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12 Met Gala 2022 Looks That Had Hidden Meanings

Different translations of “gilded glamour.”

All the Met Gala 2022 outfits that had hidden meanings.
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At the 2022 Met Gala, many celebrities took the Gilded Glamour theme as an opportunity to shed light on the reality of the Gilded Age in unique ways. Here are the stories behind some of the most impactful looks of the night.

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Sarah Jessica Parker’s dress by Christopher John Rogers was an homage to dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley, who is honored in the new exhibit. Keckley was formerly enslaved, and after purchasing her freedom, she served as the personal dressmaker for Mary Todd Lincoln.