Here are some of the Gilded Glamour looks served up by some of our fave icons


Last night the Met Gala returned with the theme of Gilded Glamour, based on the gilded age of New york in the late 1800s. My group chat was popping off in the hours leading up to the event – we were excited to see innovative styles and non-stop bustles. 2022 was certainly the year of the queer, here were some of my fave looks from the night. 

Emma Corrin

The star of Netflix’s The Crown and Amazon Prime’s upcoming My Policeman certainly served up some non-binary finery last night. Emma’s look was inspired by the title King Of The Dudes which was given to New York socialite Evander Berry Wall. “To me clothes are an armour and an ode to self expression,” Emma told Vogue. “The process has been such a pleasure and I feel totally heard, supported and confident wearing an outfit we’ve so thoughtfully put together, and feels so like me.” 

Janelle Monáe

Dressed in a dazzling Ralph Lauren ensemble, Janelle’s look was certainly a highlight from the night. Already in her career, Janelle has established a legacy of envisioning afrofuturism and I was delighted to see her continue channelling the future on the red carpet.

Lena Waithe 

It’s no surprise that Lena looked absolutely sensational last night. She’s rocked many iconic looks in previous years. For her latest Met Gala appearance, she strolled in adorned in Versace and looking like royalty. Her matching embellished aqua satin look apparently came together last minute, but it certainly didn’t look that way! 

Tommy Dorfman 

Tommy made her Met Gala debut looking like a vision in latex. She took inspiration from the silhouettes of the time period and gave them a modernised twist with the choice of fabric. When asked by Variety what she’d like to say to trans kids in Texas the actor said: “I’m hoping that trans women like myself and trans people on these carpets help you feel seen as much as possible.”

Phoebe Bridgers 

The bisexual icon recently sparked en-gay-gement rumours with her partner Paul Mescal, who starred in Normal People alongside fellow Met Gala attendee Daisy Edgar-Jones. Phoebe certainly served up glamour on the red carpet with her shimmering gown, slicked back hair and a stunning dark lip. This was quite the Met Gala debut!

Tessa Thompson

Our favourite queer Marvel hero showed up looking glamorous and transcendent. Dressed in a pale pink gown with a breathtaking fluffy train, she was certainly a vision as she made her way up the long staircase. She’s served up many memorable looks at previous Met Gala’s and this look made me extremely excited to see what looks she will serve in the coming years.

Ariana DeBose

The award-winning actor dazzled the red carpet wearing a gown in one of Moschino’s black and gold prints with glamorous opera gloves to match. The look resembles and celebrates her herstory making Oscar win. She also shared her excitement to be reunited with this year’s Met co-host Lin-Manuel Miranda. 

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Jeremy Scott’s possé sure did look sensational. Like Ariana, MJ has had quite the herstory making year and her look was equally as celebratory. The Pose star stood proud in a glittering ombré gown with an evening cap to match. 

Cara Delevigne

The pansexual model and actor stirred up controversy at the 2021 Met Gala with her “Peg The Patriarchy” vest. Last night she appeared in a very on theme and period-appropriate red satin suit with a cane by her side. Always one to make a statement on the red carpet, Cara didn’t stop there. She took off her red jacket to reveal her bare chest, covered only by two gold nipple coverings and a lot of gold body paint. It was certainly one of the most memorable moments of the night.

Melissa King

The openly gay winner of Top Chef All Stars was very on theme at last night’s Gala. The “Met dish” they created was dapper as hell and as sharp as her chef knives. The golden claw jewellery that adorned her hand was designed by Lillian Shalom. 


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