May 5, 2022

2022 Met Gala Roundup

Renée Elise Goldsberry in Carolina Herrera - 2022 Met Gala

Here is the final womenswear roundup from the 2022 Met Gala which took place on Monday (May 2) in New York City.

When I saw the back of this Carolina Herrera gown behind Sarah Jessica Parker, I prayed I would see the full look from the front, because I was already blown away when I saw it from the back.

Renée Elise Goldsberry is officially one of my favourites. She brought so much glamour to this black and white fishtail gown.  The styling took this to regal, FLOTUS levels of high glamour.

I’m in awe in case you couldn’t tell.

Lily Aldridge was channeling her inner Little Embellished Riding Hood wearing the most beautiful gown from Khaite I have ever seen.

The brand is known for their minimalist aesthetic, so I love this change of direction which more than matched the occasion. The off-the-shoulder dress is gorgeous, but the accessories sold it.

Bvlgari jewels completed her look. 

Chloe Bailey in Area - 2022 Met Gala

As you know I haven’t been a fan of Chloe Bailey’s style as the attention-seeking looks (for one so talented) has been a turn off.

But this futuristic bespoke Area Spring 2022 Couture gold paillette sculpted gown was much more palatable.

Hopefully with her new stylist Jill Jacobs, they can continue to steer her style down this creative route, and leave those boring slit to the ribcage dresses to the side.

While I am underwhelmed by Julianne Moore in this Tom Ford strapless dress, I’m hoping that this means she’s saving those jaw-dropping looks for Cannes Film Festival.

Normani in Christian Siriano - 2022 Met Gala

Normani proved that you can be sexy, glamorous, and on-theme wearing this custom Christian Siriano black silk velvet cascading bubble gown featuring a sculpted fan hat which was giving me ‘My Fair Lady’ vibes. 

Claire Danes in Lanvin -2022 Met Gala 

Hugh Dancy in Fendi Mens

Claire Danes had a great week promoting ‘The Essex Serpent’, but I struggled with this Lanvin gown.

Mostly the colour, as this shade of cream ages her.

Then we get to the construction, the ruffles and the lace, and it all feels really disjointed to me, especially with the black veil.

Hugh Dancy was on trend rocking a white bow-tie with this FENDI Mens Made to Measure suit.

His Christian Louboutin ‘Derbytoto’ dress shoes were inevitable here.

Erykah Badu in Marni -2022 Met Gala

Marni’s Creative Director Francesco Risso revisited the craftsmanship and details of the latest Marni Fall 2022 collection, to create this coat, and hat, of many colours for Erykah Badu.

Whether this was on theme or not, this couldn’t be a better look style-wise for the singer.

Erykah Badu will always do Erykah Badu.

Amber Valletta in Azzaro - 2022 Met Gala

Amber Valletta was gilded in gold vintage Azzaro.

Christian Louboutin Maia Labella gold mesh and leather pumps, and vintage Bucaletti jewels completed her look. 

This was even more breath-taking in motion.

Sydney Sweeney was giving soon-to-be brides inspo wearing this Tory Burch gown styled with Boucheron jewellery.

Rachel Brosnahan in Altuzarra  - 2022 Met Gala

I mean…where do I start?

Rachel Brosnahan turned out a Hall Of Fame worthy look wearing an Altuzarra gold paillette gown which I wish I hadn’t seen so late. 

As much as I love the Met Gala, there are often too many looks and some gems can be missed.  I’m glad I didn’t miss this one. 

Speaking of gems I almost missed.

Adut Akech arrived on the red carpet the same time as Lizzo was performing with her flute, so the paparazzi focused on the singer.

Thankfully there was at least one photo of the supermodel inside the event, otherwise we would’ve been robbed from witnessing this glorious vintage Christian Lacroix Fall 2003 Haute Couture gown sourced by Shrimpton Couture.

Cherie Balch, the owner of Shrimpton Couture shared on Instagram that Adut actually wore this dress backwards.

I think you’ll agree that wearing the dress in reverse actually improves the fortunes of this gown.

Christian Lacroix Fall 2003 Haute Couture

As cool as Venus Williams looks in her made-to-measure Chloé tuxedo.  This is incredibly underwhelming for the Met Gala.

And does anyone else find the “made-to-measure” ironic considering the hem is dragging on the floor?

Bvlgari jewels and a Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ clutch completed her look. 

Alexa Chung will often present a quirk red carpet look for the Met Gala but this custom Christian Siriano ivory silk satin bias drape high slit gown is a level of glamour I don’t ever recall seeing from her.

Boucheron jewellery, a Judith Leiber clutch and Mach & Mach pumps completed her look.

Danai Gurira in Head of State - 2022 Met Gala

As you know Danai Gurira in just about any bold colour is likely to put hairs on the back of my neck.

But this electric blue gown which channels a 19th-century silhouette, gave me goosebumps.

Taofeek Abijako for Head of State said the design was inspired by Festac ’77, which was an international arts festival hosted in Lagos, Nigeria.

Precious Lee opted to look at the gilded glamour theme creatively wearing a striking custom corseted look from Altuzarra.

The end result almost feels futuristic.

Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent - 2022 Met Gala

Hailey Bieber was a vision in white Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent styled with Tiffany & Co. jewellery, which was inspired by a YSL Haute Couture look once worn by Jerry Hall.

I’m never usually a champion for tights, but I think they add to the sensuality of this look.

Kaia Gerber in Alexander McQueen - 2022 Met Gala

Kaia Gerber’s pre-Raphaelite hair – secured with antique silver barrettes – coupled with her custom Alexander McQueen gown featuring sequin iris embroidery feels like something out of a fairytale. 

Nicola Coughlan in Richard Quinn - 2022 Met Gala

Nicola Coughlan made her Met Gala debut wearing in Richard Quinn custom design which embodies the theme through shape and textile without being too literal.

Swarovski jewellery completed her look.

I loved the idea of mixing this classic Vivienne Westwood Couture fuchsia corset gown with latex, but can the poor girl breathe?

Chloe Fineman wore a gilded look by Miss Sohee supported by Dolce & Gabbana.

It’s a tricky look, but Chloe manages to sell this look despite the Judith Leiber bag.

Tom Ford’s version the bandage dress has Joan Smalls looking smouldering hot in the slinky number.

Laura Harrier in H&M - 2022 Met Gala

Laura Harrier wore a custom H&M gown.

The H&M designers pulled inspiration from the evolution of American style and designs of this era, focusing on the grandiose nature of the time.

Laura added velvet opera gloves and a pearl necklace to sell the vision of the look.

Bee Carrozzini in Alexander McQueen - 2022 Met Gala

Bee Carrozzini has given us many grand designs over the years, but this year she opted for a more streamlined silhouette from her go-to Met Gala designer, Alexander McQueen.

The lacquered look featured a sensual open back and cascading three-dimensional flowers. 

Imaan Hammam might have had the longest train of the night, but Taylor Hill’s was the most decorative.

The model wore a Miss Sohee supported by Dolce & Gabbana gown, which showcases Sohee Park stunning ability to showcase floral embroidery that has been inspired by her South Korean heritage.

Jasmine Tookes and Zuhair Murad continued to be unmatched. They never miss which is why she trusted the designer to create her wedding dress.

I have goosebumps. This emerald green lamé pintuck draped sleeveless custom gown paired with beaded gloves is the epitome of glamour.

Phoebe Bridgers sparkling in her Jonathan Simkhai silver gown which matched her hair and Cartier jewellery.

The berry lip provided a delicious contrast.

Adwoa Aboah was pretty in pink polka dots courtesy of Tory Burch which she styled with Boucheron jewellery.

Sabrina Carpenter’s debut Met Gala look was courtesy of Paco Rabanna.

Camila Mendes was also gliding in gold wearing an Alexandre Mattiussi keyhole flapper inspired gown.

Natasha Poonawalla caps a trio of gold gowns wearing a stunning Schiaparelli Spring 2022 Haute Couture orbital corset with an embellished dress by Indian designer Sabyasachi which brought Indian rich embroidery to the Met Gala.

Schiaparelli Spring 2022 Haute Couture

Credit: Hailey Bieber picture Courtesy of Saint Laurent/Matt Baron/Shutterstock & Getty

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