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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Bella Hadid attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

We missed Bella Hadid at last year’s Met Gala – she was reported to have skipped the infamous red carpet due to being unvaccinated, a rumour the model quickly shut down in the days after the event – but the star has more than made up for her notable absence in October with a show-stopping leather and lace look from Burberry.

While the dress code for this year’s event was ‘gilded glamour’, Hadid instead opted for all-black attire by Riccardo Tisci, with a leather corset and sheer, shimmering lace skirt that trailed behind her as she navigated the Met Gala stairs.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Bella Hadid attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)

Black gloves and tights in intricate lace swathed the model’s long limbs, with a train wrapping around Hadid’s biceps and falling to the floor. She paired the gothic-glam look with black strappy heels and an eye-catching stack of chunky pearls around her left ankle.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Bella Hadid attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Hadid’s hair featured several variations on a braid, with the majority of her dark locks plaited and piled high into a half-updo, with the curled lengths left loose to cascade down the supermodel’s spine.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Bella Hadid attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Curtain bangs framed Hadid’s face, with a few teeny-tiny baby braids twisted through the very front and secured beneath her sweeping fringe. Her makeup was simple with glowing skin, peachy-pink cheeks, neutral eyeshadow, muted glossy lips and her trademark razor-thin brows.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Bella Hadid attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Hadid’s leather and lace look was also perfectly synchronised with her sister Gigi, who also donned a structured corset style in a striking garnet hue.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 02: Gigi Hadid attends The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Now may we never see a Met Gala minus a Hadid again.

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