All this year’s best, worst and wildest Met Gala outfits

Tuesday - 03/05/2022 07:09
Kim Kardashian went to extreme lengths to fit into one of the world’s most famous and expensive vintage dresses at today’s Met Gala.

Celebs have today walked the year’s wildest and most extravagant red carpet: the 2022 Met Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Guests this year have been told to dress in the theme of “Gilded glamour, white-tie” and asked to “embody the grandeur – and perhaps the dichotomy – of gilded age New York”.

It appears to be a narrower remit than previous years, where broad themes like “camp” saw celebs dress in a wild variety of outfits – scroll on to see how many of them actually stuck to Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s sartorial instructions and who went rogue (we’re looking at you, Kodi Smit-McPhee).

First up, a look we’ve all been waiting for. Kim Kardashian went for classic, old Hollywood glamour - literally - by wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’ dress.
 

Kim K. Picture: AFP
Kim K. Picture: AFP
 

Originally designed for Monroe by Jean Louis in 1962, it's considered the world’s most expensive dress, after Ripley’s museum in Florida purchased it for $6.8 million in 2016.

In a newly-published profile on Kim’s Met Gala prep on Vogue, it was reported that she went on a strict diet to be able to fit into the dress, which she’ll wear for just minutes on the red carpet before changing into an exact replica to keep the original safe.

Speaking on the red carpet, Kim said she lost “16 pounds” (7kg) in just three weeks so she’d be able to fit into the dress.
 

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 
Kim and Pete. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Kim and Pete. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Then there’s perhaps the night’s most confusing outfit: Red carpet photographers from Getty and most media outlets - yes, us included - initially reported that it was actor Jared Leto hidden in this truly bizarre ensemble:
 

Despite initial reports, this is not Jared Leto. Picture: Getty
Despite initial reports, this is not Jared Leto. Picture: Getty
 

But - shock! - it’s not him. It’s fashion entrepreneur Fredrik Robertsson:
 


Here’s Jared Leto - still keeping us on our toes by dressing identically to fashion designer Alesandro Michele, at left:

(L-R) Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto. Picture: AFP
(L-R) Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto. Picture: AFP
 

After giving the event a miss last year, red carpet highlight and Met co-chair Blake Lively is back in a breathtaking geometric strapless gown:
 

Blake Lively. Picture: Getty
Blake Lively. Picture: Getty
 

And check out the back - it looks like a whole different dress:

Blake Lively. Picture: Getty
Blake Lively. Picture: Getty

Lively’s husband Ryan Reynolds opted for a velvet tux:

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Here’s early arrival Vanessa Hudgens, daring in a totally see-through flowing black gown:

Vanessa Hudgens. Picture: Getty
Vanessa Hudgens. Picture: Getty

And check out this incredible photo:

Wow. Picture: Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Wow. Picture: Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
 

New York fashion queen Sarah Jessica Parker is here - and of course she doesn’t disappoint:

SJP. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
SJP. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Singer Lily Allen looks gorgeous:

Lily Allen. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Lily Allen. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Hugh Jackman is here with wife Deborra-Lee Furness, who’s channelling Patsy from Ab Fab with that beehive hairdo:

Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. Picture: Getty
Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. Picture: Getty
 

13 Reasons Why star Tommy Dorfman, who came out as transgender last year, looks stunning in this latex-esque green outfit:

Tommy Dorfman. Picture: Getty
Tommy Dorfman. Picture: Getty
 

Not sure how Gigi Hadid’s sleeping bag coat fits the theme but hey, she looks fab:

Gigi Hadid. Picture: Getty
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Gwen Stefani, 52, continues to age backwards:

Gwen Stefani. Picture: Getty
Gwen Stefani. Picture: Getty

This has already caused some controversy. Kylie Jenner appears to have interpreted the “Gilded Glamour” theme as “quickie Vegas wedding” - complete with backwards baseball cap?
 

Kylie Jenner. Picture: Getty
Kylie Jenner. Picture: Getty
 

Another unusual look from the Kardashian clan - here’s Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker:

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Model Emily Ratajkowski’s thrown everything at the wall in this busy ensemble:

Emily Ratajkowski. Picture: Getty
Emily Ratajkowski. Picture: Getty
 

Irish actress Jessie Buckley is gender-bending with this pinstripe suit, pencil moustache combo:

Jessie Buckley. Picture: AFP
Jessie Buckley. Picture: AFP

Former Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams is in striking black and white:

Maisie Williams. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Maisie Williams. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Model Amber Valletta looks regal in gold:

Amber Valletta. Picture: Getty
Amber Valletta. Picture: Getty

Also gorgeous in gold - Carey Mulligan:

Carey Mulligan. Picture: Getty
Carey Mulligan. Picture: Getty

More gold, this time from rapper Megan Thee Stallion:

Megan Thee Stallion. Picture: Getty
Megan Thee Stallion. Picture: Getty

It’s Lizzo! Looking like a queen, complete with sceptre:

Lizzo. Picture: Getty
Lizzo. Picture: Getty
 

Also rocking a prop - but not a top, it would seem - is Cara Delevingne:

Cara Delevingne. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Cara Delevingne. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Karlie Kloss looks statuesque, glamorous and slightly terrifying:
 

Karlie Kloss. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
Karlie Kloss. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
 

Also looking more Goth than gilded - Bella Hadid:

Bella Hadid. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Bella Hadid. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Katy Perry dialled down the quirk from previous years:

Katy Perry. Picture: Getty
Katy Perry. Picture: Getty

Singer Olivia Rodrigo’s purple gloved arms and butterfly pointy ears... it’s giving Avatar:

Olivia Rodrigo. Picture: Getty
Olivia Rodrigo. Picture: Getty
 

Star couple Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner had two attention-grabbing red carpet moments - Sophie’s baby bump and Joe’s bizarre lace-trained tuxedo jacket:

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Rapper Nicki Minaj is bravely carrying on despite apparently coming down with chicken pox:

Nicki Minaj. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Nicki Minaj. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Stiff competition but does Aussie The Power of The Dog actor Kodi Smit-McPhee have the night’s weirdest outfit? “So the theme is ‘gilded glamour’... where are my blue jeans, orthopedic shoes and washing up gloves?”

Kodi Smit-McPhee. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Kodi Smit-McPhee. Picture: Getty Images/AFP

Whatever you think of rocker Lenny Kravitz’s outfit, there are few men who’d look this good in a combo of lace and leather at 57:

Lenny Kravitz. Picture: AFP
Lenny Kravitz. Picture: AFP

Jessica Chastain is giving glamorous tarot card reader:

Jessica Chastain. Picture: Getty
Jessica Chastain. Picture: Getty
 

Actress Dakota Johnson had a red carpet reveal:

Dakota with coat.... Picture: Getty
Dakota with coat.... Picture: Getty

Dakota without coat. Picture: Getty
Dakota without coat. Picture: Getty
 

Check out model Winnie Harlow’s striking headdress:

Winnie Harlow. Picture: Getty
Winnie Harlow. Picture: Getty
 

And the other angle on that photo - here’s actress Claire Danes:

Claire Danes. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Claire Danes. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Singer Billie Eilish is giving Dangerous Liasons in this corseted dress:

Billie Eilish. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Billie Eilish. Picture: Getty Images/AFP

Billie Eillish. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Billie Eillish. Picture: Getty Images/AFP

Aussie model Miranda Kerr looks ethereal in this classic white strapless gown:

Miranda Kerr. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Miranda Kerr. Picture: Getty Images/AFP

Naomi Campell’s looking like fashion royalty from head to toe:

Naomi Campbell. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Naomi Campbell. Picture: Getty Images/AFP

Country pop singer Kacey Musgraves has teamed her dress with the world’s fluffiest fan:

Kacey Musgraves. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Kacey Musgraves. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
 

Controversial billionaire and new Twitter owner Elon Musk has brought his mum, model model Maye Musk, as his date:
 

Elon and Maye Musk. Picture: Getty
Elon and Maye Musk. Picture: Getty
 

Actress Dove Cameron looks like a Bird of Paradise with these ornate embellishments:

Dove Cameron. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
Dove Cameron. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Derry Girls and Bridgerton star Nicola Coughlan is pretty in pink:

Nicola Coughlan. Picture: Getty
Nicola Coughlan. Picture: Getty

Also rocking the pink, actress Tessa Thompson:

Tessa Thompson. Picture: Getty
Tessa Thompson. Picture: Getty
 

Here’s Vogue Editor and Supreme Met Gala Ruler herself, Anna Wintour:

Anna Wintour. Picture: Mike Coppola/Getty
Anna Wintour. Picture: Mike Coppola/Getty

Actress Julianne Moore is ethereal in white:

Julianne Moore. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP
Julianne Moore. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/AFP
 

Emma Stone looks.... nice:

Emma Stone. Picture: Getty
Emma Stone. Picture: Getty

Cindy Crawford’s model daughter Kaia Gerber looks like the spitting image of her mum in her 90s supermodel heyday:

Kaia Gerber. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Kaia Gerber. Picture: Getty Images/AFP

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz’s outfit looks... busy:

Chloe Grace Moretz. Picture: Getty
Chloe Grace Moretz. Picture: Getty
 

Mindy Kaling looks lovely in lilac:

Mindy Kaling. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
Mindy Kaling. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
 

Also in vibrant colour is the gorgeous Everything Everywhere All at Once star Michelle Yeoh:

Michelle Yeoh. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Michelle Yeoh. Picture: Getty Images/AFP


You want more colour? Sebastian Stan will give you more colour:

Sebastian Stan. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Sebastian Stan. Picture: Getty Images/AFP


Did Glenn Close shop at the same store? She’s also in vibrant pink:

Glenn Close. Picture: AFP
Glenn Close. Picture: AFP


More pink, this time from Brooklyn Beckham’s new wife, actress Nicola Peltz:

Nicola Peltz. Picture: Getty
Nicola Peltz. Picture: Getty


Bringing it for the men on the red carpet, it’s model and Gossip Girl actor Evan Mock:

Evan Mock. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
Evan Mock. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty


Singer Shawn Mendes is channelling Prince Charming:

Shawn Mendes. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty
Shawn Mendes. Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty


And here’s his recent ex, singer Camilla Cabello:

Camila Cabello. Picture: Mike Coppola/Getty Images/AFP
Camila Cabello. Picture: Mike Coppola/Getty Images/AFP

And here’s her ex-Fifth Harmony bandmate Normani, glammed up like a goth Little Bo Peep:

Normani. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Normani. Picture: Getty Images/AFP


Marvellous Mrs Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan is gleaming in gold:

Rachel Brosnahan. Picture: Getty
Rachel Brosnahan. Picture: Getty


Recent Grammy-winner Anderson.Paak is his usual flamboyantly fashionable self:

Anderson .Paak. Picture: Getty
Anderson .Paak. Picture: Getty


Musically or on a red carpet, Janelle Monae never disappoints, does she?

Janelle Monae. Picture: Getty
Janelle Monae. Picture: Getty


Hillary Clinton’s done that awkward thing where your outfit matches the red carpet a little too well:

Hillary Clinton. Picture: Getty
Hillary Clinton. Picture: Getty


How good does Venus Williams look?

Venus Williams. Picture: Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Venus Williams. Picture: Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

Priscilla Presley opted for a relatively low-key hooded black outfit, with armband pops of gold:

Priscilla Presley. Picture: Getty
Priscilla Presley. Picture: Getty


Also in black but much less low-key - theatre producer Jordan Roth:

Jordan Roth. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
Jordan Roth. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

Another all-black look, this time from Euphoria actress Maude Apatow:

Maude Apatow. Picture: Getty
Maude Apatow. Picture: Getty


Umm... nice sunglasses, Amy Schumer:

Amy Schumer. Picture: Getty
Amy Schumer. Picture: Getty
 

Kate Moss is in quite a similar look:

Kate Moss. Picture: Getty Images/AFP
Kate Moss. Picture: Getty Images/AFP

Photographer and director Autumn de Wilde is serving dandy realness:
 

Autumn de Wilde. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty
Autumn de Wilde. Picture: Jamie McCarthy/Getty

YouTuber Emma Chamberlain looks striking in a white and cream two-piece outfit:

Emma Chamberlain. Picture: Getty
Emma Chamberlain. Picture: Getty


More daring cut-outs on Caroline Wozniacki’s outfit:
 

Caroline Wozniacki. Picture: Getty
Caroline Wozniacki. Picture: Getty

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