Met Gala 2021: the most impressive “looks” of the most important fashion event in the world

The evening's co-host, Billie Eilish, wowed with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired style.

The evening’s co-host, Billie Eilish, wowed with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired style.


The Met Gala – or the Gala of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (Met, for its acronym in English) – brought together some of the best-known celebrities on the planet.

The event, which is usually held on the first Monday in May, returned after being canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

And while her celebrity guests had to abide by the rules to prevent the spread of COVID, including wearing masks indoors, many couldn’t resist seeking sheer glamor.

The theme of this year’s wardrobe is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” and the looks they were inspired by all kinds of things, from the Matrix film franchise to the Statue of Liberty.

The event was co-hosted by the pop star Billie Eilish, the tennis player Naomi Osaka, the actor Timothée Chalamet and the poet Amanda Gorman.


Finneas O'Connell in a red suit

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Eilish was accompanied by her brother, Finneas O’Connell, who chose a red suit and a sequined mask.

Timothée Chalamet

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Actor Timothée Chalamet wore a white silk Haider Ackermann suit, a look described as “formal sweatpants.”

Naomi Osaka

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Co-host Naomi Osaka showed off a colorful Louis Vuitton dress and elaborate hairstyle, said to be a nod to her Haitian and Japanese heritage.

Emma Raducanu

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Tennis’s newest star, Emma Raducanu, 18, just won the US Open a few days ago.

Poeta Amanda Gorman

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The 23-year-old poet Amanda Gorman, who read a poem at President Biden’s inauguration, chose a Vera Wang dress and crystal headdress to represent “a reimagined Statue of Liberty.”

Debbie Harry

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Blondie singer Debbie Harry wore a denim jacket and voluminous stars and stripes skirt.
Lil Nas X

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Rapper Lil Nas X appeared in a cape of “royalty” …
Lil Nas X

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… which was removed to reveal a gold Versace suit of armor …
Lil Nas X

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… that hid underneath a sequin bodysuit.

One of the most talked about looks of the night was that of Kim Kardashian, who covered his face and body with a black suit.

The custom design was devised by Demna Gvasalia, creative director of fashion house Balenciaga.

Kim Kardashian

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Kim Kardashian’s look generated a series of memes on social networks.
Kim Kardashian

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The businesswoman was accompanied by a man, believed to be designer Demna Gvasalia, who was also dressed entirely in black.

The winner of 23 Grand Slam, Serena Williams, It was more colorful, wearing a star-sequined jumpsuit under a feather-laden pink cape.

Serena Williams

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Serena Williams turned heads in a Gucci jumpsuit under a floor-length feather cape.
Maisie Williams

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Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams wore a Matrix-inspired dress that she designed herself.
Anna Wintour

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Vogue boss Anna Wintour, who is overseeing the event, wore an Oscar de la Renta gown in tribute to the late Dominican designer.

Other attendees carried accessories flashy to accompany their outfits.

Without an apparent explanation, the singer Frank Ocean wore a green robotic baby, while the singer Grimes he was brandishing a sword.

Frank Ocean

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Frank Ocean carrying his green robotic doll.
Grimes

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Grimes brought a sword to the event.

Among the last to arrive at the Gala was Rihanna, who grabbed the show’s attention at past events, wearing outfits including a pope-inspired costume in 2018.

The singer and businesswoman turned heads once again by posing in an all-black Balenciaga coat, while her boyfriend, rapper A $ AP Rocky, wrapped himself in a multi-colored bedspread.

A$AP Rocky y Rihanna

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A $ AP Rocky and Rihanna were late, sporting contrasting outfits.

A celebrity who was not there was the rapper Nicki Minaj, who said that he had not yet received the covid vaccine, a requirement to participate in the event.


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