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When it comes to the Met Gala, there are three types of people on the red carpet. There are the ones that arrive in something so intricate and over the top, that you need a few seconds for your brain to catch up to what you’re seeing. Then there are the ones who didn’t really try (you know who we’re talking about!) And then there are the ones who truly put their own unique spin on their ensembles that are both gorgeous and unexpectedly fit the night’s theme perfectly. Yes, the latter is about Jessica Chastain.
When you look through the It Chapter Two star’s Met Gala looks, you notice a pattern: one where she arrives in something seriously chic, and one that you need to look deeper into to understand why she chose that for the theme. (and then later marvel at the uniqueness of it!)
In a previous interview with L’Officiel, the Eyes of Tammy Faye star talked about why she loves fashion by simply saying, “I love fashion and glam as a form of self-expression.”
The 2023 Met Gala honored Karl Lagerfeld with the theme of “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” and we knew some of our favorites like Chastain would arrive in something gorgeous.
Let’s check out every look she’s worn to the iconic event. Check out Chastain’s Met Gala looks over the years below:
2023: ” Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”
For the 2023 Met Gala, Jessica Chastain went through her most dramatic hair transformation by rocking icy blonde locks in this Gucci dress.
2022: “In America: An Anthology of Fashion”
Jessica Chastain ruled the red carpet during the 2022 Met Gala. For the Gilded Glamour themed evening, she donned this early 20th century-inspired sparkling red look from Gucci that perfectly encapsulated the exhibit’s vibe.
2017: “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between”
Back in 2017, the theme of “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” was all about “in-betweenness” and pushing the boundaries of negative space in fashion. For Jessica Chastain’s look, she donned a sunny Prada gown that embraced a more romantic, classical shape and design.
2016: “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology”
For the 2016 Met Gala theme of “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology,” Jessica Chastain wowed in this sensational blue Prada gown that reminded everyone of a daring robot vibe. Fun fact: the dress was so heavy that she needed help going up the steps, per Just Jared.
2015: “China: Through the Looking Glass”
So back in 2015, celebrities arrived at the Met Gala theme of “China: Through the Looking Glass” with ensembles that showed how Chinese culture influenced the West. For Jessica Chastain’s look, she focused on the gorgeous silhouettes from Chinese film, and the love of gold detailing. So she embraced the gold detailing all over in this Givenchy gown.
2012: “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations”
For the 2012 theme of “Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations,” Jessica Chastain donned this paneled blue Louis Vuitton gown that paid homage to Schiaparelli and Prada’s love for experimenting with color and textiles.
2011: “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty”
For her debut in 2011, Jessica Chastain donned this black velvet and lace Emilio Pucci mini-dress that paid homage to Alexander McQueen’s love for romantic detailing and corseted bodices.
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