Celebrities Turn Heads at the Met Gala 2021
The Met Gala is an annual event to mark the opening of the Costume Institute’s exhibition. Held on the first Monday in May, it typically draws hundreds of guests. Last year’s gala had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however this year’s fundraiser — which raised funds for the museum — went ahead as planned. On a star-studded evening, many celebrities made fashion statements.
At the Met Gala 2021, guests included Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion, Sky Ferreira, Phoebe Bridgers, SZA, Bad Bunny, Rosalia Nicki Minaj Olivia Rodrigo Normani Erykah Badu Future Lizzo Anderson Paak Questlove Janelle Monae Kacey Musgraves and many more.
This year’s Met Gala, a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, had an American Independence theme. Attendees donned looks inspired by everything from the Matrix film series to Lady Liberty herself. Additionally, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez donned a white gown bearing the phrase “tax the rich.”
Billie Eilish, co-chairing the Met Gala for a second time this year, took her style evolution to another level on Monday when she arrived in an upcycled Gucci ivory and duchesse satin corset dress featuring lace, floral embellishments and a bustle skirt. To complete the look she added a black choker with scalloped embroidery as well as beige platform shoes made from vegan materials.
Other attendees donned costumes based on the official theme of the night, including rapper Lil Nas X who donned a gold Versace suit of armor. Other stars donned masks and cloaks too. Some brought props like a green robotic baby and sword to go along with their attire.
The Met Gala has always been synonymous with glamorous elegance, and this year was no different. Renowned celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Megan Thee Stallion, Kacey Musgraves and Chance the Rapper graced the red carpet in breathtaking style.
Though the event was moved to the fall in 2018, it’s set for its traditional May date in 2022. Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour will once again serve as host, joined by honorary chairs Tom Ford and Instagram head Adam Mosseri.
This year’s exhibit, entitled “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” is the second part of star curator Andrew Bolton’s two-part show exploring American fashion. The Met Gala, often referred to as the “most important night of the year,” seeks to showcase up-and-coming American designers and artists while raising funds for the museum’s Costume Institute.
Meanwhile, several Hollywood filmmakers — such as Janicza Bravo, Sofia Coppola and Julie Dash — created fictional ‘cinematic vignettes’ in the museum’s galleries. A few of these directors even posed alongside their actors!
Timothee Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka served as co-chairs for the evening and looked stunning – they certainly became the talk of the town!