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All the looks you need to see from this year’s ball.
Date September 13, 2021
After a year hiatus, the fashion world’s “Oscars” have finally arrived, and boy were they worth the wait.
From Lil Nas X’s transformation into a golden suit of armour to Billie Eilish’s nostalgic ode to Holiday Barbie, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour got exactly what she wished for on the Met Gala 2021 red carpet. “I’m so grateful for the effort people make and how much fun they seem to have and how fearless they are on the Met Gala carpet,” Wintour declared on the Vogue.com livestream. “It’s a beacon call for individuality.”
This year’s evening, co-chaired by Amanda Gorman, Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish and Naomi Osaka, celebrates the Costume Institute’s latest exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” The patriotic theme came through in both subtle and not-so-subtle ways. On the far end of the spectrum, Gorman worked with Vera Wang on a look inspired by the Statue of Liberty, including a handbag that read, “Give us your tired.” Congresswoman Amanda Ocasio Cortez followed suit wearing a white gown with the message “Tax the Rich” on the back by Canadian Aurora James of Brother Vellies. Other guests on the Met Gala 2021 red carpet took a less obvious approach such as JLo’s modern cowgirl couture by Ralph Lauren and Lorde’s embellished Bode ensemble.
But American fashion wasn’t all that was celebrated with plenty of Dior, Valentino and Versace in the air. And Canadian fashion got an unexpected shout out when a commentator asked Grimes, who was poured into a gown by Holland’s Iris Von Herpen, why she had left Canadian fashion behind. “I’ll always be a part of Canadian fashion because Canadian fashion is sick,” she shot back.
Scroll through the Met Gala 2021 red carpet gallery for the most memorable appearances.
Ilana Glazer in Aliette and Irene Neuwirth
Keke Palmer in Sergio Hudson and Chopard
Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton
Anna Wintour in Oscar de la Renta
Eva Chan in Christopher John Rogers
Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackermann and Rick Owens
Amanda Gorman in Vera Wang and Chopard
Dan Levy in custom Loewe and Cartier
Bilie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta
Finneas in Givenchy and Cartier
Channing Tatum in Versace
Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior
Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton
Maisie Williams in bespoke Reuben Selby
Adrien Brody and Georgina Chapman
Rebecca Hall in Louis Vuitton
Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz in Versace
Barbie Ferreira in Jonathan Simkhai
Saweetie in Christian Cowan
Troye Sivan in Altu and Cartier
Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte
Jennifer Hudson in AZ Factory
Grimes in Iris Van Harpen
Iman in Gucci and Harris Reed
Megan Thee Stallion in Coach
Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta and Omega
Debbie Harry in Zac Posen
Ella Emhoff in adidas by Stella McCartney
Jeremy O. Harris in Tommy Hilfiger
Elliot Page in Balenciaga
Donatella Versace and Maluma in Versace
Pete Davidson in Thom Browne
Julia Garner in Stella McCartney
Cynthia Erivo in Moschino
Addison Rae in vintage Gucci by Tom Ford
Stephen and Ayesha Curry in Versace
Karlie Kloss in Carolina Herrera and Christian Louboutin
Kit Harrington in custom Saint Laurent, Leslie Grace in Oscar de la Renta
Kim Petras in Collina Strada
Justin Bieber in La Maison Drew, Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent and Tiffany & Co.
Eiza Gonzalez in Versace and Bulgari
Kristen Stewart in Chanel
Tracee Ellis Ross in Balenciaga FW21 Haute Couture and Tiffany & Co.
Lupita Nyong’o in Versace
Kacey Musgraves in Ralph Lauren
Imaan Hammam in Versace Spring 2002 and Tiffany & Co.
Chloe Fineman in Tory Burch
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy
Shawn Mendes in Michael Kors
Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang
Anja Rubik in Saint Laurent
Zoe Kravitz in Saint Laurent
Regina King in Michael Kors
Winnie Harlow in Iris Van Harpen
Margaret Qualley in Chanel
Carey Mulligan in Valentino
Alicia Keys in custom AZ Factory and Van Cleef & Arpels, Swizz Beatz in Dior
Laura Harrier in Altuzarra and Tiffany & Co.
Megan Rapinoe in Sergio Hudson
Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams in Chanel
Natalia Bryant in Conner Ives
Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren and Bulgari
A$SAP Rocky in ERL, Rihanna in Balenciaga Haute Couture and Bulgari
Hunter Schafer in Prada and Evangeline AdaLioryn
Jack Harlow in Tommy Hilfiger
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander in Tom Ford
Alton Mason in Theophilio
Taika Waititi and Rita Ora in Prada
Julia Carey and James Corden in custom Gucci
Emma Raducanu in Chanel and Tiffany & Co.
Kerby Jean-Raymond in Pyer Moss
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga