The 2021 Met Gala took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday night.
Celebrities interpreted this year’s “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” theme in a variety of ways.
Emma Chamberlain and Keke Palmer looked fabulous in dresses with daring back cutouts.
Keke Palmer’s high-neck dress was covered in sparkles.
Palmer, who is co-hosting the Vogue livestream for the event, wore a gray, sheath dress designed by Sergio Hudson.
The sparkly gown had long sleeves and a daring keyhole back.
Emma Chamberlain’s asymmetrical dress was covered in daring cutouts.
Chamberlain’s metallic, gold dress, designed by Louis Vuitton, dipped into a V-neckline before flowing back out into a triangle stomach cutout.
The miniskirt flowed into a side train on the right side, and the back of the dress dipped low. Chamberlain, who is a co-chair of the 2021 gala, paired the look with gold shoes and jewelry.
Ilana Glazer embraced multiple prints with her Met Gala look.
The bodice and skirt of the Glazer’s nude, floor-length dress were covered in abstract shapes that created an army-pattern effect.
Dramatic feathered, long sleeves and a keyhole completed the dress.
Anna Wintour’s Oscar de la Renta dress was covered in head-to-toe flowers.
The gown had a high neckline, and its form-fitting bodice flowed into a tiered, trumpet skirt.
Nia Dennis wore a blue Stella McCartney jumpsuit with sheer cutouts.
Dennis completed the look with coordinating shoes.
She kicked off the night by performing a gymnastics routine on the red carpet.
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney wore a dress made of “equal rights for women” pennants.
The multicolored dress was covered with a cape made of individual pennants that said “equal rights for women” on it.
Maloney carried a purse that said “ERA YES,” voicing support for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Timothée Chalamet accented his all-white suit with a black collar and worn-in Converse.
The Haider Ackermann suit had a cropped jacket and loose pants, and a white turtleneck and socks accented the look.
Chalamet, who also co-hosted the 2021 Met Gala, tied the look together with his Converse high tops.
Amanda Gorman looked striking in a bright-blue dress.
The strapless Vera Wang dress had a high-low skirt and was embellished with delicate sparkles.
She paired the dress with blue shoes and carried a book on the red carpet.
Dan Levy’s custom JW Anderson ensemble had multiple messages in it.
The custom outfit looked like it had a globe on the bodice at first glance, but the map forms the shape of two men kissing.
Oversized sleeves, pants embroidered with a map, and black boots covered in gold embellishments and flowers completed the look.
Levy paired the outfit with Cartier jewelry.
Nicola Peltz channeled Marilyn Monroe in a pink dress, while Brooklyn Beckham wore a simple suit.
The couple both wore Valentino.
Peltz’s hot-pink dress was slightly sheer and was covered in a textured fabric. It had delicate spaghetti straps and a flowing skirt. She paired the dress with long gloves.
Julia Carey wore a gold dress, and James Corden wore a black tuxedo.
Carey’s sparkly dress had sparkly tassels.
Corden’s suit was traditional.
Julia Garner’s dress was completely sheer.
The base of Garner’s outfit was an asymmetrical Stella Adidas bodysuit, and she wore a delicate fishnet column dress made of Swarovski crystals over it, according to her stylist Elizabeth Saltzman.
Ella Emhoff looked striking in a red, see-through ensemble.
The Vice President’s step-daughter wore Stella McCartney to her first Met Gala.
The ensemble was made of a sparkly, red bodysuit with sheer paneling, red sweatpants, and red sneakers.
Billie Eilish channeled old Hollywood glamour in Oscar de la Renta.
Her peach, off-the-shoulder ball gown had a dramatic train that required five people to carry it in.
Eilish said she agreed to wear Oscar de la Renta only after they agreed to stop making any clothing with fur.
She paired the dress with Cartier jewelry.
Lil Nas X wore three striking gold Versace ensembles to walk into the Met Gala.
The musician walked into the Met Gala wearing a regal cape, and he removed it to reveal the suit of armor made entirely of gold.
He then removed the suit to reveal a sparkly bodysuit covered in Swarovski crystals.
Saweetie’s Christian Cowan gown had daring cutouts and a statement cape.
The pink, one-shoulder dress had a dramatic cutout on the center of the bodice that exposed most of her torso. She said the gown had 10 million crystals on it.
A cape flowed out on either side of the dress, with one side featuring the Black American flag and the other with the Filipino flag.
Serena Williams wowed in a feathered Gucci shawl.
The oversized, ombre shawl flowed from white to pink to black.
The tennis player wore a silver jumpsuit underneath the shawl. She told E! the ensemble was superhero-inspired.
Maisie Williams rocked a high-low, black dress designed by her boyfriend.
The sustainable dress had a leotard bodice, which was covered by an asymmetrical open jacket that flowed into a long train.
She wore sheer tights and sleeves under the dress and bleached her eyebrows for the night.
She said “The Matrix” inspired the look.
Megan Thee Stallion looked pretty in pink in her Gucci dress.
The strapless pink dress was covered in silver embellishments and featured an asymmetrical skirt.
It ruffled on one side, adding volume to the look.
Iman wowed in a tiered dress and a matching, oversized headpiece.
The base of Iman’s look was a strapless, gold Harris Reed jumpsuit.
She wore a tiered, feather skirt over the jumpsuit and a large headpiece made of the same material.
Ben Platt rocked an all-denim look.
The look was ’70s-esque, as he wore bell bottoms and platform shoes.
His white, layered shirt brought dimension to the look.
Jennifer Hudson wore red from head to toe.
The custom AZFactory dress had a sweetheart neckline, mermaid skirt, and matching floor-length shawl.
The outfit was inspired by Aretha Franklin, who the actress portrayed in “Respect.”
Kaia Gerber’s strapless gown had simple elegance.
The ball gown channeled the dress Bianca Jagger wore to the 1981 Met Gala, as they had almost identical floral necklines.
Eiza looked striking in a red Versace dress.
The halter dress had one sleeve, a thigh-high slit, and a dramatic train.
She wore her hair swept to the side, embracing old Hollywood glamour.
Elliot Page wore a tuxedo with an oversized jacket.
He wore head-to-toe Balenciaga, bringing brightness to the all-black look with a green lapel flower.
Addison Rae was one of many stars to wear red to the 2021 Met Gala.
Styled by Law Roach, Rae wore a red Tom Ford for Gucci dress with a corset top.
She dyed her hair bleach blond for the look.
Jeremy Scott wore a black jumpsuit with a pink ruffle, while Irina Shayk rocked a naked dress with floral accents.
Shayk’s nude Moschino dress had a corset bodice and a thigh-high slit that flowed into a train covered in multi-colored flowers.
The pink ruffle and an oversized belt made Scott’s look pop.
Zoey Deutch opted for a sheer, sparkly dress and matching gloves.
The gown was made of layers of sparkly fabric stacked on top of each other, creating a chandelier effect.
A thigh-high slit added drama to the look, and coordinating hand-less gloves tied it all together.
Karlie Kloss wore a rose-inspired dress with a dramatic color.
The Wes Gordon by Carolina Herrera dress had a high-low skirt, and a collar that looked like a chain of oversized roses.
Gordon said he was inspired by a rose for the dress because it’s the American flower.
Tracee Ellis Ross looked bold in blue.
Her Balenciaga Couture gown had a statement collar and tie belt, offering simple elegance.
Naomi Osaka’s Louis Vuitton dress combined her Haitian and Japanese cultures.
The base of the dress was a strapless, multi-colored gown with an oversized red belt. A black flowing cape completed Osaka’s look, which she paired with an intricate hair style.
MJ Rodriguez’s Thome Browne look was inspired by the fashion of the 1940s.
A white, collared shirt sat atop a dress with a corset-style bodice.
The textured, black skirt had layers of fabric cinched at the waist, creating volume.
Kit Harington looked dapper in a white tuxedo jacket.
Black pants and a black bow tie completed the outfit,
The Saint Laurent look was classic and simple.
Madison Beer’s green gown had subtle sparkly accents.
The gown had a trumpet skirt and sweetheart neckline.
Most of the dress was made of simple ruched fabric, but the neckline and sides featured multicolored jewels.
Chance The Rapper’s Ralph Lauren look nodded to American sports history.
His black jacket had panels of fabric that nodded to Chicago sports stars.
He also wore his signature “3” hat.
Cynthia Erivo looked elegant in a white two-piece.
The mermaid-style top was backless, adding even more drama to the look. She paired it with a dramatic necklace.
The high-waisted skirt had a long train.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a dress with “tax the rich” written on it.
The Brother Vellies dress was strapless and had a tulle mermaid skirt.
“Tax the rich” was written on the back in large red type.
Ciara nodded to her husband Russell Wilson with her Peter Dundas dress.
The sparkly, lime-green dress was styled after a football jersey on the top, with a “3” embossed on the front, which is Wilson’s jersey number.
The bodice featured cutouts on the side that added drama to the look. Ciara carried a sparkly football-shaped clutch with her, and she wore Stuart Weitzman shoes.
Maluma wore an all-red Versace ensemble to the Met Gala.
His red jacket and pants had a cowboy feel, with gold embellishments and red tassels.
He even wore red shoes.
Taylor Hill’s teal dress had both flowing fabric and daring cutouts.
The bodice of the Versace dress swirled with geometric cutouts, layered with sheer flowing fabric that created a thigh-high slit.
Lorde wore a daring two-piece that exposed almost her entire chest.
The Bode look consisted of a cream jacket and skirt embroidered with irreverent buttons and embellishments. She wore the jacket open, adding drama to the look.
She paired the piece with flat shoes and a crown with three suns on it.
Rose Leslie popped in neon yellow.
The strapless Oscar de la Renta dress had a full skirt and a long train.
Megan Fox turned heads in a red dress with a daring slit and crisscross cutouts.
Fox’s bejeweled Dundas dress had long sleeves and a dramatic train, which offered old Hollywood appeal.
But a plunging neckline and cutouts covered in crisscross straps and a thigh-high slit brought a modern flare to the look.
Mary J. Blige wowed in a form-fitting, gold Dundas gown.
The long-sleeve dress was covered in swirls of sheer and gold sparkly fabric.
A thigh-high slit flowed into crisscross cutouts that went up her thigh.
Emily Blunt wore a sparkly Miu Miu dress with a white cape.
The bodice and skirt were made of layers of crystals that moved as Blunt walked and matched a literal star-studded crown she wore atop her head. A white cape extended over her chest and flowed down her back.
The dress paid homage to Hedy Lamarr in the 1941 film “Ziegfeld Girl.”
Kacey Musgraves kept it simple in a black top and silver skirt.
The Ralph Lauren skirt, which Musgraves wore with a black belt, had a dramatic slit.
She paired the look with black boots.
Jennifer Lopez brought a Western flare to the Met Gala with her look.
Her brown Ralph Lauren dress had a plunging neckline and thigh-high slit, and it flowed into a dramatic train.
An oversized belt sat on Lopez’s hip, and she wore metal necklaces. A cowboy hat completed the look.
Taraji P. Henson’s sparkly jumpsuit had an array of daring cutouts.
The strapless Moschino jumpsuit was mostly black, but a silver trim on the neckline and along the sides of geometric cutouts on the bodice elevated the look.
The sparkly fabric tied it all together.
Winnie Harlow wore an Iris Van Herpen jumpsuit with a statement cape.
The base of the jumpsuit was made of sheer black fabric, and it was covered in an intricate white pattern.
Harlow wore a sheer, ruched cape with the jumpsuit to make it even more dramatic.
Kendall Jenner’s dress was almost entirely see-through.
The Givenchy dress was inspired by a look Audrey Hepburn wore in “My Fair Lady.”
The dress was completely sheer aside from bejeweled detailing on the neckline, shoulders, and delicate embroidery on the bodice.
Jenner wore a thick, silver choker to complete the look.
Olivia Rodrigo rocked a see-through Saint Laurent jumpsuit.
The jumpsuit was made of sheer, black lace, which Rodrigo broke up with high-waisted black bottoms.
The top of the strapless jumpsuit was also lined with thick black feathering, adding some drama to the look.
Gigi Hadid wore touches of black with her white Prada dress.
The dress itself had a corset bodice and simple column skirt. But it had a layer of black fabric underneath the bodice, and Hadid wore long black gloves with the ensemble.
She also dyed her hair red for the occasion.
Kim Kardashian West was completely covered in black for the Met Gala.
The Balenciaga bodysuit covered every inch of the star, from her arms and legs to her face. Kardashian West looked unrecognizable in the outfit.
A train flowed out from the back of the dress, as did a floor-length ponytail.
Sharon Stone’s Thom Browne dress didn’t have sleeves.
Stone’s black dress created a triangular shape thanks to its full skirt and lack of sleeves.
A striped, sparkly pattern broke up the simple look.
Kate Hudson wowed in an all-pink Michael Kors look.
Hudson wore a bralette with a matching skirt and a dramatic feathered coat. She accessorized her look with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
Regina King looked like she was ready for business in a custom Michael Kors look.
King’s tailored dress had a thigh-high slit, which she paired with a cape that was designed to look like a suit jacket with gold-sequined lining.
Claire Danes looked chic in a Prabal Gurung dress.
Danes’ dress was designed with a ruffled back and led into a dramatic train. She paired it with a statement hair accessory and silver heels.
Emily Ratajkowski was yet another guest who chose to wear red to the gala.
Ratajkowski’s Vera Wang look had sheer sleeves and an oversized flower shoulder detail.
Rosalía brought the drama in a Rick Owens design.
The Spanish singer’s look featured a long cape that had a train with a fringed hem.
Lupita Nyong’o’s dress was made from denim.
Nyong’o’s custom Versace dress paid homage to the iconic fabric.
Camila Cabello sparkled in a purple Michael Kors look.
The “Cinderella” actress paired her two-piece set with a feather shawl and matching platform heels.
Lili Reinhart’s pastel dress was designed by Christian Siriano.
The dress was designed with hundreds of fake flower petals, according to Vogue.
Hailee Steinfeld also turned to Iris Van Herpen for her all-white look.
Steinfeld matched the color of her dress with an icy blonde bob hairstyle.
Cara Delevingne made a statement in a custom Maria Grazia for Dior look.
The custom outfit is a symbol of women empowerment and sends a message to “stick it to the man,” Delevingne told Keke Palmer on Vogue’s livestream of the red carpet.
Kristen Stewart’s Chanel jacket had one sleeve that looked like a wing.
Stewart wore the bold Chanel jacket with a white top and matching pants.
Natalia Bryant’s bubble dress had all the colors of the rainbow.
Bryant’s dress was designed by American designer Conner Ives.
Diane Kruger turned heads in a bold neon look.
Kruger’s Prabal Gurung look had a long train and midriff cutout. She paired the neon-green dress with hot-pink heels and matching eye shadow.
Zoë Kravitz wore a stunning custom Saint Laurent dress that was barely there.
Kravitz paired the dress with silver underwear and black heels.
Tessa Thompson paired her romantic Iris Van Herpen ensemble with edgy boots.
She accessorized with a cowboy-style hat and wore eye shadow in a similar hue to the ruffles on her outfit.
Whoopi Goldberg wore a standout Valentino gown.
Goldberg made an entrance in the purple Valentino dress that was big on ruffles.
Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey turned to sister designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte for their looks.
While Chloe wore a silver dress with a thigh-high slit and cape detail, Halle wore a pink fringed bodysuit with a plunging neckline.
Carey Mulligan’s bright Valentino dress had a matching cape.
Mulligan’s look was all about the drama thanks to its long cape.
Michaela Coel dazzled in a Balenciaga jumpsuit.
Coel told Keke Palmer on Vogue’s red-carpet livestream that the look was inspired by the color of denim.
Normani brought the drama in a Valentino dress.
During Vogue’s livestream of the red-carpet event, Normani told Keke Palmer that she wore yellow because it was the color of “Black girl excellence.” She also said that she felt like a queen in the look.
Rihanna was one of the last stars to arrive at the gala but her dramatic look was worth the wait.
Rihanna arrived in an all-black dresscoat designed by Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia, according to Vogue.
Teyana Taylor wore one of the night’s most daring looks.
Taylor’s Prabal Gurung dress was inspired by the ancient Greek sculpture Venus de Milo and was designed with hand-embroidered Swarovski crystal straps.
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