Times Celebrities Wore Bridal Fashion to the Met Gala

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Times Celebrities Wore Bridal Fashion to the Met Gala

Kate Bosworth attends the 2018 Met Gala.
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  • Bridal fashion isn’t just for weddings — it also has a place at the Met Gala.
  • Over the years, style icons like Anna Wintour have worn gowns fit for brides at the event.
  • Some looks have mirrored traditional wedding dresses; others show an alternative side to bridal fashion.

Anna Wintour looked like a chic bride at the 2003 “Goddess: The Classical Mode” Met Gala.

Anna Wintour attends the 2003 Met Gala.
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Her outfit, designed by Dior, included a satin dress with a ruched bodice and a cropped, feathered jacket worn on top.

The Vogue editor-in-chief also donned simple sandals and her signature black sunglasses.

Iman showed the power of a wedding suit at the 2007 “Poiret: King of Fashion” event.

Iman and David Bowie attend the 2007 Met Gala.
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Her all-white, three-piece suit was custom-made for her by Stella McCartney.

It featured a white vest as a top, pleated trousers that were rolled at the ankle, and a matching blazer with a crystal-covered, flower-shaped brooch on its lapel.

For the “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” theme in 2008, Victoria Beckham wore a white gown that would work as a daring wedding dress.

David Beckham and Victoria Beckham attend the 2008 Met Gala.
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Her Giorgio Armani gown was crafted from embellished mesh. Its bodice resembled a fitted suit jacket, while its skirt reached the floor and had a long slit in the middle.

She wore it with silver sandals, diamond earrings, and red lipstick.

Jennifer Lopez looked like a fairy-tale bride in 2010 while wearing a Zuhair Murad ball gown.

Jennifer Lopez attends the 2010 Met Gala.
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Not every bride wants to wear white on their wedding day. Instead, some turn to darker shades and sparkles — both of which were featured in Lopez’s Met Gala dress.

Her strapless look was covered in gold sequins across its bodice and down its skirt, which was made from layers of gray tulle.

The musician, who is known to wear more daring looks, donned the dress for the “American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity” theme.

In 2011, Freida Pinto proved that you can mix masculine and feminine styles in a bridal look.

Freida Pinto attends the 2011 Met Gala.
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Her Chanel gown had a halter neckline with a black tie hanging from the middle, and off-the-shoulder sleeves that matched its flowing skirt.

The night’s theme was “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.”

Jennifer Lawrence chose a gothic look for the 2013 “Punk: Chaos to Couture” event — creating the perfect inspiration for alternative brides.

Jennifer Lawrence attends the 2013 Met Gala.
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Her strapless, jewel-encrusted gown was designed by Dior, with a full midi skirt and a satin belt around her waist.

The dress on its own would work for an alternative wedding, but her accessories really sealed the deal.

She wore platform sandals, red lipstick, and a netted veil over her eyes.

Rihanna’s white crop top and skirt in 2014 would work perfectly as an out-of-the-box wedding look.

Rihanna attends the 2014 Met Gala.
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Stella McCartney designed her outfit for the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” theme.

It included a long-sleeved, high-neck crop top, and an asymmetrical skirt that flowed into a short train behind her.

Though it wasn’t the boldest look Rihanna’s worn at the Met Gala over the years, it was definitely her most bridal.

Amanda Seyfried looked like a picture-perfect bride in 2015 for the “China: Through the Looking Glass” Met Gala.

Amanda Seyfried attends the 2015 Met Gala.
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Givenchy designed her halter dress, which was white and covered in floral appliqués.

It also had a unique skirt with a wide, lace-lined slit in the middle.

Jennifer Hudson’s mermaid gown from H&M for the 2016 Met Gala felt distinctly bridal.

Jennifer Hudson attends the 2016 Met Gala.
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For the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” gala, Hudson wore a strapless white gown that had structural detailing on the bodice and a V neckline. 

The bodice was form-fitting, and the ruffled, mermaid skirt flowed into a train, much like a wedding dress.

It didn’t fit the theme, but the dress served as amazing bridal inspiration.

Kim Kardashian’s semi-sheer Vivienne Westwood gown for the 2017 Met Gala would work perfectly for a laid-back wedding.

Kim Kardashian attends the 2017 Met Gala.
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For the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: The Art of the In-Between” gala, Kardashian wore a figure-hugging white gown, which was contrasted by its flowy, off-the-shoulder sleeves.

A tie at the top added a touch of detail to the dress. Kardashian wore the gown with strappy sandals.

The gown didn’t fit the avant-garde nature of Rei Kawakubo’s designs, and it was simple compared to Kardashian’s previous Met Gala looks.

“I figured everyone was going to go really over the top, and I just wanted to be really simple,” she told Vogue.

The same year, Selena Gomez arrived in a pale-pink dress from Coach.

Selena Gomez attends the 2017 Met Gala.
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The blush dress Gomez wore to the gala had a low neckline and a high slit that cut up the center of the skirt, which was complemented by a train.

The gown was adorned with colorful beading, and the neckline was lined with lace and semi-sheer fabric. She wore sandals and a purse with a nod to one of her songs.

From the lace to the train to the romantic shape, Gomez’s dress screamed beach wedding.

Kate Bosworth wore a literal replica of her wedding dress to the 2018 Met Gala.

Kate Bosworth attends the 2018 Met Gala.
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When Bosworth married Michael Polish in 2013, she wore a white, strapless Oscar de la Renta dress with a coordinating veil, according to Martha Stewart Weddings. 

At the 2018 “Heavenly Bodies” Met Gala, Bosworth worked with the designer again, who created a gold version of her wedding look, complete with a dramatic veil and 16-foot train, as Vogue reported.

Kendall Jenner also embraced a bridal look at the 2018 Met Gala.

Kendall Jenner attends the 2018 Met Gala.
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Jenner’s jumpsuit from Off-White for the 2018 gala didn’t fit the “Heavenly Bodies” theme,  but it would make a fun bridal look.

A swath of tulle fabric covered the bodice of the off-the-shoulder jumpsuit, sitting atop a structured underlayer. The pants were form-fitting, and they flowed out at the bottom like a train. 

The look was reminiscent of her sister Kim Kardashian’s dress for the 2017 gala.

Lana Condor’s tulle Giambattista Valli Couture gown would be a dreamy wedding look.

Lana Condor attends the 2019 Met Gala.
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Condor wore a baby-pink gown to the “Notes on Camp” Met Gala.

The dress was made completely of tulle, with the fabric puffing out around her legs and into long sleeves from an off-the-shoulder neckline.

The back flowed into a dramatic train, completing the bridal look. 

Chloë Bailey’s Rodarte gown for the 2021 Met Gala even embraced the bridal cape trend.

Chloë Bailey attends the 2021 Met Gala.
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Capes became a popular alternative to veils and trains for brides in 2021, and Bailey’s gown for the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” Met Gala served as a perfect iteration of the trend.

Her silky dress had a pointed neckline and flowy skirt that was accented by a thigh-high slit. 

The sleeves spilled into a dramatic cape that flowed behind Bailey as she walked the Met Gala carpet. 

Emma Stone rewore one of her wedding dresses to the 2022 “Gilded Glamour” Met Gala.

Emma Stone attends the 2022 Met Gala.
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Stone arrived at the gala, which had a “white tie” dress code, in a minidress from Louis Vuitton.

The straps were sheer, and the silky dress had button detailing on the sides as well as a feathered trim. She paired the look with white shoes.

As Vogue reported, Stone first wore the dress to her wedding after-party when she married “Saturday Night Live” writer Dave McCary in September 2020.

Kylie Jenner paid tribute to Virgil Abloh with a dress from his Off-White label at the 2022 Met Gala.

Kylie Jenner attends the 2022 Met Gala.
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Jenner’s Met Gala look nodded to Abloh, who died in November 2021, as he often closed his fashion shows with a bridal look. 

The gown had a strapless, ruched bodice and a full, ruffled skirt. Jenner wore a sheer T-shirt under the gown, and she added a white hat with a flower on it and a veil to the look.

Jenner also posted a photo of gloves the Off-White team designed for her that said “forever game,” nodding to a text message Abloh sent her before his death. 

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