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Celebrities wow in over-the-top outfits at Met Gala [Photos]

Celebrities wow in over-the-top outfits at Met Gala [Photos]

Known for celebrities in over-the-top outfits, the New York Met Gala returned on Monday to its traditional date in May, just eight months after 2021’s -delayed event in September.

The event, a fundraiser for New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been dubbed the Oscars of the Coast. This year’s A-list guests were told to dress in “gilded glamour.”

As usual, many celebrities seemed to ignore the night’s theme.

Blake Lively
Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Model Gigi Hadid wore a red corseted jumpsuit with a large puffy coat.

Singer Gwen Stefani stood out in a full-skirted neon-yellow gown.

Blake Lively, a Met Gala co-chair along with her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, arrived in a glittering -colored Versace dress influenced by New York’s Grand Central Terminal, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building.

Attendants removed a large bow and rearranged the gown’s long train to reveal a turquoise and copper look, a switch that Lively said was an ode to the greenish patina that bronze over time.

“Empire State of Mind” singer Alicia Keys also celebrated New York, a Ralph Lauren dress with 200,000 crystals to look like the ’s skyline.

Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Davidson
Kim Kardashian and boyfriend Davidson
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens
singer Janelle Monáe
singer Janelle Monáe

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian evoked American donning the sparkling gold gown that Marilyn wore six decades ago when she serenaded President F. Kennedy with “ birthday, Mr. President.”

Kardashian, her blonde in a tight bun, walked gingerly in the close-fitting dress as boyfriend and comedian Pete Davidson held her hand on the red carpet. Davidson chose a black and sunglasses.

The star of “The Kardashians” said she lost 16 pounds in three weeks so she could wear the iconic dress that Monroe sported in 1962.

“It was such a challenge,” Kardashian said. “It was like a role. I was to fit this.”.

Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish
Megan Thee Stallion
Megan Thee Stallion

Gabrielle Union wore a silver Versace gown by Diahann Carroll. A red rose on the front symbolized blood spilled by people of color who helped build America, she said.

Actor and musician Janelle Monae donned a black Ralph Lauren gown with a silver- and black-striped hood that she described as “the gilded of the future.”

Jared Leto, who starred in last year’s movie “House of Gucci,” attended with Gucci designer Alessandro Michele. The pair wore identical tan suits and red bow ties. Leto described the look as “ Victorian gilded trouble.”

Lizzo
Lizzo
Stormzy
Stormzy
Cardi B
Cardi B

Musician Lizzo wore a black dress with a gold-embroidered jacket and a gold flute that she briefly on the red carpet. Billie Eilish appeared in a light green Gucci gown that she said was made with existing materials to be eco-friendly.

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she was attending for the first time in 20 years to celebrate the American spirit. Her burgundy gown featured subtle embroidery of the names of 60 famous American women including abolitionist Harriet Tubman and Madeleine Albright, the late secretary of state.

New York City Mayor Adams wore a tuxedo jacket with symbols of New York’s subway system and “End Gun ” written on the back. He noted the economic struggles that many people experienced during the opulent Gilded Age of the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The -only Met Gala marks the opening of the annual fashion exhibition at the museum’s Costume Institute. This year’s exhibit, “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” caps a two-part exhibition and focuses on the of American dress.

Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo
Naomi Campbell
Naomi Campbell
New York Mayor Adams and his wife
New York Mayor Adams and his
Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto in matching Gucci
Alessandro Michele and Jared Leto in matching Gucci
Tessa Thompson
Tessa Thompson
Fredrik Robertsson in Iris van Herpen
Fredrik Robertsson in Iris van Herpen
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