Our favourite MET Gala looks

This year's MET Gala didn't disappoint. This year’s fundraising event marked the opening of the MET Museum's “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the second installment in a two-part exhibition. To match the exhibition, the dress code was gilded glamour and white tie.

The dress code, explained.

The gilded glamour dress code refers to the Gilded Age which was a period in time from the 1870s to the early 1900s. As the Met puts it, "In that period, art infused everything—furniture, lighting, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, even dress—and manifested itself in artistic interiors." Everyone who was wealthy enough, wanted to show off their fortune and culture. So, think extravagance. Think jewels, silks, strong siloulettes. 

Alice Claypoole Vanderbilt in her "Electric Light" gown (left) and Alva Vanderbilt in her costume of a "Venetian Renaissance Lady" at the Vanderbilt Ball (right). Credit: José María Mora

Then, there's the white tie. White tie is the most formal dress code you can get (even more formal than black tie!). It goes without saying, but wearing a white tie is the expectation. There are also a number of other dress regulations including high waisted pants, evening tailcoats, and stiff white evening shirts and waistcoats.


Okay, so basically, guests were expected to be completely OTT. So, let's have a look at how they went! Here are our favourite looks.


SZA in Vivienne Westwood

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We love this modern take on gilded glamour! The bold pink dress with the black hat, gloves and boots? YAS!

Kendall Jenner in Prada

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The train on this dress is insane! We think Kendall absolutely nailed the gilded glamour brief!

Cardi B in Versace

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This is certainly glamorous! Cardi B has taken the bling of the Gilded Era to the extreme and we're here for it!

Gigi Hadid in Versace suit and Chopard jewelry


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Gigi Hadid has really gone for a red theme here, which is very Gilded era indeed. We're into it. 

Sabrina Carpenter in Paco Rabanne


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The silhouette. The gold. The sparkles. It's a big yes from us. 

Billie Eilish in Gucci gown and Fred Leighton jewelry


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Billie looks like she's come straight from the Gilded Era! So regal. 

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace


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Blake's outfit was based off New York City and was oh so fabulous. 10/10 on all levels. 

Lizzo in Thom Browne

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The gold flute. We can't. What a queen. 

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