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Pictures: 23 of Kylie Jenner’s Best Fashion Moments Through The Years

Pictures: 23 of Kylie Jenner’s Best Fashion Moments Through The Years

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Kylie Jenner turned 25 on August 10. Whether you’re a loyal Kylie Cosmetics customer, a fair-weather follower, or utterly obsessed with her every move, there’s no denying the sway she has over how young women dress today.
Over the past few years, her influence has extended beyond beauty to encompass the confident style choices she makes for rare red carpet appearances or, far more frequently, on Instagram.
Kylie’s personal taste encompasses designer vintage (how many Birkins?!), and an appreciation for emerging talent. There’s the gowns she’s worn to the Met Gala – are you a fan of her Off-White gown, or lilac feathered Versace?  – and her brimming holiday wardrobe, as showcased on trips to the south of France, the luxury Amangiri resort in Utah, and the Bahamas.
Revisit her best style moments in recent years, below.
September 9, 2021

In a scene-stealing tangerine coat by Off-White, layered atop one of Conner Ives’s cult T-shirt dresses, styled with Sami Miro jeans and a Louis Vuitton twisted box clutch from the house’s collaboration with Frank Gehry.

August 8, 2022

Paco Rabanne’s molten hooded top was the perfect power piece for Kylie to show off on her Instagram feed. She posted stills and a Reel of the metallic top, paired with Sevali Studio jeans, Amina Muaddi wedges, and an itsy-bitsy silver Hermès Kelly bag.

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April 10, 2021

Kylie quickly established herself as a fan of Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta. This full-look from the Italian house’s spring/summer 2021 collection was a winner.

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May 8, 2018

Kylie wore a dress by Phoebe Philo for Céline to attend a dinner in NYC, adding a pair of transparent sandals by Yeezy.

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May 6, 2019

The beauty entrepreneur stole the show on the Met Gala steps wearing a lilac feathered gown by Versace.

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March 6, 2020

Kylie owns several looks by Marine Serre and, as this ensemble proves, is passing on her passion for the crescent moon print to her daughter.

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June 4, 2022

Enjoying the blissful sights and sounds of Amangiri in Utah wearing a Diesel dress and a shiny version of its 1DR bag.

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June 21, 2018

She traveled to Paris to witness Virgil Abloh’s first show at the helm of Louis Vuitton, opting for a yellow look by the designer.

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February 2016

The Kardashian-Jenner sisters all went for it with a tonal color palette to attend Kanye West’s show at Madison Square Gardens. Just like her sisters, Kylie paired blinged-out embellishment with a shaggy fur jacket and a shredded-hem skirt.

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May 22, 2022

The Kardashian-Jenner family were dressed by Dolce & Gabbana for Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker’s romantic Italian wedding. On the Sunday, Kylie wore a ’90s-era dress from the house.

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August 9, 2018

Kylie celebrated turning 21 in a pink satin mini dress in keeping with her party’s Barbie theme.

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July 1, 2020

Surrounded by Louis Vuitton shopping bags, Kylie wore a full look by London-based designer Charlotte Knowles.

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May 15, 2021

Attending an event in a conical dress by Jean Paul Gaultier while one of her entourage carries her prized Hermès Niloticus Crocodile Retourné Himalaya Kelly bag.

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August 4, 2022

A surprise move from Kylie: she wore pieces from Comme des Garçons’s autumn/winter 2007 collection in London.

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February 9, 2019
Kylie opted for a fresh take on classic Hollywood glamour in a thigh-split red dress for a pre-Grammys party.
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August 6, 2022
The beauty mogul has a penchant for offbeat, unusual denim looks. Days before turning 25, she wore this Marine Serre take.
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May 1, 2017
Kylie wore a nude gown by Versace for the 2017 Met Gala.
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May 3, 2022
Posing for pictures in a silky corseted bridal look by Off-White, which she wore to attend the 2022 Met Gala after-party.
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May 5, 2018
She wore voluminous trousers with a cut-out hoodie and corset-style top by Helmut Lang when out and about in NYC in 2018.
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August 6, 2022
Flexing her fashion muscles on a trip to London in a distressed denim skirt, vintage Thierry Mugler motorcycle jacket and The Attico pumps.
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March 2, 2020
Kylie has wardrobes full of vintage designer pieces, including these pastel Chanel pieces that she packed for a holiday in the Bahamas.
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February 9, 2020
She chose a navy sculptural dress by Ralph & Russo for the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscars party.
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October 3, 2019
Months before Kendall wore the green version to a Brits after-party, Kylie wore an orange metallic Saks Potts look and posted this photo on Instagram.
Photo: Instagram.com/kyliejenner
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Met Gala 2022: See Every Outfit Your Favorite Celebrities Wore on the Red Carpet

Met Gala 2022: See Every Outfit Your Favorite Celebrities Wore on the Red Carpet

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The 2022 Met Gala, otherwise known as the First Monday in May, is back once again! After being canceled in 2020 and held in September last year, the glitzy event returned to its usual time slot this year. Held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the event saw A-list celebrities descend upon the red carpet in celebration of the museum’s new exhibition, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” which will serve as an exploration of American fashion. The display was presented across 13 of the American period rooms in the museum, and featured design works from Bill Blass, Brooks Brothers, Lloyd Kiva New, and more.
On the red carpet, meanwhile, well-clad stars did their best to take on the Gilded Glamour, White Tie dress code, where they were encouraged to approach late 19th-century clothing through a modern lens. Given the step and repeat is one of the most-photographed in the world, one could expect the many actors, models, singers, and designers in attendance to bring their fashion A-game to the Met Gala. After all, it has a long history of creating memorable outfits that are seen around the globe—and this year was certainly no different.
As for who was on the guest list this times? The official co-chairs this year included Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and attendees included Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Kate Moss, and many more.
Below, scroll through some of the best 2022 Met Gala red carpet looks.
Bella Hadid in Burberry. Photo: Getty
Pete Davidson in Dior Men and Kim Kardashian. Photo: Getty
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Nicki Minaj in Burberry. Photo: Getty
Lily James. Photo: Getty
Gabrielle Union in Versace. Photo: Getty
Erykah Badu and Francesco Risso. Photo: Getty
Katy Perry in Oscar de la Renta. Photo: Getty
Karlie Kloss in Givenchy. Photo: Getty
Lizzo in Thom Browne. Photo: Getty
Sara Sampaio in Michael Kors. Photo: Getty
Kendall Jenner in Prada. Photo: Getty
Cardi B in Versace. Photo: Getty
Kylie Jenner in Off-White. Photo: Getty
Molly Sims. Photo: Getty
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker in Thom Browne. Photo: Getty
Kerry Washington in Tory Burch. Photo: Getty
Nicola Peltz-Beckham in Valentino. Photo: Getty
Cara Delevingne in Dior Haute Couture. Photo: Getty
Kiki Layne in Atelier Prabal Gurung. Photo: Getty
Khloé Kardashian in Moschino. Photo: Getty
Gwen Stefani in Vera Wang. Photo: Getty
Addison Rae. Photo: Getty
Taylor Hill. Photo: Getty
Emily Ratajkowski in Altelier Versace. Photo: Getty
Lily Aldridge in Khaite. Photo: Getty
Simone Ashley in Moschino. Photo: Getty
Chloe Bailey. Photo: Getty
Naomi Campbell in Burberry. Photo: Getty
Kate Moss. Photo: Getty
Christine Baranski. Photo: Getty
Eva Chen in Peter Do. Photo: Getty
Gigi Hadid in Versace. Photo: Getty
Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent. Photo: Getty
Irina Shayk in Burberry. Photo: Getty
Miranda Kerr in Oscar de la Renta. Photo: Getty
Dakota Johnson in Gucci. Photo: Getty
Jessica Chastain in Gucci. Photo: Getty
Jacob Elordi. Photo: Getty
Anitta in Moschino. Photo: Getty
Denée Benton. Photo: Getty
Madelaine Petsch in Moschino. Photo: Getty
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Sabrina Carpenter in Paco Rabanne. Photo: Getty
Megan Thee Stallion in Moschino. Photo: Getty
Regé-Jean Page. Photo: Getty
Winnie Harlow in Iris van Herpen. Photo: Getty
Nicola Coughlan in Richard Quinn. Photo: Getty
Billie Eilish in Gucci. Photo: Getty
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Teyana Taylor in Iris van Herpen. Photo: Getty
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Amber Valetta. Photo: Getty
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Kaia Gerber. Photo: Getty
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Tom Ford. Photo: Getty
Vlake Lively. Photo: Getty
Anna Wintour. Photo: Getty
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Vanessa Hudgens. Photo: Getty
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Mindy Kaling. Photo: Getty
Precious Lee. Photo: Getty
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Kris Jenner in Oscar de la Renta. Photo: Getty
Daisy Edgar-Jones in Oscar de la Renta. Photo: Getty
Carey Mulligan in Schiaparelli Haute Couture. Photo: Getty
Alexa Chung. Photo: Getty
Bradley Cooper. Photo: Getty
Hoyeon Jung in Louis Vuitton. Photo: Getty
Chloe Fineman. Photo: Getty
 Hillary Clinton in Altuzarra. Photo: Getty
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness in Tom Ford. Photo: Getty
Alicia Keys. Photo: Getty
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Photo: Getty
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Riz Ahmed. Photo: Getty
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Camila Cabello. Photo: Getty
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Originally published in Vogue.com

In Pictures: The 90 Best Met Gala Outfits of All Time

In Pictures: The 90 Best Met Gala Outfits of All Time

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The Met Gala is where celebrities ascend to style icon status. On the first Monday in May, stars don’t just walk the red carpet, they climb the steps of the Metropolitan Museum in statement couture presenting their interpretation of the exhibition’s theme to the entire world. Unlike an awards show or a premiere, the goal isn’t to shine for a moment, it’s to create a look that resonates for decades. Despite the wealth of designer gowns and bespoke suits, few accomplish that feat, but those who do earn themselves a place in fashion history. The greatest hits—Rihanna’s papal chic, Kate Moss’s golden turban, Sarah Jessica Parker’s tartan Alexander McQueen, Erykah Badu’s glittering top hat, Madonna in a hippie caftan—rank among the best outfits ever to be worn. And their charms wouldn’t have been as compelling on another night.
The gala encourages the kind of innovation rarely seen elsewhere. The Costume Institute’s trove of landmark runway creations serves as an inspiration for guests, allowing them to take on fashion at its most avant-garde. Where else will you see Cardi B and a small army of assistants move a mountainous red Thom Browne train across a pink carpet? Or watch awestruck as Lady Gaga and Brandon Maxwell take their magenta nesting doll ballgown to the streets, much to the delight of New Yorkers. A standout Met look can be performative (Amber Valletta going full baroque in 2004), subversive (Daphne Guinness in a plume of McQueen feathers in 2011), witty Karolina Kurkova’s playful Viktor and Rolf in 2015, or referential (the Olsen twins and their yearly vintage surprise), it just can’t be boring.
The celebration in honor of the “About Time” show was canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis, but fashion’s biggest night returned last year with a fete in honor of ‘America: A Lexicon of Fashion’. In 2022 the party continues with a celebration for the exhibition’s part two, ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’. Get a front row seat to all of this year’s red carpet action by tuning into the 2022 Met Gala livestream on Monday, May 2nd at 6 p.m. E.T.
Though the gilded glamour theme this year promises to yield one of the greatest red carpets to date, the bar has been set high, and a look back at the Met’s best and boldest outfits represents fashion at its most inspiring. Here, 90 of the most memorable, daring, and over-the-top outfits ever.
Kate Moss in Calvin Klein, 1995. Photo: Getty
Sienna Miller in Burberry, 2006. Photo: Getty
Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen, 2006. Photo: Getty
Charlize Theron in Christian Dior, 2006. Photo: Getty
Elle Macpherson in Calvin Klein, 2005. Photo: Getty
Karolina Kurkova in Viktor and Rolf, 2005. Photo: Getty
Scarlett Johansson in Calvin-Klein, 2004. Photo: Getty
Linda Evangelista in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture, 2004. Photo: Getty
Amber Valleta in a Maggie Norris Couture Corset, John Galliano Skirt, 2004. Photo: Getty
Nicole Kidman in Tom Ford, 2003. Photo: Getty
David Bowie and Iman in Calvin Klein, 2003. Photo: Getty
Carmen Kass in Gucci, 2003. Photo: Getty
Selma Blair, 2003. Photo: Getty
Hillary Clinton in Oscar de la Renta, 2000. Photo: Getty
Demi Moore in Donna Karan, 2000.Photo: Getty
Gwyneth Paltrow in Gucci, 1999. Photo: Getty
Sean Combs and Jennifer Lopez, 1999. Photo: Getty
Elizabeth Hurley in Versace, 1997. Photo: Getty
Madonna in Versace, 1997. Photo: Getty
Naomi Campbell in Versace, 1995. Photo: Getty
Cameron Diaz in Christian Dior, 2007. Photo: Getty
Kate Hudson in Michael Kors, 2015. Photo: Getty
Alexa Chung in Erdem, 2015. Photo: Getty
Rihanna in Guo Pei, 2015. Photo: Getty
Monica Belluci in Dolce and Gabbana, 2014. Photo: Getty
Lupita Nyongo in Prada, 2014. Photo: Getty
Erykah Badu in Givenchy, 2014. Photo: Getty
David Beckham in Ralph Lauren Black Label and Victoria Beckham in Victoria Beckham, 2014. Photo: Getty
Dita von Tesse in Zac Posen, 2014. Photo: Getty
Sarah Jessica Parker in Phillip Treacy and Giles Deacon, 2013. Photo: Getty
Kim Kardashian in Givenchy, 2013. Photo: Getty
Ashley Olsen in Dior, 2013. Photo: Getty
Stella Tennant in Christopher Kane, 2013. Photo: Getty
Scarlett Johansson in Dolce & Gabbana, 2012. Photo: Getty
Rooney Mara in Givenchy, 2012. Photo: Getty
Carey Mulligan in Prada, 2012. Photo: Getty
Naomi Campbell in Alexander McQueen, 2011. Photo: Getty
Michelle Williams in Miu Miu, 2011. Photo: Getty
Madonna in Stella McCartney, 2011. Photo: Getty
Liv Tyler in Givenchy, 2011. Photo: Getty
Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney, 2011. Photo: Getty
Daphne Guinness in Alexander McQueen, 2011. Photo: Getty
Beyonce in Emilio Pucci, 2011. Photo: Getty
Kirsten Dunst in Rodarte, 2010. Photo: Getty
Oprah in Oscar de la Renta, 2010. Photo: Getty
Marion Cotillard in Dior, 2010. Photo: Getty
Gwen Stefani, 2010. Photo: Getty
Madonna in Louis Vuitton, 2009. Photo: Getty
Tilda Swinton in Prada, 2009. Photo: Getty
Kate Moss in Marc Jacobs, 2009. Photo: Getty
Julia Roberts in Armani, 2008. Photo: Getty
Gisele Bundchen in Versace, 2008. Photo: Getty
Christina Ricci in Givenchy, 2008. Photo: Getty
Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera, 2007. Photo: Getty
Cate Blanchett in Balenciaga, 2007. Photo: Getty
Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren, 2015. Photo: Getty
Rihanna in Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano, 2018. Photo: Getty
Kim Kardashian in Versace, 2018. Photo: Getty
Frances McDormand in Valentino, 2018. Photo: Getty
Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn, 2018. Photo: Getty
Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger, 2016. Photo: Getty
Zendaya in Dolce & Gabbana, 2017. Photo: Getty
Rihanna in Comme des Garçons, 2017. Photo: Getty
Halle Berry in Atelier Versace, 2017. Photo: Getty
Kylie Jenner in Versace, 2017. Photo: Getty
Katy Perry in Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano, 2017. Photo: Getty
Jennifer Lopez in Valentino, 2017. Photo: Getty
Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang, 2017. Photo: Getty
Taylor Swift in Louis Vuitton, 2016. Photo: Getty
Selena Gomez in Louis Vuitton, 2016. Photo: Getty
Lupita Nyongo in Calvin Klein, 2016. Photo: Getty
Karlie Kloss in Brandon Maxwell, 2016. Photo: Getty
Emma Watson in Jean Paul Gaultier , 2016. Photo: Getty
Brie Larson in Proenza Schouler, 2016. Photo: Getty
Beyonce in Givenchy, 2016. Photo: Getty
Blake Lively in Burberry, 2016. Photo: Getty
Florence Welch in Gucci, 2016. Photo: Getty
Solange in Giles Deacon, 2015. Photo: Getty
Miley Cyrus in Alexander Wang, 2015. Photo: Getty
FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane, 2015. Photo: Getty
Lady Gaga in Alexander Wang, 2015. Photo: Getty
Fan Bingbing in Christopher Bu, 2015. Photo: Getty
Cher in Marc Jacobs, 2015. Photo: Getty
Zendaya in Jean Paul Gaultier, 2018. Photo: Getty
Iman in Harris Reed. Photo: Getty
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga, 2021. Photo: Getty
Cardi B in Thom Browne, 2019. Photo: Getty
Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell, 2019. Photo: Getty
Katy Perry in Moschino, 2019. Photo: Getty
Kristen Stewart in Gucci, 2019. Photo: Getty
Originally published in Vogue.com

10 Times Arab Stars Lit Up the Met Gala Red Carpet in Standout Looks

10 Times Arab Stars Lit Up the Met Gala Red Carpet in Standout Looks

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Arab representation at the Met Gala has only gotten bigger and better over the years, with many regional names making Best Dressed lists. Embracing the theme each year with their own unique takes, the Middle East’s much-loved have left a mark on “fashion’s biggest night out”, which makes their appearances that much more anticipated.
In 1997, part-Lebanese actor Salma Hayek attended her first Met Gala which paid tribute to the late Gianni Versace. For the occasion, she dressed in a custom black Atelier Versace dress which featured a mix of fabrics and a daring thigh-high slit. Many more red carpets later, Hayek served up another noteworthy look in 2019, dressed in a black and gold Gucci gown and a star crown for the theme ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion’. The same year saw a number of standout moments from Arabs, such as Gigi Hadid‘s dramatic all-white outfit by Michael Kors (worn with a makeup look to match), and Imaan Hammam‘s bright pink number by Peter Dundas, complemented with two-tone frosted eyeshadow.
Among the most memorable and rare appearances made at the Met Gala were ones by HM Queen Rania of Jordan, and Amal Clooney. In 2016, Queen Rania was the only royal at the event, and chose to eschew the theme ‘Manus X Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology’ to go for a graceful Valentino gown. Later in 2018, Clooney walked the carpet for the second and last time, making a statement in navy trousers attached to a sweeping train and a floral corset by Richard Quinn.

Below, take a look at the best Met Gala looks of all time, courtesy of Arab stars
Salma Hayek in Atelier Versace in 1997. Photo: Instagram.com
Queen Rania in Valentino in 2016. Photo: Instagram.com
Amal Clooney in Richard Quinn in 2018. Photo: Instagram.com
Bella Hadid in Chrome Hearts in 2018. Photo: Instagram.com
Imaan Hammam in Zac Posen in 2018. Photo: Instagram.com
Gigi Hadid in Versace in 2108. Photo: Instagram.com
Imaan Hammam in Peter Dundas in 2019. Photo: Instagram.com
Salma Hayek in Gucci in 2019. Photo: Instagram.com
Gigi Hadid in Michael Kors in 2019. Photo: Instagram.com
Iman in Harris Reed in 2021. Photo: Instagram.com
Read Next: Pictures: 23 of the Best Dressed Celebrity Couples Seen on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Pictures: 23 of the Best Dressed Celebrity Couples Seen on the Met Gala Red Carpet

Pictures: 23 of the Best Dressed Celebrity Couples Seen on the Met Gala Red Carpet

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In the world of red carpet style, the Met Gala has been the place for celebrity couples to be seen together. Whatever the theme, many famous pairs have coordinated their looks for the stylish affair. 2019’s camp-themed affair, for instance, saw a particularly high number of couples who matched for the event. And with this year’s Met Gala rapidly approaching, Vogue is celebrating the spirit of the ball, looking back on the couples’ style moments that still resonate today.
If the Met Gala is a place for bold, one-of-kind fashion to be unveiled, it’s also a place where high-profile couples have made their red carpet debuts. Take Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik, who walked the red carpet for the first time together in 2016: The stars wore futuristic getups inspired by the year’s technology theme, Hadid in a space-age, chic Tommy Hilfiger gown and Malik in a Versace suit with robotic-style sleeves. For other couples, the Met Gala has served as a meet-cute spot. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra met for the first time at the soirée in 2017, and now the pair are husband and wife.
Other famous duos who have been fixtures at the Met Gala as well include the likes of David and Victoria Beckham, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, and Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner—who could forget the latter couple’s matching geometric looks by Louis Vuitton in 2019, which they wore just one week after getting hitched? Last year, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky set the Internet ablaze when they showed up to the Met steps in matching voluminous looks (Rihanna in Balenciaga, Rocky in ERL).
Below, see 23 of the best celebrity couples who have made style statements twice as nice.
Elizabeth Hurley and Hugh Grant, 1995
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David Bowie and Iman, 2008
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Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, 2008
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, 2011
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Jay-Z and Beyoncé, 2011
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Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, 2012
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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, 2014
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David and Victoria Beckham, 2014
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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, 2015
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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, 2016
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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, 2016
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Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman, 2016
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Amal and George Clooney, 2018
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Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre, 2018
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Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner, 2019
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Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter, 2019
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas, 2019
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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, 2019
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A$AP Rocky and Rihanna, 2021
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Justin and Hailey Bieber, 2021
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Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams, 2021
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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz, 2021
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, 2021
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Originally published in Vogue.com
Read Next: Met Gala 2022 Dress Code, Hosts, Guests, and More: Everything To Know About Fashion’s Biggest Night

Met Gala 2022 Dress Code, Hosts, Guests, and More: Everything To Know About Fashion’s Biggest Night

Met Gala 2022 Dress Code, Hosts, Guests, and More: Everything To Know About Fashion’s Biggest Night

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The 2022 Met Gala theme, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, is built around the tenets of American style, and celebrates unsung heroes of US design. Even though only eight months will have passed since Kim Kardashian climbed the Met steps in her Balenciaga mask by then, this year’s ceremony will take place on May 2—a return to the event’s traditional first Monday in May slot after two years of COVID chaos.

Below, everything you need to know about the 2022 Met Gala.
When is the Met Gala 2022?
The 2022 Met Gala will take place on Monday, May 2, in New York City. It celebrates the second volume in a two-part Costume Institute exhibition. The first, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, opened on September 18, and was preceded by the 2021 Met Gala on September 13.
What is the Met Gala 2022 theme?
The theme for part two is In America: An Anthology of Fashion, and the exhibition will see Andrew Bolton, head curator of the Museum of Modern Art’s Costume Institute, focus on inclusivity in fashion. “Who gets to be American?” was a question posed at Prabal Gurung’s spring/summer 2020 show, and it will be addressed at the Met Gala 2022, as well.
As for the exhibition, presented across 13 of the American period rooms in the museum, it “provides a historical context for Lexicon, in a way,” Bolton told Vogue. “The stories really reflect the evolution of American style, but they also explore the work of individual tailors, dress-makers, and designers,” he says. “What’s exciting for me is that some of the names will be very familiar to students of fashion, like Charles James, Halston, and Oscar de la Renta, but a lot of the other names really have been forgotten, overlooked or relegated into the footnotes of fashion history. So one of the main intentions of the exhibition is to spotlight the talents and contributions of these individuals, and many of them are women.”
Who will host the Met Gala 2022?
On March 17, Vogue announced that its 2022 hosts would include Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda as the night’s official co-chairs, while designer Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour will continue as honorary co-chairs.
When did the Met Gala 2021 take place?
After the 2020 Met Gala was canceled due to the pandemic, the Costume Institute announced a two-part version for 2021 and 2022. The first exhibition, with a theme of In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, opened on September 18, and the 2021 Met Gala itself—which was co-chaired by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka—took place five days earlier on September 13.
What was the Met Gala 2021 theme?
The theme for part one celebrated American designers, as well as cultural, political and social events that occurred during the pandemic. “The main one was the fact that the American fashion community has been supporting us for 75 years, really since the beginning of the Costume Institute, so I wanted to acknowledge its support, and also to celebrate and reflect upon American fashion,” Andrew Bolton, the curator in charge of the Costume Institute, told Vogue at the time. And he also felt it needed to be revisited (American Ingenuity in 1998 was the last big exhibition to cover the theme).
“I think that the emphasis on conscious creativity was really consolidated during the pandemic and the social justice movements,” Bolton said. “And I’ve been really impressed by American designers’ responses to the social and political climate, particularly around issues of body inclusivity and gender fluidity, and I’m just finding their work very, very self-reflective. I really do believe that American fashion is undergoing a Renaissance. I think young designers, in particular, are at the vanguard of discussions about diversity and inclusion, as well as sustainability and transparency, much more so than their European counterparts, maybe with the exception of the English designers.”
How can I watch the Met Gala 2022?
Last year, Vogue livestreamed the Met Gala on its website, beginning from 5:30pm EST. The coverage was hosted by actor and recording artist Keke Palmer, and actor, writer, and director Ilana Glazer, with the pair interviewing guests as they arrived on the Met Gala red carpet. Fashion fans can follow all the action on Vogue’s livestream once again for 2022.
Who were the hosts for the Met Gala 2021?
The event on September 13 was hosted by co-chairs Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka, and honorary chairs Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour. Due to pandemic guidelines, the celebrity-studded red carpet was a smaller affair than usual, with invites stipulating a dress code inspired by American Independence.
What is the Met Gala?
Organized and presided over by Anna Wintour since 1995, the Met Gala has become a much-loved annual celebration of fashion. Considered a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, it has traditionally been timed to mark the opening of its annual fashion exhibition. Year after year, the event raises eight-figure sums; 2019’s edition raised a record $15 million.
What happens at the Met Gala?
In short: it’s a secret. For this reason, guests must abide by the no phone (and, therefore, no social media) policy. However, Kendall Jenner gave us a behind the scenes look at the Met Gala through her camera last year. The event usually involves a high-profile performer (like Rihanna), and guests always explore the gallery before sitting down together for dinner.
How many people attend the Met Gala?
The event usually hosts around 600 attendees, although a smaller number attended the 2021 Met Gala.
How much is a ticket to the Met Gala?
If you’re lucky enough to be on the guest list then you don’t pay to attend. If you’re not on the list, but have managed to secure a chance of attending, tickets are priced at around $30,000 each, with tables costing about $275,000.
Who is invited to the Met Gala?
Until the evening before the event, the guest list is top secret. But some of the biggest names in the business regularly attend – from Beyoncé and Lady Gaga to Madonna and Rihanna. More often than not, designers attend with their muses: think Marc Jacobs and Kate Moss, or Nicolas Ghesquière and Emma Stone.
What looks can we expect to see?
In keeping with the theme, look forward to a range of American talent represented, from the more established likes of Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui and Prabal Gurung, to the emerging, such as Pyer Moss, Christopher John Rogers and Vaquera.
Originally published in Vogue.com

The Met Gala 2022 Dress Code? Gilded Glamour

The Met Gala 2022 Dress Code? Gilded Glamour

Winona Ryder as May Welland in The Age of Innocence, set in the start of the Gilded Age. Photo: Everett Collection
At the bottom of the Met Gala invitations sent every spring is an inscription small in size but vital in importance: the dress code. In 2020, for “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” it was studied triviality. In 2021, for “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” it was American independence. And come May 2, 2022, for “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” it will be gilded glamour, white-tie.
Oh, yes. Dust off Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. The 2022 Met Gala will ask its attendees to embody the grandeur—and perhaps the dichotomy—of Gilded Age New York. The period, which stretched from 1870 to 1890 (Mark Twain is credited with coining the term in 1873), was one of unprecedented prosperity, cultural change, and industrialization, when both skyscrapers and fortunes seemingly arose overnight. Mrs. Astor and her 400 ruled polite society until the new-money Vanderbilts forced themselves in. Thomas Edison’s light bulb, patented in 1882, alit first The New York Times building and then the entire city. Alexander Graham Bell’s 1876 telephone made communication instant—and created a demand for operators to man the lines, leading one of the first mass waves of women into the workplace. Wages skyrocketed past those in Europe (although, as Jacob Riis captured in How the Other Half Lives, far from everyone benefited). Architects McKim, Mead, and White built Beaux Arts buildings up and down Fifth Avenue, beautifying the city in the process. And in 1893, Vogue was founded with the mission of publishing the “point of view of the cultivated citizens of the world.” Original stockholders included Cornelius Vanderbilt, Peter Cooper Hewitt, and John E. Parsons—last names that still live on in New York to this day.
For the upper echelon, fashion during that period was one of excess. Thanks to recent innovations of electric and steam-powered looms, fabric became faster and cheaper to produce. As a result, women’s dresses often featured a combination of many textiles, like satin, silk, velvet, and fringe, all adorned with over-the-top textures like lace, bows, frills, and ruffles. (The unofficial edict? The more going on, the better.)
A dinner dress by Mme. Grapanache, dated from 1884–86. The Gilded Age design is part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. Photo: Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Colors were rich and deep jewel tones. Lighter colors were only worn only at home, as they were impractical while walking in the streets of New York. Hats were a necessity when going out and often were adorned with feathers. (In fact, the Audubon Society was founded in 1895 in response to protecting birds from the millinery trade.) Corsets were commonplace, and in the 1870s to late 1880s, women embraced bustles to elongate their backsides—in fact, a commonly repeated conceit was that a bustle should be big enough to host an entire tea service. By the 1890s, however, they faded out of fashion, replaced by mutton sleeves, bell-shaped skirts, and pompadour hairstyles. This aesthetic was only further popularized by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson, whose pen-and-ink illustrations of the hourglass Gibson Girl were tremendously popular in publications and advertisements.
That’s not to say that all Gilded Age fashion was formal. As leisure activities like bicycling and tennis became popular among the well-heeled set, sportswear, for the first time, became an integral part of one’s wardrobe. Many women adopted a shirtwaist ensemble—or a long skirt paired with a feminine blouse—which allowed for easier movement, as perhaps best exemplified by John Singer Sargent’s 1897 portrait of Gilded Age socialite Edith Minturn.
However parties, balls, and soirées brought out the most extravagant style this country has ever seen. The opera, which was often frequented by the upper echelon, had a strict dress code: Women put on tulle dresses exposing their décolletage, opulent fur-lined cloaks, and elbow-length gloves, while men donned top hats. The 1880s also saw the arrival of the tuxedo in America. (Urban legend has it that a man named James Potter wore the English-originated design to a country-club ball in Tuxedo Park—hence the suit style’s name.)
Outrageous costume parties thrown by the most talented hostesses of the day had frenzied and fantastical fashions. Take Alva K. Vanderbilt’s March 1883 event for her daughter, Consuelo, which became known as the most lavish celebration of the era. “The Vanderbilt ball has agitated New York society more than any social event that has occurred here in many years,” The New York Times wrote dramatically at the time. “Since the announcement that it would take place, which was made about a week before the beginning of Lent, scarcely anything else has been talked about.” Guests spent outlandish attention to detail—and amounts of money—on their outfits: Alice Claypoole Vanderbilt came dressed as an electric light bulb, which meant a white gown satin trimmed with diamonds, complete with a diamond headpiece and a light bulb as a jewelry accessory. Her sister, Mrs. Ada Smith, meanwhile, wore an outfit completely covered in peacock feathers, from the train to the fan. Another guest donned a black-and-cream-colored satin embroidered with gold stars, accompanied with a diamond necklace and hairpiece. (It’s no surprise that Fifth Avenue fine-jewelry house Tiffany began to thrive during this era.)
Time will only tell how the guests interpret the dress code for the 2022 Met Gala when they arrive to the storied museum on the first Monday in May. However, for those still mulling over their outfits—perhaps we should end on a quote, written about the endlessly ethereal Countess Olenska, from Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence: “Everything about her shimmered and glimmered softly, as if her dress had been woven out of candle-beams, and she carried her head high, like a pretty woman challenging a roomful of rivals.”
Originally published in Vogue.com

Blake Lively Is a Met Gala 2022 Co-Chair! Here Are Her Best Met Looks Over the Years

Blake Lively Is a Met Gala 2022 Co-Chair! Here Are Her Best Met Looks Over the Years

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Compared to your typical movie premieres or awards ceremonies, the annual Met Gala encourages more of a dramatic, over-the-top dress code. No classic gowns allowed! It didn’t earn its nickname as the Superbowl of Fashion for nothing. And someone who’s always understood that sentiment? Blake Lively. Over the years, the stylish actor has nailed statement dressing on the step and repeat, and Vogue is looking back on all of her best Met Gala looks.
As someone who’s regularly attended the Met Gala since 2008, Lively is of course no stranger to the star-studded event. This year, she is also serving as one of the gala’s official co-chairs, alongside husband Ryan Reynolds and actors Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda—meaning she will likely deliver yet another stellar ensemble on the paparazzi-filled carpet. Over the years, Lively has cultivated a few Met Gala signatures. She favors gowns that have a high-dose of glamour, often finished with long, dramatic trains. Just take her last appearance in 2018, when she wore an ornate Versace look. The bodice took over 600 hours to bead, and the flowing train was so large that she had to take a party bus to the venue.
Other highlights from Lively include in 2017, when she wore a golden Versace number with a feathered, electric-blue train. In 2016, she wowed in Burberry’s strapless pink gown, the back of her cape-train embroidered with pretty florals. There’s also been many memorable style moments with her husband in tow. In 2014, for instance, they both looked the part of an Old Hollywood duo in Gucci—Reynolds in a sleek tuxedo and Lively in a blush-pink, figure-hugging gown with elegant draping. There’s no doubt that Lively will yet again come dressed to impress at this year’s Met Gala on May 2nd. Stay tuned!
Below, explore all of Lively’s best Met Gala looks over the years.
In Versace, 2018
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In Versace, 2017
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In Burberry, 2016
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In Gucci, 2014
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In Gucci, 2013
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In Chanel, 2011
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In Marchesa, 2010
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In Versace, 2009
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In Ralph Lauren, 2008
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Originally published Vogue.com

Inside Balenciaga’s Hush-Hush Met Gala After-Party–Where Justin Bieber Performed Once Again

Inside Balenciaga’s Hush-Hush Met Gala After-Party–Where Justin Bieber Performed Once Again

Justin Bieber, Hailey Bieber. Photo: Yvonne Tnt/BFA.com
Met gala attendees had their pick of after-parties—or did they? There was the Top of the Standard’s annual soirée, Rihanna did her thing over at 1 Oak, Kerby Jean-Raymond lured everyone to the Brooklyn cheesecake purveyor Junior’s, and LaQuan Smith hosted a bash beneath the Kosciuszko Bridge. But the very luckiest invite to score came courtesy of Balenciaga.
Co-hosted by Balenciaga, Justin Bieber, and Drew House, the celebration took place at Cathedrale in the East Village, which had been fully transformed from restaurant to nightclub with strobe lights and a black jersey textile haphazardly draped and swagged all over the space. The fabric was not dissimilar from the one that Kim Kardashian had fully sheathed herself in hours earlier on the gala’s red carpet—and speaking of Kim, she was there; now in a new Balenciaga getup that was only relatively less modest. (This time her face was on display, if partly shielded by a pair of superhero-esque sunglasses.)
Her sister Kendall Jenner was present, now in a Givenchy mini-dress in scarlet red. And so too was a bevy of Balenciaga-clad guests like Michaela Coel, Isabelle Huppert, Elliot Page, and Justin and Hailey Bieber. It wouldn’t be a Balenciaga party without the house’s mastermind, Demna Gvasalia, who arrived with BFRND. Elsewhere in the room, Kaia Gerber could be seen cozying up with Jacob Elordi in a banquette; Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox circulated the party in twinning emo-ensembles; and Rosé and Olivia Rodrigo sat side by side.
And though most everyone in the room had just seen Justin Bieber perform at the Met, is there such a thing as too much Bieber? Consider this the encore everybody wanted. Sometime after midnight, he took to the stage once again and delivered jazzy renditions of his crowd-pleasing hits “What Do You Mean?” and anthems-on-the-rise “Hold On” and “2 Much.”
It was a high note on which to finish off the night, and a moment that signified a return to celebration for celebration’s sake. New York is back! Can you Belieb it?

Read Next: “We Cannot Be Exclusive”— Demna Gvasalia on Relaunching Balenciaga’s Couture, and Opening the Salons to All
Originally published on Vogue.com

From Princess Diana to Beyoncé — Looking Back at 25 Years of Iconic Met Gala Moments

From Princess Diana to Beyoncé — Looking Back at 25 Years of Iconic Met Gala Moments

Lady Gaga at the 2019 Met Gala. Photo: Theo Wargo. Wireimage
Remember Kate Moss’s Met Gala debut, dressed in a minimalist Calvin Klein dress? What about Princess Diana, who stole the show in 1996? Or, when Cher bared (nearly) all in a sheer Bob Mackie gown? In honor of the Met Gala’s landmark 25th anniversary, this is your recap of the iconic fashion moments that defined the world’s most powerful red carpet.
1. Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell (2019)
You can always count on Lady Gaga to make a sensational (in this case, 16 minute) Met Gala entrance. For Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion, the superstar wore an enormous fuchsia cape coat (25 yards of fabric, to be precise), created by her longtime friend and collaborator Brandon Maxwell. The drama did not end there. Over the course of her live red-carpet performance, the cape was unfastened to reveal a black strapless bustier gown. Which was, in turn, shed to showcase a shocking-pink gown. Which was then removed to unveil a sparkling bra and knickers. “I know intrinsically that I have a camp soul,” she told Vogue while getting ready for the big event.
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2. Diana, Princess of Wales, in Dior (1996)
Princess Diana made her one and only appearance at the Met Gala in 1996, three months after news of her divorce from Prince Charles was first made official. By today’s red carpet standards — and the Met Ball’s empowered ‘naked dress’ phenomenon — Princess Diana’s look could be mistaken as demure, but this navy blue lingerie gown, a Dior classic designed by then creative director John Galliano, signaled a new, liberated moment. The 1996 Gala honored the legacy of Christian Dior, and naturally Galliano himself was on hand to escort the Princess of Wales around the Met, alongside former British Vogue editor-in-chief Liz Tilberis. We also can’t ignore the jewelry: a seven-stranded pearl choker necklace, with an enormous sapphire and diamond clasp.
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3. Rihanna in Guo Pei (2015)
We were torn between the superstar’s 2017 Comme des Garçons petal dress and the 2015 “omelette” cape-cum-gown by Chinese couturier Guo Pei, but for sheer impact — a 16-foot train, to be precise — the one-of-a-kind yellow cape wins. RiRi stole the show (and arguably the entire year in style), nailing the China: Through the Looking Glass theme in one fabulous fell swoop, with a piece weighing in at 25kg, which took more than two years to create. The Pei-RiRi partnership has since become the modern benchmark for how a designer, little known outside her home country, can become a worldwide Vogue sensation before the sun has set on the first Monday in May.
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4. Billy Porter in The Blonds (2019)
Pose star Billy Porter knows a thing or two about a show-stopping red carpet appearance. The Broadway stalwart’s First Monday in May moment saw him arriving in a sedan chair, carried atop the shoulders of six bare-chested men in an homage to Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra. The main event? A custom “Sun God” catsuit with 10ft wings, designed by The Blonds.
Photo: Ron Gallela. Wireimage
5. Bianca Jagger in Halston (1977)
When American designer Halston launched his eponymous clothing line in 1966, the Parisian fashion establishment was shaken. His was an accessible, unruly glamour worn by a decadent girl gang of ‘Halstonettes’ including Bianca Jagger, his date for the 1977 Gala (theme: Vanity Fair: A Treasure Trove) where New York’s explosive downtown scenesters and well-heeled uptown crowd mingled in the halls of the Met. Jagger wore a Halston halter-neck metallic dress with matching shawl and drawstring evening bag with an overtly disco edge. There was only one after-party destination: a new nightclub called Studio 54.
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6. Cardi B in Thom Browne (2019)
“I chose Thom Browne because he is the definition of camp,” Cardi B told Vogue as she prepared for the Met Gala red carpet. The look? A hand-embroidered oxblood gown festooned with 30,000 burned and dyed coque feathers, which reportedly took 35 people more than 2,000 hours to create.
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7. Diddy and Cassie (2017)
The Met Gala has a tradition of attracting extraordinary celebrity couplings (remember Donatella Versace and Matt Dillon in 1999?) and a knack for conjuring famous duos that don’t ordinarily court red-carpet attention. In 2017, Diddy (aka Sean Combs) wasn’t hung up about posing in front of the flashbulbs, preferring instead to recline on the Met Museum steps while then-girlfriend Cassie Ventura did her thing in a tiered On Aura Tout Vu gown. The upshot? Diddy did away with traditional red-carpet etiquette and made Met Gala magic in the process.
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8. Jackie Onassis in Valentino (1979)
Rewind to the Fashions of the Hapsburg Era-themed gala in 1979, when Jackie Onassis wore a black, strapless Valentino silk gown with matching capelet and a jewelry-free décolletage that would make today’s red-carpet minimalists proud. The unflashy fashion mood wasn’t just a one-night thing, but rather established the style that would take her through the final chapter of her life as a book editor in Manhattan, after returning to live in the US following the death of her second husband, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.
Photo: Ron Gallela. Wireimage
9. Naomi Campbell in Versace (1995)
Back in the pre-Instagram dark ages of 1995, when 2017 Met Gala essential KiraKira wasn’t even a twinkle in an app developer’s eye, Naomi Campbell sported a radiant, crystal-encrusted Versace column gown capable of blinding over-eager paparazzi. The impossibly glittering creation — a Gianni Versace masterpiece — found a perfect match in supermodel Naomi, who 25 years on, reigns more powerfully than ever.
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10. Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs (2009)
As far as dream Met Gala wingmen go, few can top Marc Jacobs. The designer accompanied BFF Kate Moss in 2009, when the supermodel wore a burnished metallic minidress and matching head wrap — both by Marc Jacobs. (File the coordinating shoes, custom YSL tributes, under ‘most powerful footwear of the 2000s’.) That year’s theme? The Model as Muse, which Moss had in the bag.
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11.Katy Perry in Moschino (2019)
If there’s one designer who knows how to unleash a theatrical (and witty) Met Gala moment, it’s Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott. The camp look he created for his friend, singer Katy Perry, featured a built-in corset with two hidden battery packs to illuminate the chandelier’s lights. “Who has ever been to a ball that did not have a chandelier?!” Scott deadpanned with Vogue.
12. Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney (1999)
Rock’n’roll offspring Liv Tyler and Stella McCartney flouted red-carpet convention in 1999, wearing custom “Rock Royalty” tees, which spelt out both the Gala’s theme (Rock Style) and their gilded lineage. The mischievously pared-down style move, which would probably still cause a stir today, triggered an instant DIY-look trend that would rule the high street for seasons to come (one-shoulder necklines included).
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13. Kylie and Kendall Jenner in Versace (2019)
How do two of social media’s most famous family prepare for the world’s stage? They mastermind feather-trimmed Versace gowns in zinging shades. Kylie Jenner, who also arrived alongside Travis Scott, went all-in, topping off her tonal lilac look with a coordinating lavender wig. The clashing-hues of this particular Jenner duo also dialed in the sister’s personal, off-camera style. Kylie had initially tried to persuade Kendall to wear pink, instead of orange, for a more matching look. “I was trying to convince her to do pink… but she’s not a pink girl, so she says,” Jenner told Vogue. The result? A wholly individual homage to showgirl camp.
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14. Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta (2014)
No Met Gala greatest hits roundup would be complete without The Sex and the City star. Our favorite? The sweeping Oscar de la Renta gown Parker wore to the 2014 Met Gala, honouring Anglo-American couturier Charles James, which is worthy of a Carrie Bradshaw finale sequence. That particular night was a big deal for both de la Renta and Parker, who were the event’s co-chairs. The actress’s look was a longtime labour of love, which the designer built from scratch especially for the occasion. The detail you may have missed? The dress’s black trellis motif featured de la Renta’s signature in scarlet embroidery, ‘sealing’ the eternal friendship of the designer and the muse.
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15. Cher in Bob Mackie (1974)
Decades before Kendall Jenner bared all in a bespoke crystalline dress by La Perla, Cher attended the second-ever Met Ball wearing a risqué custom feather-trim gown by Bob Mackie, her go-to costume designer. The singer’s shimmering cobweb dress kickstarted the Met’s ‘naked dress’ phenomenon and gave rise to a slew of homages, including the Roberto Cavalli gown Kim Kardashian West wore in 2015, Beyoncé’s legendary Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci moment (also in 2015) and Madonna’s thong-backed lace dress (also Givenchy) in 2016.

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18. Beyoncé in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci (2015)
Where Beyoncé goes, the rest of us follow. For the star’s former stylist Ty Hunter at the 2015 gala that meant literally following her. Beyoncé’s jewel-encrusted Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci dress required special care and attention, demanding Hunter was on hand (or, rather, knees) to make sure it was perfectly positioned for each flawless red-carpet shot.
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19. Lizzo in Marc Jacobs (2019)
It’s impossible to spotlight Lizzo’s decadently feathered Marc Jacobs look, which shutdown the 2019 red carpet (and after party) without also crediting the fact that the musician went straight to the airport the next day, accessorising the Barbie-pink, floor-sweeping feather coat with a cropped sweater, dressed-down trousers and heavy-duty sunglasses in Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class lounge.
Photo: Ron Gallela. Wireimage
20. Kate Moss in Calvin Klein (1995)
The supermodel’s first-ever appearance at the Met Gala is one for the fashion history books. The theme of the 1995 gala was Haute Couture, but in classic Moss-style, she elected to go for a straightforward, knockout gown. No pomp, no train, no fuss; this buttermilk design is Calvin Klein, and isn’t it just perfect?
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21. Sarah Paulson and Madonna (2017)
Sometimes even celebrities get starstruck, as demonstrated by actress Sarah Paulson, who cast off outdated red-carpet protocol at the 2017 Met Gala red carpet to fangirl Madonna and her now infamous camouflage Moschino dress.
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22. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West (2016)
If Kanye wants to (controversially) wear ripped ice-blue Fear Of God jeans and matching ice-blue contact lenses to the Met Gala, he will. Even if the dress code states “tech white tie”. Kanye’s glitzy jacket? Balmain. Kim’s glitzy dress? Balmain. The 2016 theme? Manus x Machina. The superstar wasn’t the last star to wear denim on the Met red carpet, however. A$AP Rocky did full-look Calvin Klein denim in 2017 to wide-sweeping acclamation from the fashion world.
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23. Lupita Nyong’o in Prada (2014)
Feather trims have been a longstanding part of the Met Ball fashion vocabulary — Julianne Moore, Rita Ora, Kirsten Dunst and Blake Lively have all worn cocktail-hour plumage on the Gala’s red carpet — but it’s Lupita Nyong’o’s custom Prada gown from the 2014 Charles James: Beyond Fashion themed gala that takes the prize. Styled by Micaela Erlanger, this was ornithological theatrics with a flapper twist; an emerald mesh dress decorated with crystals and paired with matching shoes and headband. Nyong’o’s Vogue cover-girl composure and the simple minidress she sported beneath completed the look.
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