The 2022 Met Gala ended a few hours ago and one of the highlights of the event was definitely the jaw-dropping interpretations of the theme; An Anthology of Fashion built around the tenets of American style and celebrating unsung heroes of US design. With a special emphasis on “Gilded Glamour”.

Celebrities decked out in their varied takes on gilded glamour while flashing bright smiles for the paparazzi. Our best-dressed list featured the night’s most successful ensembles including of course Cynthia Erivo‘s sustainable Louis Vuitton lace number, other African stars brought high fashion to the red carpet in their own unique ways; while Edward Enninful and Regé-Jean Page gave us a lesson in dapper fashion. British rap star Stormzy looked angelic in a white floor-length cape.

All month fans have been anticipating what their fave celebs would wear and who would attend the A-list event. Keep scrolling to see what the African stars wore to the 2022 Met Gala.

Cynthia Erivo

Gilded Age meets sustainability. Cynthia opted for a Louis Vuitton archived lace gown featuring feathers, lace, and a towering headwrap. A captivating blend of finishes, it’s a standout look from the evening.


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Regé-Jean Page 

Regé took our breath away in a dark blue velvet Armani suit over a dark silky shirt which he paired with black pants and matching dress shoes — and he looked mighty dapper.


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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

The super talented Yahya came through with a Thom Browne black satin tuxedo with floor-draping tails featuring gold-and-black floral embellishments.  An absolutely unforgettable look.


British-Ghanaian rap star Stormzy took the Met’s red carpet by storm in a custom white satin ensemble designed by Burberry. His angel-like look comprised a floor-length cape, a white tuxedo, a white shirt and tie, and black leather shoes. A vision in white.


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Edward Enninful

Edward Enninful attended the Met red carpet in a custom Burberry wool tuxedo with satin lapels along with white a silk bow tie and patent leather shoes. A literal personification of Gilded Glamour.


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Danai Gurira

Danai’s Met Gala moments are always major but this year’s look might be her all-time best. Radiant in a silky blue off-shoulder gown by Nigerian designer Taofeek Abijako, Danai accessorized with minimal jewellery and a traditional African fly whisk with a matching blue handle. #AfricanRoyalty

Adut Akech

Adut Akech looked every inch regal in a vintage emerald green Christian Lacroix haute couture gown from Shrimpton Couture. The model paired the look with green emeralds, soft glam makeup and an extra-long curly ponytail. Unreal!