Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively, SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must-See Looks

Blake Lively, Met Gala 2022
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There’s no red carpet like the Met Gala, and the Met Gala fashion of 2022 is a prime example of that.

The Met Gala—also known as the Met Ball, the Costume Institute Gala and the Costume Institute Benefit—is an annual fundraising event held each year on the first Monday in May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. The event benefits the museum’s Costume Institute, also known as the Anna Wintour Costume Center named after Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who has co-chaired the Met Gala since 1995.

The Met Gala started in 1948 by fashion publicist Eleanor Lambert as a fundraiser for the Costume Institute. In 1973, the Met Gala introduced its first theme, “The World of Balenciaga.” Since then, the event has dozens of themes that attendees, including actors, singers, models and social media stars, have had to follow as part of the Met Gala’s dress code. The 2018 theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The 2019 theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” The 2022 theme was “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.”

“The 2022 Met Gala will ask its attendees to embody the grandeur—and perhaps the dichotomy—of Gilded Age New York,” reads Vogue’s description of the Met Gala 2022 theme. “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.”

The description continued, “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.)”

But back to the red carpet. From the Kardashians to Emma Chamberlain, see below for the best Met Gala fashion of 2022 and who made fashion history on the red carpet.

Met Gala Fashion 2022

Rosalia

Rosalia, Met Gala 2022

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Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo, Met Gala 2022

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Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj, Met Gala 2022

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Lizzo

Lizzo, Met Gala 2022

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Kylie Jenner

Lizzo, Met Gala 2022

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Kourtney Kardashian & Travis Barker

Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker, Met Gala 2022

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Kim Kardashian & Pete Davidson

Kim Kardashian, Pete Davidson, Met Gala 2022

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Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian, Met Gala 2022

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jennner, Met Gala 2022

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry, Met Gala 2022

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani, Met Gala 2022

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Danai Gurira

Danai Gurira, Met Gala 2022

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Cardi B

Cardi B, Met Gala 2022

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Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne, Met Gala 2022

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Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson, Met Gala 2022

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Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr, Met Gala 2022

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Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge, Met Gala 2022

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Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain, Met Gala 2022

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Jasmine Tookes

Jasmine Tookes, Met Gala 2022

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Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid, Met Gala 2022

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Dove Cameron

Dove Cameron, Met Gala 2022

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Wearing Brilliant Earth earrings.

Tessa Thompson

Tessa Thompson, Met Gala 2022

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Nicola Coughlan

Nicola Coughlan, Met Gala 2022

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Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell, Met Gala 2022

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion, Met Gala 2022

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Maggie Rogers

Maggie Rogers, Met Gala 2022

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Madelaine Petsch

Madelaine Petsch, Met Gala 2022

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Kate Moss

Kate Moss, Met Gala 2022

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Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber, Met Gala 2022

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Chloe Bailey

Chloe Bailey, Met Gala 2022

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Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose, Met Gala 2022

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Addison Rae

Addison Rae, Met Gala 2022

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Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow, Met Gala 2022

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Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor, Met Gala 2022

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker, Met Gala 2022

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Sabrina Carpenter

Sabrina Carpenter, Met Gala 2022

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Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan, Met Gala 2022

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Paloma Elsesser

Paloma Elsesser, Met Gala 2022

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Kris Jenner & Corey Gamble

Kris Jenner, Corey Gamble, Met Gala 2022

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Hillary Clinton

Hilary Clinton, Met Gala 2022

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Chloe Fineman

Chloe Fineman, Met Gala 2022

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, Met Gala 2022

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys, Met Gala 2022

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Venus Williams

Venus Williams, Met Gala 2022

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Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes, Met Gala 2022

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Phoebe Dynevor

Phoebe Dynevor, Met Gala 2022

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Normani

Normani, Met Gala 2022

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling, Met Gala 2022

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Michelle Yeoh

Michelle Yeoh, Met Gala 2022

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Maude Apatow

Maude Apatow Met Gala 2022 Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively,  SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must See Looks

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Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

Joe Jonas Sophie Turner Met Gala 2022 Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively,  SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must See Looks

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Joan Smalls

Joan Smalls Met Gala 2022 Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively,  SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must See Looks

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HoYeon Jung

Hoyeon Jung Met Gala 2022 Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively,  SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must See Looks

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Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan Met Gala 2022 Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively,  SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must See Looks

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Evan Mock

Evan Mock Met Gala 2022 Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively,  SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must See Looks

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Emma Stone

Emma Stone Met Gala 2022 Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively,  SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must See Looks

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Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz Met Gala 2022 Met Gala Fashion 2022: Blake Lively,  SJP, Emma Chamberlain & More Must See Looks

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Camila Mendes

Camila Mendes, Met Gala 2022

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Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello, Met Gala 2022

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Ashley Park

Ashley Park, Met Gala 2022

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Chloe Kim

Chloe Kim, Met Gala 2022

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Tommy Dorfman

Tommy Dorfman, Met Gala 2022

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Wearing Christopher Kane.

Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber, Met Gala 2022

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Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monae, Met Gala 2022

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Wearing Ralph Lauren.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively Met Gala 2022

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Blake Lively, Met Gala 2022

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Wearing Versace.

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves, Met Gala 2022

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Wearing Ralph Lauren.

Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain, Met Gala 2022

Image: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP.

Wearing Louis Vuitton.

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens, Met Gala 2022

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Wearing Moschino.

La La Anthony

La La Anthony, Met Gala 2022

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Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour, Met Gala 2022

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What is the Met Gala 2022 theme?

What is the Met Gala 2022 theme? The Met Gala 2022 theme is “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” a part two to the 2021 theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” According to Vogue, the theme has an emphasis on gilded glamour and white tie attire. “The 2022 Met Gala will ask its attendees to embody the grandeur—and perhaps the dichotomy—of Gilded Age New York,” reads Vogue’s description of the Met Gala 2022 theme. “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.”

The description continued, “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.)”

Andrew Bolton, head curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, also told Vogue in 2022 about how the museum’s Met Gala 2022 exhibition—which is presented across the 13 American period rooms of the Met—“provides a historical context for Lexicon, in a way.” “The stories really reflect the evolution of American style, but they also explore the work of individual tailors, dress-makers, and designers,” he continued. “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 are the Met Gala 2022 hosts?

Who are the Met Gala 2022 hosts? The Met Gala 2022 co-chairs are Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King and Lin=Manuel Miranda. Designer Tom Ford and Instagram executive Adam Mosseri are honorary co-chairs, alongside Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour.

When is the Met Gala 2022?

The Met Gala 2022 is on May 2, 2022. The Met Gala has been held each year on the first Monday in May since the early Met Galas.

Where is the Met Gala 2022?

The Met Gala 2022 will be held at the Metropolitan Musem of Art on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City. The event has been held at The Met since the early Met Galas.

Anna: The Biography by Amy Odell

"Anna: The Biography" by Amy Odell

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For more about Anna Wintour and the Met Gala, read Amy Odell’s 2022 book, Anna: The Biography. The biography—which was named as Bloomberg’s “10 Most Compelling Books to Put on Your Reading List This Spring”—follows Wintour’s life and career, from her childhood as a tomboy in the 1950s to how she found her love of fashion as a teenager in 1960s London. The book also dives into how Wintour became the editor-in-chief of Vogue after she left high school to work at a boutique in London and made her way to New York, where she started her career at Condé Nast and made a name for herself as the fashion media powerhouse the world knows today. Written by former Cosmopolitan editor Amy Odell, Anna gives a candid look into Wintour’s personal story and the “hierarchical dynamics of the fashion industry” still foreign to outsiders. “Anna charts the relentless ambition of the woman who would become an icon,” the publisher’s description reads.

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