The Met Gala is back! Not that you or I will ever be going, so no real cause for celebration. But, at the very least, the event is one of those "nature is healing" kinda moments, a nice reminder of the ongoing normalization of New York.
From the fake seating chart drama to the celeb hosts, there's much to be excited about. The theme for the night was "In America," inspired by the forthcoming "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibit, though European designers were represented nearly as much as their American counterparts.
Below, we broke down and served up some of the night's best and craziest outfits from celebs of all stripes.
New York Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Maloney's 'fit speaks for itself and quite loudly at that. This is the Met Gala, dress with some purpose! Maloney set a strong tone for the big 'fits that followed.
Now this is American fashion! Fringed suede jacket, cowboy hat — yep, Leon gave us the good stuff, courtesy of Bode and Cartier.
Slinky e-boy style on The Met's red carpet — yes, please.
America's inaugural poet and Met Gala co-chair Amanda Gorman is a Vera Wang girl tonight, dressed in rich Democrat blue.
Finally, some theatrics on the red carpet. The Schitt's Creek star serves a major LOEWE 'fit worthy of fashion's biggest night out.
Marilyn Monroe be damned, Billie Eilish is selling a new vision of American glamour, courtesy of Oscar de la Renta.
From hair to toe, this is how you make a suit fun. No skirt, sadly.
Whoopi cinches her spot as one of New York's best-ever dressed with a gorgeous, tiered gown that weighed almost a hundred pounds, according to Whoopi herself.
Lil Nas X
The king of the red carpet delivers yet again, shedding three layers of Versace: a massive golden cape, matching suit of armor, and a flashy bodysuit.
Another of tonight's Gala co-chairs, the tennis champion channels her Haitian-Japanese roots in custom Nicolas Ghesquière-designed Louis Vuitton.
Chance The Rapper
Nailing tonight's theme, Chance The Rapper wears a collegiate-inspired Ralph Lauren suit.
Our tennis queen brings the drama in a fluffy feather cape and lace bodysuit.
The, uh, eccentric artist took inspiration from Dune when conceiving of this eye-catching Iris Van Herpen ensemble. And because this is Grimes, peep the MSCHF sword and silver mask.
Runway icon Iman is a fluffy, gilded dream in British-American designer Harris Reed.
In oversized Balenciaga gear and sneakers, Elliot Page makes the black suit look cool.
We definitely do not say "neigh" to Kim Petras reppin' horse girls in custom Collina Strada.
Lil Uzi Vert
Prep goes punk in Uzi's head-to-toe Thom Browne look.
Zac Posen transformed his worn-out jeans into Harry's bespoke denim jacket for a flouncy red, white, and blue get-up.
Tracee Ellis Ross
If Balenciaga couture continues serving style akin to Tracee's insanely glossy trench, bring it on.
Irina Shayk and Jeremy Scott
Scott's vampiric coat and blood-red jewelry make for a sharp contrast against our beloved Irina Shayk and her garden-ready flower-covered gown.
The SNL jokester reps a demure Thom Browne frock that shows off a sliver of leg tattoo.
Any inclusivity is welcome on the red carpet.
Emily Bode is no stranger to custom clothing but the indescribably elevated look she cooked up for Lorde is befitting the singer's regal title.
Maluma and Donatella Versace took the Gala together as cowpokes wrapped in leather.
Nothing says modernism like a print that says "modernism."
Megan Fox's style renaissance continues, sans Machine Gun Kelly — up next, a red hot Dundas number.
AOC and Aurora James said "tax the rich!"
The catwalker is the definition of drip in always bling-y AREA.
In 2019, the gymnast tweeted, "I wanna attend the Met Gala one day." Two years later, here she is — American fashion and the American dream, realized.
Cudder's full LV look is nothing if not statement style. Getting some scene kid vibes here, too.
No surprises here, Erykah Badu wins in Thom Browne. BRB, copping the weiner dog purse.
Cara is the perfect billboard for Maria Grazia Chiuri's anti-patriarchy messaging at Dior.
Who else can get away with a leather Chanel Western shirt?
What can we say, except Zoë's too good for Channing Tatum.
Jeremy O. Harris
Tommy H, but make it couture.
Rihanna & A$AP Rocky
Fashionably late, the duo just took the red carpet after basically everyone had already gone inside. Their duvet-meets-cocoon looks — manifesting both American tradition and cereal — practically stole the show, though, proving that the two are the reigning champs of couple style.