Met Gala

Blake Lively Reveals A Second Dress On The Met Gala Red Carpet

A show-stopping moment.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 02: Blake Lively attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anth...
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Blake Lively has arrived! I repeat: Blake Lively has arrived at the 2022 Met Gala. And to no one's surprise, she looks, in a word: exquisite. An ethereal, aquatic goddess.

Walking with husband Ryan Reynolds on her arm, the actress and Met Gala co-host sauntered up the museum steps in a strapless Versace gown featuring intricate, multicolored beadwork with pops of pink, burnt orange, and aqua. The striking, art deco-inspired dress was wrapped in a huge bow that gave way to a dramatic copper train. The train, of course, then matched her shimmering, arm-length opera gloves. On the accessory front, the Gossip Girl actress donned a coordinating tiara and emerald drop earrings. The opulence is palpable.

As she started ascending the steps — just when we thought we knew what was happening — Lively switched things up on us. And by “things,” I mean her entire look. With help from her styling team, Lively undid her bustle to reveal a new skirt, entirely — a shimmering turquoise train that trailed all the way down those famous steps. Cue the gasps and cheers.

In the same moment — almost in the blink of an eye — Lively’s gloves also changed to match her new look, turning a bright, mermaid blue. On the carpet, she explained that the show-stopping dress was actually inspired, not by The Little Mermaid, but by New York City’s architecture and the Statue of Liberty (hence the color choice).

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