A tale of two besties. Ashley Tisdale revealed that she’s never been invited to the Met Gala — just hours before her longtime friend (and High School Musical costar) Vanessa HudgensHe was the first person to arrive at the 2022 soirée.
“If I ever get invited to the #MetGala I would replicate one of my past iconic looks…,” the Suite Life of Zack & Cody alum, 36, joked via TwitterMonday, May 2, 2009: She posted a series of outfits from the early 2000s she wore at various premieres or events.
At the 2005 premiere Ice PrincessTisdale wore a classic Y2K style: A skirt over jeans, a cami layered underneath a T-shirt, and a cami. The Disney Channel alum wore a mini skirt in sequined gold that she paired perfectly with light wash flares. On top, Tisdale donned a blue cami underneath a white Bebe tee emblazoned with the word “DREAM” in pink letters. The look was completed by a long sabertooth necklace, and chunky turquoise jewellery around her neck.
For her part, Hudgens, 33, arrived at Manhattan’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday in a sheer black gown with long sleeves and poufed shoulders. She complimented the floor-length frock with a wealth of diamond accessories, including several sparkling rings, a stunning cuff and chandelier earrings — perfect for the “Gilded Glamour” dress code. The Rent LiveThe alum wore their hair in a high, twisted ponytail.
The 2022 Met Gala wasn’t the Princess Switch star’s first time at the event, either. In 2015, she rocked the red carpet in a ruby-colored, tea-length H&M gown encrusted with black rhinestones. That year’s theme was “China: Through the Looking Glass,” and Hudgens chose to pair her frock with onyx-colored drop earrings, a netted black veil that grazed her forehead, and black stilettos.
Also at Monday’s Met Gala was Hudgens’ ex Austin ButlerThe first person to appear on the red-carpet was with Priscilla Presley — the actor is starring in Elvis, an upcoming Elvis Presley biopic — but quickly met up with his girlfriend, Kaia Gerber. Butler, 30 years old, has been dating the model, who is 20 years old, since December 2021. Hudgens, on the other hand, is still her boyfriend. Cole TuckerTheir relationship was made official by, in February 2021. After nine years of being together, Butler and Hudgens parted ways in January 2020.
Despite her friends’ split, Tisdale has remained good friends with the exes. Since their time together as rivals on High School Musical, they have been close friends ever since.Spring Breakers actress’ role as “fairy godmother” to Tisdale’s 13-month-old daughter, Jupiter, whom she shares with husband Christopher French.
Tisdale’s relationship with Butler is just as strong, with her referring to her Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure costar as her “best friend” in a 2022 social media post.
Keep scrolling to see Tisdale’s early 2000s attire she hopes to recreate at some point at the Met Gala.