Met Gala 2022: Alicia Keys proves she’s still in an ’empire state of mind’ in New York skyline cape

Alicia Keys celebrated her native New York City at the 2022 Met Gala in a Ralph Lauren outfit that included a cape featuring the city’s skyline arranged in crystals.

The 41-year-old singer upon arrival told reporters that her dress was meant to ‘represent an empire state of mind and a city of gods here tonight’.

The designer dress used 200,000 hand-placed crystals to outline the city’s skyline.

Crystalline skyline: Alicia Keys celebrated her native New York City at the 2022 Met Gala in a Ralph Lauren outfit that included a cape featuring the city’s skyline arranged in crystals

Alicia looked stunning in the strapless silver floor-length gown that included the sweeping one-shoulder cape with a small train.

The Empire State Of Mind singer accentuated her natural beauty with full makeup and added a pop of color with ruby ​​lipstick.

Alicia had her dark hair pulled back into a long ponytail adorned with black-and-white coasters.

The 15-time Grammy Award winner accessorized with dangling Tiffany & Co. jewelry including earrings with diamonds and emeralds and a bracelet in gold and platinum with diamonds, emeralds and montana sapphires.

Empire state: The 41-year-old singer upon arrival told reporters that her dress was meant to 'represent an empire state of mind and a city of gods here tonight'

Empire state: The 41-year-old singer upon arrival told reporters that her dress was meant to ‘represent an empire state of mind and a city of gods here tonight’

Iconic skyline: The designer dress used 200,000 hand-placed crystals to outline the city's skyline

Iconic skyline: The designer dress used 200,000 hand-placed crystals to outline the city’s skyline

Close up: A close-up showed the hand-placed crystals that were used to create the look

Close up: A close-up showed the hand-placed crystals that were used to create the look

Alicia was joined by her husband Swizz Beatz, 43, who opted for the sporty chic look while also paying tribute to New York City.

Swizz wore a white coat and dress shirt with a black bow-tie along with a black-and-white Ralph Lauren lettermen’s New York team jacket over his shoulders.

He accessorized with sunglasses, a black NY cap and Tiffany & Co. jewelry including a sea star-shaped brooch with gold and diamonds and acorn cuff links.

One shoulder: Alicia looked stunning in the strapless silver floor-length gown that included the sweeping one-shoulder cape with a small train

One shoulder: Alicia looked stunning in the strapless silver floor-length gown that included the sweeping one-shoulder cape with a small train

The staircase: The singer had numerous cameras capture her on the Grand Staircase

The staircase: The singer had numerous cameras capture her on the Grand Staircase

Alicia and fellow New York City native Swizz, real name Kasseem Daoud Dean, have been married since 2010 and have two children together.

This year’s dress code for the Met Gala was ‘gilded glamor’ to match the theme of ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ a continuation of last year’s ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’

Tickets for the glitzy event can reportedly cost up to $ 35,000 apiece, while prices for a table range from $ 200,000 to $ 300,000, with last year’s bash raking in a whopping $ 16.4 million for the Met’s Costume Institute.

Regina King, power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Lin-Manuel Miranda are hosting this time, taking over from Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka.

Sporty chic: Alicia was joined by her husband Swizz Beatz, 43, who opted for the sporty chic look while also paying tribute to New York City

Sporty chic: Alicia was joined by her husband Swizz Beatz, 43, who opted for the sporty chic look while also paying tribute to New York City

Matching outfits: Swizz wore a white coat and dress shirt with a black bow-tie along with a black-and-white Ralph Lauren lettermen's New York team jacket over his shoulders

Matching outfits: Swizz wore a white coat and dress shirt with a black bow-tie along with a black-and-white Ralph Lauren lettermen’s New York team jacket over his shoulders

This will be Miranda’s first time as a Met Gala co-chair (and guest) but he was originally intended to co-host the 2020 edition before the pandemic forced its cancellation.

Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour is once again supervising the benefit as chairwoman, a position she held since 1995. Her fellow honorary co-chairs are designer Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.

As usual, the sartorial theme comes from the exhibit the gala launches: ‘In America: An Anthology of Fashion,’ which is the second of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring the roots of American style.

Cute couple: Alicia and fellow New York City native Swizz, real name Kasseem Daoud Dean, have been married since 2010 and have two children together

Cute couple: Alicia and fellow New York City native Swizz, real name Kasseem Daoud Dean, have been married since 2010 and have two children together

Alicia and Swizz after the gala were spotted arriving at The Standard Hotel for the afterparty.

She beamed as Swizz held her hands and helped her get out of a vehicle.

Alicia removed her cape but Swizz was holding onto it for her.

Sweet smile: Alicia and Swizz after the gala were spotted arriving at The Standard Hotel for the afterparty

Sweet smile: Alicia and Swizz after the gala were spotted arriving at The Standard Hotel for the afterparty

Holding hands: She beamed as Swizz held her hands and helped her get out of a vehicle

Holding hands: She beamed as Swizz held her hands and helped her get out of a vehicle

Cape off: Alicia removed her cape but Swizz was holding onto it for her

Cape off: Alicia removed her cape but Swizz was holding onto it for her

The afterparty: There were several parties after the gala including on at The Standard Hotel

The afterparty: There were several parties after the gala including on at The Standard Hotel

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