This Year’s Met Gala Was Giving

Call it The Great Gatsby effect. On May 2, many of your favorite Hollywood A-Listers swept New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend the 2022 Met Gala. 

Last year’s Met Gala, which was postponed to September 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, kicked off part one of the two-part celebration of American fashion with the theme “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” This year’s theme, “Gilded Glamour,” is a lavish follow-up celebrating the Gilded Age of fashion, specifically the elaborate white-tie formalwear the late 1800s was famous for. Sure, that might mean corsetry, diamonds, and bustles to some, but to others it meant covering themselves in luxurious feathers.

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