Met Gala 2022: The red carpet's best-dressed celebrities

From left to right: Cardi B, Hailey Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Blake Lively on the red carpet
The stars dazzled on the red carpet during the Met Gala on Monday night in Manhattan. Photo credit: Instagram / Getty Images

At the beginning of every May, we pay homage to the meme-orable moment in 2000 when Justin Timberlake famously said, "It's gonna be May". And on the first Monday of every May, we pay homage to the beau monde as they parade through the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the annual Met Gala.

From Blake Lively to Billie Eilish to Bradley Cooper, the A-listers brought their A-game to the red carpet of the Met on Monday evening (local time) to celebrate this year's sartorial theme, 'In America: An Anthology of Fashion' - the second instalment of curator Andrew Bolton's two-part exhibition at the Costume Institute.

With the dress code set as 'Gilded Glamour and White Tie', celebrities were tasked with exploring the origins of American style and commemorating the unsung heroes of design - and boy, did they deliver. With the trends leaning towards larger-than-life collars, tailored waistcoats, luxurious scarves, vests and velvet, the theme leant itself well to some stand-out moments in menswear, alongside the outrageous, embellished and extravagant looks of their counterparts.

With that being said, we've compiled our top picks for the best-dressed luminaries from the year's most scrutinised event in fashion.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian wore the iconic dress Marilyn Monroe donned in 1962 to sing "Happy Birthday, Mr President" to John F. Kennedy.

Blake Lively

One of the evening's four co-chairs, actor Blake Lively wore a custom, colour-changing dress by Versace. Her husband and fellow co-chair, Ryan Reynolds, wore a classic tux.

Hailey Bieber

Model Hailey Bieber wore a white, feathered Saint Laurent gown inspired by the dress Jerry Hall wore for Saint Laurent Spring 2002 Couture. 

Billie Eilish

Oscar-winning singer Billie Eilish wore a Regency-inspired, upcycled gown by Gucci.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker wore a gown by Christopher John Rogers and a hat by Philip Treacy.

Vanessa Hudgens

Actor Vanessa Hudgens wore a sheer, embroidered gown by Moschino.

Kate Moss

Supermodel Kate Moss wore a black gown by Burberry.

Lily James

Actor Lily James wore a sparkling gown by Atelier Versace.

Kendall Jenner

Supermodel Kendall Jenner wore an extravagant, billowing gown by Prada.

Cardi B

Rapper Cardi B wore a glistening gold gown by Atelier Versace.

Gwen Stefani

Singer Gwen Stefani wore a bright yellow gown by Vera Wang.


Singer SZA wore a hot pink dress and black latex gloves by Vivienne Westwood.

Dove Cameron

Singer and Descendants actor Dove Cameron wore a futuristic Iris Van Herpen creation.

Alicia Keys

Singer Alicia Keys wore a Ralph Lauren black cape with a jewelled design of the New York City skyline.

Austin Butler

Actor Austin Butler wore an all-black ensemble by Prada.

Kaia Gerber

Model Kaia Gerber wore a metallic gown by Alexander McQueen and jewels by Kwiat. 

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Aquaman actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II wore an embellished Thom Browne jacket.

Bella Hadid

Supermodel Bella Hadid wore a black Burberry gown with patterned mesh tights.

Kid Cudi

Rapper Kid Cudi wore a custom Kenzo cobalt blue suit and cape.

Megan Thee Stallion

Rapper Megan Thee Stallion wore a head-to-toe gold Moschino ensemble.

Cara Delevingne

Model Cara Delevingne wore Christian Dior, featuring her bare chest painted gold, a body chain and walking stick.