2022 Met Gala. It’s All In The Details. See For Yourself.

2022 met gala details

The annual Met Gala is a fundraising event* that kicks off an enormous Costume Institution exhibit at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art each year. That’s why there’s always a fashion-related theme. This year the theme of the Gala was The Gilded Age, which was very easy to pull off when compared with past themes such as “Punk” or “Camp.” Many of the outfits were stunning examples of the era – and some, not so much. But what always impresses us are the little things not often seen. That’s why we decided to share with you some close-up photos of the 2022 Met Gala details. A look at the craftsmanship, the hair, the jewelry, the nails and the more interesting makeup from the evening.

2022 Met Gala Details

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Melissa King, Cynthia Errivo and Natasha Poonawalla went heavy on the metal.

You’ve no doubt already seen photos of what the Kardashians, Jenners, Gaga and all the A-listers wore. And if you didn’t, you can find them on our Pinterest board with over 200 photos of the Gala. But did you get a good look at the hair? The jewelry? The manicures? How about some of the amazing makeup? It’s all in the Met Gala close-up pics we have for you today.

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Maisie Williams, Vanessa Hudgens and Jodie Turner-Smith at the 2022 Met Gala

Although annually several guests never quite get the ‘theme’, this was a hard one to screw up. The Gilded Age is from the 1870s to the turn of the Century. It covers the mid- and late-Victorian era, the Belle Epoque and goes on through the Progressive era. That’s a lot of possible ensembles. Some went the Bridgerton route, others went more Victorian and still others were Art Nouveau. And as always, there were several that missed the mark entirely.

Alton Mason’s crystallized cape and shirt

When it comes to the details, a lot of talented people are involved. There are hair, makeup and wardrobe stylists who help these models and celebrities get ready for the Gala. I wish I knew all their names so I could credit them properly, but I don’t. Sometimes you can find them credited on the Instagram accounts of the model or celebrity.

The Embellishments

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Chloe Bailey’s winged neckpiece. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
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Winnie Harlow’s headpiece. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Teyana Taylor’s headpiece. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Nichapat Suphap, dress detail (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Natasha Poonawalla
Natasha Poonawalla (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)
Emily Ratajkowski
Emily Ratajkowski, bodice detail. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Megan Thee Stallion, dress detail. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Lily Aldridge’s crystallized headscarf. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Janelle Monáe’s headpiece (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
The back side of Eric Adams coat. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)

The Jewelry

Blake Lively’s tiara and earrings. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Natasha Poonawalla, jewelry detail
Natasha Poonawalla, jewelry and manicure detail (photo: Getty Images)
Quannah Chasinghorse
Quannah Chasinghorse’s American Indian jewelry. (photo: Getty Images)
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Ciara’s hair jewelry. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Melissa King
Melissa King’s bejewelled hands. (photo/Getty images)
Naomi Campbell’s bejeweled face. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Jodie Turner-Smith bejeweled her eyebrows (photo: Getty images)

The Nails

Gwen Stefani’s highlighter yellow manicure (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Lizzo’s wild corkscrew manicure,  photo: Getty images
Isabelle Boemeke
Isabelle Boemeke had great nails, hair and makeup. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
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Billie Eilish’s manicure and rings (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Cynthia Errivo’s bejewelled manicure and rings, photo: Getty images

The Hair

Alicia Keys, hair detail, at The 2022 Met Gala 2022 (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG22/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
Vanessa Hudgens, Getty images
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Maisie Williams (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Kacey Musgraves, photo: Getty images

The Makeup

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Kiki Layne’s fabulous eye makeup. (photo:Getty images)
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Lucy Boynton’s eye makeup. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Fredrik Robertsson’s eye makeup. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Cara Delevingne’s eye makeup. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

We hope you enjoyed the close-up look at some of the more artistic details at the 2022 Met Gala. To see all the red carpet outfits in full, visit our 2022 Met Gala Pinterest board

all images courtesy of Getty Images

*The Met Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which is the only department at the museum that is required to raise its own funds.