Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds' Met Gala Date Night Will Have You Saying XOXO

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, who are co-chairs of the 2022 Met Gala, turned heads on the famous steps while arriving to the glamorous May 2 event.

By Jess Cohen May 02, 2022 10:30 PMTags
Watch: Blake Lively's Lady Liberty Gown Transforms at Met Gala 2022

Spotted: Blake Lively returning to the Met Steps.

The Gossip Girl alum stepped out with husband Ryan Reynolds in New York City on May 2 to attend the 2022 Met Gala, which the couple is co-hosting alongside Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda. While the foursome serve as co-hosts, designer Tom Ford, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri and Vogue's Anna Wintour will return as the event's honorary co-chairs (see all the red carpet looks here).

For this year's gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Blake, 34, shined on the red carpet in a Versace gown—complete with a stunning, voluminous train; embroidered crystals; metallic leather and  matching gloves—while Ryan, 45, rocked a sharp, dark brown, velvet Ralph Lauren tuxedo. 

The actress pulled off a bit of a surprise with a wardrobe transformation. Once the bow was removed, she revealed an entirely new train. As Live From E!'s Zanna Roberts Rassi explained, the outfit was Blake's ode to the Statue of Liberty, a fitting choice for this year's theme "In America: An Anthology of Fashion."

"So the transformation is basically from the brown dress to the oxidized green, which is obviously the color of Lady Liberty—or should we say Lady Lively, now?" Zanna said. "And then this train on the dress which you see is absolutely beautiful, and it's basically the hand-painted foil and embroidered celestial map that you will find on the top of the Grand Central Station ceiling."

And as Blake told Live From E!, her column dress also gave a nod to the Empire State Building and her tiara was a reference to the Statue of Liberty's crown.

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This marks Blake and Ryan's third time attending the fashion event together. The stars made their first joint appearance at the Met Gala in 2014, which also served as their red carpet debut as a married couple. (They tied the knot in a private September 2012 ceremony.) For the 2014 Met Gala, Blake wore a blush Gucci dress, while Ryan looked dapper in a suit and bow tie.

The stars—who are parents to daughters James, 7, Inez, 5, and Betty, 2—also attended together three years later at the 2017 Met Gala.

While this makes three Met step walks for Ryan, this year marks Blake's 10th appearance total at the glamorous bash. (She first attended in 2008 wearing a Ralph Lauren dress.)

During Blake's most recent Met Gala appearance in 2018she stunned in a gorgeous Versace design. And now she's back—with her hubby!—in another memorable look.

See Blake's wardrobe transformation below.

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