From Lil Nas X to Billie Eilish: Memorable Fashion Moments at Met Gala 2021

Every year, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute hosts a highly anticipated fundraising Gala event, known as the fashion equivalent of the Oscars. Celebrities from various domains gather at this elite event, showcasing their glamorous outfits. While the general public cannot attend, we can still indulge in the stunning ensembles unveiled that night. The theme for this year’s Met Gala was “American Fashion/American Independence.” Here are some of our favorite looks:

  1. Lil Nas X’s Legendary Three-Fit Reveal:

Lil Nas X left us breathless with his golden Versace reveals, paying homage to iconic pop diva moments, including Rihanna and Beyonce.

Billie Eilish’s Old Hollywood Glam:

Billie Eilish stole the spotlight in an Oscar de la Renta dress, transporting us back to the golden age of Hollywood.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Bold Statement:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned heads on the Met carpet with her ‘Tax The Rich’ dress, designed by Aurora James.

Barbie Ferreira’s Pearl-Encrusted Elegance:

Barbie Ferreira made a grand entrance in a Jonathan Simkhai off-the-shoulder dress adorned with pearls.

Yara Shahidi’s Josephine Baker-inspired Look:

Yara Shahidi channeled Josephine Baker in a Dior ensemble featuring a captivating trained veil.

Zoe Kravitz’s Sheer Diamond Sensation:

Zoe Kravitz caught everyone’s attention in her sheer diamond Saint Laurent dress.

Lupita Nyong’o’s Denim Fashion Statement:

Lupita Nyong’o made a bold fashion statement in her blue denim Versace look.

Rihanna’s Couture Critique:

Fashion icon Rihanna did not disappoint, sporting a Balenciaga black hood that critiqued couture and honored the Black community.

Frank Ocean’s Robotic Companion:

Frank Ocean accompanied his black Prada jacket with a robotic baby named Cody, possibly symbolizing a collaboration between his jewelry brand Homer and Prada.

Hailee Steinfeld’s Iris van Herpen Ensemble:

Hailee Steinfeld graced the event in an Iris van Herpen creation, as featured on the cover of Title’s latest Zine drop “TITLE(D).”

Lorde’s Sustainable Style:

Lorde showcased a two-piece outfit designed by New York-based sustainable brand Bode, promoting upcycling and eco-friendly fashion.

Amandla Stenberg’s Tribute to Black Culture:

Amandla Stenberg celebrated Black culture in a Thom Browne ensemble, complemented by a stylish durag.

Last but not least

Indya Moore’s Classic Black and White:

Indya Moore made a stunning appearance in a black and white Saint Laurent look.

Indya later also stated she will not be attending the Met Gala any longer. She addressed the protests that were going on outside and the injustice this event is showing. While we enjoy these Met Gala Moments, it is important to remember that we are still in a pandemic and people are dying, not everyone can just forget about that and attend a Gala where tickets go for 35,000$ a piece. Feel free to read her whole statement in the Instagram post below.

While we admire these extraordinary Met Gala moments, it’s crucial to remember that we are still in a pandemic, with lives being lost. Not everyone can easily forget these circumstances and attend a Gala where tickets cost $35,000 each. Read Indya Moore’s statement on the Instagram post below, highlighting the protests and injustices surrounding the event.