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Gallery: The Met Gala 2022

After being cancelled in 2020 and held later in 2021 due to the pandemic, the Met Gala was back in full swing today, the first Monday of May, and it did not disappoint!

Co-chaired by Hollywood royalty, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, Broadway legend Lin-Manuel Miranda and fellow Hollywood icon Regina King, the theme this year was ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion’ and the assignment was to bring ‘Gilded Glamour’ to the red carpet.

And while the Met Gala is an annual celebration of fashion and artistry and more fashion, it’s also a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. This is the place where more than 33 thousand costumes and accessories from all over the world are immaculately kept, some of the items dating back to the 15th century!

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Back in 1948 when the first Met benefit was held for New York’s social elite, tickets were only about $100 (the equivalent of approximately $1000 today). That went up to $1000 when Anna Wintour took the reins as chairwoman in 1995. In two-decades she has built the gala into the multi-million dollar event that it is today, with tickets costing over *checks notes* $40,000. Yep!

Ok, enough chit chat. To the photos!

Quannah Chasinghorse attends “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Pete Davidson and Kim Kardashian attend the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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Lizzo attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Gwen Stefani attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Kendall Jenner attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Fredrik Robertsson attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Sarah Jessica Parker attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner attend the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Camila Cabello and Prabal Gurung attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Mindy Kaling attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Jordan Roth attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Kaia Gerber attends the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit celebrating In America: An Anthology of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Shalom Harlow attends “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Nicola Coughlan attend The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Michaela Jae Rodriguez attends “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

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Kate Moss attends “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the 2022 Costume Institute Benefit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

Hailey Baldwin Bieber attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/Getty Images)

Kendall Jenner attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/Getty Images)

Kiki Layne attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Henry Golding attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Simone Ashley arrives at The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Oh and as for the showstopper of the evening? Queen Blake, of course!

She looked like she had materialised from a fairytale wearing an Atelier Versace gown with a statement bow that was unravelled as she ascended the steps, transforming the dress from rose gold to a soft blue/green. ⁣

Ryan looked equally divine in Ralph Lauren too:

(Feature Image Credit: Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

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