Hollywood stars were out in force for fashion’s biggest night of the year at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday night.
Blake Lively looked regal as she glided down the red carpet with husband Ryan Reynolds at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side neighborhood.
Blake’s dress transformed from pink to blue after three gentlemen helped her untie the bow along her waist, revealing a stunning sea blue colored skirt and train.
Incredible: Blake Lively looked regal as she glided down the red carpet with husband Ryan Reynolds at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side neighborhood
Magical! Blake’s dress transformed from pink to blue after three gentlemen helped her untie the bow along her waist, revealing a stunning sea blue colored skirt
Blake walked up the steps of the museum and paused as three gentleman helped untie the bow along her waist, revealing an icy blue skirt with gold accents and intricate glittery symbols.
Her pink gloves also turned blue and gold during the stunning transformation in the middle of the stairway.
The former Gossip Girl star paired the incredible frock with a tiara and emerald and diamond earrings.
Vanessa Hudgens and Emma Stone were among the early arrivals on the red carpet at glamorous event.
Pink! Blake stunned in the form fitting gown, which featured an intricate pattern and a statement rose gold bow and train
Then blue! She untied the bow to reveal a sea blue skirt and train, transforming the gown on the steps on the Met Gala
Vanessa stunned in a completely sheer black gown featuring an intricate lace design along the torso and train; the actress’ matching underwear was visible beneath the dramatic number.
The former Disney star paired the striking dress with coordinating heels and statement diamond earrings and cuff.
Emma Stone was spotted leaving the Mark Hotel in her Met Gala look, opting for a feathered mini dress for the glamorous event.
Wow factor: Blake’s gown had gold detailing along the train, a perfect sparkling touch to the pink tone
Eye catching: Blake posed on the carpet with blue still hidden under the pink skirt
Just like magic! With a snap of her fingers, Blake’s bow was untied to unveil the blue and gold skirt and train
Fashion! Vanessa stunned in a completely sheer black gown featuring an intricate lace design along the torso and train; the actress’ matching underwear was visible beneath the dramatic number
Breathtaking: The former Disney star posed for dramatic photos in the incredible gown, which was completely sheer
Sheer delight! The actress’ undergarments was visible beneath the gown
Silver siren: Kaia Gerber donned a sheer silver gown with fringed beading and cut out accents along the torso
Hair statement: Kaia rocked long curly tresses with bejeweled detailing along the crown of her head
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is considered by many as the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.’
Fashion’s biggest night is traditionally held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute in New York City, with last year’s event moved to September due to the pandemic.
This year’s dress code is ‘gilded glamour’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’
Rock and roll! Austin Butler, who stars as Elvis Presley in the upcoming biopic Elvis, posed alongside Priscilla Presley, who was married to the King of Rock and Roll from 1967 until 1973
Delightful: Emma Stone left the Mark Hotel in a stunning feathered mini dress
Family affair: Anna Wintour arrived in a bold feathered frock and crown while her daughter Bee Shaffer chose a sheer black lace number. Bee posed with her husband Francesco Carrozzini
Stunning: Tommy Dorfman chose a latex style dress with gloves
Early bird: Rachel Smith was among the first to arrive on the red carpet at the Met Gala on Monday for fashion’s biggest night of the year
Fierce: Lala Anthony opted for a burgundy number, showcasing her toned legs
Wow factor: Vanessa and Lala posed together on the carpet as well
Striking: YouTube sensation Emma Chamberlain opted for a crop top and skirt combination
On their way! Joe Jonas and pregnant Sophie Turner were spotted leaving The Mark hotel on their way to the event
Fashion queen: Anna Wintour seen leaving the Mark Hotel wearing a feathered number and a crown
Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.
Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are hosting this time, taking over from Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka.
This will be Miranda’s first time as a Met Gala co-chair (and guest) but he was originally intended to co-host the 2020 edition before the pandemic forced its cancellation.
Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she’s held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.
As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.
This exhibit will showcase some lesser-known designers, and also some top film directors, including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, host King, and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.
Bolton said eight directors will create what he called ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the period rooms of the American Wing of the museum.
Similar to the September event, there will be 400 guests this year, lower than the pre-pandemic highs of 500-600 attendees.
Vibrant: Lisa Love donned a floral number with sunglasses and a bold lip
Dapper: Hamish Bowles opted for a classic suit, adding custom loafers
The other four are Ford, the celebrated fashion designer who’s also an acclaimed film director, Janicza Bravo (Zola), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust) and Autumn de Wilde (who directed the Jane Austen adaptation Emma. and is also a photographer).
The first part of the exhibition will remain on display in the rooms of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, along with the second part, until September 5.
More than half the pieces in the opening exhibition will be rotated out and garments from designers not yet featured will go on display.
The Met Gala is a huge money-maker for the museum, and provides the Costume Institute with its main source of funding.