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The Dress, the Makeup, & the Inspiration behind Molly’s Met Gala Look


When the first Monday of May comes around, you know it’s about to be iconic. Art meets fashion in one of the most anticipated red carpets of the year: The Met Gala. Glided glamour is what paraded the carpet this year with show-stopping glitz and intricately detailed corsets. It is easily one of the most exaggerated, daring, and beautiful moments that we all look forward to with anticipation.

If you had your eyes glued to the live Met Gala coverage on Vogue (like the rest of America), then you did not miss the handful of celebrities who really kept to the theme of the Met Gala. In a beautiful custom, Monique Lhuillier Molly did not disappoint. The trumpet silhouette accompanied by opera-length gloves, ruffled puff sleeves, and a long Watteau cape made the outfit a complete show stopper.  Sims’s hair details were nothing short of glamourous as she styled her look with a 120-carat headpiece from Ring Concierge (fun fact: it was actually a necklace they transformed into a headpiece), and lastly, graced us with a makeup look that accentuated her striking bone structure.

Below we recap the beginning to end process of Molly’s Met Gala ’22 look, including the makeup products used.

The Inspiration Sketch:

Working with designer Monique Lhuiller, and celebrity stylist Sonja Christensen, Molly narrowed down which look she felt best represented the theme. The Pink Mikado off the shoulder was the one that seemed to check all the boxes. “We wanted to make sure to stay within the theme but modernize it. Also staying true to Molly’s style,” says Christensen.

You may have noticed one change on the red carpet debut that differed from the sketches below. “I thought the rose-pink was more timeless and really would show off the design and structure of the dress,” says Sims.



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The Makeup & Hair:

With a standout dress, your hair and makeup has to be as equally amazing, which is why you enlist the best artists in the industry for an absolute seamless and flawless getting ready process. Rolando Beauchamp curated the most elegant braided bun to peek through a gorgeous Ring Concierge headpiece. For makeup, Sir John perfected a luminescent, glowy look.



“There is nothing like 120 diamonds in your hair”-Molly

Sir John takes pride in highlighting the beauty that is already within us rather than masking it with great products. A bit of an eye, a highlight with just the right touch, and a simple, subtle placement of glow… sometimes less is more.

“Blended, bold, and beautiful. Makeup was nothing short of amazing,” says Molly.

Sir John led the way in perfecting the ideal monochromatic makeup look calling Molly a “vision in pink” on his Instagram.

Relando worked his magic on hair with a super slicked back, low bun that was parted down the middle. Keeping the hair off the face makes for a more fierce moment that speaks for itself.

“He knew never to spray hairspray on the diamonds. He was very careful and detailed,” says Molly.

Together these two were a force to be reckoned with and completely mastered complimenting Molly’s Met outfit.

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The Outfit:

If you haven’t caught on by now, a “Molly Sims color palette” is consistent with blush pinks and nudes. With that said, she not only looked stunning in a color she often frequents, but she wore confidence all the way down the red carpet. Her outfit had so many striking moments, from the monochromatic rose pink ensemble to the cape that added a royal-esque vibe to the attire.

“I wish I could do it all over again. I truly was a princess with a prince for the night,” says Molly.

Although glamourous, it was definitely a dress that was not meant to be sat in. Molly opted to take a sprinter van to keep standing while commuting to the MET. This takes commitment, and we commend Molly on this, no matter how uncomfortable that may sound. An insider source tells us that she accidentally got car grease on her gloves moments before exiting the van (can you imagine). However, was luckily able to get most of it out. All mishaps aside, Sims graced the red carpet with undeniable ease with her husband Scott, who sported a handsome Tom Ford white suit close by her side.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

The artists and designers behind Molly Sim’s Met Gala beauty:

Stylist: Sonja ChristensenHair: Rolando BeauchampMakeup: Sir JohnDress: Monique Lhuillier |  Gloves: Wing & WeftClutch: Tyler EllisJewelry: Ring Concierge

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