Met Gala 2021: A look at the best and worst-dressed celebs on red carpet
After a hiatus of nearly one and a half years due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Met Gala is back again, with our favorite celebrities walking down the red carpet looking their absolute best. Hosted this year by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka, the Met Gala 2021 is soon becoming a night to remember with celebrities bringing the theme 'In America: A Lexicon of Fashion' to life.
Surprisingly, the Met Gala 2021 turned out to be a night for the debutantes as celebs like Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Barbie Ferreira, Keke Palmer, Ella Elmhoff, Maisie Williams, and others stole the show with their unpredictable looks. Meanwhile, veterans like Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid or Grimes did not disappoint either with their out-of-the-box outfit ideas. Without much further ado, let us delve into the world of Met Gala 2021 and find out the hits and misses among the red carpet looks.
After her toned-down sweatshirt-dress look at the MTV VMAs a day ago, Billie Eilish stole the show at the Met Gala with this heavenly Oscar de la Renta gown. The singer looked like a dream in her dramatic princess dress, paired with Old Hollywood-style hair updo and makeup.
In her first Met Gala appearance in years without Kanye West by her side, Kim Kardashian did stun with her unconventional mannequin-ish look. Channeling her inner Kanye in a full-head mask and a pitch-black dress with a train, Kim K made quite the entrance. She had actually teased the idea a few days ago when she stepped out in an all-black Balenciaga outfit with a full-head leather mask.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka honored her Japanese and Haitian heritage with a colorful Louis Vuitton dress, paired with a bright-red Obi belt and bold makeup.
JLo exuded cowboy meets socialite vibes in this custom Ralph Lauren gown.
After her MTV VMAs red carpet debacle the night before, singer Normani stunned in this extraordinary Valentino Haute Couture gown.
The 18-year-old singer marked her Met Gala debut in this sheer jumpsuit by Saint Laurent. Rodrigo played it safe with the tried and tested design, once popularized by Bella Hadid, but we do love the feathered neckline and sheer lace work all over.
Lil Nas X
The next Billy Porter? Lil Nas X turned heads in this metallic gold outfit on his Met Gala debut, as he pulled off a Lady Gaga moment with elan. His three-layered ensemble comprised a royal cape that gave way to this shielded metallic attire. The final layer comprised an embellished catsuit.
Singer Lorde gave out Greek Goddess vibes in her Bode ensemble, styled by Karla Welch. With an incredible headpiece, the 'Solar Power' hitmaker did turn many heads.
The model sported high-red Ariana Grande-ish ponytail while walking the red carpet in a White Prade Dedd.
Kendall Jenner looked every bit astounding in this sheer bejeweled custom Givenchy dress. Meanwhile, her pregnant sister Kylie decided to give the Met Galas a skip this year.
Legendary supermodel Iman, 66, looked fabulous in this gold Harris Reed attire, complete with a statement headdress.
Megan Thee Stallion
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion looked a gorgeous Hollywood diva in this nude ruffled dress with a sweetheart neckline.
In his first Met Gala appearance as Elliot Page, the 'Inception' actor looked dapper in a suave black suit.
Politician AOC surprised everyone as she showed up at the Met Gala 2021. However, her statement 'Tax The Rich' gown earned a lot of criticism from netizens who accused the Democrat Rep of hypocrisy.
Debbie Harry unleashed the patriot in her with this one-of-its-kind gown in the colors of the American flag.
Actor Dan Levy turned heads in this custom Loewe ensemble but fashion experts feel his look left a lot to be desired.
Poet and Met Gala 2021 co-chair Amanda Gorman wowed everyone in this ink blue Vera Wang Haute gown.
Emily Ratajkowski and Vera Wang
Model Emily Ratajkowski showed up in a brilliant red Vera Wang Haute gown with a plunging neckline and feathered shoulder. She posed together with the septuagenarian designer herself who looked gorgeous in a black bandeau top and lace shorts, paired with thigh-high stockings and boots.
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
Rihanna arrived fashionably late at the Met Gala in a head-turning all-black Balenciaga gown, alongside boyfriend A$AP Rocky who was wrapped in a vibrant quilted blanket.
Actress Maisie Williams showed up in a black Thom Browne for her first-ever Met Gala appearance.
Actress Barbie Ferreira of 'Euphoria' fame appeared in a Jonathan Simkhai.