Blake Lively shut the entire Met Gala red carpet down with her late arrival, covering the steps of the Met entirely with her resplendent Versace train. It look 600 hours to make. Well worth it, imo. That dress better be on its way to (another) museum right now.
Husband Ryan Reynolds didn’t attend, presumably because he’s too busy promoting Deadpool 2 / pretend-sledging Australia. But it turns out that he was there – kinda – because Lively carried a tribute to him the entire night and none of us freaking noticed.
You’ll see that Blake is carrying a small clutch. That’s a custom Judith Lieber, and if we enhance…
…and enhance AGAIN….
…you can make out a few letters. Is that an ‘s’? And a ‘d’? Maybe try moving your phone around a little? IDK, you do you, because we actually do know what it says: “Reynolds”. Judith Lieber posted product shots to their Instagram.
Surrounding the crest is four letters: ‘B’, ‘I’, ‘R’, ‘J’, which almost definitely stand for Blake, Ines (their one-year-old), James (their 3-year-old) and Ryan.
OH COOL IS THAT A TEAR IN MY EYE WHY AM I SOBBING.
Here’s the other side of the clutch, BTW – it’s a custom ‘Seamless Sacred Heart‘. If you’d also like one, better start saving, because these bad boys start in the thousands.
Apparently, Judith Liberny were the clutches of choice at the Met Gala, because they were also carried by: Hailee Steinfeld, Cindy Crawford, Kerry Washington, Ariana Grande, Jennifer Lopez, Priyanka Chopra, Amal Clooney, Janelle Monáe, Hailey Baldwin, and Lynda Carter.
Anyway, crying over Blake & Ryan forever now. SEE YOU AT THE ADOPTION CEREMONY WHEN THEY LEGALLY BECOME MY MUM AND DAD.
Also – here’s a tiny video of Blake Lively getting ready for the Met Gala, if you’re not ready to say goodbye to this look yet.
Image: Getty Images / Taylor Hill
@blakelively's 2018 #MetGala dress was so big, she had to take a party bus to the red carpet (neon lights and all). Spliced with sheer panels on both sides and covered in so many beads that it took 600 hours to embroider the bodice alone, there was no chance that Lively's look would not make a memorable entrace. Tap the link in our bio to watch the full video of how she got ready. Directed by @foxnhound Sound Kurt Seery