Just this week, Blake Lively revealed any fashion fan’s worst nightmare: the uncontested queen of the Met Gala red carpet would not be attending the event in 2023. And given that this year’s subject is “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” it comes as no surprise given that the actor has a lengthy association with the designer being recognized (she had attended the annual event in Chanel with Lagerfeld back in 2011). The star, like many others, told People that she would still be watching the red carpet arrivals from the comfort of her couch. I mean, the same.
Though Lively’s presence and incredible ability to match every single Met Gala carpet hue will be missed, her iconic looks from years past are still as stunning today as they were on every previous first Monday of May. My most approachable Everything about 2018’s “Heavenly Bodies” was unrivaled, and the Gossip Girl star delivered as the dazzling queen that she is.
While everyone waits for the top-secret guest list to be revealed ahead of the May 1 Met Gala, here are some of Lively’s most memorable hairstyles and makeup looks from previous Met Galas.
“Heavenly Bodies,” in my opinion, will go down in history as one of the most absolutely magnificent nights of fashion and beauty. And how about lively? Her wavy updo and slightly monochromatic, ruby-hued glam, on the other hand, are works of art.
Lively took down the Met Gala red carpet in May 2022 in a Statue of Liberty-inspired gown (which debuted an entirely new hue). What about her hair? Soft, blown-out waves with hints of mermaid-core The chef’s kiss
Ruby Red Lip
Lively looked like a fantasy with a structured, huge low-bun and a deep red lip that perfectly complemented the intricacies of her gown for 2016’s “Manus x Machina” theme.
The Rhythm Section actor went for an effortlessly bouncy blowout for the “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” themed night out at the Met Gala in 2011 alongside the late Lagerfeld.
Back in 2017, Lively looked like a dream dressed in the “Art of the In-Between” theme, with her distinctive blonde strands fashioned into a sleek, ultra-long pony.
A Bit Of Old Hollywood
The theme for 2014 was “Charles James: Beyond Fashion,” and Lively came with her old Hollywood glossy hair looking like a silver screen goddess.