No, it’s not the first Monday in May. This year the 2021 Met Gala took place in September. But regardless of its new month, it was still fashion’s biggest night. And like years past, there was also a theme. This year’s theme: In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. And boy, did some of the world’s biggest name deliver.
Although, while some may have crushed the theme, creating beautiful and elegant fashion, others left the world scratching its collective head. So, like so many other fashion lovers out there, we have looked through the photos dissecting what we liked and what we didn’t like about many of the looks.
But instead of telling you which ones we thought were best or worst, we are going to let you decide that. Because after all, fashion is a construct and relative only to our unique tastes.
So what do you think? Which of these looks are best and worst?
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga
It’s been reported that Kim and her designer pulled inspiration from an American icon: Batman.
Olivia Rodrigo in YSL
This was the teenage singer’s first Met Gala and she did it in a bodysuit no less.
Gabrielle Union in Iris van Herpen
Dan Levy in Jonathan Anderson
The actor paid a deeply personal homage to the LGBTQ+ community with his Met Gala look.
Jordan Alexander in Christopher John Rogers
This Gossip Girl reboot star incorporated all the colors into her MET look!
Grimes in Iris van Herpen
Joan Smalls in Ralph Lauren
This model is no stranger to fashion or the runway as she looks almost bridal in her Met Gala look!
Chance the Rapper in Ralph Lauren
It was a family affair for Chance the Rapper and his stunning bride. As Ralph Lauren revealed, the rapper’s suitcoat is an ode to the designer’s 1992 Stadium collection.
Russell Westbrook is certainly no stranger to the basketball court or fashion, but he is a newbie when it comes the Met Gala, this was his first.
Quannah Chasinghorse in DUNDAS
Indigenous model Quannah Chasinghorse brought a little bit of home to the Met Gala red carpet by wearing Navajo jewelry gifted to her by her aunt, her designer reported.
Kehlani in ALIÉTTE
Mary J Blige in DONDAS
Have you ever seen anything more golden?
Ciara in DONDAS
Ciara pulled inspiration from her very own husband! Does it get more America than American football? She even wore his Super Bowl ring.
Megan Fox at DONDAS
What makes this look “America” is that it’s worn by an “All-American girl,” Megan Fox told KeKe Palmer at their first Met Gala.
Yara Shahidi in Dior
This glittery number was worn by the actress who is a global ambassador for the designer.
Rosalia in Rick Owens
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Aurora James
The “medium is the message” Congresswoman AOC wrote.
Ariana DeBose in Michael Kors
A silver star, Michael Kors writes about the Broadway Star.
Kate Hudson in Michael Kors
Kate Hudson looks like old Hollywood in this Michael Kors number.
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in Michael Kors
Do you think this Hollywood couple was best or worst dressed?
Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta
This actress looks ready to make a deal in the high fashion take on a pinstriped suit.
Normani in Valentino
A gold organza and taffeta dress to make the singer look like American royalty.
Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton
Custom, sparkling, golden is probably the only way one should attend their first Met Gala.
Emily Blunt in Miu Miu
Blunt attended the Gala sans her husband, John Krasinski, but with this gown did she really need him?
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy
Jenner said her gown was a modern take on style icon Audrey Hepburn.
Simone Biles in Athleta
Her gown weighed 88-pounds!
Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren
What’s more American than a cowgirl?
Allyson Felix in Fendi
This dress was made with Ostrich feathers.
Rhianna in Balenciaga
Rhianna attended the Gala with her longtime love, A$AP Rocky.
Natalia Bryant in Arturo Holmes
Natalia Bryant, who just signed her first modeling contract, at her first Met Gala.
So what do you think? Who was the best and worst dressed at the Met Gala?
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
- 1 So what do you think? Which of these looks are best and worst?
- 2 Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga
- 3 Olivia Rodrigo in YSL
- 4 Gabrielle Union in Iris van Herpen
- 5 Dan Levy in Jonathan Anderson
- 6 Jordan Alexander in Christopher John Rogers
- 7 Grimes in Iris van Herpen
- 8 Joan Smalls in Ralph Lauren
- 9 Chance the Rapper in Ralph Lauren
- 10 Russell Westbrook
- 11 Quannah Chasinghorse in DUNDAS
- 12 Kehlani in ALIÉTTE
- 13 Mary J Blige in DONDAS
- 14 Ciara in DONDAS
- 15 Megan Fox at DONDAS
- 16 Yara Shahidi in Dior
- 17 Rosalia in Rick Owens
- 18 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Aurora James
- 19 Ariana DeBose in Michael Kors
- 20 Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in Michael Kors
- 21 Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta
- 22 Regina King
- 23 Normani in Valentino
- 24 Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton
- 25 Emily Blunt in Miu Miu
- 26 Simone Biles in Athleta
- 27 Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren
- 28 Allyson Felix in Fendi
- 29 Rhianna in Balenciaga
- 30 Natalia Bryant in Arturo Holmes
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