Best and Worst of the 2021 Met Gala: We’ll Let You Decide

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.

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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.

Ayesha and Stephen Curry in Versace

Russell Westbrook

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?

Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta

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

Regina King

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?

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