The Met with not so Gilded Glamor

Braelyn Jackson-Pointer, Staff Writer

The Met Gala commenced on Monday, May 2 in New York City. This year’s theme was Gilded Glamor, and very few guests stuck to it. Some were a bit later than the gilded age which is the late 1800s to 1900s.

The Met red carpet started with the hosts Regina King, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Blake Lively, and Ryan Reynolds. To say the least, Blake Lively stole the show with her Versace Gown.

Lively showed up in a copper color, bedazzled dress with a big bow. When she went up the stairs, the bow was undone, and the modern-day lady liberty came out. The train was a teal color meant to represent the oxidation of the statue over time.

Keeping with the Versace trend, Cardi B’s Versace dress was stunning. The custom gold-linked chains were a mile long (if stretched out); It took 20 people 50 days and 1,300 hours to make her dress. The dress stuck to the theme and executed it beautifully. Well done to Donatella Versace this year with her creations.

Kim Kardashian showed up in a completely different look than her last Met Gala appearance. With Pete Davidson in tow, Kardashian showed up in Marilyn Monroe’s dress that she sang Happy Birthday to President Kennedy in. Although the dress fits the glamor part, it does not fit the gilded. Kim was a good 60 years late but pulled off the dress well.

Other than Blake Lively’s amazing gown, some other people who had amazing outfits were Billie Eilish and Bella Hadid. Billie Eilish and her brother showed up in Gucci, and if gilded glamor was in the dictionary, their picture would be the definition. 

Hadid’s gown was a gothic gilded glamor masterpiece. A corseted top and black lace train, which also featured a pearl chain on her heels, really set the outfit off.

While some people stuck to the theme, the ones who didn’t surely stand out. Sebastian Stan did not get the memo when he showed up in a bright pink Valentino suit with sneakers to match.

Another theme miss of the night that looked great was Kylie Jenner’s ‘married to the met’ dress, by the late designer Virgil Abloh for Off-White. It was not on theme especially the baseball cap she had on her head.  Jenner’s after-party dress, also by Off-White, fit the theme and was argued by fans that it should have been worn to the actual gala.

This year’s Met Gala had amazingly iconic looks, like Cardi B with Versace and Billie Eilish with Gucci but also had some disappointments like Sebastian Stan’s pink highlighter look. Even though a majority of the people there did not stay on theme, the met gala was still a night full of great looks.