It’s all about the theme! Through the years Blake LivelyNo matter the theme, has consistently dominated the Met Gala red-carpet.
In 2008, Betty Buzz founder attended the annual fundraiser at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. To celebrate the Costume Institute’s “Superheroes: Fashion And Fantasy” theme, Lively turned heads in a strapless, black grown from Ralph Lauren.
While many of the A simple favor actress’ looks have been noteworthy on the red carpet, her 2018 Versace ensemble stole the show at the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination” event.
“This year’s maybe my favorite dress ever,” Lively told Vogue March 2018. “They’ve already worked on it for 600 hours, and it’s not done.”
On Fashion’s Biggest Night, she enjoyed her evening out — starting with a party bus arrival.
“We took inspiration from Italian religious paintings, and that’s the color palette that we worked from,” makeup artist Kristofer BuckleSubmitted Vogue Her getting-ready process. “We kept everything very romantic with a little gold—there’s 24-karat gold on her eyelids.”
Her Versace outfit featured thousands of jewels on the bodice and a subtle nod towards her family. Lively carried a small clutch that included the letters “B,” “R,” “J” and “I” to represent their family: Blake, husband Ryan ReynoldsTogether with their daughters James, Inez and Inez. (The couple later welcomed daughter Betty in October 2019).
While Lively’s fashion choices are always unique, she has her own specific rituals on the first Monday in May.
“I had hot fudge sundaes,” the Section Rhythm Actress admits to Additional In May 2014, she shared her post-red carpet plans. “That’s what I look forward to [because] you’re just like in a corseted gown all night, just get me a hot fudge sundae and [get me] home. … I closed [Serendipity] down, that’s how I do an afterparty!”
After attending the gala for many years, the Gossip Girl An alum was asked by the organizers to serve as co-chairs at the 2022 event. Deadpool actor, Lin-Manuel MirAnda and Regina King. The May 2022 theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” aims to celebrate the best of fashion throughout American history. A dress code has been described as “gilded glamour.”
Scroll below to revisit Lively’s best Met looks through the years: