Met Gala 2022: Billionaires Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk chat inside

Inside the Met Gala! Billionaires collide as Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk enjoy chat alongside her beau Pete Davidson… as stars mingle on fashion’s biggest night

  • Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson were among the stars bonding inside the 2022 Met Gala on Monday
  • The 41-year-old Kardashians star and the 28-year-old SNL star were seen chatting with Elon Musk, 50
  • Kim walked the red carpet in an original Marilyn Monroe dress from 1962
  • The late actress wore the dress when she serenaded President John F. Kennedy with Happy Birthday in 1962
  • But the reality star changed into a replica gown after she finished her red carpet walk to preserve it 
  • The chat was a stunning display of wealth, as Musk is worth $253 billion, while Kim is worth $1.8 billion 

Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson took the opportunity to catch up with billionaire Elon Musk at the 2022 Met Gala on Monday.

The 41-year-old Kardashians star and the 28-year-old SNL fixture were seen chatting with the Tesla founder and her mother Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble after walking the red carpet at the event in Manhattan.

Although Kim appeared to be wearing the same dress worn worn nearly 60 years earlier by Marilyn Monroe, she changed into a replica of the iconic outfit once inside the event so as to preserve the timeless treasure.

Rubbing elbows: Kim Kardashian, 41, and beau Pete Davidson, 28, were spotted chatting with Elon Musk, 50, inside the Met Gala on Monday in New York City

Kim’s glittering beaded gown was designed by Jean Louis, and has been on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida, after the attraction bought it from Julien’s Auction for $4.81 million.

But the reality star’s replica worn inside the event was a perfect copy of the original and didn’t betray its more modern provenance.

The inside of the Met Gala featured a stunning display of wealth, as Kim — who was recently declared a billionaire — was chatting with Elon Musk, who is currently the richest man alive.

He currently has a net worth of $253.6 billion, according to Forbes, while the outlet determined that Kim is worth a still-impressive $1.8 billion.

Kim and Elon appeared to be chatting next to the table where her youngest sister Kyle Jenner was speaking with her mother Kris Jenner. 

Kylie gave a rare view of herself without her backwards baseball cap veil while sitting at her family’s table. She showed off her stunning skin and surprisingly modest makeup while her sisters Khloé and Kim Kardashian blew kisses at the camera.

Swapped-out dress: The billionaires were also seen conversing with Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble. Kim changed out of her original 1962 Marilyn Monroe gown into an exact replica of the iconic outfit

Family: Kim, Pete, Elon and Corey were chatting right next to the Kardashian family table, where Kylie Jenner and her mother Kris Jenner were relaxing. Kyle puckered up to kiss her mother while Kris beamed for the camera

Revealed: Kylie Jenner gave a rare view of herself without her backwards baseball cap veil while sitting at her family’s table

Gorgeous: She showed off her stunning skin and surprisingly modest makeup while her sisters Khloé and Kim Kardashian blew kisses at the camera

Big fan: Gwen Stefani also appeared to be a favorite of the Kardashian–Jenner clan, and she was seen hanging out with both Kim and Kris

Beaming beauty: She showed off her infectious smile while posing with Kris

Best buds: When he wasn’t catching up with billionaires, Kris’ boyfriend Corey Gamble was partying with Kourtney Kardashian’s fiancé Travis Barker


Meanwhile: While the billionaires appeared to be having a relatively reserved conversation, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid looked as if they were ready to party inside the Met Gala. Gigi had changed out of her regal, rippling coat and stripped down to her edgy outfit underneath, a skintight red PVC ensemble with a corset

Back in black: Bella looked just as edgy in a black Burberry corset with a lace skirt a tights

Slimmed down: Gigi’s edgy look emphasized her weight loss and showed off her hip bones


Gal pals: She was also seen getting chummy with her fellow models and friends Hailey Bieber and Adwoa Aboah. The catwalk star wrapped her arms around both women while they caught up

Gwen Stefani also appeared to be a favorite of the Kardashian–Jenner clan, and she was seen hanging out with both Kim and Kris.

While they appeared to be having a relatively reserved conversation, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid looked as if they were ready to party inside the Met Gala.

Gigi had changed out of her regal, rippling coat and stripped down to her edgy outfit underneath, a skintight red PVC ensemble with a corset from which her hip bones jutted out.

Bella looked just as edgy in a black Burberry corset with a lace skirt a tights.

Sne was also seen getting chummy with her fellow models and friends Hailey Bieber and Adwoa Aboah. The catwalk star wrapped her arms around both women while they caught up.

On-screen pals: Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney showed that she was just as much a fan of corsets with her tiered white dress. She arrived with her costar Maude Apatow, who channeled classic glamour in a sheer black off-the-shoulder dress

Reunited and it feels so good! The iconic fashion celebration was an opportunity for A-list friends to be reunited. Kaia Gerber beamed ear-to-ear as she leaned in for a hug with her fellow model friend Karlie Kloss, while her beau Austin Butler stood by

Get down: Karlie looked as if she was ready to boogie in her sheer lace dress as she appeared to vogue inside the venue

Leading ladies: As usual, the stars commemorating the high-fashion evening with plenty of selfies. Naomi Campbell looked as glamorous as ever with jewels on her face as she leaned in with Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union for a snapshot

Getting in on the action: Gabrielle’s husband Dwyane Wade also looked as if he was leaning in to the selfie, though his white suit contrasted their dark ensembles

Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney showed that she was just as much a fan of corsets with her tiered white dress. She arrived with her costar Maude Apatow, who channeled classic glamour in a sheer black off-the-shoulder dress.

The iconic fashion celebration was an opportunity for A-list friends to be reunited. Kaia Gerber beamed ear-to-ear as she leaned in for a hug with her fellow model friend Karlie Kloss, while her beau Austin Butler stood behind her.

Karlie looked as if she was ready to boogie in her sheer lace dress as she appeared to vogue inside the venue. 

As usual, the stars commemorating the high-fashion evening with plenty of selfies. Naomi Campbell looked as glamorous as ever with jewels on her face as she leaned in with Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union for a snapshot.

Gabrielle’s husband Dwyane Wade also looked as if he was leaning in to the selfie, though his white suit contrasted their dark ensembles. 


Masters of ceremonies: The event had plenty of entertainment too, and Blake Lively and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the hosts. They were seen reading from cue cards while addressing the audience

Foursome: Blake was also hosting with her husband Ryan Reynolds, and Regina King rounded out the group of hosts

Cute couple: Lin-Manuel was dashing in a black evening suit, and his wife Vanessa Nadal contrasted him with her magenta dress

Heavy hitters: While Blake was on stage, her husband Ryan Reynolds was back in the audience where he was hosting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and James Corden


Rock on! The Met Gala guests were also treated to some guitar pyrotechnics thanks to Lenny Kravitz. The singer and guitarist mimicked ’70s funk bands with his python boots and snake-print pants and jacket

Switching axes: He wailed on a Gibson Flying V and switched over to a classic Les Paul guitar while wailing on stage

Peace: He saluted the audience with a peace sign at the end of his set while jazz pianist and singer Jon Batiste joined him on stage in a classic black tuxedo

The event had plenty of entertainment too, and Blake Lively and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the hosts.

They were seen reading from cue cards while addressing the audience. 

Blake was also hosting with her husband Ryan Reynolds, and Regina King rounded out the group of hosts.

While Blake was on stage, her husband Ryan Reynolds was back in the audience where he was hosting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and James Corden. 

The Met Gala guests were also treated to some guitar pyrotechnics thanks to Lenny Kravitz.

The singer and guitarist mimicked ’70s funk bands with his python boots and snake-print pants and jacket. He wailed on a Gibson Flying V and switched over to a classic Les Paul guitar while wailing on stage.

He saluted the audience with a peace sign at the end of his set while jazz pianist and singer Jon Batiste joined him on stage in a classic black tuxedo. 


Glamorous: The proceedings took a softer turn when country superstar Kacey Musgraves took to the stage to perform. She had changed out of the black dress with firework accents that she wore on the red carpet

Woman in white: She switched it out for a glamorous white dress with a single shoulder strap and sequined patterns running across it

Night and day: Kacey previously put on a busty display and highlighted her curves in her black dress from when she arrived

Singers: Before changing into her white dress for the performance, Kacey shared a drink with Silk Sonic member Anderson .Paak

Crooner: Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. also performed a song for the audience, though his performance was more involved and featured an ensemble of dancers. He wore a white tails jacket with a massive top hat

In the audience: There were plenty of other sings are the Met Gala, including Drivers License singer Olivia Rodrigo

Taking it all in: She was spotted with Emily Ratajkowski nearby as she watched the performances in a shimmering lavender dress covered in sequins that highlighted her cleavage

The proceedings took a softer turn when country superstar Kacey Musgraves took to the stage to perform.

She had changed out of the black dress with firework accents that she wore on the red carpet. She switched it out for a glamorous white dress with a single shoulder strap and sequined patterns running across it.

Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. also performed a song for the audience, though his performance was more involved and featured an ensemble of dancers. He wore a white tails jacket with a massive top hat.

There were plenty of other sings are the Met Gala, including Drivers License singer Olivia Rodrigo. She was spotted with Emily Ratajkowski nearby as she watched the performances in a shimmering lavender dress covered in sequins that highlighted her cleavage.

Revealing: Emily Ratajkowski and Lily James had some of the most revealing outfits of the red carpet arrivals, so it was fitting that they would end up together inside the venue

Stunners: The model and actress chatted with Donatella Versace, who wore a dress complementing Lily’s look

Dropping by: Gigi Hadid also dropped by and added a splash of color to their gray–blue ensembles

At last: Earlier, Lily and Emily highlighted her skin-baring outfits once they made it to the top of the steps

The ladies: Cardi B was more covered up but no less glamorous in her gold gown. She was seen hanging out inside the event with Teyana Taylor, who wore a voluminous purple gown, and Cara Delevingne, who went topless under a red blazer and was covered with gold paint and pasties. They were also joined by Zola director Janicza Bravo, who looked cool in a black tux

Revealing: Nicki Minaj put on a busty display in her black off-the-shoulder dress while chatting with La La Anthony and Rosalía

Into the groove: Near the stage, Janelle Monae paid tribute to 1920s style with her black-and-white striped sequined dress, though she added an edgier touch with her unshaven underarms. She looked as if she was concentrating on the music while holding hands with Naomi Campbell

Emily Ratajkowski and Lily James had some of the most revealing outfits of the red carpet arrivals, so it was fitting that they would end up together inside the venue.

The model and actress chatted with Donatella Versace, who wore a dress complementing Lily’s look.

Gigi Hadid also dropped by and added a splash of color to their gray–blue ensembles. 

Cardi B was more covered up but no less glamorous in her gold gown. She was seen hanging out inside the event with Teyana Taylor, who wore a voluminous purple gown, and Cara Delevingne, who went topless under a red blazer and was covered with gold paint and pasties.

They were also joined by Zola director Janicza Bravo, who looked cool in a black tux.

Nicki Minaj put on a busty display in her black off-the-shoulder dress while chatting with La La Anthony and Rosalía.

Near the stage, Janelle Monae paid tribute to 1920s style with her black-and-white striped sequined dress, though she added an edgier touch with her unshaven underarms. She looked as if she was concentrating on the music while holding hands with Naomi Campbell.

Pretty in pink: Tessa Thompson wasn’t afraid to make a spectacle of herself while showing off her enormous tiered pink tulle dress

Contrasts: The Thor: Ragnarok actress was beaming ear-to-ear as she spoke with Karlie Kloss, who towered over her. The catwalk star contrasted her bubblegum pink ensemble with a stunning black lace look

The mastermind: Tessa was dressed in a voluminous pink Carolina Herrera gown, so it was fitting that she would socialize with the fashion house’s creative director Wes Gordon


Starpower: There were plenty of other acclaimed actors at the gala including Emma Stone, who posed for a sweet photo with Succession star Kieran Culkin. Dakota Johnson also showed off her soft smile while posing with Jared Leto, who was surprisingly dressed down compared to his 2019 outfit, which featured his own severed head

Grinning ear-to-ear: Emma looked overjoyed while posing with pregnant Sophie Turner in a hall

Enjoying herself: She also looked delighted while schmoozing with Sophie’s husband Joe Jonas

Starpower: The trio were also joined by Chloë Grace Moretz and HoYeon Jung

Classics: Hugh Jackman looked more traditional than many of the attendees in his classic evening jacket, and he was matched in black by his wife Deborra-Lee Furness 

Tessa Thompson wasn’t afraid to make a spectacle of herself while showing off her enormous tiered pink tulle dress. 

The Thor: Ragnarok actress was beaming ear-to-ear as she spoke with Karlie Kloss, who towered over her.

The catwalk star contrasted her bubblegum pink ensemble with a stunning black lace look. 

There were plenty of other acclaimed actors at the gala including Emma Stone, who posed for a sweet photo with Succession star Kieran Culkin. Dakota Johnson also showed off her soft smile while posing with Jared Leto, who was surprisingly dressed down compared to his 2019 outfit, which featured his own severed head.

Hugh Jackman looked more traditional than many of the attendees in his classic evening jacket, and he was matched in black by his wife Deborra-Lee Furness.

Dashing: Among the performers on Monday night was Jon Batiste, who initially looked dashing in a black tuxedo with shawl lapels when he hit the red carpet. He showed off the elegant velvet jacket while posing inside the ballroom with Katy Perry, who wore a white mini dress covered in black lace

New look: But Jon switched into a playful white marching band uniform while playing a melodica, a small keyboard that’s played by blowing through it across a reed while pressing the keys. He seemed to be totally engaged as he took a break from the performance to chat with comedian Amy Schumer

Taking a load off: Some of the guests were content to just relax at their tables, including Megan Thee Stallion. She showed off her glowing gold off-the-shoulder outfit while chilling with Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott, West Side Story star Ariana DeBose and Pose star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez

Having a blast: While they looked as if they were recharging their batteries, Chloë Grace Moretz looked vivacious as she embraced the South Korean model HoYeon Jung and American-born Chinese Olympic Olympic skier Eileen Gu

Among the performers on Monday night was Jon Batiste, who initially looked dashing in a black tuxedo with shawl lapels when he hit the red carpet.

He showed off the elegant velvet jacket while posing inside the ballroom with Katy Perry, who wore a white mini dress covered in black lace.

But Jon switched into a playful white marching band uniform while playing a melodica, a small keyboard that’s played by blowing through it across a reed while pressing the keys.

He seemed to be totally engaged as he took a break from the performance to chat with comedian Amy Schumer. 

Some of the guests were content to just relax at their tables, including Megan Thee Stallion. She showed off her glowing gold off-the-shoulder outfit while chilling with Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott, West Side Story star Ariana DeBose and Pose star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez.

While they looked as if they were recharging their batteries, Chloë Grace Moretz looked vivacious as she embraced the South Korean model HoYeon Jung and American-born Chinese Olympic Olympic skier Eileen Gu.

Several celebrities posed for the cameras once they reached the top of the staircase.

Sara Sampaio showcased her pert derriere and lower-back cutout while posing in her glittering gold gown.

Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch put put on a busty display in her rippling yellow skirt and crop top. She was joined by the singer–songwriter Maggie Rogers, who stunned in a sheer top with a black sequined skirt.

Golden goddess: Several celebrities posed for the cameras once they reached the top of the staircase. Sara Sampaio showcased her pert derriere and lower-back cutout while posing in her glittering gold gown

Day and night: Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch put put on a busty display in her rippling yellow skirt and crop top. She was joined by the singer–songwriter Maggie Rogers, who stunned in a sheer top with a black sequined skirt 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit, also known as the Met Gala, is considered by many as the ‘Super Bowl of celebrity red carpets.’

Fashion’s biggest night is traditionally held the first Monday in May to raise money for the Costume Institute in New York City, with last year’s event moved to September due to the pandemic. 

This year’s dress code is ‘gilded glamour’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’

Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $200,000 to $300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a  whopping $16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.

Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are hosting this time, taking over from Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka. 

This will be Miranda’s first time as a Met Gala co-chair (and guest) but he was originally intended to co-host the 2020 edition before the pandemic forced its cancellation. 

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she’s held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri. 

As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.

This exhibit will showcase some lesser-known designers, and also some top film directors, including Sofia Coppola, Martin Scorsese, host King, and last year’s Oscar winner Chloé Zhao.

Bolton said eight directors will create what he called ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the period rooms of the American Wing of the museum. 

Similar to the September event, there will be 400 guests this year, lower than the pre-pandemic highs of 500-600 attendees. 

The other four are Ford, the celebrated fashion designer who’s also an acclaimed film director, Janicza Bravo (Zola), Julie Dash (Daughters Of The Dust) and Autumn de Wilde (who directed the Jane Austen adaptation Emma. and is also a photographer).

The first part of the exhibition will remain on display in the rooms of the Anna Wintour Costume Center, along with the second part, until September 5.

More than half the pieces in the opening exhibition will be rotated out and garments from designers not yet featured will go on display.

The Met Gala is a huge money-maker for the museum, and provides the Costume Institute with its main source of funding.

KIM KARDASHIAN’S MET GALA LOOKS OVER THE YEARS

Kim Kardashian has made some fairly dramatic statements at the annual Met Gala in New York City over the years.

During her first year at the splashy, star-studded event she had on a tight floral dress that made the most of her very pregnant belly. Later she would be seen in a gold column dress, a silver suit that made her look like a robot, a see-through lace wonder and a dress that came in so tight she had to wear a waist trainer for weeks beforehand.

Last year the star, 41, covered her face with black cloth in a shocking move as she shared she had a full face of makeup on underneath for some reason.

Here is a look back at the eight looks The Kardashians star has tried out during the most important night in fashion.

2013  – GIVENCHY

Her first time at the Met Gala was for PUNK: Chaos to Couture in 2013. She was pregnant with North and wore a floral print dress from Givenchy

The California native said that she was not invited but rather was West’s plus one. Sadly, after the gala she ‘cried’ because she was so insecure about everything, she had said.

‘2103 Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. I was Kanye’s plus one & so nervous! I didn’t know anyone & I’m sure no one wanted me there lol. I did my own lipstick & the color is so off. I went home & cried after of insecurity but this is one of my fave looks now,’ said the TV vet.

2013 – GIVENCHY 

 

2014  – LANVIN

In 2014, Kim had on a blue strapless Lanvin outfit as Kanye had on black. The theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

She said it was the first time she had been invited on her own.

‘My dress was originally made of this amazing leather with metallic detailing,’ Kim said earlier. ‘But we decided at the last minute to redo it in blue satin.’

2014 – LANVIN

 

2015 – ROBERTO CAVALLI

She wore a very sheer and sexy lace and net gown by Roberto Cavalli for the May 2015 event. Her hair was slicked back and she modeled huge earrings.

And the star posed with husband Kanye West who went with a black suit and boots.

The theme was celebrating China: Through the Looking Glass.

2015 – ROBERTO CAVALLI 

 

2016 – BALMAIN

Kardashian tried out silver at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology in 2016.  

She wore Balmain, a shimmery silver dress that looked like a futuristic gown with a slit up the side. Husband Kanye West was in the same designer.

She said: ‘2016 Olivier Rousteing for Balmain. I was back to insecure this year because I hadn’t lost all of my baby weight. Big mistake to bleach the brows but Kanye looked so good this year with those blue eyes! It was super controversial that he wore denim.’

Earlier she had noted: ‘I thought Balmain was the perfect choice for me and Kanye, especially. I think Kanye’s look is a little bit more downplayed with the denim mixed with all the Balmain bling.’

2016 – BALMAIN 

 

2017 – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

This one in 2017 was celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between. 

The Selfish author had on a white Vivienne Westwood off-the-shoulder dress with no jewelry and strappy heels.

 In the bus ride to the event she had to stand up so the dress would not wrinkle and she said she was already sweating and had to use the bathroom because she was so nervous.

The daughter of Kris Jenner said, ‘2017 Vivienne Westwood. This was my first year going solo. I was so nervous to go by myself I almost threw up on the way & I had to pee every second.. I was FaceTiming my sisters to meet up at the top of the stairs. Vivienne made me this beautiful dress from her archive.’ 

2017 – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 

 

2018 – VERSACE

Kim Kardashian attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala in 2018.

She said this gold mesh Versace dress fit her like a ‘glove.’

Kardashian added, ‘I knew exactly what I wanted and was most confident this year. 90’s, chainmail, sexy and simple.’ 

2018 – VERSACE 

 

 2019 – THIERRY MUGLER

Kardashian was in a wet look for Camp: Notes on Fashion in 2019.

She had to wear a waist trainer to get her midsection as small as possible to pull off this Thierry Mugler dress.

The look was supposed to be ‘wet’ which is why she had crystals that looked like raindrops coming off of her. Her hair also looked wet as she had oiled skin.

2019 – THIERRY MUGLER 

 

2021 – BALENCIAGA

Kim shocked fans when she wore a head to toe black look that covered her famous face.

Later the red carpet fixture said that she was fully made up under that face sock which seemed like a lot of effort for no payoff.

Turns out, it was not her favorite move. 

‘I fought against it. I was like, I don’t know how I could wear the mask. Why would I want to cover my face?’ she told Vogue this year.

‘But Demna [Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s creative director] and the team were like, “This is a costume gala. This is not a Vanity Fair party where everyone looks beautiful. There’s a theme and you have to wear the mask. That is the look.”‘

2021 – BALENCIAGA

2021 – Sister Kendall Jenner, left, stole the show in GIVENCHY

 

 

 

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