It's all in the details.
The 2022 Met Gala kicks off May 2 in New York City, marking what some called the "Super Bowl of Fashion."
This year's theme is "In America: An Anthology of Fashion," which according to Vogue, is the Met's "thoughtful homage to our country's history." The celebration's dress code is "Gilded Glamour," which takes inspiration from New York's Gilded Age, the period between 1870 and 1890.
On the red carpet, fans can expect to see an array A-Listers—including event co-chairs Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda—wearing breathtaking couture creations from the world's top design houses.
But a showstopping Met Gala look hardly ends at a fabulous frock or traditional tuxedo. Over the years, stars have ascended the steps of New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art with some over-the top extras, ranging from ornate headpieces to wild props.
In 2019, for the theme "Camp: Notes on Fashion," Kasey Musgraves served up a full on Barbie look from Jeremy Scott for Moschino, complete with hot pink blow-dryer handbag. That same year, a Gucci-clad Jared Leto made jaws drop when he arrived carrying a lifelike model of his own decapitated head.
Back in September, after the 2021 Met Gala was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Grimes appropriately showed up in silver metal face mask along with her sheer Iris Van Herpen gown. She also carried a replica Medieval sword repurposed from an AR-15 tht was inspired by Dune—the 1984 cult classic based on Frank Herbert's novel.
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