TIME 100 Gala: See Taylor Swift, Emilia Clarke and More Stars Arrive

The "Look What You Made Me Do" artist is scheduled to perform at the event

By Lena Grossman Apr 24, 2019 12:18 AMTags
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Celebrities, world leaders, athletes and more icons descended upon Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday night for the annual TIME 100 gala.

Taylor Swift, who is slated to perform later in the evening, arrived looking like a vision in spring colors. Her performance comes just days ahead of her rumored music release, which she has been actively teasing all over social media. The "Delicate" singer wore a nearly $7,000 strapless blush and yellow J. Mendel dress and paired it with Lorraine Schwartz jewels and Chloe Gosselin shoes. 

Khalid, who just released his new album Free Spirit on April 5, will also sing at the event.

The "Young Dumb & Broke" artist chatted with E! News on the red carpet at the event and said that being on the TIME 100 list "means the world" to him. 

"This isn't even anything I ever would have expected to happen," he shared. "It's awesome I'm just happy to be here. This is very nerve-wracking." 

Khalid added that he feels like "the new kid on the block" and he's getting invited to sit at the popular kids' table during lunch. 

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The upside of joining the popular kids means getting to befriend them, and there's one cool kid in particular that the 21-year-old really wants to hang out with: Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

"Before the night's over I've got to meet him," Khalid told E! News.

He discussed a bit of what he would possibly say if and when he met The Skyscraper star. "You're awesome," he said. "I feel like everyone pre-plans their meeting all of their life. That's someone I grew up always imagining meeting him and I feel like when I do, I'm going to be so starstruck and at a loss for words."

As it turns out, The Rock might be just as enthused to shake hands with his fellow honoree. He was thrilled when he found out from E! News that Khalid really wanted to meet him.

The adoration is pretty mutual.

"Thank you for telling me that because I literally listened to his entire album this afternoon," he explained. "I can't wait to meet him."

Watch: Khalid Is Giddy Over the Possibility of Meeting Dwayne Johnson

What makes the TIME 100 so special and monumental is that so many other notable names write about these honorees who all have an indelible mark on society. Shawn Mendes, for instance, wrote about Swift for the magazine.

"Taylor makes the job of creating music for millions of people look easy. It all comes from her—her belief in magic and love, and her ability to be as honest and raw as possible," Mendes penned. "She's the master of putting the perfect amount of thought into not overthinking, and that's why her music connects so well."

Beyoncé honored former First Lady Michelle Obama, Shonda Rhimes wrote about Sandra Oh, Jordan Peele commended Spike Lee, Celine Dion praised Lady Gaga and so on. Other big names on the TIME 100 list this year include Ariana Grande, Chrissy Teigen, Richard Madden, Ozuna, Rami Malek, Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines, BTS, Regina King and Emilia Clarke.

Take a look at the photos below to see what the stars wore to the TIME 100 gala.

Emilia Clarke

The Daenerys Targaryen actress brings the fire to the TIME 100 red carpet in a Dolce & Gabbana gown.

Taylor Swift

The Grammy award-winning singer looks more than ready for spring in a J. Mendel silk gown.

Sandra Oh

The Killing Eve star smiles in a one-shoulder black dress.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

The Jumanji star rocks a gold velvet outfit the way only he can at the TIME 100 gala.

Brie Larson

Fresh off the Avengers: Endgame World Premiere on Monday night, Captain Marvel is a vision in green at the big event.

Rami Malek

The Oscar winner looks like a total champion in his classic black coat and crisp white shirt.

Jimmy Fallon

The late-night host points a finger at the camera in his navy and black tux.

Trevor Noah

The Daily Show host dons a black tuxedo to the TIME 100 gala.


The musician, who just dropped his new album American Spirit, throws up peace signs before he performs at the gala.

Glenn Close

The Wife star glistens on the red carpet in Armani and Cartier at the TIME 100 gala.

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart pairs pearls with an all-yellow outfit.

Indya Moore

The Pose star bares all in a sheer gold dress at the gala.


The musician wears his heart on his lapel as he smiles at the event in New York City.

Naomi Campbell

The supermodel gets the gold medal for her shiny Valentino look at the TIME 100 gala on April 23.

Adam Rippon

Wearing Julien Macdonald, the Olympian strikes a fashionable pose on the red carpet at the TIME 100 gala.

Richard Tyler "Ninja" Blevins & Jessica Goch

The YouTube star and his wife Jessica Goch arrive arm-in-arm at the event.

Martha Hunt

The model and Taylor Swift's BFF wears a feather-filled look by Jason Wu to the star-studded event.

Yalitza Aparicio

The Roma star and Oscar nominee smiles in REDValentino before the gala.

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush stuns in a sea foam green gown at the gala. She paired the gown with some 15 carat yellow diamond Jacob & Co. earrings as well as a Jacob & Co. diamond ring.

Hasan Minhaj & Beena Patel

The Patriot Act star and creator smiles in his red velvet tux next to his wife.

Congratulations to all of this year's honorees.