Blake Lively had a bit of a moment last night at the 2018 Met Gala.
While everyone was eagerly awaiting the arrivals of Met Gala regulars like Rihanna, Madonna, and Kim Kardashian West, Lively showed up and unexpectedly shut down the entire red carpet in her gorgeous ruby red Versace gown â€” which took a mind-boggling 600 hours to make.
Seriously, she looked like royalty and completely owned the night â€” almost like a grown-up Serena van der Woodsen trading in the lowly steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the infamous Met Gala red carpet.
At that point, Lively could have easily gone home knowing she stole the show, but apparently one stunning look wasn’t enough. For the after-party at Up and Down Nightclub, Lively decided to return to her roots in this tartan plaid outfit that looked straight out of an episode of “Gossip Girl.”
It’s like Serena van der Woodsen bedazzled something from Cher Horowitz’s closet while watching the “…Baby One More Time” video â€” and it’s an absolute look. She paired a white button-down shirt with a plaid, beaded miniskirt, matching thigh-high boots, and a plaid coat thrown over her shoulders.
Most impressively, Lively let her hair down from its impeccable updo and had it styled into some long voluminous curls to add to the ’90s aesthetic she was serving.
Spotted on the Upper East Side: Lively quickly giving Rihanna a run for her money as the Queen of the Met Gala.
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