Billie Eilish as Marilyn Monroe, Amanda Gorman as the Statue of Liberty, rapper Lil Nas X in golden armor. After a one-year break in New York, another edition of the Met Gala took place. The main theme of “Fashion Oscars” was “Independence of the United States”.
The Met Gala, nicknamed “Fashion Oscars”, was held on Monday evening, September 13, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The theme of this year’s event was the name of the latest Costume Institute exhibition “In America: Lexicon of Fashion”. The event was combined with the opening of this exhibition. A wider audience will be able to watch it from September 18 at the Costume Center for them. Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of “Vogue” magazine.
Usually, the ceremony takes place on the first Monday of May, but this year it has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, for the same reason, the gala was completely canceled. About 300 guests were invited to the most important event in the fashion world, including such celebrities as Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Channing Tatum, Kim Kardashian, Kristen Stewart and Lil Nas X.
Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 was required, but celebrities did not have to wear face masks. The gala was hosted by singer Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman, actor Timothee Chalamet and tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Met Gala 2021: the most beautiful creations of stars
The event was to be the essence of American fashion, inspired by the slogan “Independence of the United States”. There are many references to US history and culture in the creations. Dresses in red, white and blue glistened on the red carpet, and there were also stars referring to the American flag.
Amanda Gorman appeared in a cornflower blue shimmering gown by Vera Wang. A crystal laurel adorned the head. The poet noted that she wanted to resemble the Statue of Liberty. Jennifer Lopez chose the American Western. She wore a black hat, a brown see-through dress, and fur. Debbie Harry’s wide white and red dress and denim jacket made it look like the American flag.
Some celebrities stood out more than others. Kim Kardashian delighted with a dark styling. She appeared in a black Balenciaga gown, black tights, and black high heels. Even her face was covered with black cloth. Timothee Chalamet opted for a white silk suit with black lapels. He put on … sneakers. The fabulous Billie Eilish dress made a great impression. The singer’s creation was inspired by the style of Marilyn Monroe.
Met Gala 2021: the most interesting moments
Many interesting and very original creations appeared at the Met Gala. Iman’s gorgeous beige and gold dress was eye-catching. The plume she was wearing took over 400 hours. Rapper Lil Nas X showed up in a golden armor from Versace.
US national football team Megan Rapinoe wore a red suit, a blue star-studded shirt and a purse that read “In Gay We Trust.” Actor Dan Levy presented himself in a daring creation, reminiscent of a work of art. There were figures of two kissing men on his blouse.
The politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a gown that read “Tax the Rich”.
See more creations in the gallery below.
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