Regina King made her Met Gala debut in 2019, and her look is one of the most memorable in event history. There’s a reason she was posed as red carpet legend – just look at her ethereal look at last year’s Oscars in Louis Vuitton. Or, visit her again regal moment at the Costume Designers Guild Awards 2021 in a vibrant orange Christopher John Rogers gown. No matter what red carpet moment you study, you’ll understand why fashionistas look forward to seeing her at every major awards ceremony. King brings a certain style to the red carpet, so, naturally, she’s set a new standard in the two years she’s attended fashion’s biggest night.
This year will of course be no different, as King is expected to participate Blake Lively, Ryan Reynoldsand Lin-Manuel Miranda as a seatmate of the Met Gala. Set on May 2 (traditionally, the event takes place on the first Monday of May), the theme is “Golden Glamor,” issued an invitation to the starry crowd to capture the late 19th-century Gilded Age zealots in their appearances. The topic has been Heated debate on Twitter, with many expressing their disappointment at the industry’s attempt to celebrate a time of rampant inequality. We wouldn’t be surprised if King raised the subject in a meaningful way. Previously, she took advantage of these popular events to send a social message. At the 2020 Emmy Awards, she changed from a Schiaparelli dress to a Breonna Taylor face t-shirt styled underneath a pink Schiaparelli suit – reminding everyone that “the police are not yet accountable.”
The king dresses on purpose, showing her point while experimenting with fashion forward silhouettes. As we wait to find out how she interprets this year’s theme, let’s appreciate her previous Met Gala looks.