Met Gala 2019: Favorite Red Carpet Looks, Updated

There are two red carpet events I get excited about every year: The Academy Awards and The Met Gala. But really, if I had to pick—like, really had to—I’d probably choose to tune into the spectacle that’s the first Monday in May. The Met Gala, aka the annual fundraising shindig thrown for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, consistently delivers drama, glamour and all the frou frou in the world. Case in point: Rihanna’s egg-yolk-yellow Guo Pei frock, Blake Lively’s crimson-red Atelier Versace gown and Beyonce’s sheer, embellished, skin-tight…um, wait, there were a few of those.

In other words, when it comes to the dress code, more is more always seems to do the trick. That’s partly the reason why watching the Met Gala red-carpet arrivals is so much fun, and this year’s theme is guaranteed to bring about looks heavy on shock value. In case you were wondering, the 2019 Met Gala is dubbed “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” (What’s “camp,” you ask? Well, if you haven’t done so already, I highly suggest perusing Andrew Bolton’s—aka the current Head Curator of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute—walking tour of the exhibition.)

If you’re a fashion enthusiast and aren’t already keeping tabs on tonight’s event, change the channel to E! before it’s too late. Do it, and do it now. (Your Game of Thrones marathon can wait). And while you’re at it, keep this page up and hit the refresh button for an updated list of Met Gala looks I heart.

Anna Wintour

What I love: The layers! There’s a boatload of glamour radiating from her embellished gown, and the coat certainly adds a cozy and playful edge to the whole affair.

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Liza Koshy

What I love: I’m quite fond of the in-your-face, asymmetrical shape of this dress. It’s a bit kooky, fun and yet, somehow, elegant.

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Bee Shaffer and Francesco Carrozzini

What I love: I mean, isn’t it obvious? The simplicity of her suit paired with this blood-red oversized rose. One word: genius.

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Serena Williams

What I love: The color here lends this dress so much drama. It’s bold and, in a way, totally invigorating.

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Lady Gaga

What I love: Quite literally, everything.

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Laverne Cox

What I love: The whimsy. And I’m not just talking about the dress. Laverne is having one of the best make up moments (so far) on the Met Gala red carpet.

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Hamish Bowles

What I love: The fact that he is fully embracing the theme. I mean, gaudy colors? Check. An eccentric print? Check. A more-is-more finish? Yuuuup.

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Celine Dion

What I love: The fluidity! There’s movement in this dress which I can totes feel even by looking at a still image.

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Charli XCX

What I love: The larger-than-life ruffles. Charli XCX dons an overly voluminous frock and still manages to show some leg in a va-va-voom moment.

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Florence Welch

What I love: Future costume designers looking to work on a live-action remake of Frozen, please take note.

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Saoirse Ronan

What I love: The details here are absolutely bonkers. I also love the reds and the greens that work to push the look to its “campy” limit.

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Jared Leto

What I love: From the bright, rabid red hue to Leto’s sheer, sparkling gloves, this look is, erm, a head above the rest.

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Josephine Skriver

What I love: The fact that this dress is so overtly feminine and also manages to be so festive.

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Gigi Hadid

What I love: From head to toe, from makeup to footwear, from earrings to gloves, she looks otherworldly.

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Janelle Monae

What I love: It’s incredibly creative, on-theme, and just downright fun.

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