Looking Back at This Year’s Met Gala

Anika Hovel

From a “color changing” dress to the actual bones of an old dress, these all somehow fall under the 2022 Met Gala theme. This year’s theme, “Gilded Glamor,” resulted in almost anything you would think of, and everything you wouldn’t think of.

We all saw the dresses and the suits, but how did they even relate to the theme? Better yet, what does the theme even mean? Gilded meant to show how wealth and glamor was used to conceal the “social unrest” of the era of the 1870s through 1890s.

When you think of this era you’d think of corsets and puffy dresses, but some people had other plans for their looks. Along with unique looks, there’s also the normal expected looks that we’re more popular than others.

Billie Eilish’s look this year was a simple silk dress and corset with lace sleeves. Although she did get a lot of backlash for it, others supported it more than any other looks. 

The Gucci dress made by Alessondro Michele was made up of fully recycled or upcycled materials.

Other people had different ideas about the theme though. Blake Lively’s dress was in many opinions the “main attraction” seeing how she based it off of the Statue of Liberty. 

While some might wonder how that fits under the theme, the top layer of her dress was a copper like color resembling the color of The Statue of Liberty in the 1870s. Later she took off the top layer to reveal a green color replicating the Statue of Liberty today. 

Senior Anysia Hovel at Delta High said “My favorite look from the Met Gala has to be Kate Sharma.”

Kate Sharma styled a high-wasted black skirt and a cropped gold sequin top that draws many’s attention. The Bridgerton star then topped the entire look off with a jacket/cape that went around her arms. 

Hovel said, “I thought the look was on point but also very classy and that’s mainly why I liked it.”