Met Gala 2022: The best, riskiest and wow-factor celebrity outfits

·Fashion and Shopping Writer, Yahoo Life UK
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Stars descended on the red carpet for the 2022 Met Gala. (Getty Images)
Stars descended on the red carpet for the 2022 Met Gala. (Getty Images)

The first Monday in May can only mean one thing: the Met Gala is back in full swing. After a year’s hiatus and a pared-back affair in September 2021, the annual fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute has returned with a bang.

Celebrities from across the globe and spanning several industries, descended on the Met’s steps in New York for the glamorous evening, and this year’s Met Gala theme based on the museum’s exhibition, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, certainly did not disappoint.

Among those taking the ‘gilded glamour’ brief literally was Kim Kardashian, who’s Met Gala red carpet outfits have always been central to the news cycle, wearing Marilyn Monroe’s exact golden dress worn by the actress to serenade President John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday in 1962.

The dress, originally designed by costumier Jean Louis, is 60 years old and features over 6,000 hand-sewn crystals.

Elsewhere, co-host Blake Lively stunned in a custom Versace gown inspired by the history of New York City architecture, and released the decorative copper bow to reveal an even longer light blue train, said to represent the effect the weather has on the Statue of Liberty, whilst Billie Eilish wowed for a second time in a row wearing a corseted Gucci number that looked like it was straight out of the 19th century.

Keep scrolling for more of the most talked about looks from the 2022 Met Gala red carpet.

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid 2022 Met Gala red carpet
Gigi Haded wore a burgundy latex jumpsuit which featured a corset and a voluminous puffed over coat. (Getty Images)

Blake Lively

Met Gala Blake Lively 2022 Met Gala
Met Gala co-host Blake Lively wore a Versace gown inspired by New York's architecture, and later transformed the copper bow detail into a blue train. (Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian wore Marilyn Monroe's original Jean Louis dress as she walked the Met Gala red carpet with boyfriend Pete Daividson. (Getty Images)

Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley 2022 Met Gala
Jessie Buckley wore a pinstripe suit and accessorised with a faux moustache. (Getty Images)

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Stan wore a vibrant head-to-toe pink Valentino look at the 2022 Met Gala. (Getty Images)

Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham

Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet
Newlyweds Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham made their red carpet debut as a married couple on the Met Gala red carpet. (Getty Images)

Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney 2022 Met Gala red carpet
Sydney Sweeney wore a corsetted peplum gown by Tory Burch which transformed into a mini dress on the Met Gala red carpet. (Getty Images)

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish Met Gala red carpet
Billie Eilish hit the theme's nail on the head in a corsetted Gucci look. (Getty Images)

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion 2022 Met Gala red carpet
Megan Thee Stallion's gilded and feathered look was by Moschino. (Getty Images)

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Met Gala Red Carpet 2022
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian wore matching black skirts to the event, with Kourtney flashing some leg with a high slit, and Travis looking stylish in a pleated kilt (Getty Images)

Sigourney Weaver and Michael Kors

Sigourney Weaver and Michael Kors Met Gala red carpet
Sigourney Weaver wearing Michael Kors whilst walking the Met Gala red carpet with the designer. (Getty Images)

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss attends the 2022 met gala
Karlie Kloss's Givenchy dress featured lace and tulle cut-out sections. (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Daisy Edgar-Jones

Daisy Edgar-Jones attends The 2022 Met Gala
Daisy Edgar-Jones channelled flapper-girl chic in Oscar de la Renta for her first Met Gala red carpet. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington attends The 2022 Met Gala
Kerry Washington's Tory Burch gown featured a sweeping sheer train. (Getty Images)

Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal

Phoebe Bridgers and Paul Mescal Met Gala
Musician Phoebe Bridgers wore a sparkling Jonathan Simkha gown as she walked the red carpet with actor Paul Mescal. (Getty Images)

Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge arrives for the 2022 Met Gala
Model Lily Aldridge wore a custom Khaite gown covered in sequins. (AFP via Getty Images)

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi attends The 2022 Met Gala
Kid Cudi awore a caped Kenzo look. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade attend the 2022 Met Gala
Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade channel couple dressing at the 2022 Met Gala, both wearing Versace. (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams attends met gala
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams chose Thom Browne for the occasion. (Getty Images)

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne attends The 2022 Met Gala
Cara Delevingne removed her custom Christian Dior suit to reveal her body covered in gold paint. (Getty Images)

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner attends the 2022 met gala
Model Kendall Jenner wore a voluminous Prada gown. (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Khloe Kardashian

Khloe Kardashian attends The 2022 Met Gala
Khloe Kardashian joined her sisters in a golden Moschino gown. (Getty Images)

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski attends The 2022 Met Gala
Christine Baranski wore Thom Browne for the occasion. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Cardi B

Cardi B attends the 2022 met gala
Cardi B golden Versace look hit the 'gilded glamour' nail on the head. (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain attends The 2022 Met Gala
Jessica Chastain stunned in a sequinned Gucci dress and headwear. (Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Hailey Bieber

Hailey Baldwin Bieber attends The 2022 Met Gala
Model Hailey Baldwin Bieber wore a silky Saint Laurent dress. (Gotham/Getty Images)

Kate and Lila Moss

Lila Grace Moss and Kate Moss attend The 2022 Met Gala in Burberry
Lila Grace Moss joined her mother Kate Moss for the 2022 Met Gala. Both wore Burberry by Riccardo Tisci for the occasion. (Getty Images)

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan attends The 2022 Met Gala
The Great Gatsby actress Carey Mulligan wore a Schiaparelli column gown that took 4,000 hours to create. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Anna Wintour

 Anna Wintour attends The 2022 Met Gala
Vogue editor-in-chief and Met Gala chair Anna Wintour wore a sequin and feather-embellished Chanel gown for this year's event. (Getty Images)

Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Turner-Smith Met Gala red carpet
Jodie Turner-Smith wore a flapper-inspired Gucci cut-out dress. (Getty Images)

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner Met Gala red carpet
Kylie Jenner paid homage to the late Virgil Abloh in Off-White. (Photo by Gotham/Getty Images)

Emma Stone

Emma Stone Met Gala red carpet
Emma Stone rewore her wedding after party dress on the Met Gala red carpet. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner Met Gala red carpet
A pregnant Sophie Turner wore a long-sleeved Louis Vuitton look. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski Met Gala red carpet
Emily Ratajkowski wore vintage Atelier Versace. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Ashley Park

Ashley Park Met Gala red carpet 2022
Emily in Paris star Ashley Park wore a corsetted Atelier Prabal Gurung with feathered detailing. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Sara Sampaio

Sara Sampaio Met Gala red carpet 2022
Sara Sampaio wore a golden cut-out dress. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe Met Gala red carpet 2022
Janelle Monáe's sparkling monochrome gown featured a sequinned hood. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Maude Apatow

Maude Apatow Met Gala red carpet 2022
Maude Apatow wore a velvet and lace off-the-shoulder Miu Miu gown. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Lena Waithe

Lena Waithe Met Gala red carpet 2022
Lena Waithe wore a cut-out silver blouse beneath an embroidered turquoise satin suit. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Amy Schumer, Xiye Bastida and Gabriela Hearst

Amy Schumer, Xiye Bastida, and Gabriela Hearst Met Gala red carpet 2022
Actress Amy Schumer, climate activist Xiye Bastida and creative director Gabriela Hearst all wearing Chloé on the red carpet. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Iris Law

Iris Law Met Gala red carpet 2022
Iris Law wore a feathered Moschino cut-out gown. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow Met Gala red carpet 2022
Winnie Harlow wore a diaphanous look by couturier Iris Van Herpen. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Lily James

Lily James Met Gala red carpet 2022
Lily James wore a daring cut-out Versace gown with a thigh-high split. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Amber Valletta

Amber Valletta Met Gala red carpet 2022
Amber Valletta accessorised her golden plissé gown with opera gloves and gold jewellery. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Lizzo

Lizzo Met Gala red carpet 2022
Lizzo accessorised her gold-embroidered black gown with a gold flute. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell wore an embroidered Burberry look and accessorised with face jewellery. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Khloé Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian 2022 Met Gala
Khloé Kardashian wore a glamorous Moschino look, complete with opera gloves. (Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

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