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Met Gala 2022: The most glamorous red carpet looks from Katy Perry to Gwen Stefani

This year's theme is Gilded Glamour

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Jenni McKnight
Jenni McKnightUS Lifestyle Editor
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The first Monday in May is finally upon us and that can only mean one thing – the Met Gala has arrived!

While it's only been eight months since its last outing due to coronavirus-related delays, this year's ball promises to be bigger and better than ever thanks to the fabulous theme, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, or 'Gilded Glamour and White Tie' – you basically can't get more formal than this!

Co-chaired by Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda, while Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Instagram’s Adam Mosseri will serve as honorary co-chairs, guests at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art have been asked "to embody the grandeur — and perhaps the dichotomy — of Gilded Age New York".

Fashion at the time of the Gilded Age, a major period of economic growth in American history, featured corsets, long-boned bodices, and hourglass silhouettes, so expect to see elaborate floor-length gowns with evening gloves, and the odd tiara or two, and men in tailcoats, white waistcoats, and white bow ties.

Here are the most glamorous red carpet looks from the 2022 Met Gala…

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian looked incredible wearing Marilyn Monroe's iconic gold gown designed by Jean Louis from a sketch by Bob Mackie. The late icon wore the dress when she infamously sang happy birthday to President John F. Kennedy in 1962, just three months before her tragic death.

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Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani turned heads in this stunning lime green Vera Wang combo, which featured a bra top with a ruffled skirt and matching gloves.

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Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Met Gala co-chairs Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds looked like royalty on the red carpet. Blake's Atelier Versace dress was an optical illusion as it changed from bronze to blue halfway up the stairs to the museum.

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Blake's eye-catching strapless metallic gown reportedly symbolizes the oxidation of the Statue of Liberty, and its intricate beading represents the ceiling of Grand Central Station. Blake told E! News that the bodice of the dress represents the Empire State Building.

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Lizzo

Lizzo looked amazing in this black and gold Thom Browne creation.

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Nicola Peltz Beckham

Nicola Peltz looked pretty in pink in this eye-catching sheer pink dress by Valentino. 

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Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner looked incredible in this dramatic Prada outfit that featured a sheer top and an elaborate ruffled skirt. Loving the bleached eyebrows too.

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Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner highlighted her baby bump in a floor-length black Louis Vuitton dress that had fishnet-style cut-out detailing across the shoulders and stomach. Her husband Joe Jonas added a quirky touch to his white Louis Vuitton tailcoat, which extended from the back to the floor.

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Phoebe Dynevor

Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor looked gorgeous in a black sheer Louis Vuitton lace dress with a tulle skirt that featured a thigh-split and delicate bead detailing on the hem. We love her darker locks styled into bouncy curls.

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Emma Stone

New mom Emma Stone looked like a ballerina in her short white Louis Vuitton dress that featured a low-cut neckline and a pretty feathered hem.

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Gemma Chan

Crazy Rich Asians star Gemma Chan looked like a work of art in her sculptured black and silver Louis Vuitton dress that dazzled with intricately placed beads and gems.

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Alexa Chung

Alexa Chung looked elegant in this silky white dress with delicate draping by Christian Siriano and Maison Boucheron jewelry. 

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Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz looked amazing in this leather and lace ensemble that featured a sheer lace corset, embroidered lace sleeves, and a lace cape.

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Amber Valletta

Actress Amber Valletta looked beautiful in a gold pleated vintage Azzaro gown with structured shoulders and Buccellati jewels.

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Cynthia Erivo

Actress and singer Cynthia Erivo made a statement in her elaborate white, Louis Vuitton dress that featured a stunning feather train. 

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner looked like a bride in her Off-White gown complete with full tiered tulle skirt and backwards baseball cap, which was adorned with a mini veil and floral appliqué work, in honor of the brand's late founder, Virgil Abloh.

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Jessica Chastain

Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain nailed the Gilded Glamour theme in her all-over sequin embroidered red Gucci gown with matching hair accessory.

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Camila Mendes

Riverdale star Camila Mendes opted for a striking gold dress with an eye-catching tasseled skirt and nude evening gloves.

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Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore looked typically gorgeous in this Grecian-style Tom Ford dress with matching elbow-length gloves.

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Kaia Gerber

Cindy Crawford's daughter Kaia Gerber wore this stunning Alexander McQueen, silver beaded dress with fringe detailing.

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Anna Wintour

Vogue editor-in-chief and honorary co-chair Anna Wintour rocked a tiara with her colorful Chanel column dress and matching tasseled cape.

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Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello rocked an elaborate white gown with multi-colored floral embellishments by Prabal Gurung. 

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James Corden and Julia Carey

James Corden looked dapper in a classic black suit with a white bowtie, while his wife Julia Carey stunned in a green velvet, floor-length dress with Victorian-style lace detailing and a high neck.

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Janelle Monae

Singer Janelle Monae was a vision in Ralph Lauren and Delfina Delettrez.

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Kacey Musgraves

Country music singer Kacey Musgraves wowed in this beautiful Prada gown with bejeweled detailing, accessorizing with a large feather fan.

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Maude Apatow

Euphoria star Maude Apatow looked elegant in this beautiful sheer Miu Miu dress with velvet cups and beaded fringe detailing.

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Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer opted for a black Chloé dress with a jagged hemline and a pair of sunglasses.

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Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling highlighted her recent weight loss in this stunning lavender gown by Prabal Gurung. We love the purple flower detailing on the shoulders.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker made a statement in this black-and-white Christopher John Rogers dress and a feathered hat.

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Tommy Dorfman

Tommy rocked a green latex Christopher Kane fishtail dress with black latex evening gloves.

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Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens, who co-hosted the Meta Gala red carpet livestream, looked like a gothic princess in her sheer black Moschino gown that featured puff sleeves, lace detailing across her chest, and a stunning lace train.

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Venus Williams

Venus Williams kept it slick in a black Chloé pantsuit with a blinding diamond necklace.

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Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys rocked this silver sequin Ralph Lauren dress with a silky black cape that featured the New York City skyline.

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Ariana DeBose

Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose made an entrance in this sequin, tulle, black and gold Moschino gown.

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Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish went all-out with the theme, wearing a custom Gucci ivory and satin corseted gown, complete with a green lace underlay and gathered ivory skirt, that was made entirely with upcycled materials. 

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Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan wore this black and gold gown by Schiaparelli.

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion looked fierce in this gold Moschino dress with thigh-split and feathered cape.

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Stormzy

Rapper Stormzy made a surprise appearance at the Met Gala in an all-white suit with a matching floor-length cape.

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Gig Hadid

Gigi Hadid looked unreal in a red latex corset jumpsuit by Versace and a giant matching cape.

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Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber oozed glamour in this gorgeous, silky Saint Laurent dress with an oversized feathered coat-dress.

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Hillary Clinton

Former First Lady Hillary Clinton wore a very special dress designed by Altuzarra as it had the names of 60 historic American women she admires embroderied onto it.

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Kate Moss

Kate Moss opted for this tuxedo-style custom Burberry dress.

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Katy Perry

Katy Perry made a bold style choice in this short Vera Wang mini dress worn under sheer black fabric draped around her body and a long black train. 

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Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner showed off a very different look in this golden yellow Oscar de la Renta dress.

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Lily Allen

Lily Allen looked like candy in this multi-colored Chanel frock.

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Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell looked gorgeous in Burberry.

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Nicola Coughlan

Bridgerton star Nicola made her Met Gala debut in this gorgeous custom Richard Quinn gown, embellished with Swarovski crystals and feathers along with a matching cape. She also accessorized with Swarovski jewelry.

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Rachel Brosnahan

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actress looked gorgeous in this sparkling gold custom Altuzarra frock and Grace Lee jewelry.

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