Met Gala 2021: Red Carpet Photos – National
Billie Eilish went completely glamorous in a huge peach ball gown at the pandemic-delayed Met Gala on Monday night, while party host Amanda Gorman looked breathtaking in cobalt-blue custom Vera Wang with a crown of diamond laurel in her hair.
Rihanna, still the Queen of the Met Gala, arrived late in a massive black Balenciaga look and hat accompanied by A $ AP Rocky in a multicolored quilted coat from ERL. She wore more than 267 carats of Bulgari diamonds, including two choker necklaces.
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Co-host Timothée Chalamet ran down Fifth Avenue to take selfies with fans before walking up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for his entrance after a marching band and gymnast Nia Dennis kicked off the long-awaited evening. Last year’s gala was canceled due to the pandemic.
The official theme for this year’s fundraiser for the Museum’s Costume Institute was “American Independence,” leaving plenty of room for interpretation. Just ask Lil Nas X, who did a Lady Gaga-style striptease on the gold Versace carpet, from the cape to the armor to the ornate jumpsuit.
Eilish, the belle of the ball, wore Oscar de la Renta. She told Vogue: “It’s about time for this. I feel like I have grown so much in recent years.
Chalamet had Converse sneakers on his feet but Cartier diamonds on his look. Chalamet called his outfit, including the Rick Owens sweatpants, “a bit of everything,” just like America. Alfonso Navas, the fashion editor for Esquire, hailed his fashion choices as “a clever game on the theme of portraying American icons in sportswear.”
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Gorman’s dress, which included over 3,000 hand-sewn crystals, was designed to evoke a starry sky. She told Vogue that she felt like Lady Liberty, reinvented. Her crown, the star poet said, was a nod to publishing. Another of the hosts, Naomi Osaka, wanted to celebrate all of her cultures – Japan, Haiti and the United States – and chose a Louis Vuitton dress designed in collaboration with her sister, Mari Osaka. It was a swirling blue, turquoise and purple print with long black ruffled sleeves and a wide red belt.
If this gala has produced a trend, it’s the huge statement sleeves, with some stars and stripes. There was a touch of red, like in the red, white and blue of the American flag. Karlie Kloss wore a red Carolina Herrera with huge ruffles at the neck and sleeves. Jennifer Hudson also chose sleeveless red.
Also in red: Ella Emhoff, daughter of the country’s second gentleman, Doug Emhoff, and Vice President Kamala Harris. She wore a super shiny bodysuit and pants by Stella McCartney with a sheer top and crystal design in all the right places. She wore Adidas by McCartney shoes embellished in red and made in part from a recycled material derived from ocean plastic.
The gala, attracting figures from fashion, television, film, sports, tech and beyond, featured petite but powerful Olympian Simone Biles in an 88-pound silver Area embroidered dress with an embellished top of a bursting firework pattern and a huge train carried the museum walks by six men. The dress was a collaboration with Athleta.
Ralph Lauren dressed Jennifer Lopez in a faux fur wrap with a dark brown crystal and beaded look in her signature neckline and high slit, western style hat with a wide brim over the head. She and Ben Affleck kissed with masks days after their red carpet release in Venice.
Dan Levy took the party theme to the extreme in a blue Loewe confection. It had, according to the brand, “printed sheep sleeves” on a polo shirt with an applique of two kissing men.
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Yara Shahidi wore a personalized Dior in silver with a light hood. She said she was inspired by Josephine Baker. Harris Reed, working with Dolce & Gabbana, put Iman in a huge gold feathered headgear and also crinoline-embellished skirt with a jacquard bustier.
Blake Newby, the style and beauty editor for Essence, called Iman’s look “both massive and angelic.”
Gala supervisor Anna Wintour arrived early with a wave of her hand to the crowd accompanied by her pregnant daughter, Bee, in a floral design with ruffles around the neck.
In addition to so many combinations, there were plenty of classic red carpet looks and a wave of gold, the latter including a Peter Dundas look worn by Mary J. Blige. It plunges to the navel and beyond to the front and back.
Mr. J. Rodriguez, the Pose star and the first transgender performer to land an Emmy nomination in a major actor category, wore an old-fashioned glam look, black and white corset from Thom Browne. The designer called it a modern take on classic American sportswear. She attended the gala with determination.
“Not many trans girls like me have this opportunity,” she said. “The human condition is the reason I am here. “
United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed up in a white Brother Vellies by Aurora James dress with a red splashed message on the back: “Tax the Rich.”
“It’s really about having a real conversation about justice and fairness in our system, and I think this conversation is particularly relevant as we debate the budget and reconciliation bill,” a- she declared.
The night had its fair share of wacky moments, like a few ponytails on dresses and a green-haired Frank Ocean carrying a fake baby with a matching green face. Thom Browne gave walking fashion statement Erykah Badu an extra tall top hat with a chunky black look, a bunch of crystals, and chunky jewelry around the neck.
Her purse was a black leather dachshund.
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The fashion girls pictured, Gigi Hadid in a classic white Prada fresh from a slew of shows at New York Fashion Week, and Kendall Jenner in sequins, revealing Givenchy’s silver. Jenner’s look was inspired by My beautiful lady.
The entry of Jenner’s older sister, Kim Kardashian West, caused a stir as fans wondered if her ex-husband Kanye was the masked man next to her. It was none other than Demna Gvasalia, the artistic director of Balenciaga who created her outfit: a black face cover worn with a T-shirt dress, catsuit and boots.
Newby told the AP that the easiest and most obvious way to stay true to the theme of the evening was to wear American designer clothes. Many big names, including Michael Kors, showed up, as well as smaller brands.
“Black American designers have had their moment,” she said, noting the looks of Christopher John Rogers, Aliette and Sergio Hudson.
Lorde wore a recycled dress personalized with beads and detailed embroidery by Emily Bode, a New York designer who reuses fabrics and clothing for her men’s clothing line.
“Her exquisite dress may have done more to demonstrate that recycled fashion can be fabulous than a hundred highs on sustainability,” said Erik Maza, director of style features for Town & Country.
There were also hair statements.
“Geometric bobs also made an appearance with Sophia Roe and Tracee Ellis Ross showing off very edgy backs, while Yara Shahidi and Kaia Gerber channeled old Hollywood glam with deep waves,” Newby said.
After 18 months of sweating, it was “clear that the celebrities were more than happy to give it their all,” said Sara Tan, beauty director for millennial-focused lifestyle site Refinery29.com.
They did it in clothing, but also in accessories and beauty, she said, noting Gorman’s sparkling jewelry on her face and Eilish’s short, curly bob and classic winged lining in one. final ode to Marilyn Monroe.
Eilish, Gorman, Iman and AOC were the best dressed of the evening for Refinery29 Fashion Director Irina Grechko.
“Not only did Gorman wear an American designer, Vera Wang, but she also nailed the ‘American independence’ dress code with a book-shaped sleeve that read ‘Give us your fatigue’ in reference to Emma’s poem. Lazarus appearing on the basis of the Statue of Liberty.
The gala, which raises funds for the museum’s Costume Institute, was pushed back last year from its traditional May post and this year turned into a two-part affair marking the institute’s 75th anniversary. . This coincides with the opening of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the premiere of a two-part exhibition at the Met’s Anna Wintour Costume Center.
The organizers have invited 400 guests, less than the number that usually attends.
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