The star walked the carpet alongside husband Swizz Beatz in a sparkling Ralph Lauren gown that honors the twinkling lights of the city that never sleeps. The look was complete with a cape that featured the entire NYC skyline embroidered in sparkles.
“My inspiration is our city. New York City forever,” Keys told Vogue‘s livestream host La La Anthony on the red carpet. “We just wanted to bring New York to the gala.”
“I love it. My newest song, City of Gods, is another New York anthem. Empire State of Mind. It’s an honor to represent our city. I love New York City. I’m so proud of our resilience.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Regina King, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds serve as co-chairs of this year’s event with the theme of “Gilded Glamour,” inspired by the turn-of-the-century Gilded Age in American history. The theme encourages today’s biggest stars to interpret late 19th-century clothing through a modern lens.
See Alicia Keys’ 2022 Met Gala look below.