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    Blake Lively's Met Gala Look Had A Mid-Carpet Transformation

    Blake's look even references Grand Central Station, in true Serena Van Der Woodsen style.

    Attention: Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds arrived as a couple on the Met Gala for the first time since 2014.

    Blake Lively in a sequined gown with a train and Ryan Reynolds in a tux
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    Now, the two are co-chairs of the event — so the fact that they showed up together for this year's "Gilded Glamour" theme is hardly surprising. But still, what a moment!

    Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds look at each other and smile
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    Blake's look even had a mid-carpet transformation, complete with a change of gloves and the full unraveling of her skirt.

    The unraveled train
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    Like, let's look at them side-by-side:

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    Let's take a moment to discuss how each of them has chosen to interpret the theme. Blake's look features a bustle-like back, opera gloves, and a tiara — all of which evoke Gilded Age style.

    Blake Lively on the red carpet with her hands on her hips
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    Ryan's Ralph Lauren suit is in velvet, which is another textile that's period-appropriate for the Gilded Age. Plus, his white waistcoat is a classic mark of white-tie attire.

    Ryan Reynolds poses on the red carpet in his tux
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    However, Blake's look also references New York iconography beyond the Gilded Age. As she explained to E!, her tiara evokes the Statue of Liberty, the detailing on her corset is a reference to the Empire State building, and the back of her gown contains the constellations from the ceiling of Grand Central Station.

    Blake Lively laughs on the red carpet as paparazzi stand behind her
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    It may be a stretch to say that Grand Central is also a reference to where Serena was first spotted, but I'm into it!

    What did you think of Blake and Ryan's looks? LMK in the comments!

    You can read more about this year's Met Gala theme here.