The Best Celebrity Looks at the Met Gala
This year's Met Gala event (aka the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit) was scheduled for May 4, 2020, but it was canceled like many other 2020 events. The annual red carpet affair that raises money for the museum's fashion department was meant to coincide with the spring exhibition, "About Time: Fashion and Duration," a journey through the history of fashion from 1870 to today.
Here, we take a look at the 2019 event to get our fashion fix. About 550 people attended the black-tie event on May 6, 2019. The event’s elaborate red carpet was just as star-studded as the Oscars, starting with the hosts: Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue; Alessandro Michele, the creative director of Gucci; Pop Star Harry Styles and none other than Lady Gaga and Serena Williams. Invite-only attendees showed up in their best outfits dedicated to the 2019 theme — Camp: Notes on Fashion.
No, we’re not talking about summer camp, where kids go every year to learn how to canoe and capture lighting bugs. The theme was broad in that it referred to a style of personal or creative expression that was exaggerated. But, wait, isn’t that already what the Met Gala is about? Yes, it is, but attendees really took it up a notch. These were the best looks that celebrities brought to the pink, yes pink, carpet.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
Jennifer Lopez sparkled at the Met Gala with her fiancé Alex Rodriguez.
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas
Congrats are in order for these newlyweds, who got married in a surprise ceremony on May 1 in Las Vegas.
They still plan to have a bigger ceremony in France.
Leave it to Singer Katy Perry to literally shine a light at the gala.
The Belle of the Ball, Anna Wintour, stunned the crowds with her pink ensemble.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
Tennis Pro Serena Williams attended the event with her husband, Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian.
The two were married in 2017 and have one child together.
Lady Gaga and Brandon Maxwell
Lady Gaga arrived at the gala with designer Brandon Maxwell. She started the evening in this bright pink ensemble, but quickly made several costume changes.
This was the most modest of Lady Gaga's many Met Gala outfits for the night.
Lady Gaga's uber-long lashes didn't disappoint!
No stranger to the Met Gala, Cardi B showed up wearing waves of red.
The Kardashian Crew
Corey Gamble, Kris Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott were all hard to miss!
It doesn't get much more theatrical than being carried onto the pink carpet.
Actor and Singer Billy Porter did just that, decked out in a 24-karat gold headpiece.
And once he arrived, Billy Porter showed off his wingspan!
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Newlyweds Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth cozied up on yet another red (or pink) carpet this year.
The two were married at the end of 2018 in a low-key ceremony in Cyrus' Franklin, Tennessee, home.
Gwyneth Paltrow once said that she'd never again attend a Met Gala, but she was all smiles at this year's event (even without her new husband Brad Falchuk).
Actress and Singer Hailee Steinfeld had some fun with photographers with her "No Photos Please" gown.
Gwen Stefani always kills it with her fishnet stockings.
Actress Elle Fanning continued her partnership with Miu Miu in this crop top and pants.
Kendall Jenner wore a bright orange feathered Versace gown.
Alicia Keys struck an elegant pose in this Carolina Herrera caped ensemble.
Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys
And her husband, Swiss Beatz, complemented her dress with a darker shade of green.
Actress Emma Stone kept it simple and sparkly with this stylish jumpsuit.
"Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot wore a lace cape by Givenchy Haute Couture.
Colin Kaepernick and Nessa
Football Player Colin Kaepernick and TV Personality Nessa matched in gold.
Irina Shayk flaunted her curves in a plunging Burberry gown.
Sienna Miller and Emily Blunt
Actresses Sienna Miller and Emily Blunt perfectly contrasted in silver and gold.
Actress Katie Holmes stunned the crowds in this purple gown, fitting for a queen or even a sorceress.
Model Candice Swanepoel donned a strapless Prabal Gurung gown with a taffeta train.
This gender-fluid look from Actor Michael Urie made heads turn.
Alessandro Michele and Harry Styles
Gucci Designer Alessandro Michele and Pop Singer Harry Styles (of One Direction fame) have turned quite a few heads in the fashion world this past year, after Styles officially joined the Italian fashion house as a model and ambassador for the brand.
Gisele Bundchen stepped away from her husband, Tom Brady, to take a few solo shots.
Solange Knowles rocked a Salvatore Ferragamo python outfit, complete with over-the-knee boots.
Hailey Bieber wore a pink, sequined Alexander Wang gown.
Actress Zoe Saldana stunned in a sequined copper gown by Michael Kors.
Model Bella Hadid wore a black gown with jeweled cutouts.
Wow, check out the lashes that Model Gigi Hadid wore!
Actress and Singer Janelle Monae's look proved that you can never have too many hats.
Meant for the stage, Celine Dion didn't miss a beat in this dazzling get-up.
Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini
Anna Wintour's daughter, Bee Shaffer, married Italian director and photographer Francesco Carrozzini last year.
The two were wed in a private ceremony, followed by a second one in Portofino, Italy, in July. As you might guess, the event was quite the fashionable affair.
Actor and Singer Jared Leto got a little dark by carrying around a model of his own head.
Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin
Costume designer Catherine Martin attended the event with her husband, Baz Luhrmann. She most famously worked as a designer on the films, "Moulin Rouge!" and "The Great Gatsby."
The two met in college and wed in 1997. They have two children together.
"Orange Is the New Black's" Laverne Cox has made quite an impact on the LGBTQ community in recent years, even receiving the Claire Skiffington Vanguard Award last year from Transgender Law Center.
The 26-year-old Singer and Songwriter Charli XCX had a big year last year as the supporting act on Taylor Swift's Reputation Stadium Tour.
Singer Florence Welch, of "Florence and the Machine," had a big year last year.
Her band released its fourth album, "High As Hope," and she also released a book, "Useless Magic," which shares a collection of her lyrics and poems.
Apparently, Kris Jenner took advice from her fashionista daughter, Kylie, on what to wear at the gala.
Constance Wu and Georgina Chapman
"Crazy Rich Asian's" Constance Wu attended the event with Marchesa Designer Georgina Chapman.
The two wore complementary dove grey gowns.
Singer Alessia Cara had a sporty take on the black-tie attire.
Natasha Lyonne's dramatic look is impressive, after she already won everyone over this year starring in Netflix's "Russian Doll."
Model Laura Love was one of many celebrities to wear pink for her stroll on the Met's pink carpet.
Joseph Altuzarra and Awkwafina
Designer Joseph Altuzarra and Rapper and Actress Awkwafina walked the pink carpet together.
This was Awkwafina's first Met Gala, and she was wearing Altuzarra's design.
Model and Fashion Designer Alexa Chung opted for a sequined mini-dress with matching beret.
Georges LeBar and RuPaul
RuPaul arrived at the Met Gala in a pink and black zebra-stripped suit alongside his husband, Georges LeBar.
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" Actress Rachel Brosnahan, niece of the late Kate Spade, is very familiar with the fashion world and wore a design by Designer Erdem Moralolu.
Rachel Brosnahan and Erdem Moralolu
Brosnahan touted the look with Moralolu by her side on the pink carpet.
Actress Ruth Wilson wore an off-shoulder tulle dress with a long train.
Diane von Furstenberg
Fashion Designer Diane von Furstenberg took her granddaughter, Talita, to her first-ever Met Gala.
YouTube Star Lilly Singh made her Met Gala debut in a Jeremy Scott gown.
Thalia Sodi and Tommy Mottola
Actress Thalia Sodi has been married to her husband, Tommy Mottola, for 18 years.
Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
Salma Hayek and her husband, Francois-Henri Pinault, have been married since 2009 and have one daughter together.
The French billionaire recently came forward as someone who wanted to invest in the rebuilding of the Notre Dame in Paris.
Actress Madelaine Petsch showed up to the event dressed as a fairy princess.
This was the CW star's first Met Gala.
Actress Tessa Thompson brought a fierce look to the red carpet — hair whip and all!
Rosie Huntington Whiteley
Model Rosie Huntington Whiteley looked ethereal in this feathery get-up.
Actor and Singer Ezra Miller's look was quite the sight for sore eyes.
The floral headpiece perfectly Actress Emma Roberts' many layers of pink.
Singer Dua Lipa has had quite the year on the red carpet after winning Best New Artist and Best Dance Recording at the Grammy Awards in February.
Bette Midler and Sophie Von Haselberg
This mother-daughter duo brought some rather theatrical headpieces to the affair.
Zendaya and Law Roach
Actress and Singer Zendaya had a Cinderella moment on the red carpet with the help of her "fairy godmother," Stylist Law Roach.
Jordan Roth is used to theatrics as the president and majority owner of Jujamcyn Theaters, where he oversees five Broadway theaters.
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union
NBA Star Dwyane Wade is on the brink of retirement and celebrated in style with his wife, Actress Gabrielle Union.
Actress Joan Collins surprised everyone dressed as the character, Alexis, that she played on the 1980s soap opera, "Dynasty."
Singer Ciara dressed to impress with stunning hair and a green dress that left little up to the imagination.
OK, we simply loved her hair!
This classic look from Actress Penelope Cruz made dressing up look easy.
Leave it to Nicki Minaj to be bubbling over with pink.
Singer Kacey Musgraves looked like a real-life Barbie doll.
Fashion Journalist and Editor Hamish Bowles took the color purple to new heights.
Since 1995, he has been the European editor-at-large for the American edition of Vogue.
Ashley Olsen and Mary-Kate Olsen
These twins are no strangers to the fashion world.
"The Leftovers" actress Margaret Qualley is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell.
"Riverdale" star Cole Sprouse struck a pose for the cameras.
Comedian and YouTube star Liza Koshy enjoyed the evening.
Regina Hall is perhaps best known for her lead role as Brenda Meeks in the "Scary Movie" film series.
Ava DuVernay wore a green silk dress with an oversized pink flower.
Lee Daniels and Ava DuVernay
DuVernay and fellow Director Lee Daniels got friendly on the red carpet. While not romantically involved, the two have quite the professional entwinement.
She took over Daniels' role as director on "Selma" after he backed out to direct "The Butler." In honor of her work on the movie, DuVernay became the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. "Selma" was also nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2014.
Political Staffer Huma Abedin wore Oscar de la Renta.
Riley Keough is the daughter of Lisa Marie Presley and the eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley.
Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke
"Girls" stars Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke stepped out in two dresses dedicated to those who have a rubber fetish.
The design was created by fashion designer Christopher Kane.
"Ozark's" Julia Garner selected a silver and gold strapless gown with an elaborate headpiece.
Victoria's Secret Model Winnie Harlow told Refinery29, “Less is never more when it comes to creating a camp look."
"Riverdale" star Lili Reinhart donned a sky blue pair of shorts and ruffle top.
Fabiola Beracasa Beckman
Film and Television Producer Fabiola Beracasa Beckman posed in a one-shoulder gown.
Richard Quinn and Lily Aldridge
Model Lily Aldridge posed on the pink carpet with Designer Richard Quinn.
Actress Amber Valletta added a splash of color with this bright green boa.
Model Stella Maxwell turned heads in a sheer black dress with silver stars.
Actress Camila Mendes wore a bright yellow gown with a feathery skirt.
Rami Malek and Charlotte Gainsbourg
The "Bohemian Rhapsody" star wore a black velvet blazer and sparkly shirt alongside Actress and Singer Charlotte Gainsbourg.
"Bohemian Rhapsody's" Lucy Boynton paired her Prada gown with bedazzled eyes.
The Costume Institute of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art would be proud!
Actress Demi Moore attended her first Met Gala in eight years, rocking the pink carpet in a plunging black gown.