Blake Lively rarely disappoints when it comes to red carpet fashion, but for the 2022 Met Gala—where she and husband Ryan Reynolds serve as co-chairs this year alongside Regina and Lin-Manuel Miranda—she brought the drama.
Lively arrived on the red carpet in a rust-brown colored Atelier Versace tulle column dress, embroidered with crystals and leather, complete with tiara and opera-length gloves. As the actress climbed the iconic Met steps, she undid the oversized bow of her dress to unveil a stunning blue-green train. She also pulled off the gloves to show off a matching green pair underneath.
E! reports that Lively's gown for the "Gilded Glamour" evening is meant to honor New York City architecture; it's silhouette and metallic touches nod to the Empire State Building; the gown's color evokes the "oxidized" hue of the Statue of Liberty; and her train is covered in hand-painted foil constellations that mimic the ceiling of Grand Central.
Of the look, the 34-year-old told red carpet reporters: "I patina'd. I arrived in copper, but like New York architecture, I patina'd."
We, of course, can't forget her date, Ryan Reynolds, who wore Ralph Lauren. While he did not change outfits before our eyes, he did do a great job staying out of the way of his wife's train.
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