Dozens of world stars paraded this Monday at the Met Gala 2022, in New York, including Megan Thee Stallion, Lenny Kravitz, Gigi and Bella Hadid or Stromae.
It is the most selective climb of the steps on the planet: the gala of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York paraded hundreds of international stars this Monday evening, in extravagant outfits, for an annual philanthropic evening after two upset editions by the pandemic.
The stars followed one another in strapless dresses, tuxedos, ultra chic, hyper glamorous, sparkling, implausible or even carrying political messages, on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met).
The list of 400 stars in fashion, music, cinema, social networks, politics or business was kept secret until the last moment: we saw Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Lenny Kravitz, Ariana DeBose, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gigi and Bella Hadid and Stromae who said he found it “weird” to be there but that he felt “honored”, he the “little Belgian”.
The richest man in the world, the whimsical Elon Musk, raised his arms in front of the crowd. In the process of buying Twitter, he promised on the red carpet to make it the “most inclusive social network possible”. Hillary Clinton hailed the “spirit of America” radiating at the gala. Followed by actresses Glenn Close, Sigourney Weaver and Jessica Chastain.
For the 2021 edition, moved from May to September due to the pandemic, the show was provided by Billie Eilish, transformed into Marilyn Monroe with platinum blonde hair. This year, she wore a cream and green ensemble from Gucci.
Such a political evening
The gala is also the occasion for a political message: the mayor of New York Eric Adams landed with a jacket that carried his campaign slogan on his back demanding “an end to gun violence” in a bruised city by crime.
In the pure American philanthropic tradition, the evening, which takes place on the first Monday of May, is intended to finance the Met’s fashion department (The Costume Institute) and coincides with its major annual exhibition. It was presented Monday morning to the first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, who saw it as “a celebration of the designers and fashion who have shaped America’s true identity”.
Make way this year for an American “Anthology of Fashion”, a retrospective of the 19th and 20th centuries of a hundred garments revisited by directors and designers such as Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese or Tom Ford.