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Blue jeans and bomber jackets: Examining the underdressed stars of the 2022 Met Gala

By Allyson Shiffman
Hoyeon Jung

Photo: Getty

This year's Met Gala called for over-the-top opulence. Here we take a closer look at the guests who ignored the dress code

The Met Gala is fashion’s most opulent evening and this year’s theme, 'Gilded Glamour', encouraged looks that were squarely extra. Guests were invited to put a modern spin on a 19th Century White Tie dress code – yes, the most formal dress code in existence. There were trains that swept down the Metropolitan Museum’s iconic steps, there were waists – both male and female – snatched by corsets, there were glitzy and glittery adornments. But then there were… blue jeans?