Met Gala 2022: Billionaires Kim Kardashian and Elon Musk chat alongside her beau Pete Davidson

Kim Kardashian and her boyfriend Pete Davidson took the opportunity to catch up with billionaire Elon Musk at the 2022 Met Gala on Monday.

The 41-year-old Kardashians star and the 28-year-old SNL fixture were seen chatting with the Tesla founder and her mother Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble after walking the red carpet at the event in Manhattan.

Although Kim appeared to be wearing the same dress worn worn nearly 60 years earlier by Marilyn Monroe, she changed into a replica of the iconic outfit once inside the event so as to preserve the timeless treasure.

Rubbing elbows: Kim Kardashian, 41, and beau Pete Davidson, 28, were spotted chatting with Elon Musk, 50, inside the Met Gala on Monday in New York City

Rubbing elbows: Kim Kardashian, 41, and beau Pete Davidson, 28, were spotted chatting with Elon Musk, 50, inside the Met Gala on Monday in New York City

Kim’s glittering beaded gown was designed by Jean Louis, and has been on display at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum in Orlando, Florida, after the attraction bought it from Julien’s Auction for $4.81 million.

But the reality star’s replica worn inside the event was a perfect copy of the original and didn’t betray its more modern provenance.

The inside of the Met Gala featured a stunning display of wealth, as Kim — who was recently declared a billionaire — was chatting with Elon Musk, who is currently the richest man alive.

He currently has a net worth of $253.6 billion, according to Forbes, while the outlet determined that Kim is worth a still-impressive $1.8 billion.

Kim and Elon appeared to be chatting next to the table where her youngest sister Kyle Jenner was speaking with her mother Kris Jenner. 

Swapped-out dress: The billionaires were also seen conversing with Kris Jenner's boyfriend Corey Gamble. Kim changed out of her original 1962 Marilyn Monroe gown into an exact replica of the iconic outfit

Swapped-out dress: The billionaires were also seen conversing with Kris Jenner’s boyfriend Corey Gamble. Kim changed out of her original 1962 Marilyn Monroe gown into an exact replica of the iconic outfit

Family: Kim, Pete, Elon and Corey were chatting right next to the Kardashian family table, where Kylie Jenner and her mother Kris Jenner were relaxing. Kyle puckered up to kiss her mother while Kris beamed for the camera

Family: Kim, Pete, Elon and Corey were chatting right next to the Kardashian family table, where Kylie Jenner and her mother Kris Jenner were relaxing. Kyle puckered up to kiss her mother while Kris beamed for the camera

Big fan: Gwen Stefani also appeared to be a favorite of the Kardashian–Jenner clan, and she was seen hanging out with both Kim and Kris

Big fan: Gwen Stefani also appeared to be a favorite of the Kardashian–Jenner clan, and she was seen hanging out with both Kim and Kris

Beaming beauty: She showed off her infectious smile while posing with Kris

Beaming beauty: She showed off her infectious smile while posing with Kris

Best buds: When he wasn't catching up with billionaires, Kris' boyfriend Corey Gamble was partying with Kourtney Kardashian's fiancé Travis Barker

Best buds: When he wasn’t catching up with billionaires, Kris’ boyfriend Corey Gamble was partying with Kourtney Kardashian’s fiancé Travis Barker

Meanwhile: While the billionaires appeared to be having a relatively reserved conversation, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid looked as if they were ready to party inside the Met Gala

Red hot: Gigi had changed out of her regal, rippling coat and stripped down to her edgy outfit underneath, a skintight red PVC ensemble with a corset from which her hip bones jutted out

Meanwhile: While the billionaires appeared to be having a relatively reserved conversation, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid looked as if they were ready to party inside the Met Gala. Gigi had changed out of her regal, rippling coat and stripped down to her edgy outfit underneath, a skintight red PVC ensemble with a corset

Back in black: Bella looked just as edgy in a black Burberry corset with a lace skirt a tights

Back in black: Bella looked just as edgy in a black Burberry corset with a lace skirt a tights

Slimmed down: Gigi's edgy look emphasized her weight loss and showed off her hip bones

Slimmed down: Gigi’s edgy look emphasized her weight loss and showed off her hip bones

Gal pals: Sne was also seen getting chummy with her fellow models and friends Hailey Bieber and Adwoa Aboah

Sweet: The catwalk star wrapped her arms around both women while they caught up

Gal pals: Sne was also seen getting chummy with her fellow models and friends Hailey Bieber and Adwoa Aboah. The catwalk star wrapped her arms around both women while they caught up

Gwen Stefani also appeared to be a favorite of the Kardashian–Jenner clan, and she was seen hanging out with both Kim and Kris.

While they appeared to be having a relatively reserved conversation, sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid looked as if they were ready to party inside the Met Gala.

Gigi had changed out of her regal, rippling coat and stripped down to her edgy outfit underneath, a skintight red PVC ensemble with a corset from which her hip bones jutted out.

Bella looked just as edgy in a black Burberry corset with a lace skirt a tights.

Sne was also seen getting chummy with her fellow models and friends Hailey Bieber and Adwoa Aboah. The catwalk star wrapped her arms around both women while they caught up.

On-screen pals: Euphoria's Sydney Sweeney showed that she was just as much a fan of corsets with her tiered white dress. She arrived with her costar Maude Apatow, who channeled classic glamour in a sheer black off-the-shoulder dress

On-screen pals: Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney showed that she was just as much a fan of corsets with her tiered white dress. She arrived with her costar Maude Apatow, who channeled classic glamour in a sheer black off-the-shoulder dress

Reunited and it feels so good! The iconic fashion celebration was an opportunity for A-list friends to be reunited. Kaia Gerber beamed ear-to-ear as she leaned in for a hug with her fellow model friend Karlie Kloss, while her beau Austin Butler stood by

Reunited and it feels so good! The iconic fashion celebration was an opportunity for A-list friends to be reunited. Kaia Gerber beamed ear-to-ear as she leaned in for a hug with her fellow model friend Karlie Kloss, while her beau Austin Butler stood by

Get down: Karlie looked as if she was ready to boogie in her sheer lace dress as she appeared to vogue inside the venue

Get down: Karlie looked as if she was ready to boogie in her sheer lace dress as she appeared to vogue inside the venue

Leading ladies: As usual, the stars commemorating the high-fashion evening with plenty of selfies. Naomi Campbell looked as glamorous as ever with jewels on her face as she leaned in with Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union for a snapshot

Leading ladies: As usual, the stars commemorating the high-fashion evening with plenty of selfies. Naomi Campbell looked as glamorous as ever with jewels on her face as she leaned in with Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union for a snapshot

Getting in on the action: Gabrielle's husband Dwyane Wade also looked as if he was leaning in to the selfie, though his white suit contrasted their dark ensembles

Getting in on the action: Gabrielle’s husband Dwyane Wade also looked as if he was leaning in to the selfie, though his white suit contrasted their dark ensembles

Euphoria’s Sydney Sweeney showed that she was just as much a fan of corsets with her tiered white dress. She arrived with her costar Maude Apatow, who channeled classic glamour in a sheer black off-the-shoulder dress.

The iconic fashion celebration was an opportunity for A-list friends to be reunited. Kaia Gerber beamed ear-to-ear as she leaned in for a hug with her fellow model friend Karlie Kloss, while her beau Austin Butler stood behind her.

Karlie looked as if she was ready to boogie in her sheer lace dress as she appeared to vogue inside the venue. 

As usual, the stars commemorating the high-fashion evening with plenty of selfies. Naomi Campbell looked as glamorous as ever with jewels on her face as she leaned in with Kerry Washington and Gabrielle Union for a snapshot.

Gabrielle’s husband Dwyane Wade also looked as if he was leaning in to the selfie, though his white suit contrasted their dark ensembles. 

Masters of ceremonies: The event had plenty of entertainment too, and Blake Lively and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the hosts

Notes: They were seen reading from cue cards while addressing the audience

Masters of ceremonies: The event had plenty of entertainment too, and Blake Lively and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the hosts. They were seen reading from cue cards while addressing the audience

Foursome: Blake was also hosting with her husband Ryan Reynolds, and Regina King rounded out the group of hosts

Foursome: Blake was also hosting with her husband Ryan Reynolds, and Regina King rounded out the group of hosts

Rock on! The Met Gala guests were also treated to some guitar pyrotechnics thanks to Lenny Kravitz

Shredding: The singer and guitarist mimicked '70s funk bands with his python boots and snake-print pants and jacket

Rock on! The Met Gala guests were also treated to some guitar pyrotechnics thanks to Lenny Kravitz. The singer and guitarist mimicked ’70s funk bands with his python boots and snake-print pants and jacket

Switching axes: He wailed on a Gibson Flying V and switched over to a classic Les Paul guitar while wailing on stage

Switching axes: He wailed on a Gibson Flying V and switched over to a classic Les Paul guitar while wailing on stage

Peace: He saluted the audience with a peace sign at the end of his set while jazz pianist and singer Jon Batiste joined him on stage in a classic black tuxedo

Peace: He saluted the audience with a peace sign at the end of his set while jazz pianist and singer Jon Batiste joined him on stage in a classic black tuxedo

The event had plenty of entertainment too, and Blake Lively and Lin-Manuel Miranda were among the hosts.

They were seen reading from cue cards while addressing the audience. 

Blake was also hosting with her husband Ryan Reynolds, and Regina King rounded out the group of hosts.

The Met Gala guests were also treated to some guitar pyrotechnics thanks to Lenny Kravitz.

The singer and guitarist mimicked ’70s funk bands with his python boots and snake-print pants and jacket. He wailed on a Gibson Flying V and switched over to a classic Les Paul guitar while wailing on stage.

He saluted the audience with a peace sign at the end of his set while jazz pianist and singer Jon Batiste joined him on stage in a classic black tuxedo. 

Glamorous: The proceedings took a softer turn when country superstar Kacey Musgraves took to the stage to perform

New look: She had changed out of the black dress with firework accents that she wore on the red carpet

Glamorous: The proceedings took a softer turn when country superstar Kacey Musgraves took to the stage to perform. She had changed out of the black dress with firework accents that she wore on the red carpet

Woman in white: She switched it out for a glamorous white dress with a single shoulder strap and sequined patterns running across it

Woman in white: She switched it out for a glamorous white dress with a single shoulder strap and sequined patterns running across it

Crooner: Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. also performed a song for the audience, though his performance was more involved and featured an ensemble of dancers. He wore a white tails jacket with a massive top hat

Crooner: Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. also performed a song for the audience, though his performance was more involved and featured an ensemble of dancers. He wore a white tails jacket with a massive top hat

The proceedings took a softer turn when country superstar Kacey Musgraves took to the stage to perform.

She had changed out of the black dress with firework accents that she wore on the red carpet. She switched it out for a glamorous white dress with a single shoulder strap and sequined patterns running across it.

Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. also performed a song for the audience, though his performance was more involved and featured an ensemble of dancers. He wore a white tails jacket with a massive top hat.

Revealing: Emily Ratajkowski and Lily James had some of the most revealing outfits of the red carpet arrivals, so it was fitting that they would end up together inside the venue

Revealing: Emily Ratajkowski and Lily James had some of the most revealing outfits of the red carpet arrivals, so it was fitting that they would end up together inside the venue

Stunners: The model and actress chatted with Donatella Versace, who wore a dress complementing Lily's look

Stunners: The model and actress chatted with Donatella Versace, who wore a dress complementing Lily’s look

Dropping by: Gigi Hadid also dropped by and added a splash of color to their gray–blue ensembles

Dropping by: Gigi Hadid also dropped by and added a splash of color to their gray–blue ensembles

The ladies: Cardi B was more covered up but no less glamorous in her gold gown. She was seen hanging out inside the event with Teyana Taylor, who wore a voluminous purple gown, and Cara Delevingne, who went topless under a red blazer and was covered with gold paint and pasties. They were also joined by Zola director Janicza Bravo, who looked cool in a black tux

The ladies: Cardi B was more covered up but no less glamorous in her gold gown. She was seen hanging out inside the event with Teyana Taylor, who wore a voluminous purple gown, and Cara Delevingne, who went topless under a red blazer and was covered with gold paint and pasties. They were also joined by Zola director Janicza Bravo, who looked cool in a black tux

Emily Ratajkowski and Lily James had some of the most revealing outfits of the red carpet arrivals, so it was fitting that they would end up together inside the venue.

The model and actress chatted with Donatella Versace, who wore a dress complementing Lily’s look.

Gigi Hadid also dropped by and added a splash of color to their gray–blue ensembles. 

Cardi B was more covered up but no less glamorous in her gold gown. She was seen hanging out inside the event with Teyana Taylor, who wore a voluminous purple gown, and Cara Delevingne, who went topless under a red blazer and was covered with gold paint and pasties.

They were also joined by Zola director Janicza Bravo, who looked cool in a black tux.

KIM KARDASHIAN’S MET GALA LOOKS OVER THE YEARS

Kim Kardashian has made some fairly dramatic statements at the annual Met Gala in New York City over the years.

During her first year at the splashy, star-studded event she had on a tight floral dress that made the most of her very pregnant belly. Later she would be seen in a gold column dress, a silver suit that made her look like a robot, a see-through lace wonder and a dress that came in so tight she had to wear a waist trainer for weeks beforehand.

Last year the star, 41, covered her face with black cloth in a shocking move as she shared she had a full face of makeup on underneath for some reason.

Here is a look back at the eight looks The Kardashians star has tried out during the most important night in fashion.

2013  – GIVENCHY

Her first time at the Met Gala was for PUNK: Chaos to Couture in 2013. She was pregnant with North and wore a floral print dress from Givenchy

The California native said that she was not invited but rather was West’s plus one. Sadly, after the gala she ‘cried’ because she was so insecure about everything, she had said.

‘2103 Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy. I was Kanye’s plus one & so nervous! I didn’t know anyone & I’m sure no one wanted me there lol. I did my own lipstick & the color is so off. I went home & cried after of insecurity but this is one of my fave looks now,’ said the TV vet.

2013 - GIVENCHY

2013 – GIVENCHY 

 

2014  – LANVIN

In 2014, Kim had on a blue strapless Lanvin outfit as Kanye had on black. The theme was Charles James: Beyond Fashion.

She said it was the first time she had been invited on her own.

‘My dress was originally made of this amazing leather with metallic detailing,’ Kim said earlier. ‘But we decided at the last minute to redo it in blue satin.’

2014 - LANVIN

2014 – LANVIN

 

2015 – ROBERTO CAVALLI

She wore a very sheer and sexy lace and net gown by Roberto Cavalli for the May 2015 event. Her hair was slicked back and she modeled huge earrings.

And the star posed with husband Kanye West who went with a black suit and boots.

The theme was celebrating China: Through the Looking Glass.

2015 - ROBERTO CAVALLI

2015 – ROBERTO CAVALLI 

 

2016 – BALMAIN

Kardashian tried out silver at the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology in 2016.  

She wore Balmain, a shimmery silver dress that looked like a futuristic gown with a slit up the side. Husband Kanye West was in the same designer.

She said: ‘2016 Olivier Rousteing for Balmain. I was back to insecure this year because I hadn’t lost all of my baby weight. Big mistake to bleach the brows but Kanye looked so good this year with those blue eyes! It was super controversial that he wore denim.’

Earlier she had noted: ‘I thought Balmain was the perfect choice for me and Kanye, especially. I think Kanye’s look is a little bit more downplayed with the denim mixed with all the Balmain bling.’

2016 - BALMAIN

2016 – BALMAIN 

 

2017 – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

This one in 2017 was celebrating the opening of Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between. 

The Selfish author had on a white Vivienne Westwood off-the-shoulder dress with no jewelry and strappy heels.

 In the bus ride to the event she had to stand up so the dress would not wrinkle and she said she was already sweating and had to use the bathroom because she was so nervous.

The daughter of Kris Jenner said, ‘2017 Vivienne Westwood. This was my first year going solo. I was so nervous to go by myself I almost threw up on the way & I had to pee every second.. I was FaceTiming my sisters to meet up at the top of the stairs. Vivienne made me this beautiful dress from her archive.’ 

2017 - VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

2017 – VIVIENNE WESTWOOD 

 

2018 – VERSACE

Kim Kardashian attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala in 2018.

She said this gold mesh Versace dress fit her like a ‘glove.’

Kardashian added, ‘I knew exactly what I wanted and was most confident this year. 90’s, chainmail, sexy and simple.’ 

2018 - VERSACE

2018 – VERSACE 

 

 2019 – THIERRY MUGLER

Kardashian was in a wet look for Camp: Notes on Fashion in 2019.

She had to wear a waist trainer to get her midsection as small as possible to pull off this Thierry Mugler dress.

The look was supposed to be ‘wet’ which is why she had crystals that looked like raindrops coming off of her. Her hair also looked wet as she had oiled skin.

2019 - THIERRY MUGLER

2019 – THIERRY MUGLER 

 

2021 – BALENCIAGA

Kim shocked fans when she wore a head to toe black look that covered her famous face.

Later the red carpet fixture said that she was fully made up under that face sock which seemed like a lot of effort for no payoff.

Turns out, it was not her favorite move. 

‘I fought against it. I was like, I don’t know how I could wear the mask. Why would I want to cover my face?’ she told Vogue this year.

‘But Demna [Gvasalia, Balenciaga’s creative director] and the team were like, “This is a costume gala. This is not a Vanity Fair party where everyone looks beautiful. There’s a theme and you have to wear the mask. That is the look.”‘

2021 - BALENCIAGA

2021 – BALENCIAGA

2021 - Sister Kendall Jenner, left, stole the show in GIVENCHY

2021 – Sister Kendall Jenner, left, stole the show in GIVENCHY

 

 

 

source: dailymail.co.uk