It’s undeniable that having some extra money in hand feels great. The fortunate ladies who married wealthy men have the benefit of having limitless funds. Continue reading to discover the identities of these stunning and intelligent billionaire wives, as well as how they struck gold in their marriages.
Erica Baxter Packer
Erica Packer attempted to establish her career as a singer and model prior to marrying James Packer, who is ranked as the eighth wealthiest individual in Australia, achieved his wealth by investing in Crown Resorts in 2007. Erica and James were in an on-and-off relationship for four years before finally tying the knot in a magnificent $15 million wedding ceremony held on the French Riviera in the same year. Following the wedding, Erica and James welcomed three children, but their relationship ended in 2013.
Following his divorce from part-time model Erica Packer, James Packer wasted no time in starting a new relationship. A couple of years later, the billionaire got into a romantic involvement with the diva superstar Mariah Carey. They got engaged in 2016 but unfortunately split up after a few months, without getting married. Although Carey had already amassed a significant fortune, the couple was still worth an enormous amount while they were together – amounting to around $4 billion!
On his 82nd birthday, billionaire George Soros tied the knot with 42-year-old pharmacist Tamiko Bolton, which turned out to be a stroke of luck for him. Tamiko became his third wife when they held a grand wedding weekend in Bedford, New York, in 2013. It is noteworthy that the couple first met at a dinner party in 2008, and George proposed to her during a getaway weekend in the Hamptons. An interesting fact is that Tamiko’s stepchildren from George’s previous marriages are all older than her.
Despite not being a wife of a billionaire, we should consider Kate Greer favorably because of her long-standing relationship with Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter and Square, Inc. Even though they have been in an on-and-off relationship for several years and have no children together, Dorsey has publicly stated that his companies are his ultimate priorities. In her free time, Kate is actively involved with a non-profit organization known as Campinteractive that utilizes technology and outdoor activities to assist children.
Laurene Powell Jobs
Steve Jobs made a wise choice by choosing to wed Laurene Powell, his soulmate and life partner. Laurene is a successful and influential woman who earned her own accomplishments and cannot be labeled as a mere object of beauty. They first crossed paths when she was a graduate student pursuing her MBA in the late 1980s. Laurene is recognized for her business acumen, particularly as the creator of Emerson Collective, which champions for educational and immigration advancements. Prior to his demise, Laurene served as the co-creator and CEO of Apple Inc. together with her late husband.
Despite being married to Larry Page, the co-founder of Google and a man with a net worth of $30 billion, Lucy Southworth remains grounded and devoted to her studies. She is pursuing a doctorate in biomedical informatics at Stanford University. Both Page and Southworth work hard in their respective careers and their relationship, resulting in a happy marriage and two children.
Andrea Hissom was fortunate to have married Steve Wynn who is a billionaire business magnate known mostly for his successful ventures in the casino and hotel industry based in Las Vegas. Despite losing a considerable amount of money from two previous divorces, Wynn chose to stick with his third wife, Andrea, and make their relationship work. Wynn’s staggering $741 million divorce settlement with his ex-wife Elaine is considered one of the largest in history. The wedding between Andrea and Steve happened in 2011 with a grand ceremony held at a luxurious resort in Las Vegas.
Larry Ellison is the CEO of Oracle Corporation and ranks as the fifth-richest individual in the US. His net worth is around $55 billion, and he is accustomed to obtaining his desires. Nevertheless, money doesn’t guarantee happiness, and although he is incredibly wealthy, he has had difficulty keeping his spouses content. After four failed marriages, Ellison has finally found love with a Ukrainian model named Nikita Kahn, whom he adores so much that he created a restaurant called Nikita in her honor.
Before he founded Facebook and became worth $63 billion, Mark Zuckerberg met Priscilla Chan at a fraternity party in 2003 where they were both waiting in line for the bathroom. Over time, their connection grew and they got married in May of 2012. They later became parents to a baby girl and are expecting another daughter in the coming year. Priscilla is also known as Mrs. Facebook.
Anne Wojcicki didn’t choose to take a step back during her marriage to Sergey Brin, a billionaire and co-founder of Google. She decided to make a name for herself by co-founding and becoming the CEO of 23andMe, a company that offers personal genomics services enabling users to learn about their DNA. Despite being successful in their respective careers, Anne and Sergey couldn’t sustain their marriage and parted ways after eight years of being together.
Bernie Ecclestone, now 86 years old, had a lavish lifestyle owing to his success in leading the Formula One Group, and his past wives have all enjoyed the same luxurious life. Even though he previously went through two marriages ending in divorce, he decided to marry Fabiana Flosi. The saying “opposites attract” is true for this couple as Flosi is much younger, taller, and darker compared to Ecclestone’s 5 feet height. Nonetheless, their relationship works well.
Peter Brant was born into a very affluent family and as he matured, he kept increasing their wealth. At some point, he began a relationship with Stephanie Seymour, a former supermodel, while his first marriage was ending. In 1993, they had their first child together and eventually got married in 1995. Even though Stephanie filed for divorce after 14 years of being together, they reconciled shortly after and never finalized their divorce.
After his second marriage ended, Sumner Redstone, a 92-year-old billionaire who heads Viacom, CBS, MTV, and a number of other firms, decided to give dating another chance. In 2009, Redstone entered into a relationship with Elizabeth Malia Andelin, a flight attendant in her twenties who worked on one of his private planes. Since then, Andelin has been living a luxurious life as his philanthropist and gaining profits.
The online community was buzzing with excitement when media tycoon Rupert Murdoch wed Jerry Hall, the ex-wife of famous musician Mick Jagger. It’s worth noting that Murdoch’s previous marriage to Wendi Deng also garnered a lot of attention in the media, as Deng was 38 years younger than him. However, the age gap proved too challenging, and they eventually divorced. Fortunately, Deng received a fantastic opportunity as she was provided with an internship at Star TV in Hong Kong right after their split.
Eloise Broady, who was named Playboy’s Playmate in 1988, tied the knot with billionaire John Paul DeJoria, who built his wealth as an entrepreneur primarily from the successful Paul Mitchell hair care products. Their union in 1993 resulted in four children. As a team, they are deeply committed to philanthropy, regularly donating to various worthy causes, particularly Food4Africa, which aids in feeding underprivileged orphans.
Over time, Elon Musk and Talulah Riley, who is his partner and co-founder of Paypal, Tesla and Space X, encountered some issues in their relationship. Despite this, they made attempts to resolve their problems. In 2008, Musk became single after parting ways with his first wife, and that’s when he crossed paths with Talulah, whom he feels is the perfect partner for him. They tied the knot in 2010, but their marriage ended after four years. Interestingly enough, the couple remarried in 2013, only to divorce once more in 2016.
Kristy Hinze was a successful model for Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated prior to becoming the fourth spouse of James Clark, a billionaire entrepreneur and computer scientist. Since getting married and having children, she has become extremely affluent.
Jade Foret, a Belgian model, discovered her ideal partner in Arnaud Lagardere, the richest man in France and the General and Managing Partner of Lagardère SCA. Despite the significant age difference, the couple has been successful in making the relationship work. However, things took a negative turn when Lagardere shared a playful video with the swimwear model confessing his love for her, which resulted in certain individuals from the French financial community questioning his professional aptitude.
Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova
Despite a less-than-stellar past with marriage, billionaire entrepreneur Roman Abramovich appears to have found his ideal partner in Dasha Alexandrovna Zhukova, a prominent Russian businesswoman and his third spouse. Given their respective prominent and affluent backgrounds, it’s probably wise that the couple prefers to maintain a low profile. They tied the knot in an intimate private ceremony in 2008, and now have two children together.
Billionaire wife Julie Chen, whom you may recognize as a news anchor on CBS, likely earns a decent income on the network. However, it is her husband Leslie Moonves who is the major breadwinner, having amassed a fortune of $70 million as the co-president of Viacom and holding numerous executive positions at CBS. Perhaps the couple crossed paths at CBS during the day. Despite their busy careers, they are happily married with one son and reside in Beverly Hills.
Mackenzie Bezos is often called Mrs. Amazon by a lot of people due to her marriage to Amazon’s CEO and founder, Jeff Bezos. They have a staggering amount of wealth worth $84.4 billion already present in their accounts, and their fortune keeps on growing. Jeff and Mackenzie tied the knot in 1993, even before Jeff’s massive success with Amazon. They met and fell in love during their time at Princeton University. They added four children to their family after getting married.
Irina Viner-Usmanova’s accomplishments go beyond just her husband’s wealth. Despite being married to the wealthy Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov for 25 years, Irina has achieved great success in her own right. As the head coach of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Team, Irina is considered one of the most accomplished coaches ever, earning the distinguished Olympic Order Award for her contributions to the sport.
Diane von Furstenberg
Despite being a self-made millionaire, the renowned fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg tied the knot in 2001 with media tycoon Barry Diller, who holds a senior position in Expedia Inc. and has a net worth of approximately $3.1 billion. The pair had known each other as friends for 35 years before getting married. Although they reside in different parts of Manhattan, the couple appears content in their relationship.
Queen Noor of Jordan
Lisa Najeed Halaby, also known as Queen Noor of Jordan, was uncertain about getting married again after the death of her husband, King Hussein, due to cancer in 1999. However, she met Carlos Slim Heli, the world’s wealthiest man who also became a widower in 1999 after his wife’s demise. It may appear coincidental that both Lisa and Carlos lost their spouses in the same year, but regardless, we can be delighted for the couple’s wonderful chemistry.
It is evident from Susan’s surname that she is married to Michael Dell, the founder of Dell Computers. The couple has been happily married for over three decades and resides in Austin, Texas with their four children. They generously utilize their considerable wealth, valued at $20.8 billion, to support charitable causes. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, established a year after their wedding, focuses on aiding children with health issues and families experiencing financial difficulties.
Princess Ameera Al-Taweel
Ameera Al-Taweel, a philanthropist and princess from Saudi Arabia did not grow up in a wealthy family. She was brought up humbly by her grandparents and divorced mother. However, her life took a turn when she interviewed billionaire Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal for a school paper. They eventually married, and Ameera’s fortune skyrocketed to $17.7 billion. The 28-year age gap between them became a hurdle, leading to their divorce in 2013.
Christina Estrada, who had modeled for Pirelli Calendar, found herself immensely fortunate when she tied the knot with Saudi billionaire businessman Sheikh Walid Juffali, whose net worth amounted to a staggering $5.2 billion. While Juffali had to pay $75 million as a divorce settlement to his first wife, he still had plenty of money left to shower on his second wife, Christina. The couple got hitched in 2001, but their marriage lasted only 13 years, as they parted ways in 2014. Unfortunately, Juffali passed away two years after their divorce. However, he had tied the knot with a 25-year-old model before his death.
Princess Charlene of Monaco
Before tying the knot with the wealthy Prince of Monaco, Albert II, Princess Charlene had an exhilarating and lavish lifestyle. Being a skilled Olympic swimmer was one of her accomplishments. In 2011, Charlene became a princess after marrying the son of the iconic actress Grace Kelly. Later on, the royal couple welcomed twins who are likely to inherit a substantial fortune, considering that Albert II is among the richest royals globally.
Kirsty Bertarelli, a former Miss UK, discovered a life of luxury in Switzerland after marrying her billionaire spouse, Ernesto Bertarelli, who obtained his wealth by acquiring Serrano, a biotech firm. Currently, Ernesto is worth approximately $8.6 billion! Kirsty and Ernesto first encountered each other during a 1997 vacation in Italy, and they got married three years later in 2000. The couple enjoys spending quality time near Lake Geneva with their three kids.
Miranda Kerr, a stunning model from Australia, had already established a luxurious lifestyle well before becoming romantically involved with self-made billionaire and co-founder of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel. She was a successful Victoria’s Secret Angel and had a profitable modeling career. However, when she married Spiegel, her life became even more affluent. The couple got engaged in July of 2016 and exchanged vows on May 27th, 2017. Prior to their relationship, Kerr had been involved with other well-known men. She was previously married to actor Orlando Bloom and shared a child with him.
Melinda Gates is a well-known figure and it is common knowledge that she met her billionaire husband, Bill Gates, whilst working at Microsoft. Their relationship has lasted for over two decades and they remain a united force. The couple are committed to making a difference and have promised to donate a significant percentage of their vast wealth, which is quite substantial considering Bill Gates has a net worth exceeding $88.5 billion.
Ricky Anne Loew-Beer
Ricky Anne Loew-Beer had a simple life before tying the knot with the renowned fashion designer and billionaire Ralph Lauren. She worked as a receptionist in a doctor’s office and also taught dance part-time. In 1964, six months after they first met, they got hitched. Together, they had three children. As their family fortune grew over time— to a staggering $6 billion— the Lauren family can now enjoy their time at several homes they own across the U.S.
Salma Hayek had already established her reputation in Hollywood even before she tied the knot with François-Henri Pinault, the wealthy CEO of Kering with a net worth of approximately $19.5 billion. Hayek and Pinault’s love affair started in 2006 and shortly after they went public with their relationship, it was disclosed that Hayek was expecting a child. In that same month, the pair also made public their engagement. They eventually got married in Paris in 2009 after the birth of their daughter Valentina. However, their marriage encountered a rough patch when Pinault was embroiled in a paternity issue, which he contested despite the accusations.
The successful love story of Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg is an evidence that Hollywood has its own love stories. They met each other when Spielberg was directing “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and Capshaw was playing the role of Willie Scott. The attraction between them was undeniable and they fell in love on the set. They got married in 1991 after Capshaw converted to Judaism. Since both of them had their own children, they decided to merge their families and ended up with a total of seven children, just like the “Brady Bunch”.
Yekaterina Domankova, the gorgeous Victoria’s Secret model met Anton Zingarevich, a Russian billionaire, back in 2008. Zingarevich is the son of another Russian multi-billionaire and is also the former owner of Reading Football Club. When they got together, both Domankova and Zingarevich were at the peak of their careers. Yekaterina had just earned the title as a Ford Supermodel at the same time that Reading became a Barclays Premier League. They married one year later and quickly grew their family with one more child.
Gabi Holzwarth was a talented violinist before she started dating Travis Kalanick, the billionaire CEO of Uber. Once Gabi started dating the multi-billionaire, her life became very public. Since her life became an open book, she has tried to use her new platform for good. For years before she met Kalanick, Gabi struggled with family abuse and an eating disorder. Now Gabi is using her exposure to talk openly about these issues by sharing her story and bringing attention to them.
Penny Knight has been by her husband’s side since long before they were blessed with fame and fortune. Phil Knight, the co-founder of Nike, met his wife while he was still working at Portland State University. The young couple got married a couple years later in 1968. Back then, Phil was selling running shoes from his car and never imagined that he would be the 15th richest person in the entire world! Now Phil and Penny make sure to give a lot of their money to charity.
Hope Dworaczyk was making it big in the modeling world before she fell in love with Robert F. Smith, the founder of Vista Equity Partners. Hope was a former Playboy model and even earned the title of Playmate of the year. When Hope and Robert met, their 22 year age gap didn’t seem to bother them at all. They fell in love and got married in 2015. Right before they tied the knot, Hope delivered the couple’s first child, a son named Hendrix.
Even though billionaire Salman Rushdie does not have the best track record with relationships, he decided to give marriage a fourth try after he fell in love with Padma Lakshmi. Padma was already well established as an actress, model, and author. Most people recognize Lakshmi from her time as the host of Top Chef. Unfortunately after three years of marriage, the couple split. Rushdie quickly moved on and is currently dating model Riya Sen. Maybe she will be lucky wife number five!
It should be noted that Elle Macpherson was doing well for herself in her own right before she married billionaire real estate developer, Jeffrey Soffer in 2013. The Australian model and businesswoman made a name for herself after she graced the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue five times! It’s no surprise that Soffer was not the first billionaire who was after Macpherson’s heart. Before meeting Jeffrey, Elle had been engaged to another billionaire, Arpad Busson, who she had two children with.
One of the most significant fashion moments of the year is undeniably the Met Gala. This event heralds a lot of in-your-face fashion and unique looks that match the event’s theme. Some of those, of course, are winners — while others make us cringe. From Kristen Stewart’s frumpy snakeskin top to Jennifer Love Hewitt’s bare midriff and feathered white skirt ensemble, we’ve collected some of the most significant Met Gala fashion fails from over the years to reminisce about.
Kim Kardashian is known for being a pretty stylish person, but sometimes her choices make us scratch our heads. Choosing to don this Balenciaga design, she walked the 2021 Met Gala carpet and definitely turned some heads.
It turns out, though, that Kim wasn’t fully on board at first. In fact, according to the powerhouse, “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 recalls. “But Demna 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.”
The 2001 Met Gala, which focused on Jacqueline Kennedy’s fashion, was the breeding ground for a lot of the worst looks ever to be seen at the event. Unfortunately, many of those poor looks came from fashion designers themselves.
John Galliano, who’s an English fashion designer, chose to wear this brightly colored blazer with embroidered floral print. To be perfectly honest, we’re not sure John understood the assignment.
Madonna has always been a cutting-edge fashionista. She tends to go for ensembles and outfits that are a bit outside of the box and so, when she walked the carpet in 2009, she chose a unique bunny ear look that really made her stand out.
Of course, standing out isn’t always necessarily a good thing. Although the pop star sported bunny ears made by the iconic Louis Vuitton, the look as a whole still didn’t quite meet the Met Gala criteria for that year.
Sometimes, the themes of the Met Gala can be pretty broad — so, when the theme was American fashion for the 2021 Met Gala, that was just the case. So, it’s easy to see why there were some big misses during that year’s event.
Pete Davidson chose to wear Tom Brown, and though it definitely does fit the American fashion theme, it has a bit of a priestly look that didn’t quite sit well with everyone.
Louis Vuitton, a sports All-Star, and the Met Gala carpet seemed like a combination made in heaven. But, that’s only if the sports All-Star can find the right look, and unfortunately for Naomi Osaka, she did not.
The Met Gala is definitely a place to be experimental, but nothing about this outfit worked. In particular, the hair was a certain point of contention.
Musicians tend to go way out of the box when it comes to choosing their Met Gala uniform. Kim Petras definitely took that to heart when she dressed in a 3D horse head and bodice for the 2021 Met Gala.
Still, these unconventional ideas don’t always translate as well as one might think — which is exactly what happened here…
2018’s Met Gala was intended to pay homage to heavenly bodies and the Catholic imagination. This left a whole array of ideas up in the air that could have been fantastic, but Shailene Woodley didn’t pick any of them.
Looking to portray Joan of Arc, she went with a Ralph Lauren outfit. Unfortunately, it didn’t get quite the applause she thought it would. In fact, many people liken it to a particular cartoon villain’s look.
In 2001, the Met Gala decided they wanted to honor Jackie Kennedy and her iconic fashion sense during her years in the White House. There were beautiful period pieces, and almost everybody hit the mark except for Jessica Simpson.
That year, Jessica Simpson wore an off-the-shoulder dress that might have been a perfect on-the-mark piece if in a traditional color. Instead, we’re unsure what she thought when choosing this pearlescent pastel color scheme.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler built quite the reputation for her portrayal as Meadow in The Sopranos. So, when she was invited to the Met Gala in 2003, she jumped at the chance to address the theme in the best way possible.
Unfortunately, the t-shirt style dress that she chose didn’t quite meet the theme of Goddess: The Classical Mode. It just fell a little short.
Zac Posen is a fashion designer and so, you’d think he’d hit the mark every time he makes an appearance at any type of red carpet event. But in 2004, when he made his walk down the Met Gala carpet, his look was not quite as stunning as most thought it would be.
In 2004, the theme for the Met Gala was Dangerous Liaisons, so he opted for a bullfighter-esque style. It just wasn’t a well-thought-out look!
The early 2000s to the mid-2000s saw a rebirth of girl groups. One of the biggest of the time was 3LW, and in 2001, they got that special invitation to attend the Met Gala. However, it appears that they didn’t get the memo about the theme.
While we understand that these ladies were fairly new to the spotlight at this point, someone should have stepped in to help them correctly — and appropriately — pay homage to the theme of Jacqueline Kennedy: the White House years.
When most people think of Victoria Beckham now, they think of a fashion designer and icon. But, she wasn’t always as fashionable as she is today. Just take a gander at this look from the 2003 Met Gala.
Sure — you can see that she was trying to meet the theme, but it didn’t quite hit the mark. In fact, it may be one of her worst looks ever.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
We all have our own idea of what “rock style” is. Most of them probably involve some sort of leather. But, when Jennifer Love Hewitt attended the Met Gala in 1999, she had something completely different in mind.
This bare midriff and feathered white skirt just didn’t cut it then, and it definitely doesn’t cut it now. In fact, we’re sure that when she looks back at this picture, she probably cringes just a bit.
Anna Wintour is one of the most well-known names in the fashion industry — it’s a name that everyone knows and respects. Because of this, you’d that she’d nail her outfit every time she hits the Met Gala carpet. That may be the case for most years, but in 2004, she seemed to be less than perfect.
With the theme being Dangerous Liaisons, many expected the Vogue editor-in-chief to opt for something a bit edgier. Instead, she went with this encrusted crystal overcoat with a strange neckline.
When you’re an iconic fashion editor, you get access to a wide range of designers and looks. This tends to develop into a world-class style, but sometimes, you don’t always make the right choices.
In 1989, the Met Gala theme was the Age of Napoleon, and Polly Mellen just didn’t find the right outfit or look to make a splash on the red carpet.
Hillary Clinton has never been looked at for her fashion sense. So, the fact that she walked the Met Gala red carpet in 2001 was a bit strange to some. Still, her name was pretty popular at the time, so that’s probably why she wound up at the event.
Unfortunately, because of her lack of fashion, she went for a gold and animal print dress. Though the style was suitable for the Jackie Kennedy theme, the color palette and pattern were not.
She may be able to create one heck of a dish in the kitchen, but when it comes to choosing looks for the Met Gala red carpet, Sandra Lee lacks a little bit of skill. In 2014, she chose to wear this bridal look.
Though it may be a stunning look to walk down the aisle, it doesn’t really suit the Met Gala carpet. Frankly, it just seems a little out of place!
When we think of Indian actresses, we picture bright colors and beautifully-designed clothing. When there’s a theme involved, though, your style may not totally suit it. In 2011, Freida Pinto found that out the hard way.
She was definitely on the right path — as the theme was Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty — in her ivory silk Chanel gown. Still, this look was more old Hollywood glam than it was savage.
Kimora Lee Simmons
Models are looked at as fashion icons by millions of people across the globe. Of course, one of those models is Kimora Lee Simmons, who strikes a beautiful pose with this perfectly chosen outfit.
The 2008 Met Gala focused on superheroes and so, it makes sense that Simmons chose this brightly colored halter dress. Though it definitely resembles what a superhero would perhaps wear during a night out, the dress just didn’t have the right fit or look to land Simmons on the best-dressed list.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Asian culture has introduced a lot of fantastic things to the Western world — one being fashion-forward looks. In 2015, the Met Gala thought that they would shine a light on this. They chose to focus on the fantastic fashion of China.
Sarah Jessica Parker is known to have iconic style — as both herself and her on-screen character, Carrie Bradshaw — and so, she chose a pretty exciting headdress. Unfortunately, this accessory seemed just a little tone-deaf when it came to Chinese culture.
Alexander McQueen was known for his classic lines and iconic style and so, it’s no wonder that the Met Gala chose to honor him in 2011. Though Serena Williams thought she was doing just that, unfortunately, the look fell flat.
A haltered, feathered flapper style look did not suit the tennis star’s frame — nor the fashion of the red carpet at this Met Gala.
Nicki Minaj is known for having eccentric taste when it comes to fashion. This is her image, so it’s not surprising that, in 2017, she chose to take it up a notch on the Met Gala carpet.
She obviously wanted to dress according to the theme — Japanese label Comme des Garçons and its founder, designer Rei Kawakubo. Unfortunately, she chose to do so by wearing a leather Obi belt featuring a mask of the face of Kawakubo…
In 2021, the Met Gala focused on American fashion. So, it comes as no surprise that some attendees would incorporate a little street style into their look — like, for instance, wearing a pair of Converse.
Timothee Chalamet did this with a pair of white converse and paired it with a white suit. Though it did meet the theme, many felt that it just didn’t work with the outfit.
This American poet has words that make your heart sing. And though this dress would generally be a hit, there was one thing that could have been a little less political — the handbag she chose to go with it.
Many people take the opportunity to make a statement on the carpet, but it might not have been the best option at this moment in time.
Harry Styles has made quite the splash in fashion over the past couple of years, being as cutting edge as possible. So, when everybody heard he was going to be at the Met Gala, they assumed that his outfit would be spectacular.
Instead, he went for a very conservative Gucci outfit. While it looked fantastically chic and matched with all of his other accessories, the overall look just didn’t rise to the occasion.
Being the host of Project Runway, you’d imagine that Karlie Kloss would have a hands-down perfect outfit for any Met Gala outing. But in 2021, with the theme, the looks were meant to be a little riskier.
Unfortunately, this fashionista didn’t get that memo and came out with a reasonably conservative Dapper Dan look. Maybe she thought the puff sleeves were risky enough, but this actually came off as more of a classic look.
When you think of American fashion, oftentimes, people think of combining leisure or activewear with more fashionable pieces. This can be a great combination if done right.
Though some found Kristen Stewart Chanel’s couture look at the 2021 Met Gala fantastic, others felt that it looked a little frumpy. In particular, the snakeskin top combined with the wide-legged pants didn’t quite work together.
Another controversial look at the 2021 Met Gala was Rihanna and her Balenciaga outfit. From her beanie to the black wrap dress — and the jeweled accessories — Rihanna’s ensemble was the perfect representation of the theme.
So much so that Ri was the last celebrity to arrive at the 2021 Met Gala! Unfortunately, others thought her outfit looked very sloppy, probably due to the large ruffles and the unstructured fit of the dress.
Olivia Rodrigo has become the talk of the town over the past year with her hit single. So, it’s not surprising that she got an invite to the Met Gala, where she chose to wear Yves Saint Laurent.
As a nod to punk music and her debut album, the rocker decided to wear a see-through lace jumpsuit. Though it hit the mark theme-wise, she could have gone for a different look. Still, this was her first Met Gala so we’re sure her style will evolve as time goes on.
Taron Edgerton walked the red carpet thanks to his epic portrayal of the iconic Elton John in the biopic Rocketman. Because of this, in 2019, he was expected to really show up in character — especially since the Met Gala theme was a camp theme.
Instead, he chose an elegant and classic-looking suit that just wasn’t as campy as some thought he should have gone. Too bad he could have really been the shining star of the Met Gala carpet.
It seems that the Kardashians can’t quite get the idea that there are themes set for these Met Gala events. That’s why they wind up on these Met Gala fail lists, just like Kris Jenner did — thanks to her look at the 2019 Met Gala.
This jumpsuit, with a few choice accessories, didn’t quite hit the mark when it came to the theme of camp-inspired fashion. Though it looks fantastic, it definitely is also an epic fail for the Met Gala.
In 2019, there were a lot of people that just didn’t quite hit the mark when it came to the theme. One of those happened to be Portuguese supermodel Sara Sampaio. Instead of getting campy with her look, she went a little more classic — which, in this case, is a total failure.
The supermodel sported an August Getty Atelier gown, which would have been perfect for prom, but it was less ideal for the camp-themed Met Gala.
Camping fashion can be interpreted in multiple ways — you can choose your fashion according to what you’d camp in, or you can opt for something that’s simply campy (absurdly exaggerated, artificial, or affected in a usually humorous way). Still, Shawn Mendes went for neither of these looks at the Met Gala.
This classic look was meant to be something of a statement, but all it did was fail to meet the requirements of the Met Gala carpet. At any other event, this would have been a stunning look, but it just fell flat at the gala.
Hailey Baldwin Bieber
It seemed that the 2019 Met Gala led to a lot of people just falling short of what the intended look was supposed to be. Hailey Baldwin Bieber was, of course, one of the people that walked the Met Gala carpet — and unfortunately, even though her Alexander Wang dress was beautiful, it was not campy.
The skin-tight open-back pink dress flowed nicely and was beautiful. But, even the velvet bow in her hair wasn’t enough to transform the look.
Sometimes, people take the themes too literally when choosing their outfits. When you hear heavenly bodies, many people automatically imagine angels. That must have been what happened when Katy Perry chose her outfit for the event.
The Versace wings she chose to wear were quite literal. Even though she’s known for her crazy outfits, it seemed to be a little over-the-top.
Lana Del Rey
Going over the top is a tradition for the Met Gala. Sometimes, over-the-top can be too much, though. That may be the case when looking at Lana Del Rey’s outfit for the 2018 event.
Her outfit was pretty outrageous, but she also walked the carpet with two bearded men (Jared Leto & Alessandro Michele), who we assume were supposed to resemble Jesus. Perhaps, though, this was a little too religious for some!
Product placement isn’t something most people think of when they look at Met Gala outfits. But in 2018, when Tesla owner Elon Musk walked the carpet with the Grimes, it sparked quite the conversation.
In fact, both of them wore Tesla-inspired accessories, which didn’t quite match the theme of Heavenly Bodies. We’re sure he probably thinks that his company is something that belongs in the stars — it just doesn’t scream Catholicism.
Frequently, the Met Gala is focused on a particular designer or style. In 2017, the focus was on the art of the in-between with a spotlight shining on Kawakubo. In a nod to this, Thandie Newton decided to wear a red drawstring dress with Swarovski crystals and a very interesting hat.
This look was all wrong with too much rushing and, of course, that very odd hat drew attention away from the actress’s beauty.
Sometimes, you can pick and choose things from an outfit that one of the stars wore on the Met Gala carpet. Occasionally, though, the stars that walk the carpet somehow find a way to butcher the entire outfit.
In 2017, beloved actress Mandy Moore didn’t quite get it right with her Michael Kors gown. We’re not entirely sure what possessed her to choose such bright, lavender eyeshadow — but it really throws off the whole look if we’re being honest.
Yet another member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan has found themselves a culprit of one of the biggest fails in Met Gala history. Kendall Jenner, who’s known for her looks and modeling career, has sported several fabulous red carpet looks.
This attire didn’t quite live up to her reputation. Sporting an almost lingerie-style dress, the look didn’t quite hit the mark at this particular Met Gala.
Gigi Hadid is known as one of the most beautiful models out there and makes many red carpet appearances. In 2017, she chose to rep Tommy Hilfiger — but perhaps she should have gone for a different look altogether.
The cut and styling of the piece just didn’t flatter her or the high-end fashion of the gala. Because of this, it was the talk of the gala… and not in a good way.
Wiz Khalifa has a specific look and reputation when it comes to events. But, for this Met Gala, he chose to go a little more classic with his look. Unfortunately, the look didn’t quite pan out. That being said, at least he tried.
The white suit with the black piping almost made it look a little like he was stepping right out of an old black and white cartoon. It just didn’t hit the mark, and many people questioned this fashion choice.
Trying to match the theme, Dakota Johnson opted to wear a pretty voluminous dress that had an almost goth-like look for her walk down the 2017 Met Gala carpet.
Unfortunately, though she tried her hardest, a few pieces of the dress just didn’t work. In fact, her gown had so many ruffles, people could hardly pay attention to anything else.