Lenny Kravitz and More Wear Corsets to the Met Gala

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It wouldn’t be a Met Gala if the red carpet wasn’t followed by a hot debate about which guests nailed the theme. To refresh your memory, this year’s theme is “gilded glamor, ”So think excess, gold, glitz, and obviously glamor. One thing that’s not up for debate? Corsets. Nearly everyone wore one tonight, and the question is who wore it best – and if anyone wore them quite as good as Lenny Kravitz (spoiler alert: no). Below, our definitive ranking.

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Lenny Kravitz would have worn this exact outfit regardless of the theme and would still have looked incredible. For that, he is No. 1.

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Billy Eilish gave us glamor and theatrics in her all-Gucci ensemble. Every red carpet pose was good – if Kravitz weren’t No. 1, she would be in the top spot.

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Paloma Elsesser understood the assignment. The models is here to show us how it’s done – in a very sexy Coach look that is also on theme. I love it.

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Model Precious Lee always stuns on the red carpet, and for that, we are grateful. She gave us a mermaid moment with her corset and sheer, sequined gown.

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This is pretty! She’s no Lenny Kravitz, but it’s a great look from Victor Glemaud.

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Bella Hadid in Burberry – that’s it. Was it on theme? Eh. But again, we’re not here to debate that.

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Go big or go home! SZA gets points for wearing a big hat. She didn’t wear her Crocsbut the thigh-high latex boots and gloves were a fun choice.

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This is very pretty, and for that, I think this Carolina Herrera look on Tessa Thompson gets points.

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It’s two dresses: Her pretty billowing, corseted gown turned into a minidress. Fun!

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Gigi’s monochromatic Versace look was a moment; she paired her corset with latex and a puffer. The message was mixed, but the colors were good. It is around 50 degrees in NYC right now, so we bet everyone else wishes they were wearing a puffer.

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Also no Lenny Kravitz, but Maisie Williams doesn’t shy away from a bold look – and that’s how you wear a corset.

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Evan Mock’s corset get points for the sheer boldness of his Head of State look – I mean, pale yellow, ruffles and butt cleavage!! He’s not No. 1, but he’s having fun.

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We love to see a man in a corset. Ben Platt’s last but certainly not least. We just wish he had a little more fun. Next year, Ben!

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