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
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The Best Outfits From The Oscars 2022 After-Parties: Kim Kardashian, Sophie Turner, Hailey Bieber, and More
The 2022 Oscars certainly proved to be a memorable affair, from stand-out red carpet looks to that Will Smith moment on stage. Following a dramatic ceremony, stars headed to the Vanity Fair Oscars Party – where newly-crowned Oscar winners including Smith, Jessica Chastain, Ariana DeBose and Billie Eilish all made an appearance.
Below, see all the best 2022 Oscar after-party looks from the night.
Wearing a custom Chloé design featuring a C-shaped clasp.
Looking ethereal in a fairytale Gucci dress.
Wearing a bustier Dior dress and matching tulle headpiece.
Modelling a cherry-red gown by Louis Vuitton.
Roadtesting the all-leather trend with a little help from Alexander McQueen.
Wearing a vintage Armani Privé look from autumn/winter 2011.
In a figure-hugging Saint Laurent design and chunky gold bangles.
Causing a stir in a Han Kjøbenhavn look.
Celebrating her Best Actress win in emerald-green Gucci.
Stealing the limelight in a double-breasted Sportmax suit.
Timeless in a Chanel LBD fresh off the Paris Fashion Week runway.
Taking a page out of older sister Kim’s book in an attention-grabbing Balenciaga gown.
Marrying her Hepburn-inspired glam with a streamlined Saint Laurent dress.
Bringing a welcome pop of colour to the red carpet in a spring/summer 2022 Fendi look.
Celebrating her first Oscar win in jet-black Simone Rocha.
In a polka-dotted gown from Off-White’s autumn/winter 2022 collection.
All smiles in a frothy Carolina Herrera gown.
Sporting custom Dior, her go-to designer since her own Best Actress win for Black Swan in 2011.
Trading her usual dark palette for bright turquoise Balenciaga.
Dressed to dance in an iridescent Versace minidress.
Wearing bold Stéphane Rolland couture with failsafe Wolford tights.
Wearing a Saint Laurent dress lifted from Anthony Vaccarello’s most recent collection.
Wearing one of Versace’s iconic safety-pin dresses à la Liz Hurley.
Making a statement in Schiaparelli couture.
In a plunging Carolina Herrera gown.
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Spotted: Kim Kardashian serving head-to-toe Balenciaga. Again. This time, though, the reality star opted for a look in the most vibrant shade of pink, made up of a matching bandeau crop top, short gloves, and high-waisted pantaboots, all topped off with black The Matrix-style wraparound shades. The color is trending right now, but Kardashian and this particular shade of fluoro pink have history.
For her SNL debut last year, the 41-year-old entrepreneur delivered no fewer than three hot-pink Balenciaga looks that sent social media into a tailspin. From a velvet bodysuit equipped with gloves and a sporty full-length anorak jacket, to a Spandex catsuit worn with a feathered floor-length coat thrown over the top, the trifecta of style moments confirmed that Kim is totally obsessed with the shade.
Since then, Kardashian released an all pink Skims range for Valentine’s Day earlier this year, and has worn a multitude of eye-catching looks in the ultra-girly shade (which happens to be one of the hottest colors of the autumn/winter 2022 show season). To go back even further, Kim Kardashian recently posted a picture of herself as a child in an all pink ensemble, further proving her devotion. Mean Girls might wear pink on Wednesdays, but for Kim, it works for every day of the week.
Below, take a look at some of Kim Kardashian’s coolest pink looks of late.
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The young London-based designer Maximilian Davis has announced that he will be embarking on a new and exciting fashion journey as the creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo.
The Manchester-born creative, who showcased his eponymous brand’s autumn/winter 2022 collection during London Fashion Week last month, said on Instagram that he was “deeply honored” to be joining the renowned Italian label. Additionally, Davis, who was tapped by Lulu Kennedy to create under the Fashion East umbrella in 2020, shared that he was “looking forward to articulating his vision”.
Even before Davis, who cut his teeth at Grace Wales Bonner, landed the high-profile new gig, his harlequin patterned garments and elegant evening dresses had become an A-list favorite. Kim Kardashian’s outing in his plunging scuba body threatened to break the internet, and is up there with the all-time great celebrity rebound outfits. Meanwhile, self-proclaimed bad gal Rihanna has had several major moments in Davis’s designs. Her ComplexCon outfit in November, which included a show-stopping carmine halter from the spring/summer 2022 line, sent social media into a frenzy.
Below, six celebrities who can’t get enough of the Central Saint Martins graduate – and new creative director of Salvatore Ferragamo’s – designs.
The model attended the the Top Boy premiere in a harlequin dress from the autumn/winter 2021 collection.
The entrepreneur popped up on the ’gram wearing the designer’s deep-V scuba body.
Rihanna was spotted supporting A$AP Rocky at ComplexCon in a top to toe red outfit, featuring Maximilian’s sizzling scarlet Devoré halter from the spring/summer 2022 presentation.
Photo: Courtesy of Backgrid
The pop superstar loves a custom design and she pulled out all the stops for the 2021 British Fashion Awards. Davis created a bespoke crepe gown for Dua to wear on the red carpet.
Photo: Courtesy of Samir Hussein
The I May Destroy You creator looked a vision in one of the buzzy designer’s highly coveted gowns, at the 2021 BAFTAs. The designer told Vogue it was “one of the first pieces that I made in my bedroom before I applied for Fashion East”.
Photo: Courtesy of David M. Benett
After months of wearing nothing but Demna creations and appearing in Balenciaga’s spring 2022 campaign, Kim Kardashian appears ready to enter the next phase of her style evolution. Arriving in Milan just as the city’s fashion week festivities kicked off, Kardashian wore a piece that reflected several of the moment’s key trends. Dressed in a custom, caramel-colored nappa leather boiler suit from Prada, the reality star immediately captured the attention of the paparazzi. Kardashian made a splash by shielding her eyes from the flashbulbs with a pair of the brand’s sunglasses and adding a bit of sexiness to the look by letting her nylon Prada bra peek out from beneath her suit.
Boiler suits are currently experiencing a moment on the runways. One of the essential elements of Prada’s fall 2022 menswear show back in January, it featured prominently within the collection, and the versions worn by male models Hamaam Pelewura and Yoesry Detre correspond directly with Kardashian’s outfit. Baggy with snap closures and elasticized detailing at each wrist, it called to mind the vintage uniforms made famous by brands like Carhartt and Dickies. Keeping the top opened to the waist instantly changed the tone of the look, but the changes made by Kardashian and stylist Dani Levi didn’t detract from the workwear vibe.
Kardashian’s presence in Europe during the collections could mean that she’ll take in some of the season’s key shows, and Prada seems like a safe bet. Hours after her boiler suit moment, she showed up at the Fondazione Prada wearing black leather from head to toe. Most celebrities have mastered the art of making an entrance, but KKW rolled into town looking ready to take her place in the front row. Even if she doesn’t, she’s already managed to rack up some street style points thanks to those multiple outfit changes.
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Celebrities had an eventful couple of days in terms of fashion this week. To start things off, the Joy Awards in Saudi Arabia lit up the city of Riyadh with a star-studded guest list. Among the best dressed there were Nadine Nassib Njeim, who attended in a slinky black backless gown with crystal detailing by Aden Fashion, and Nancy Ajram, who went all-out in a gold Alexandre Vauthier number.
As the week progressed, all eyes were on Rihanna, who broke the news about her pregnancy with never-seen-before snapshots that revealed her baby bump. In true RiRi style, the musician chose a cool sartorial look for the big reveal—a hot pink vintage jacket from Chanel’s fall 1996 collection by Karl Lagerfeld, which was topped off with layers of pearls and gemstones. It’s safe to say that Rihanna’s maternity looks will inspire thousands of expecting moms to spruce things up with their pre-baby outfit picks as well.
Another celebrity who took over our Instagram feeds over the past few days was Jennifer Lopez. ICYMI, the star’s next film, Marry Me, releases soon, and J.LO currently has her hands full with promotional outings, which have been accompanied by a series of ‘gram-worthy OOTDs. This week, Lopez nailed the matchy-matchy trend in back-to-back layered looks, ranging from a snakeskin print Roberto Cavalli ensemble to a hot pink Valentino look, all of which were shared on stylist Rob Zangardi’s feed.
And that’s not all. Among this week’s most fashionable posts were the first look of Kim Kardashian‘s new campaign shots for Balenciaga, and Copenhagen Fashion Week’s most colorful, quirky street style moments. For SATC fans, there was no missing the final episode of And Just Like That…, which saw Carrie Bradshaw have a big fashion moment in an extravagant off-shoulder Valentino gown in a bold shade of tangerine. Never one to do things half-heartedly, the Sarah Jessica Parker paired the piece with bold pink gloves. Want more? Start scrolling to get in on all the action.
Kim Kardashian. Photo: Getty
Kim Kardashian’s Instagram-favorite brand Skims has received a megawatt valuation of $3.2 billion just two years after launch, following a new $240 million Series B funding round.
The round was led by Lone Pine Capital, with additional participation from D1, and existing investors Thrive Capital, Imaginary Ventures and Alliance Consumer Growth. Skims, best known for its waist-cinching nude shapewear and underwear that stretches twice its size, will use the funds to accelerate its retail and brand partnerships as well as product innovation, according to the company.
Since its foundation as a shapewear brand in 2019, Skims has expanded into loungewear in 2019 and sleepwear in 2021. Kardashian co-founded the brand with entrepreneur Jens Grede. His wife, and Skims founding partner, Emma Grede, is also the co-founder of Khloé Kardashian’s Good American denim line.
Skims launched its first pop-up store in Galeries Lafayette. Photo: Getty
With 3.6 million followers on Instagram, Skims sits alongside Kardashian’s other brands, KKW Beauty and KKW Fragrance. Following the most recent valuation, Skims has eclipsed Kardashian’s cosmetics empire: she sold 20% of her beauty and fragrance company to Coty in 2021 for $200 million, valuing it at $1 billion.
Skims originally launched as an online direct-to-consumer brand and has since expanded to mainstream luxury stockists from Selfridges and Ssense to Net-a-Porter and Nordstrom. In November, its body-contouring clothes got the Fendi seal of approval, with a collaborative collection spanning shapewear, hosiery, ready-to-wear, beachwear and accessories. In January, Skims released its second capsule for Team USA, after the first — worn by Team USA athletes at the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 — sold out in just 24 hours.
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