Nicola Coughlan Channeled Her "Bridgerton" Character For Her Met Gala Debut

Nicola Coughlan endorsed her "Bridgerton" character's dress code at the 2022 Met Gala, and she was perfectly on theme. Clad in a pink-and-black Richard Quinn ball gown, the actress transformed into a vision of royal elegance in an ensemble Penelope Featherington would wear in a heartbeat. The floor-sweeping dress featured dramatic mutton sleeves, a sweetheart-neckline corset, and a voluminous waist spilling into a train behind her — all elements that recalled Victorian-era dressing.

The billowing design was embellished with floral appliqués and feathers that subtly nodded to her character's feather quill pen. Coughlan accessorized with opera gloves, a crystal bracelet matching with crystal studs, and a pair of rings. Her blond hair, parted in the middle, allowed for a full view of her pink eyeshadow and lip gloss.

Coughlan's sartorial choice was a master class in making a remarkable Met Gala debut. Her gown beautifully captured Gilded Age fashion in all its opulence and excessive glory. She was joined by other "Bridgerton" cast members, including Simone Ashley, who donned a cropped corset top and skirt with a train; Phoebe Dynevor, who opted for a sheer black Louis Vuitton gown; and Regé-Jean Page, who looked dapper in a velvet blazer and trousers.

See how well Coughlan nailed the assignment ahead.