Watch: Stars channel the extraordinary for Americana-inspired Met Gala
The Met Gala 2021 was all the time going to be a headline-hitting affair.
After final yr’s occasion was cancelled as a result of pandemic, celebrities – and their stylists – pulled out the entire stops for his or her purple carpet appears to be like this yr.
Hosted by co-chairs Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka, the most important occasion on the style circuit’s calendar additionally featured purple carpet regulars together with Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and J Lo along with some Met Gala newcomers, US Open 2021 winner Emma Raducanu, rapper Lil Nas and the late Kobe Bryant’s daughter Natalia.
There have been some notable absences. Previous to the occasion, Nicki Minaj revealed she would not be attending as a result of vaccination necessities. Woman Gaga, Beyonce and Blake Energetic, who’re three of the annual occasion’s most talked-about celebrities, additionally did not attend. Pregnant Kylie Jenner declined to place in an look, too.
Nonetheless, people who did attend most actually dressed to impress. Kim Kardashian sparked a thousand memes along with her all-black look that lined her complete face and physique. Billie Eilish was a purple carpet sensation in an enormous, frothy robe in a glance impressed by Marilyn Monroe and Emma Raducanu was a imaginative and prescient in Chanel.
Scroll for a number of the most talked-about outfits of the night.
US Open winner Emma Raducanu wore Chanel for her first Met Gala purple carpet.
Kim Kardashian divided followers by arriving in an all-black Balenciaga outfit that lined each inch of her physique and face.
New mum and mannequin Gigi Hadid wore a placing Prada robe, that includes a thigh-high break up and leather-based gloves.
Kendall Jenner paid homage to Audrey Hepburn along with her bejewelled Givenchy robe with a spin on the robe the legendary actor wore as Eliza Doolittle in My Truthful Woman.
Serena Williams’ Gucci look included a lace bodysuit and an ombre feathered cape.
Jennifer Hudson, star of upcoming flick ‘Aretha’, channelled classic Hollywood glamour in a form-fitting purple robe and matching cape.
Iman pulled out all of the stops in a large feathered headpiece and skirt by Harris Reed.
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna made their purple carpet debut as a pair in a pair of eye-catching appears to be like. Whereas Rihanna’s all-black coat costume was arguably extra demure than her earlier Met Gala appears to be like, A$AP Rocky’s patchwork cape offered a pop of color.
Jennifer Lopez continued her purple carpet victory lap in a plunging brown costume by Ralph Lauren.
Megan Fox wore a beaded purple robe with matching heels and lace detailing.
Lupita Nyong’o put a contemporary spin on the basic denim costume on this Versace quantity.
Rapper Lil Nas wore three outfits to his very first Met Gala, together with this golden go well with of armour designed by Donatella Versace.
Zoe Kravitz surprised in a bejewelled Saint Lauren costume paired with quite simple make-up and equipment.
Emily Blunt attended the gala with vogue journalist Hamish Bowles. Whereas Bowles took a method gamble in a pleated skirt, corset and headpiece, Blunt opted for a extra minimal ensemble paired with an intricate headpiece.
A gold, beaded catsuit was one other of Lil Nas’ three outfits.
Grimes arrived in a futuristic robe that she teamed with a sword and platform boots.
Singer Lourdes wore an embellished, satin two-piece with a cape.
Billie Eilish paid homage to Marilyn Monroe in an enormous, frothy Oscar de la Renta robe.
‘Riverdale’ star Lili Reinhart wore a robe by Christian Siriano that includes flowers of all 50 states.
The late Kobe Bryant’s daughter Natalia, 18, made her Met Gala debut in a puffball sequin costume.
Actor Timothee Chalamet paired Converse with jogging bottoms and a double breasted tuxedo jacket from Haider Ackermann.