The Met Gala has returned after almost two years. The biggest night of fashion has fans excited to see the global star take to the red carpet with the best foot forward. The event took place in the US on September 13, at 5:30 pm EST at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
The Met Gala is typically held on the first Monday in May, but this year, the event was postponed due to COVID-19 and moved to September. The event is a celebration of the Costume Institute's exhibition "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion," curated by Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu curator in charge of the Costume Institute, which opens to the public in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18th.
Co-chairs this year include Billie Eilish, Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman. However, plenty of stars took to the Met steps tonight, including the Kardashian family, Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin, Tessa Thompson, Jennifer Lopez and more.
Here are some of the biggest looks from the night,
Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer were first to arrive on the red carpet. The duo hosted Vogue Live Stream from the red carpet.
The Met Gala's honorary chair Adam Mosseri and his wife Monica Mosseri were to follow in right after. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney of New York's 12th District was one of the very first fashion statements for the night. She wore a gown in suffragist colours featuring white "ERA" letters down the front, and a cape embroidered with the phrase "Equal Rights for Women."
Timothée Chalamet, a co-chair of the 2021 Met gala, walked the red carpet in all white converse sneakers, and sweatpants. He revealed that his look is a "homage to Chuck Taylor," wearing a Rick Owens top and Haider Ackermann blazer.
Co-chair Amanda Gorman was seen in a cobalt Vera Wang dress paired with a silvery laurel wreath headband. Another co-chair star Billie Eilish walked the steps in custom Oscar de la Renta.
Lil Nas X takes a page from Lady Gaga's playbook and walked the red carpet with three Met Gala red carpet looks, all by Versace, staring with a golden gown to beaded Versace bodysuit. Meanwhile, Iman partnered with designer Harris Reed on a dramatic Met gala look with a golden headpiece.
LIL NAS X ALREADY HAS 3 LOOKS AT THE MET GALA 😭 pic.twitter.com/z97hD0nNVd— 𝖘𝖔𝖓𝖎𝖈. 🏹 9/17 (@xomarajs) September 13, 2021
Elliot Page arrived at the steps in a simple Balenciaga suit and green lapel pin. He walked the red carpet for the first time after coming out as trans. Rose Leslie and Kit Harrington on the other side of the red carpet, embodied the American spirit with their colourful looks.
Lorde walked the carpet while wearing a cape-shirt while showing skin in a custom Bode. On the other hand, Kris Jenner donned a Tom Ford suit, seen on the runway from his spring 2022 show last night.
Gigi Hadid debuted her red hair with her custom Prada look, and Shawn Mendes-Camilla Cabello was seen wearing coordinating Michael Kors looks. While Shawn was seen in all black, Camilla was seen in all purple.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wore a custom Brother Vellies look in white that said Tax the Rich on the back in red.
BREAKING: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just ROCKED the MET Gala with a gown that says "Tax the rich." 👏 👏 pic.twitter.com/QbGAs7FoB0— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) September 14, 2021
Hailey and Justin Bieber went simple on the red carpet. Hailey was seen wearing Saint Laurent's dress, while Bieber revealed he is wearing from his own brand Drew House's classy collection. On the other hand, Olivia Rodrigo who won several VMA's last night, walked the red carpet in a Saint Laurent bodysuit with feather trim as a call back to American punk music.
Taika Waititi and Rita Ora coordinate matched in Prada looks. Meanwhile, Jlo wholeheartedly stole the show by making a Western-inspired Ralph Lauren ensemble look glamorous.
Finally, Sienna Miller wore a blush Gucci dress paired with a feathered jacket, and Emily Blunt donned a custom, Miu Miu, along with a constellation headpiece. Mindy Kaling wore her aubergine coloured dress with a cinched black corset.
Lili Reinhart walked the steps donning a pastel pink dress dotted with hundreds of faux flower petals. Meanwhile, Zoe Kravitz opted for a naked dress in a custom Saint Laurent. Kendal Jenner arrived in a custom Givenchy dress exuding style.
Kristen Stewart went back to her roots and donned a Chanel look with a high ponytail. Cara Delevingne's custom Christian Dior look has a message 'peg the patriarchy', while talking to Keke, she said the piece was about "sticking it to the man"
Normani came with a pop of colour, she wore a yellow ball gown to The Met 2021 and was the last guest at Vogue live event, wrapping up the red carpet.
Just hours before The Met began some stars like Zendaya and Nicki Minaj revealed that they are not walking the red carpet. Other big celebs like Lady Gaga, Kylie Jenner were missed but the fashion was the highest on its return in 2021.