Blake Lively is a Met Gala vet. Every designer loves to dress her, and every fan can’t look away. For close to a decade, Lively has brought her style A-Game on the Met carpet in one head-turning look after another. This year marks her eighth time at fashion prom, and of course, she and husband Ryan Reynolds are once again in the running for king and queen.
The 29-year-old actress and mom of two selected a plunging gold gown heavily embellished with fringe-style beading and blue feathers that cascaded down the train. She teamed the dress with over $3.5 million of Lorraine Schwartz and Ofira Jewels jewelry, including 82-carat Burma sapphire earrings, a Lorraine Schwartz 10-carat triangle diamond ring, a 28-carat nude diamond pear shape ring and a 50-carat triple sapphire ring.
For his part, Reynolds looked dapper as ever in sleek tux and blue bow tie to match the plumes on his wife’s gown.
Lively gave fans a “dress preview” on Instagram, sharing a photo of her high school dance team uniforms.
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Lively follows a “go big or go home” dressing philosophy when it comes to the Met — and it doesn’t matter if she dresses for the theme or not — she always tops best dressed lists. Below, we rounded up all of her memorable style moments. (And it’s safe to say that her two daughters are going to have a lot of vintage designer options to choose from for their proms.)
2016, Manus x Machina: While some stars dressed like robots, Lively kept her baby bump hidden in a romantic, blush Burberry gown complete with a corset top and pleated skirt, which she teamed with a hand-dyed cape featuring acrylic petals.
2014, Charles James, Beyond Fashion: Even Reynolds couldn’t take his eyes off Lively in that low-cut, form-fitting Gucci Première blush gown embroidered with rose gold paillettes and featuring a long train.
“I love a train but then when I get on these stairs, I’m like, ‘Why am I wearing a train?’ ” she told PEOPLE at the event.
Reynolds looked similarly sleek in a custom midnight blue velvet tuxedo and classic bow tie, also from Gucci.
2013 Chaos to Couture: While she didn’t go full-on punk, Lively did add some edge to her strapless Gucci Première gown (featuring a full feather-and-organza skirt) with a smoky eye and dangling Lorraine Schwartz earrings so long they hit her collarbone.
2011, Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty: Lively was a Chanel goddess and Karl Lagerfeld was her god. The end.
2010, American Woman Fashioning a National Identity: This was her only Met mini moment, and it was a good one. Lively showed off her tan and toned legs in a turquoise Marchesa minidress, plus she was decked in almost 200 carats of Lorraine Schwartz diamond jewelry.
2009, The Model As Muse: Supermodel may not be on her résumé, but she’s definitely a muse. Her teal, skin-baring Versace gown was stunning from all angles.
2008, Superheroes: Blake may have played it safe in her black strapless Ralph Lauren gown with feather trim, but she did bring a brooding superhero with her as her date: Lonely Boy!
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