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03rd May 2022

The Met Gala once again showcased La La Land’s most glam mamas

Laura Grainger

Those are some glad rags…

Yesterday marked the first Monday in May – and the first time the Met Gala returned to its usual date after its cancelled 2020 and postponed 2021 events.

It doesn’t feel like that long ago we were declaring September’s Met Gala the ultimate mam’s night out after the pandemic disrupted such events, but the day after fashion’s biggest night is upon us once more.

Last night, celebs took to the NYC red carpet under the theme of ‘Gilded Glamour and White Tie’ – ‘Gilded’ referring to either being thinly veiled in gold or a period of industrialisation and economic prosperity in North America in the late 1800s, and ‘White Tie’ referring to a step above black tie.

We’re happy to report that for better or worse, our fave celeb mams showed up and showed out for Met Gala 2022. Take a look and enjoy some armchair criticism as we report live from a play mat, still in our jim-jams.

Blake Lively

A fan favourite when it comes to Met Gala looks, Blake Lively was co-chairing this year’s event with husband Ryan Reynolds. Wearing a custom Atelier Versace dress that transformed when unfolded, the mother-of-three appeared to pay tribute to the changing colour of the Statue of Liberty. The Statue’s outer layers are copper, so it had the same colour as a penny when initially unveiled in 1886. The iconic blue-green colour we know it by today was in full force by 1920, due to oxidisation.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Unlike some of her celeb counterparts, SJP knows how to follow a theme. She and Christopher John Rogers worked together on building a look that paid homage to Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley, a former slave who went on to become the official dressmaker of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and therefore the first Black female fashion designer of the White House.

Kim Kardashian

Thinly veiled in gold, Kim Kardashian wore the iconic dress Marilyn Monroe was wearing when she sang ‘Happy Birthday Mr. President’ to JFK in 1962. Both women represent the overlap of celebrity and politics that has been a mainstay in American culture for some time.

Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas’ second child will be able to brag that they made their Met Gala debut before they were even born. The couple confirmed Sophie’s pregnancy as they cradled her baby bump in matching Louis Vuitton.

Cardi B

Returning to the Met Gala after the birth of her baby boy in September, Cardi B proved all that glitters really is gold in Versace. And just in case you didn’t quite catch all the Versace details on the gown, she walked the red carpet alongside Donatella herself.

Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian

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We’re not exactly sure how Kylie Jenner’s snapback wedding look fits the theme, but we’re happy to see the new mam-of-two looking thick as thieves with her older sister. Kylie wore Off-White and revealed that she and the brand’s late founder, Virgil Abloh, were supposed to go to the Met together before its 2020 cancellation. In an Instagram post, the youngest Kar-Jenner paid tribute to the designer, who died from cancer in November 2021.

Alongside her younger sister, Khloe Kardashian finally made her Met Gala debut in a Moschino gown that seemed to match Kim’s Marilyn Monroe look. Both were golden and placed a heavy focus on the silhouette. But where Kim’s was a piece of fashion history spanning decades, Khloe said hers was thrown together “in like ten days”.

Gigi Hadid

Okay, we admit: when we first saw Gigi Hadid in this Versace number without the coat, we had no idea how it fell under the theme. But the grandeur of the coat certainly mimics the exaggerated sleeve and skirt shapes of the gilded era. Versace explained the puffer was a “modern interpretation” of coats from the time for a “new age of glamour”.