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Met Gala 2022: Cynthia Erivo dazzles in angelic white lace gown with a feathered train

It’s the biggest fashion event of the year. 

And Cynthia Erivo pulled out all the stops as she posed outside of The Mark Hotel in a stunning white gown before heading to The Met Gala.

The actress, 35, made quite a statement in the lacey eye-catching dress, which boasted a sheer top before flowing out into full skirt.

Incredible: Cynthia Erivo pulled out all the stops as she posed outside of The Mark Hotel in a stunning white gown before heading to The Met Gala

The showstopper gown clung to her lithe physique and featured an incredible feathered train that spilled out across the red carpet.

The British star paired the dress with a dazzling gold choker necklace and a matching white headdress for an added touch of dramatic flair, while she toted a lock box style bag.

She opted for a full face of glamorous makeup to accentuate her pretty features, complete with fluttery lashes and a swipe of lipgloss.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is considered by many as the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.’

Showstopper: The actress, 35, made quite a statement in the lacey eye-catching dress, which boasted a sheer top before flowing out into full skirt

Showstopper: The actress, 35, made quite a statement in the lacey eye-catching dress, which boasted a sheer top before flowing out into full skirt

Fashion’s biggest night is traditionally held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute in New York City, with last year’s event moved to September due to the pandemic.

This year’s dress code is ‘gilded glamour’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’

Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a  whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.

Strike a pose: The showstopper gown clung to her lithe physique and featured an incredible feathered train that spilled out across the red carpet

Strike a pose: The showstopper gown clung to her lithe physique and featured an incredible feathered train that spilled out across the red carpet

Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are hosting this time, taking over from Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka. 

This will be Miranda’s first time as a Met Gala co-chair (and guest) but he was originally intended to co-host the 2020 edition before the pandemic forced its cancellation. 

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she’s held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri. 

Accessories: The British star paired the dress with a dazzling gold choker necklace and a matching white headdress for an added touch of dramatic flair, while she toted a lock box style bag

Accessories: The British star paired the dress with a dazzling gold choker necklace and a matching white headdress for an added touch of dramatic flair, while she toted a lock box style bag

As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.

This exhibit will showcase some lesser-known designers, and also some top film directors, including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, host King, and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.

Bolton said eight directors will create what he called ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the period rooms of the American Wing of the museum. 

Similar to the September event, there will be 400 guests this year, lower than the pre-pandemic highs of 500-600 attendees. 

The other four are Ford, the celebrated fashion designer who’s also an acclaimed film director, Janicza Bravo (Zola), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust) and Autumn de Wilde (who directed the Jane Austen adaptation Emma. and is also a photographer).

The first part of the exhibition will remain on display in the rooms of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, along with the second part, until September 5.

More than half the pieces in the opening exhibition will be rotated out and garments from designers not yet featured will go on display.

The Met Gala is a huge money-maker for the museum, and provides the Costume Institute with its main source of funding.

Flawless: She opted for a full face of glamorous makeup to accentuate her pretty features, complete with fluttery lashes and a swipe of lipgloss

Flawless: She opted for a full face of glamorous makeup to accentuate her pretty features, complete with fluttery lashes and a swipe of lipgloss

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