Met Gala 2022: Blake Lively Puts On A Show-stopping Display During Arrival With Ryan Reynolds


Blake Lively put on a show-stopping display while arriving with husband Ryan Reynolds to the star-studded Met Gala in New York City on Monday.

The actress, 34, stunned in a jeweled strapless Versace gown with a dramatic pink bow sash that trailed behind her as she strolled the red carpet with her better half.

As if her dazzling dress weren’t enough to top the best dress list, Blake’s glam squad removed the hefty bow from the star’s hip which transformed her train from pink to blue in the blink of an eye.

Two-in-one: Blake arrived in a stunning mauve pink number that instantly transformed to blue mid-way through her red carpet walk

Hosts with the most! Blake Lively put on a show-stopping display while arriving with husband Ryan Reynolds to the star-studded Met Gala in New York City on Monday

Stopping to chat on the red carpet, Blake explained that her look for the night was inspired directly by ‘New York City architecture’ and the city’s ‘historic buildings,’ such as the Empire State Building and Grand Central station.

Blake and her husband Ryan Reynolds, who looked suave in a burgundy tuxedo, are serving as one of the evening’s hosts, alongside Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants star was captured arriving to the gala with her and Ryan’s arms linked.

Blake looked like royalty in the strapless number which had glistening jewels from the bust to the hem.

Her sash, which was a mauve pink shade, tied at the waist into a bow and had a metallic orange overlay that sparked under the museum lights.

Stunning: The actress, 34, stunned in a jeweled strapless Versace gown with a dramatic pink bow sash that trailed behind her as she strolled the red carpet with her better half. Stopping to chat on the red carpet, Blake explained that her look for the night was inspired directly by 'New York City architecture' and the city's 'historic buildings,' such as the Empire State Building and Grand Central station

Stunning: The actress, 34, stunned in a jeweled strapless Versace gown with a dramatic pink bow sash that trailed behind her as she strolled the red carpet with her better half. Stopping to chat on the red carpet, Blake explained that her look for the night was inspired directly by ‘New York City architecture’ and the city’s ‘historic buildings,’ such as the Empire State Building and Grand Central station

Wow! As if her dazzling dress weren't enough to top the best dress list, Blake's glam squad removed the hefty bow from the star's hip which transformed her train from pink to blue in the blink of an eye

Wow! As if her dazzling dress weren’t enough to top the best dress list, Blake’s glam squad removed the hefty bow from the star’s hip which transformed her train from pink to blue in the blink of an eye

Gorgeous: Her sash, which was a mauve pink shade, tied at the waist into a bow and had a metallic orange overlay that sparked under the museum lights

Gorgeous: Her sash, which was a mauve pink shade, tied at the waist into a bow and had a metallic orange overlay that sparked under the museum lights

Dazzling: Blake looked like royalty in the strapless number which had glistening jewels from the bust to the hem

All the drama: Adding to the drama, Blake had on a pair of mauve pink arm-length gloves and a crown rested atop her flowing blonde tresses

 Dazzling: Blake looked like royalty in the strapless number which had glistening jewels from the bust to the hem. Adding to the drama, Blake had on a pair of mauve pink arm-length gloves and a crown rested atop her flowing blonde tresses

Adding to the drama, Blake had on a pair of mauve pink arm-length gloves and a crown rested atop her flowing blonde tresses.

As for jewelry, the stunner fastened a pair of dangly jeweled earrings to her ears.  

Out of nowhere, Blake shocked photographers and fellow attendees as a crew of tuxedo-clad men helped undo the bow on her gown to transform her lengthy train from pink to blue.

Hosts with the most: Blake and her husband Ryan Reynolds, who looked suave in a burgundy tuxedo, are serving as one of the evening's hosts, alongside Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hosts with the most: Blake and her husband Ryan Reynolds, who looked suave in a burgundy tuxedo, are serving as one of the evening's hosts, alongside Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Hosts with the most: Blake and her husband Ryan Reynolds, who looked suave in a burgundy tuxedo, are serving as one of the evening’s hosts, alongside Regina King and Lin-Manuel Miranda

Better together: The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants star was captured arriving to the gala with her and Ryan's arms linked

Better together: The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants star was captured arriving to the gala with her and Ryan’s arms linked

She also slipped off her gloves to unveil a pair of matching blue opera gloves with bronze detailing on the upper arm.

The stunning blue variant of Blake’s train had zodiac-inspired imagery embroidered in gold throughout, as well as bronze streaks that began at the waist and drifted off towards the hem of the dress.

‘Instead of looking to fashion to influence the dress, I looked to New York City architecture and the classic buildings’ Blake told red carpet correspondent Vanessa Hudgens of her gown.

The Zodiac train represented the constellation from Grand Central station,’ while the body of her gown was inspired by the Empire State Building.

‘The draping [on my dress] is the Statue of Liberty plus the crown [on my head]. The crown has seven tiers. That Statue of Liberty has seven rays,’ explained the starlet, adding that the seven tiers also gave nod to the seven seas and continents.

Transformed: Seemingly inspired by Sleeping Beauty, Blake shocked photographers and fellow attendees as she undid the bow on her gown and transformed from pink to blue

Transformed: Seemingly inspired by Sleeping Beauty, Blake shocked photographers and fellow attendees as she undid the bow on her gown and transformed from pink to blue

Last but not least, Blake noted that jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz placed ’25 stones on the bottom [of my crown]’ as an homage to the 25 windows on the Statue Of Liberty.

The dress also served as the inspiration for Blake’s beauty look, with her longtime makeup artist Kristofer Buckle explaining: ‘Blake’s look was inspired by warm-toned metals and coppers starting with a bronzed contour on the skin. 

‘Her eyes were washed with a combination of matte browns for structure and metallic rose golds and coppers to play off her Versace gown. I made her lips a gentle terracotta tone to bring some brightness to the makeup palette.’ 

Kristofer used a host of Charlotte Tilbury products on the hostess with the mostest, including the soon-to-launch-Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer, which marked one of the only times the product has been worn on the red carpet ahead of its May 19 release. 

The metallic rose gold and copper shades used on her eyes came courtesy of the Luxury Palette of Pops in Pillow Talk, while her lips were primped to perfection using the Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk Medium and the Matte Revolution Lipstick in Sexy Sienna. 

Finally, the actress’s complexion was giving a radiant boost with the Airbrush Flawless Foundation.  

Though his spouse of over a decade stole the show, Ryan looked undeniably handsome in his burgundy velvet tuxedo.

The Deadpool star styled the chic getup with a white dress shirt and matching bow tie. He had a small white flower pinned to his left lapel and a handkerchief sticking out of his jacket pocket.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is considered by many as the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.’

Zodiac: The stunning blue variant of Blake's train had zodiac-inspired imagery embroidered in gold throughout, as well as bronze streaks that began at the waist and drifted off towards the hem of the dress

Zodiac: The stunning blue variant of Blake’s train had zodiac-inspired imagery embroidered in gold throughout, as well as bronze streaks that began at the waist and drifted off towards the hem of the dress

Fashion’s biggest night is traditionally held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute in New York City, with last year’s event moved to September due to the pandemic. 

This year’s dress code is ‘gilded glamour’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’

Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a  whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute. 

This will be Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first time as a Met Gala co-chair (and guest) but he was originally intended to co-host the 2020 edition before the pandemic forced its cancellation. 

All about the details: She also slipped off her gloves to unveil a pair of matching blue opera gloves with bronze detailing on the upper arm

All about the details: She also slipped off her gloves to unveil a pair of matching blue opera gloves with bronze detailing on the upper arm

Princess vibes: Blake stood at the top of the staircase with her hands on her hips, giving photographers a clear look at her princess-inspired look

Princess vibes: Blake stood at the top of the staircase with her hands on her hips, giving photographers a clear look at her princess-inspired look

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she’s held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri. 

As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.

This exhibit will showcase some lesser-known designers, and also some top film directors, including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, host King, and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.

Bolton said eight directors will create what he called ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the period rooms of the American Wing of the museum. 

Similar to the September event, there will be 400 guests this year, lower than the pre-pandemic highs of 500-600 attendees. 

The other four are Ford, the celebrated fashion designer who’s also an acclaimed film director, Janicza Bravo (Zola), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust) and Autumn de Wilde (who directed the Jane Austen adaptation Emma. and is also a photographer).

The first part of the exhibition will remain on display in the rooms of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, along with the second part, until September 5.

More than half the pieces in the opening exhibition will be rotated out and garments from designers not yet featured will go on display.

The Met Gala is a huge money-maker for the museum, and provides the Costume Institute with its main source of funding.

BLAKE LIVELY’S MET GALA LOOKS OVER THE YEARS

Blake Lively and her husband Ryan Reynolds will be co-hosts of this year’s annual Met Gala celebration in New York City along with actress Regina King and singer/songwriter Lin-Manuel Miranda.

This year’s Costume Institute Gala theme is In America: An Anthology of Fashion with a recommendation that guests dress in gowns inspired by the Gilded Age, according to The New York Times. Think corsets and big skirts.

Honorary chairs include Anna Wintour of Vogue magazine, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram and Tom Ford, a high-end fashion designer best known for his stint at Gucci and, now, a film director. 

Lively is no stranger to the event as she has gone nine times since her debut in 2008. Here is a look at her glamorous statements from years past. 

 

2008 – RALPH LAUREN

The Gossip Girl actress wore a strapless black gown by Ralph Lauren which had feathers on the bottom below the knee as she added black gloves and diamond jewelry. Her honey blonde hair was worn back and she went light on the makeup. The theme was Superheroes: Fashion And Fantasy.

2008 - RALPH LAUREN

2008 – RALPH LAUREN

 

2009 – VERSACE

The siren revved up the sex appeal in a plunging royal blue gown from Versace with a high slit up her toned leg and narrow straps that made the most of her figure. She had a radiant tan and her hair was slicked back for added drama. Gold strappy heels made her look ready for a disco. The theme was The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion.

2009 - VERSACE

2009 – VERSACE

 

2010 – MARCHESA

Again she was in royal blue, but this dress was very short, ending just below her panty line, which showed plenty of her her log lean legs. The Marchesa dress also had one wide embellished strap up one side. She added a big cuff bracelet, had her hair slicked back and added diamond stud earrings. The heels were black and nude pumps. The theme was American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.

2010 - MARCHESA

2010 – MARCHESA

 

2011 – CHANEL

Lively looked like a royal in her metallic and nude floor-length Chanel gown that had a long sheer piece of fabric hanging down the front. Her strawberry hued hair was worn down in soft curls that fell over her shoulders in a Rita Hayworth fashion. She added strappy nude heels. The theme was Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.

2011 - CHANEL

2011 – CHANEL

 

2013 – GUCCI

Blake turned heads in a strapless pale blue gown with black feathers below the hips and a raven black bottom with a train. The dramatic dress was by Gucci. Her hair was pulled back and she kept the makeup glossy for an elegant look. The theme was PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

2013 - GUCCI

2013 – GUCCI

 

2014 – GUCCI

The Los Angeles native went with Old Hollywood glamour as she wore a sparkling blush pink gown from Gucci that had a plunging neckline, criss-crossed in front and had a mermaid finish with a substantial train. She also had a long piece of fabric falling down from the back of her shoulders. Her blonde hair was worn Veronica Lake style as it was parted to one side and had soft curls. Long dramatic ruby earrings matched her oversized ruby rings. The theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

2014 - GUCCI

2014 – GUCCI

 

2016 – BURBERRY

It was pure elegance this year as the Age Of Adaline star wore a strapless light pink Burberry dress with red floral accents and long earrings with her hair in a stylish chignon. The star was pregnant at the time but did not look it. The theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology.

2016 - BURBERRY

2016 – BURBERRY

 

2017 – VERSACE

Gold looked good on Lively as she stood out in a low-cut glittery dress from Versace that was long sleeved and tight on her hips with a blue feathered mermaid finish that matched her blue earrings. Once again her hair was pulled back as she added bronzed makeup. The theme was Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.

2017 - VERSACE

2017 – VERSACE

 

2018 – VERSACE

It was a dramatic turn for the Hollywood goddess as she wore bright gold and deep maroon. Her Versace gown had a heavy train with beautiful beading as she added a gold headband to lend an angelic feel. The theme was Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination.

2018 - VERSACE

2018 – VERSACE

 



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