2022 Met Gala: Welcome to the Gilded Age of America

| By: Tiffany Perez

2022 Met Gala: Welcome to the Gilded Age of America

May is here and the second part of last year's theme for the Met Gala continues! As we know, the theme for the past two years have been centered around fashion in America. The two-part exhibition started in 2021 with In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, focusing on the melting pot of cultures in America. For 2022, the exhibition featured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was titled In America: An Anthology of Fashion with a focus on historical fashion in cleverly designed rooms. This fashion is meant to feature what they call the "unsung heroes" and backbone of America.

The dress code of the night focused on the Gilded Age of America, which was the time period between the 1800s and early 1900s, right after the Civil War. We were excited to see how celebrities and designers reimagined the fashion of this time period which included structured dresses, waist cinching corsets, and feathers everywhere.

This year’s panel of honorary chairs included Anna Wintour, Tom Ford, and Adam Mosseri again while the co-chairs hosting included power couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Regina King, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. With a love for the Met Gala, all of us at Couture USA tuned into the red carpet once again to share with you which red carpet looks we thought fit the theme or were our favorites.

 

Read all about our red carpet picks from the 2021 Met Gala.

 

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

 

Billie Eilish in Up-cycled Gucci 

 

Vanessa Hudgens in Moschino 

 

Kim Kardashian in Jean-Louis
previously worn by Marilyn Monroe

 

Kendall Jenner in Prada

 

 

Taylor Hill in Miss Sohee 

 

Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton 

 

Did you agree with our Met Gala picks? Is there anyone we didn't mention that you loved? Let us know in the comments below.


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