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The MET Gala recently celebrated In America: An Anthology of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The stars shone bright, and here are some of the most captivating looks on the red carpet that night.

Awkwafina. Photo Getty

Awkwafina wore a custom Gucci salmon pink and multicolor tulle puff sleeve gown with all-over graphic satin intarsia detail embellished with crystals, black velvet belt with bow detail and voluminous coral silk ruffled hem with red platform leather high heel sandals.

Jessica Chastain. Photo Getty

Jessica Chastain wore a custom Gucci ruby duchesse silk all-over sequin embroidered gown with central opening and winding crystal snake embroidery with a ruby duchesse silk all-over sequin embroidered stole and hair accessory. She completed her look with Gucci High Jewellery earrings in 18 k white gold, pink spinels and diamonds and a tiger head ring in 18 k white gold, rubies and diamonds.

Billie Eilish. Photo Getty Images

Billie Eilish wore a custom upcycled Gucci ivory and duchesse satin corseted gown with green lace underlay and ivory skirt in gathered duchesse satin with padded bustle, cascading floral arrangement on the train and a tonal duchesse corsage with lilac accents. She completed her look with a black choker with jet-black scalloped embroidery and beige platform shoes made from vegan materials.

FINNEAS. Photo Getty

FINNEAS wore a Gucci black tailcoat with pleated skirt and embroidered patch detail on the back from the Gucci Spring Summer 2017 runway show. He completed his look with a lilac purple GG motif crêpe shirt with self-fabric bow, dove grey wool gabardine vest, black pants and black leather loafers with gold buckle detail.

Dakota Johnson. Photo Getty

Dakota Johnson wore a custom Gucci black sheer lace bodysuit embellished with all-over metal beaded fringes layered with rose velvet draped robe with crystal fringe detail on the belt and black patent leather high heel pumps with ankle-strap closure.

Jared Leto and Alessandro Michele. Photo Getty

Jared Leto – in the same look as Creative Director Alessandro Michele – wore a custom Gucci ivory silk burette double breasted jacket with black velvet contrast peak lapel and all-over floral bouquet embroideries with gold beads and pearls, white evening shirt with bib and wing tip collar and silk burette pants with all-over floral bouquet embroideries with gold beads and pearls. He completed his look with black suede boots, a magenta pink satin bowtie, rust suede Gucci Blondie bag, black vinyl coated opera-length gloves, metal hair accessory with crystals and black acetate sunglasses.

Anderson .Paak. Photo Getty

Anderson .Paak wore a custom Gucci blue and multicolor floral jacquard collarless jacket with all-over sequins, multicolour strass, black velvet and silk trimmed edges with a blue dress shirt, black leather flared pants, black leather tie and white leather boots. He completed his look with metal round frame sunglasses with metal chain.

Jodie Turner-Smith. Photo Getty

Jodie Turner-Smith wore a custom Gucci crystal strass chain bra and fringed miniskirt with almond pink pleated chiffon open skirt. She completed her look with Gucci High Jewellery earrings in 18 k white gold, pink sapphires, and diamonds, bee multifinger ring in 18 k white gold and diamonds, solitaire ring in 18 k white gold, purple tourmaline and diamonds, tiger head ring in 18 k white gold, rubies and diamonds, tiger head bracelet in 18 k white gold, rubies and diamonds and tiger head bracelet in 18 k white gold, rubies and diamonds.

Elizabeth Debicki

Elizabeth Debicki wore a Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2022 ivory guipure-like embroidered dress in silk crepe with silk cord threads. She also wore Dior à Versailles fine jewellery. Makeup by Dior Beauty.

Camille Cottin

Camille Cottin wore a Dior Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 evening dress in black mesh with flocked gold constellations and a black velvet belt. Makeup by Dior Beauty.

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne wore a Dior Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019 burgundy ottoman jacket with frogging and satin trousers. She also wore Dior jewellery. Makeup by Dior Beauty.

Maye Musk, seen here with her son Elon Musk

Maye Musk wore a Dior Haute Couture burgundy velvet dress. She also wore a Dior bag and shoes. Makeup by Dior Beauty.


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