The Fashion of the Met Gala: Outfit Reviews 2022

The Fashion of the Met Gala: Outfit Reviews 2022

Tricia Blackwood, Co- Editor

The Met Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Gala 2022 was held last night on May 2, 2022. The Met Gala is an annual fundraising event held for the benefit of Metropolian Museum of Art’s in New York.  The Met Gala is known to be the place where many important celebrities such as singers, actors, film makers, and many other industry paragons gather each year for an elegant red carpet showcase, dinner, and a what Hollywood considers to be “the biggest secret in Hollywood”. While outside of the Met Gala, celebrities make their appearance in their outfits, walk the red carpet, have interviews, and then proceed to go inside. Once the celebrities make their way in, all cell phones are turned off, and no reporters are allowed in; therefore whatever happens inside is held as a secret every year. Since the media only gets an inside look at the red carpet each year, fans rave over their favorite and least favorite Met Gala looks. Each year the hosts of the Met Gala announce a theme to all of the people whom are invited; this years 2022 theme was “The Anthology of Fashion; Gilded Glamour”. There were a little over 600 attendees this year, and these are just a few outfits from celebs; brace yourself because some of these are stunningly beautiful, and some are absolutley appaling.

  1. Lily Aldridge

Lily Aldridge looks great for the most part. Her dress is beautiful, and the color is very complimenting to her; however it doesn’t fit the theme and she looks like she is going to her senior prom. The jewlery doesnt fit well with the dress and the head piece is ugly.

2. Bad Bunny

The colors look great, but the outfit overall isn’t good; the hair is the worst part though.

3. Giveon

I adore Giveon, but I am so disappointed with his outfit. Considering how great his Coachella outfits were the last two weeks I had such high expectations, but this doesn’t exceed them. He did so well last year!!!!! I can not explain my love for his Met Gala 2021 outfit! But this year….. not good

4. Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

They look great. Gabrielle’s dress is so beautiful, I am kind of iffy about the flower but all in all she looks amazing. Dwayne looks good too, I feel like white or gold shoes would have been a better color choice than black. However, those are the only critiques I have because they look amazing.

5. Adwoa Aboah

I have absolutley nothing good to say about this.

6. Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz

Don’t get me wrong, they look beautiful. However, they look more as if they are going to prom than the Met Gala.

7. Olivia Rodrigo

She looks amazing, but she also looks like she is going to prom. This fit’s Olivia’s aesthetic so well, but is super basic for the Met Gala and it does not match the theme.

8. Sydney Sweeney

I have no words, Sydney Sweeney is so beautiful, and I think she looks very classy.

9. Cara Delevingne

I simply just do not like this; she looks musty and the outfit is horrendous.

10. Kiki Layne

She looks GORGEOUS. There were a lot of pink looks at this years Met, and this is probably the only one that actually looks good; she looks amazing.

11. Rosalía

I love this so much, she looks so beautiful; she followed theme and rocked it, while also staying true to herself with the glasses kind of giving vibes from her recent album.

12. Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

I like this, and I appreciate how this is the first guy I’ve seen who fits the theme of the Gilded Age. I am not certain how I feel about the design of the jacket but overall the outfit is great.

13. Future

Honestly, I am not a fan of the shorts but at the same time I am not mad about this. Future’s designers did a great job of matching the theme and he pulled it off really well.

14. Patrick Schwarzenegger

This is unique, and I love it. The pale pink/ tanish color with the red look so great together

15. Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian

This is so basic, and honestly such a disgrace to the history of the dress that Kim is wearing. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Kardashians but they all did terrible this year (with the exception of Kris). Shame on Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum for letting such a beautiful and historical dress be ruined. The happy birthday Mr. President dress that Marilyn Monroe wore for JFK in 1962 is such a monumental dress for that time period, and Marilyn should have been the only person to wear the dress. The dress was specifically made just for Marilyn Monroe and she wore it so elegantly, the dress was unbelieveably tight on Kim to the point where she claims to have starved herself for a month to prepare for the Met. She jokes about the starving herself in an interview at the Met; this glorifies eating disorders when young people look up to A list celebrities such as Kim Kardashian. Kim actually ended up losing 16 pounds in order to fit into the dress, but that simply wasn’t enough, she stretched the dress and it still wouldn’t zip all of the way up, which is why she is also wearing Marilyn’s fur coat.

16. Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian

Travis Barker matches the theme, but I don’t like their outfits. I’m not sure if that is a biased opinion because of the disgusting amount of PDA that the two often preform in public settings; or just the fact that their outfits suck, especially Kourtney’s. This was the first Met that Kourtney Kardasian has ever attended, and she would have been better off staying home.

17. Katy Perry

Not exactly theme matching, but she looks stunning.

18. Emily Ratajkowski

I have nothing nice to say about this. She looks stupid, like a bird from the movie “Rio”. She needs to fire her designers ASAP!!!!!


19. Lizzo

Lizzo looks AMAZING!!!!

20. Kylie Jenner

Everything about this is terrible. The mesh shirt looks like it was $5 from Shein, and the rufflles on the skirt just dont match the top. The worst part might just be the snapback ballcap with a wedding veil?? The backstory of why she wore this is actually super sweet, and makes me feel as if I should love it, but I just don’t.

21. Sabrina Carpenter

BEAUTIFUL. It physically pains me to say this but the “blonde girl” out did Olivia Rodrigo #SOUR.

22. Chloe Bailey

Chloe honey, what are you wearing?

23. Eiza González

Personally, I love this; she looks classy and beautiful; like a gilded age wedding.

24. Juan David Borrero and Jasmine Tookes

They look great, they match the theme, and they presented it well, they look so good.

25. Gigi Hadid

at least she won’t get cold? The color looks beautiful on her though, but I hate the jacket; the jumpsuit underneath the jacket is really pretty and look’s great on Gigi, it just doesn’t match the theme. Also the entire outfit resembles Cardi B’s 2019 Met Gala look.

26. Taylor Hill

I like it, she looks so good; everything is so beautiful from her hair, makeup, the boots, the color, the dress itself everything just looks so well together. I love it.

27. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are such a beautiful couple, and thhey look amazing. They match the theme, and they look wonderful. Ryan looks kind of basic, but he still looks good, and pulled off the outfit really well. In my opinion, Blake Lively was the best dressed woman at the Met this year. Her first dress look is beautiful, but it gets better once she surprises everyone with the dress transformation. She looks absolutley amazing, her hair, makeup, both dress looks, jewelry, she did everything and more. Blake and Ryan showed up and showed out.

Blake’s dress transformation, even more beautiful than the pre-transformation dress.

28. Dakota Johnson

Again, I have nothing nice to say about this. It has potential, but I dont like it how it currently is.

29. Hailey Bieber

I adore Hailey Bieber, and her outfit, everything about this is so beautiful. Hailey looks so elegant and so classy, she looks stunning.

30. Madelaine Petsch

Honestly, the colors don’t look great blended together but it all looks great on her skin color. Overall, I think that Madelaine looks so pretty.

31. Lori Harvey

This dress has a lot of potential, it is mostly pretty I just do not think that the open front matches the elegant theme of gilded glamour.

32. Conan Gray

I love Conan Gray, but this outfit is just not good; the colors are great but overall this would look great at Coachella. Speaking of Coachella, this actually resembles his Coachella outfit except in white and silver.

33. Lena Waithe

I love it, I have nothing bad to say.

34. Nicola Coughlan

This is one of the only members of the Bridgerton cast that actually had a decent presentation of the gilded glamour theme; majority of them did a terrible job considering their show is based off of the timeline of the theme. I am not a fan of the colors of Nicola’s dress, but i like the style. Also, her hair and makeup looks amazing.

35. Stormzy

He looks so elegant, I love it.

36. Alexa Chung

She looks so pretty, I like her dress a lot. I feel like a red clutch would have been a better fit because of her lip color instead of the yellow.

37. Regé-Jean Page

Another member of the Bridgerton cast who did an alright job at matching the theme. However if he would have used one of “Simon Bassett the Duke of Hastings”, his character from Bridgerton’s costumes, he would’ve done a much better job at matching the theme. Overall, he looks great and honestly his outfit isn’t bad at all, I just feel like he could have done more.

38. Jacob Elordi


39. Chloe Fineman

I am disgusted by this, everything about it is gross and ugly.

40. Jack Harlow


41. Simone Ashley

A member of the Bridgerton cast who did terrible at matching the theme; a disappointment to the Bridgerton name. However, she does look very beautiful.

42. Cardi B

Gold is a safe choice for the Gilded Glamour look, but Cardi B did a wonderful job at presenting the gold look; she looks wonderful.

43. Nicki Minaj

Nicki’s designers did her so dirty.

44. Megan Thee Stallion

Megan looks so beautiful, I love her so much and she looks amazing. She definitley could have matched the theme a little bit better, but I am not mad at all about her outfit.

45. Jodie Turner-Smith and Joshua Jackson

Please tell me that this is a joke.

46. Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner ATE UP her whole family!!!!! She looks so pretty.

47. Billie Eilish

Billie looks beautiful! It makes me so happy to dress outside of her comfort zone and wear something as colorful and as revealing as this is; she looks so stunning! She matches the theme so great too, the pastels are so complimenting on her.

48. Winnie Harlow

What even is this supposed to be? I hate it.

49. Kodi Smit-McPhee

This one actually made me laugh out loud; he looks like a typical psychopath in a horror movie.

50. HoYeon Jung

All over the girls wearing Louis Vuitton were done so dirty, LV did a terrible job at designing let alone match the theme. At least her hair and makeup looks amazing, but the denim and the boots don’t match the theme of Gilded Glamour or the Met Gala in general. She pulls it off so well, but it just doesn’t fit.

51. Sarah Jessica Parker

I don’t like it, the dress looks like my grandmas tablecloth.

52. Evan Mock

This is the most entertaining take I’ve seen a guy take on the Gilded Glamour theme, but he looks good!

53. Emma Stone

She has recieved so much hate for her Met look, but I personally love it. I believe she looks so pretty. It look’s like something that Daphne would wear in Bridgerton.

54. Phoebe Dynevor

Speaking of Daphne from Bridgerton, it seems as if the real Daphne should have taken note from her character. Don’t get me wrong, Phoebe looks AMAZING! However, she doesn’t match the theme at all and that is so disappointing because she is the MAIN character in Bridgerton.

55. Mindy Kaling

She looks like a bridesmaid.

56. Shawn Mendes

Apparently the internet hates this. There have been so many comparisons to people he resemble such as Dr. Strange, but saying that Shawn looks terrible and I disagree. Yes, Shawn looks like Dr. Strange, but he pulls it off so well and he looks great. Shawn Mendes is also matching the theme!!! And he is wearing Tommy Hilfiger; as to where most other celebrities are wearing million dollar brands such as Versace, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and other top dollar brands; Tommy is a great brand but it isn’t as high dollar as the others and Shawn looks better than all of the other celebrities wearing the more lavish brands.

57. Jordan Roth

I am going to have nightmares about this for the rest of my life.

58. Kaia Gerber

She looks drop. dead. gorgeous.

59. Anna Wintour

I am honestly not sure what to think about this, I really have no idea if I like it or not.

60. Emma Chamberlain

Honestly, I think that Emma looks so pretty.


The it girl of the Met Gala 2022 is a reporter???? this reporter out did everyone at the Met Gala; she understood the assignment of following the theme and she did better than everyone else. She looks absolutley stunning, I literally am speechless. She looks like an absolute princess. The dress, the hair, the makeup, everything! she looks amazing.