With A-list stars clad in over-the-top fashions, the Met Gala consistently rolls out one of the most talked about red carpets in the world. On May 2, to celebrate the exhibition In America: An Anthology of Fashion, the dress code was “gilded glamour”—and the gilding was in full display.
“Among members of New York Society, the dominant fashion trend was conspicuous consumption,” according to an article about the gala in the Financial Times, paraphrasing Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT.
As usual, FIT alumni designers—Michael Kors, Daniel Roseberry of Schiaparelli, and Peter Do, to name a few—created some of the most spectacular looks. Click through these tiled photos for details on all the satin, sequins, and sublime style.
Schiaparelli’s custom bustier and train for Carey Mulligan were embroidered with 79,000 gold sequins, according to The New York Times. (Credit: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection/Alamy Live News.)
Eva Chen, director of fashion partnerships for Instagram, wears a satin blazer-inspired gown by Fashion Design alum Peter Do. (Photo by John Angelillo/UPI Credit: UPI/Alamy Live News)
Erykah Badu wore a decadent ensemble by alum Francesco Risso, creative director of Marni, who wore a fascinating jacket and apron.
Portuguese model Sara Sampaio wore a glittering champagne gown by Michael Kors. (Credit: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection/Alamy Live News Credit: Everett Collection Inc/Alamy Live News)
Alumni designer Victor Glemaud appeared in a gorgeous white tuxedo and floor-length cape.
Sigourney Weaver wore Michael Kors—and posed with him too. (Photo by DNphotography/ABACAPRESS.COM)
Ciara arrived in a slinky Michael Kors stunner. (Photo by Doug Peters/EMPICS/Alamy Live News)
Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson wore sneakers customized by an FIT student for a YES Network special. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)