Last night would've been this year's Met Gala, and Blake Lively, like many other celebrities, was feeling nostalgic. The actress posted a gallery of photos on Instagram of the dresses she wore for her last three galas. She also confirmed that yes, she purposely matched the carpet. This confession shook multiple celebrities, including her good friend Gigi Hadid.
"...when the carpet matches the Blakes. Met Ball 2018, 2017, 2016," Lively wrote.
Hadid commented, "How far in advance do you have to tell Anna [Wintour] what color to make the carpet?"
Cazzie David added, "Did you do this only for the insta slide 4 years later cause if so I’d understand."
Here, a closer look at Lively's matching ensembles:
Lively is famously her own stylist and dresses herself for the gala. She explained to Women's Wear Daily that her relationship with designers helps her get outfits for red carpet events like the Met Gala. "It's a lot of work [but] I mean, it’s not hard in that we all dress ourselves every morning," she said. "Once you have the clothes, you just pick out what to wear like any other human being does…The hard part is going through all the fashion shows and screenshotting all the looks you like and calling them in. I have an assistant who helps in calling in the looks. But a lot of it is I have relationships with the designers."
"I have control issues and a big ego—that’s probably the honest answer [for why I won't hire a stylist],” she deadpanned to WWD before answering more seriously. “I just like it. I love design and I love fashion and it’s a way to be creative. In my job I get to be creative, but it’s over a period of time and so many other people are involved, whereas this is a beginning, middle, and end, and I get to be creative and there’s an end date in the near future. It’s the same reason why I like doing my friends’ hair and makeup or cooking—you get to be creative and finish it."
Blake Lively's Most Iconic Fashion Moments
August 18, 2018
A look Serena van der Woodsen would approve of and wear. Lively wore a Roland Mouret plaid pantsuit set, which was tailored to perfection.
September 19, 2018
Out and about in Paris, Lively was incredibly classy in a Chanel pinstriped suit set and Chanel jewelry.
February 12, 2020
To close out fashion week, Lively dressed from head to toe in one of her favorite designers: Michael Kors.
September 13, 2018
Lively wore a cool velvet Dolce & Gabbana ensemble.
September 10, 2018
Lively continues to inspire us with her menswear-inspired fashion. She wore this Givenchy blazer and trouser ensemble while out and out.
September 11, 2018
Lively was spotted in NYC while wearing a pair of Brunello Cucinelli pants and a sleek leather trench. She carried a cool croc-like handbag.
September 10, 2018
The star waved to her fans while wearing a colorful floral Gucci pantsuit set and periwinkle blue boots.
September 7, 2018
Lively traded the handbag for a cane as her main accessory while attending Ralph Lauren's 50th anniversary fashion week show in NYC. She, of course, wore an entire RL look.
August 20, 2018
The star was all smiles in a pretty purple blazer and matching bottom set from Vivienne Westwood.
August 17, 2018
There's no color Lively can't wear, including bright green neon. She wore this blazer and pants set from Versace.
March 22, 2018
In a Monse ensemble, the actress looked sophisticated and cool while departing from an event at the Guggenheim in NYC.
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.
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