Met Gala 2022 Photos: All the celebrity outfits

Kim Kardashian kept fans waiting before walking the Met Gala red carpet in one of the world’s most iconic vintage dresses.

The 2022 Met Gala is underway, with celebs walking the year’s wildest and most extravagant red carpet 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 – but how many of them will actually stick to Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s sartorial instructions?

First up, what we’ve all been waiting for. Kim Kardashian is going for a classic, old Hollywood glamor – literally – by wearing Marilyn Monroe’s iconic ‘Happy Birthday, Mr President’ dress.

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 Kim 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.

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:

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:

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:

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

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

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

And check out this incredible photo:

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

Singer Lily Allen looks gorgeous:

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

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

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

This is sure to cause some controversy. Kylie Jenner appears to have interpreted the “Gilded Glamor” theme as “quickie Vegas wedding” – complete with backwards baseball cap?

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

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

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

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

Model Amber Valletta looks regal in gold:

Also gorgeous in gold – Carey Mulligan:

More gold, this time from rapper Megan Thee Stallion:

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

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

Karlie Kloss looks statuesque, glamorous and slightly terrifying:

Also looking more Goth than gilded – Bella Hadid:

Katy Perry dialled down the quirk from previous years:

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

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

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?”

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:

Jessica Chastain is giving glamorous tarot card reader:

Actress Dakota Johnson had a red carpet reveal:

Check out model Winnie Harlow’s striking headdress:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Also rocking the pink, actress Tessa Thompson:

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

Actress Julianne Moore is ethereal in white:

Emma Stone looks …. nice:

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

Actress Chloe Grace Moretz’s outfit looks … busy:

Mindy Kaling looks lovely in lilac:

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

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

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

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

Singer Shawn Mendes is channel Prince Charming:

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

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

Marvellous Mrs Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan is gleaming in gold:

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

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

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

How good does Venus Williams look?

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

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

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

Umm … nice sunglasses, Amy Schumer:

Kate Moss is in quite a similar look:

Photographer and director Autumn de Wilde is serving dandy realness:

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

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

Meanwhile, the New York Post yesterday reported that for the very first time, nearly the entire Kardashian / Jenner clan have scored an invite to the Met.

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