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Blake Lively's best Met Gala looks over the years

The Gossip Girl alum missed out on the Met this year 

Blake Lively's best Met Gala looks over the years
Faye James
Faye JamesSenior Editor
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Blake Lively  frequently graced the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Since 2008, life has mirrored art with Lively becoming a Met Gala regular.

Year after year, she is among the most anticipated arrivals at the star-studded, Vogue-hosted event. Her consistently stunning ensembles might explain why Anna Wintour selected her and husband Ryan Reynolds as gala co-chairs in 2022.

The "A Simple Favor" actress knows how to captivate at fashion's premier night, often choosing outfits featuring dramatic trains and intricate embellishments that stand out in red carpet photos. She has even coordinated with the carpet itself on multiple occasions.

Regrettably, Blake confirmed she will not attend the 2023 soiree, so let's take a look back at all the best outfits she has donned at past Met Galas.

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Since her Met Gala debut in 2008, Blake has attended 10 near-consecutive events, skipping 2012, 2015, 2019, and 2021. 

She has become a must-see star on the red carpet, often coordinating her dresses with the gala's color scheme. 

In 2018, Lively topped best-dressed lists with a red bejeweled Versace gown. She returned to the Met Gala in 2022 as a co-chair for "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" alongside Ryan. 

Wearing another Versace creation, she drew inspiration from iconic New York landmarks like the Statue of Liberty for her color-changing dress. "I arrived copper and then like New York City classic architecture, I patinaed," Blake explained in a Vogue red carpet interview. 

"This dress is an homage to New York City and so many of the classic iconic buildings."

In 2019 the "Shallows" actress chose Gucci Première again the following year, exuding Old Hollywood elegance in a beaded blush-toned gown with a floor-length cape."

She shared with People about her look for the event honoring the legendary couturier,:"This is a bit of a departure from Charles James, as he often incorporates numerous petticoats and graphic, geometric structures. This look is more reminiscent of the Charles James era, the 1940s and '50s. 

"I was hesitant to embrace Charles James too closely, as his iconic shapes and designs could lead to many people drawing from the same inspiration, resulting in everyone wearing the same dress."

While expecting her and Ryan's second child, in 2016 Lively looked stunning in a floral-detailed pink Burberry gown at the "Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology" gala.

"She participates in the creation and design process, which is truly inspiring," said Burberry's then-chief creative officer Christopher Bailey in a conversation with Vogue.

"We were drawn to the idea of merging intricate handcrafted methods with advanced technical materials. The outcome is truly unique — a jewel, just like Blake!"

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