They (almost) bared it all.
Vanessa Hudgens, one of the red carpet livestream hosts, set the nearly naked tone of the night right out of the gate. One of the first celebs to appear on the carpet, Hudgens’ Moschino gown was completely sheer.
While the gown was sheer enough to show Hudgens’ underwear, the lacework on the bodice of the gown provided the High School Musical alum with some tasteful coverage.
Lily James also went sheer for the Met Gala red carpet in an Atelier Versace gown that was entirely see-through with expertly done couture beading, adding some patches of discretion.
The backless gown did feature gorgeous beadwork draping that felt gilded even though it left the Pam & Tommy star mostly exposed.
Cara Delevingne took a different approach to nearly naked than her sheer gown-wearing fellow attendees. Rather than cover up with lace or beadwork, Delevingne sported gold paint and pasties.
Delevingne’s interpretation of “gilded glamour” could be seen in her body chain, opulent gold necklaces, and rhinestone studded glam. It could also be glimpsed in the elegance of her velvet smoking jacket and cigarette pants, both by Christian Dior.
Kerry Washington opted for a blend between sheerness and structure when it came to her revealing, nearly naked look. Washington wore Tory Burch, styled by Law Roach.
While her gown was floor-length, the full skirt did little to conceal Washington’s figure. Even so, the spray of tulle from waist to bodice, opera-length gloves, and elegant jewels made for an elevated, albeit, nearly naked look.
Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor went the Hudgens route on the Met Gala red carpet, showing skin, but still wearing layers and layers of fabric.
Dynevor’s sheer Louis Vuitton gown offered her coverage via a truly charming lace peplum, beadwork, and some careful layering around the bust. Still, the look would be considered the scandal of the season in the ton.
Another look that interpreted gilded glamour as layers of lace, beads, and sequins this time in metallics, was worn by model Kaia Gerber. Her Alexander McQueen gown showed quite a bit of skin, while still offering some coverage.
That said, Gerber’s hair seemed to do more covering up than her gown, which played on the rich golds and silvers that many celebs opted to wear for the night.
Kendall Jenner’s two-piece Prada ensemble was a black mirror to her sister Kylie Jenner’s ruffled wedding dress and the runway model kept things edgy with the sheerness of her top.
Jenner wore even less while attending a Met Gala afterparty in a sheer, two-piece skirt set featuring lots of skin and lots of floral appliques.