The Met Gala 2022 is widely considered to be fashion’s version of the Olympics or the Oscars, and this year, celebrities are sweeping the gold with their extravagant looks. Seeing what celebrities, models, and New York socialites (OK, mostly celebrities these days) wear to the Gala is a tradition for fashion lovers, as is analyzing who literally understood the assignment—there’s a theme each year—and who, well, didn’t.
This year’s gilded glamour theme pays homage to the era of style between the 1870s and 1900s. The white-tie affair suggests attendees show up in garments reflective of America’s gilded age, which basically means the tighter the corset and longer the opera gloves, the better.
Below, see who comes in at the top of our staff’s Met Gala 2022 best dressed list. For all the Hollywood arrivals, check out the full list of star-studded attendees.
Gilded glamour meets…Studio 54? Whatever, it works for the model!
Normani brought her own brand of sexy glamour to the 2022 Met Gala in this black two-piece Christian Siriano look.
The actor—who is already getting Oscar buzz for her performance in the action film Everything Everywhere All At Once—stunned in a voluminous green gown and cape.
Presley—who was promoting the upcoming Elvis movie starring Austin Butler—looked wholly herself and eternally cool.
The Euphoria actor worked a sheer black gown and Gilded Age-y beauty and accessories.
The Pose star nailed it in this gold encrusted Moschino by Jeremy Scott look.
Megan Thee Stallion
Another Moschino win, MTS looked predictably fierce in gold.
Jodie Turner Smith
Shimmer! Fringe! Drama! Turner Smith stayed on theme and looked amazing doing it.
Hollywood’s Golden Age or Gilded Age? Again, doesn’t matter, she looked great in YSL!
The coat! The choker! The flute!< /p>
The singer looked, in a word, iconic.
The tennis icon looked cool and understated, if not not exactly here for a costume party. Chic!
Originally Appeared on Glamour