What was the most expensive dress at the Met Gala?

The MET Gala is arguably one of the biggest annual events in Hollywood. Below, we take a look at some of the most expensive outfits ever worn to the MET Gala – it’s shocking how much money can go into one outfit for a single night.

Beyonce’s Diamond-Encrusted Latex Dress

Beyonce made a bold statement at the 2016 MET Gala when she showed up in a custom-made Givenchy dress, which was completed encrusted in real pearls and made from 100% Talalay latex.

The price of her gown hasn’t been confirmed, but each pearl is apparently worth $8,000, meaning the price was likely over a million.

Kim Kardashian had a pearl moment at the 2023 MET Gala when showed up literally dripping in pearls – 50,000 to be exact. The reality star admits some were falling off during the event, so she made she her team (as well as her daughter) were picking them up, considering how expensive each real pearl was.

The price of the custom Schiaparelli design is unconfirmed, but like Beyonce’s dress, it’s likely a million-dollar creation because of how many pearls were used. Plus, it apparently took over 1,000 hours to put together.

Rihanna’s Rare Gui Pei Omelette Dress

To this day, one of the most stunning looks Rihanna has ever worn was the yellow Rihanna’s Guo Pei omelette dress, which she attended the 2015 MET Gala in.

The exact price of the gown is unknown, but Gui Pei’s custom designs often start at $1 million, so the dress easily cost six figures, especially considering how much time and material went into its reaction. The cape alone took 50,000 hours of hand embroidery. It also weighed over 50 pounds.

Kim Kardashian’s $5 Million Marilyn Monroe Gown

The most expensive – and perhaps most controversial – dress ever worn to the MET Gala was the striking gown Kim Kardashian wore in 2022, which previously belonged to Marilyn Monroe. She famously wore it in 1962 when singing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy.

In fact, the dress is considered to be the most expensive gown in the world. It was sold to Ripley’s Believe It Or Not in 2016 for $5 million. Most of the time, it’s on display at the company’s museum in Orlando.

While Kim figured the dress would be a headline-making way to honor the MET Gala’s “Gilded Glamour” theme, she received a lot of backlash for the choice.

Emma Chamberlain’s $30 Million Patiala Necklace

Emma Chamberlain had a relatively simple look for the 2022 MET Gala, which included a custom Louis Vuitton dress paired with a diamond tiara, matching earrings, and a show-stopping diamond choker. While her outfit easily cost thousands, it was her necklace that was the priciest part.

Known as the Patiala Necklace, the choker was made from a 234-carat yellow diamond that once belonged to the Maharaja of Patiala, Bhupinder Singh. Cartier was commission to transform the stone into a necklace in the ‘80s. Now, it features five rows of platinum chains and hundreds of individual diamonds and rubies.

Though the necklace’s official value is unknown, reports suggest it would cost $30 million to replicate the choker by today’s standards.


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