her custom Ralph Lauren halter dress “golden glamor for the future.” The design started with a hood and bib fully adorned with crystal stripes and black sequins and descended to a fluted mermaid skirt embroidered and beaded with over 36,000 jet black rhinestones. Monáe finished the look with the Domino Dots Ring, made of black and white diamonds set in 18k white gold, by Delfina Delettrez.

Cardi B in Atelier Versace

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Twitter lit up like a house on fire when Cardi B arrived in her gold metal Atelier Versace dress. Few looks reflected “golden glamour” quite like Cardi B’s dress, which was also among the most intricate designs of the night. Gold-tone metal chains, adorned with Versace’s signature Medusa and Greca symbols and totaling around a mile in length, were embroidered onto the sheer tulle dress, which required 1,300 hours of work. Fingerless gloves were made in the same way, while a hand-carved chain necklace is meant to evoke images of a Victorian coat collar. On Instagram, the rapper and songwriter considered herself a “Versace trophy.”

Tessa Thompson to Carolina Herrera

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Tessa Thompson
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The corset detail of Thompson’s frothy pink dress, a custom look by Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera, honored the Golden Age theme of the night, but the abundance of hand-pleated tulle in the skirt tiered was pure fantasy. Thompson paired the high-low dress with pearl and gold jewelry from Lady Gray and Delfina Delettrez.

Glenn Close in Valentino

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Glenn Close
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For her first Met Gala, Glenn Close wore head-to-toe Valentino, a custom look by creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli, who also accompanied the actress on the red carpet. The fuchsia ensemble included a voluminous embroidered cape, silk georgette shirt and trousers, accessorized with a clutch bag and leather gloves in the same hue, easily among the most popular colors of the night. “I feel free; I don’t feel like I’m being held back by clothes,” Close said. THR on the red carpet. “I feel like Pierpaolo helped me be who I am in an unusual situation, and I’m very grateful for that.”

Alicia’s Keys in Ralph Lauren

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Alicia’s Keys
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Like Lively, Keys chose to honor New York architecture with her look, a custom design by Ralph Lauren that combined a strapless column dress adorned with 30,000 clear crystals and black lacquer sequins, worn under an embroidered cape of duchess satin jewelry, which detailed the New York Skyline via the brilliance of more than 200,000 crystals. Keys paired the look with vintage platinum-set emerald and diamond jewelry from the Tiffany & Co. archives.

dakota johnson in gucci

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The Gucci contingent arrived on the red carpet together, with Dakota Johnson positioned between creative director Alessandro Michele and actor Jared Leto, who pair up in perfectly matching floral-embroidered suits in ivory silk. Between these pairs, the actress nevertheless stood out in a black sheer lace bodysuit entirely adorned with metal bead fringe, worn with a draped velvet dress enhanced with crystal fringe. Diamond fringe earrings and ring from Messika’s high jewelry collaboration with Kate Moss complete the look.

Louisa Jacobson in Schiaparelli

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Louisa Jacobson
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HBO actors Golden age acquitted themselves well on the Met Gala red carpet, from Christine Baranski in Thom Browne to Jacobson, who wore a long-sleeved gown from Daniel Roseberry’s Spring-Summer 2022 haute couture collection for Schiaparelli. Crafted in hand pleated silk tulle with a black tulle flounce at the waist and hem, the dress also featured hand painted gold leaf feathers and leather trompe l’oeil skeletons cast, finished with 24 karat gold. Corkscrew Curl earrings by David Webb in 18k gold complete the look.

Claire Danish at Lanvin

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Claire Danish
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Lanvin was a brand that lost its mojo once it parted ways with creative director Alber Elbaz in 2015 (the beloved designer died of COVID-19 in April 2021). But lately, Lanvin is reclaiming some of its star power via its current creative director, Bruno Sialelli, and nowhere was that more evident than the pale yellow dress seen on Claire Danes on Monday night. Crafted in silk and Chantilly lace, with a lush ruffled hem, the sleeveless bias-cut dress moved beautifully on the red carpet. A caged veil of black and white diamonds finished the look.

Emma Stone at Louis Vuitton

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Emma Stone
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Louis Vuitton’s strategy for its Met Gala guests was rooted in sustainability, with the house’s 14 guests wearing archival or previously worn looks. Stone opted for the dress she wore to her 2020 wedding after-party, crafted from white silk and richly trimmed with feathers around the hem. Silver Louis Vuitton pumps and pieces from the Louis Vuitton high jewelry collection completed the look.

Rachel Brosnahan in Altuzarra

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Rachel Brosnahan
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Another of the golden girls of the night was The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star, who wore a custom dress by Joseph Altuzarra, made up of more than 25,000 gold-tone metal sequins of varying sizes, ranging from tiny sequins along the straps to pieces that felt larger with the palm of a hand around the fishtail hem and train of the skirt. Made entirely in New York, the dress weighed around 70 pounds, the house noted. Brosnahan accessorized the look with gold rings from Los Angeles-based designer Grace Lee.

Jodie Turner-Smith in Gucci

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Jodie TurnerSmith
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In Head-to-Toe Gucci, Turner-Smith evoked thoughts of Josephine Baker more than the Gilded Age, but the look worked for its unapologetic glamour. The crystal rhinestone chain bra and fringed miniskirt were accented with an almond pink pleated chiffon open skirt, while an assortment of Gucci fine jewelry completed the look. “The inspiration was the Busby Berkeley musicals, and I love that,” Turner-Smith said on the red carpet.

Maude Apatow in Miu Miu

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Maude Apatow
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the Euphoria The co-star exuded old Hollywood glamor in her custom Miu Miu gown, crafted from black velvet and Chantilly lace accented with black crystals and fringed embroidery. Apatow’s Cartier jewelry included a vintage 1939 brooch in her hair and a fine jewelry necklace of platinum-set diamonds.

Teyana Taylor in Iris van Herpen

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Teyana Taylor
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A few attendees opted for the futurism of Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen, including Dove Cameron, Winnie Harlow and Swedish street style star Fredrik Robertsson, but Teyana Taylor nicely mixed van Herpen’s artistry with a nod. eye to the theme of the evening. Her tie-dye silk dress in beautiful shades of purple practically floated down the steps of the museum, but the highlight of her look was the jeweled gold headpiece, designed to look like leaves and vines wrapped seductively around of Taylor’s face, by the Bali house based in Malakaï. The actress uttered the “Gilded Galaxy” look on Instagram.

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