On September 13, the Met Gala made a spectacular return, and the expectation for Met Gala 2021 was understandably high. Famous photo moments, glamorous attire, and, most importantly, seeing who truly followed the concept were all hot topics on social media.
Fashion’s favorite night out isn’t just about serving looks; it’s also a lavish fundraiser for the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The special event also serves as the kickoff to the organization’s annual spring display. The exhibit theme was close to home this year, and it was divided into two halves. The first section, titled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” is a tribute to American design.
Despite what others may believe, American fashion has a long and storied history that fans were hoping to see on the Met Gala’s white carpets. With such rich source material, the possibilities were endless, and there was plenty of potential for interpretation. There’s Calvin Klein’s classic style, Ralph Lauren’s vintage style, and even Juicy Couture’s nostalgic style. There’s also the option of honoring heritage by promoting innovation — for example, by helping aspiring or young American designers.
Every year, the Met Gala attracts a swarm of at-home fashion experts who applaud and scoff at each gown and suit.
Credit: Sean Zanni Kendall Jenner Kendall wore a bejeweled Givenchy gown designed by American creative director Matthew Williams to the red carpet. Audrey Hepburn was the inspiration for the look.
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Credit: Theo Wargo Lorde Lorde’s two-piece gown and headdress were designed by Bode of New York. The one-of-a-kind sculpture is a tribute to the arts and crafts movement in America.
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Credit: Sean Zanni Billie Eilish We’re still recovering from Billie’s stunning Oscar de la Renta gown. She brought the Holiday Barbie and the spirit of old Hollywood to the Met Gala carpet.
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