See All the Amazing Arrivals at the 2022 Met Gala
After last year's September Met Gala interlude, the annual event is back in full swing, returning to its usual first Monday in May slot on the calendar. Of course, it's an opportunity for guests to showcase some of the most breathtaking and show-stopping dresses fresh off the Fashion Week runways, as well as custom designs created exclusively for them. This year's theme, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, is a continuation of last year's In America: a Lexicon of Fashion — though anyone who remembers Kim Kardashian's fully covered-up Spandex look will know that stylists and celebrities arrive in their own unique interpretation of the night's dress code.
For 2022's white-tie, Gilded Age directive, Vogue's Anna Wintour instructed Met Gala guests to embrace a more refined and formal take on gilt glamour, and it's up to co-chairs Regina King, Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda to set the tone, along with honorary co-chairs Tom Ford and Adam Mosseri. With top billing like that — Lively's been known to coordinate her couture with the carpet, after all — fashion's biggest night of the year is the one time going over-the-top is encouraged and embraced.
See what your favorite celebrities, models, and designers wore to this year's Met Gala and whether or not they decided to break the dress code.