The Met Ball or the Met Gala, which is essentially the fashion equivalent of the Academy Awards was held last night at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York City. And among many other stars, there were some who showcased a phenomenal take on this year’s theme by following the order of ‘Less is more’. To name a few, there was Bella Hadid’s interpretation of the gilded glamor dress code. The stunner displayed a formal take on goth-girl style, courtesy of Burberry. On the other hand, Kendall Jenner offset her frou-frou Prada gown with freshly bleached brows. Whereas Hailey Bieber posed on the steps of the Met in an angelic feathered piece that paid tribute to iconic supermodel Jerry Hall’s epic spring/summer 2002 Yves Saint Laurent catwalk moment.
The jaw-dropping fashion display took place for longer than the event itself. Meaning there was more glamor when the attendees were escorted out of the museum. As celebrities took off to their respective after-parties, another sensational and unofficial theme revealed itself. This time, it was just inner wear that left enough room for skin to show, paired with flesh-baring boudoir-inspired separates.
Hailey Bieber switched up her ostentatious Saint Laurent number with a daring chainmail bra, hot pants, an oversized blazer and carmine heels by the luxe French house. Not a moment later, fellow model and négligée enthusiast Kendall Jenner made a glorious appearance in an organza skirt and top with floral appliqué. New-season nude Miu Miu underwear perfectly balanced out Jenner’s delicate set. And both the women’s outfits were si gorgeous that celebrity photographer Tyrell Hampton had to reveal a tiny glimpse of them on Instagram.
Bella Thorne has a reputation as the queen of unruly fashion choices. And in order to stay true to her name, she juggled with even more lace and corset after it went dark. She represented the London-based designers in an exotic and intricate custom outfit by Turkish designer Dilara Findikoglu. According to Findikoglu’s Instagram stories, her look was a direct classification of a “Turkish handwoven moire”, and “120-year-old belle Epoque fabric”.
On the other hand, a while after Lily James was photographed on the step and repeat in a spellbinding cut-out Versace gown adorned with crystals, the Donatella Versace devotee flaunted a different show stopping look. The Pam & Tommy star sported a sparkling fuchsia paperclip dress from the spring 2022 line. To accessorize her stunning ensemble, she carried a gold Medusa motif clutch, and wore heels and chain. Needless to say, the 2022 Met Gala has made a trend setting change with barely-there fits.