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Met Gala 2021 best fashion moments

From Billie Eilish in Marilyn Monroe style to Rihanna in goth version

Met Gala 2021 best fashion moments From Billie Eilish in Marilyn Monroe style to Rihanna in goth version
Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel @gossip_jo
Cara Delevingne in Christian Dior Courtesy of Dior
Lil Nas X in custom Versace Courtesy of Versace
Lil Nas X in custom Versace Courtesy of Versace
Maluma in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Lil Nas X in custom Versace Courtesy of Versace
Taylor Hill in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Lupita Nyongo in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Donatella Versace in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior Courtesy of Dior
Maisie Williams in Reuben Selby @gotandmore
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello both in Michael Kors @metgala2021__
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga @bilanluxe
Vittoria Ceretti in Michael Kors @bilanluxe
Megan Fox in Dundas
Hailey Bieber in YSL
Kate Hudson in Michael Kors
Cara Delevingne in Christian Dior
Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel @lametgala
Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta @lametgala
Channing Tatum in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Zoey Deutch in Atelier Versace Courtesy of Versace
Emily Blunt in Miu Miu @emilybluntofficial
Emily Blunt in Miu Miu @emilybluntofficial
Channing Tatum in Versace & Zoe Kravitz in YSL @speakingvogueblog
Ben Affleck & JLo in Ralph Lauren _luvbennifer_
Carolyn B. Maloney in Antonios Couture @obsessedwithversace
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Brother Vellies
Megan Rapinoe in Sergio Hudson
Dan Levy in Loewe
Pete Davidson in Thom Browne Courtesy of Thom Browne
Hailey Bieber in YSL & Justin Bieber in DrewHouse @metgala2021__
Eiza González in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Grimes in Iris Van Herpen @sacred_rose_of_jericho
Grimes in Iris Van Herpen @sacred_rose_of_jericho
Maisie Williams in Reuben Selby
Adrien Brody in Dior Courtesy of Dior
Megan Thee Stallion in Coach
Courtesy of Valentino
JLo in Ralph Lauren @ellesverige
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga @metgala2021__
Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior
Rosé in Saint Laurent @_seleianalor_
Timothée Chalamet in Rick Owens top, Haider Ackerman blazer & Chuck Taylor @vue.ai
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga @vue.ai
Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton
Megan Fox in Dundas
Megan Fox in Dundas
Olivia Rodrigo in YSL
Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior
Zoe Kravitz in YSL
Zoe Kravitz in YSL
Gigi Hadid in Prada @metgala2021__
Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta @metgala2021__
Amanda Gorman in Vera Wang @metgala2021__
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga & Asap Rocky @metgala2021__
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga @metgala2021__
Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta @metgala2021__
Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta @metgala2021__
Zoe Kravitz in YSL
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello both in Michael Kors
Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton
Kristen Stewart in Chanel @f_kstew
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga
Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton @chamberlainitalia
JLo in Ralph Lauren @jlo
Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang @lametgala
Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang @lametgala
JLo in Ralph Lauren @ellesverige
Gigi Hadid in Prada @erinparsonsmakeup
Gigi Hadid in Prada @erinparsonsmakeup
Bee Shaffer in Valentino Courtesy of Valentino
Hailey Bieber in YSL @whowhatwear
Gigi Hadid in Prada @whowhatwear
Olivia Rodrigo in YSL
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy Courtesy of Givenchy
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy Courtesy of Givenchy
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy Courtesy of Givenchy
Carey Mulligan in Valentino Courtesy of Valentino
Brooklyn Beckham & Nicola Peltz in Valentino Courtesy of Valentino
JLo in Ralph Lauren

The MET Gala is back. After a long year of waiting, protracted due to the pandemic that cancelled the 2020 edition, the most glamorous event of the international star system put the spotlight back on the Metropolitan Museum of Art's steps. The 2021 dress code was American Independence, a tribute to the exhibition In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, which will open to the public on September 18, and which suggested a shower of red-white-blue outfits, full of stars and glitter. This hypothesis was only partially correct. Because the mood of the last night was not a simple celebration of the US flag or of the greatest American designers, but a true nostalgic tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood and to the icons of the past.

Everyone expected Billie Eilish (host of the gala together with Timothée Chalamet, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka) to appear in Gucci or with a contemporary look, instead the singer opted for a voluminous dress by Oscar de la Renta, a bit Peach Blossom Barbie style, matched with a soft blonde bob and a beauty inspired by Marilyn Monroe. On the lips, however, no 50s red lipstick, but a nude lipstick. Definitely more literal the homage of Kaia Gerber who wore the same dress, also by Oscar de la Renta, worn by Bianca Jagger at the Met in 1981. Some other examples? For Yara Shahidi the inspiration came from Josephine Baker; Gigi Hadid with her asymmetrical black and white Prada, looked like a modern Rita Hayworth; while Emily Blunt's Miu Miu dress recalled the model worn by Hedy Lamarr in the movie Ziegfeld Girl.

Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta @metgala2021__
Zoe Kravitz in YSL
Zoe Kravitz in YSL
Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta @metgala2021__
Megan Fox in Dundas
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy Courtesy of Givenchy
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy Courtesy of Givenchy
Gigi Hadid in Prada @whowhatwear
Gigi Hadid in Prada @metgala2021__
Olivia Rodrigo in YSL
Hailey Bieber in YSL @whowhatwear
Rosé in Saint Laurent @_seleianalor_
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga @vue.ai
Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang @lametgala
JLo in Ralph Lauren @ellesverige
JLo in Ralph Lauren
Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel @gossip_jo
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga @bilanluxe
Zoey Deutch in Atelier Versace Courtesy of Versace
Eiza González in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Grimes in Iris Van Herpen @sacred_rose_of_jericho
Donatella Versace in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Lupita Nyongo in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Taylor Hill in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Maisie Williams in Reuben Selby
Emily Blunt in Miu Miu @emilybluntofficial
Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior
Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior Courtesy of Dior
Carey Mulligan in Valentino Courtesy of Valentino
Bee Shaffer in Valentino Courtesy of Valentino
Courtesy of Valentino

On the red carpet there were many looks that mixed nude and bling-bling effect such as Zoë Kravitz in Saint Laurent, Emily Blunt in Miu Miu or Kendall Jenner in Givenchy as well as many voluminous models with a great scenographic effect such as the Valentino creations for Carey Mulligan and Bee Shaffer or Rihanna's black Balenciaga dress. The same brand also for Kim Kardashian who brought the concept of total black on another level. The queen of KUWTK arrived at the Met together with the designer Demna Gvasalia with a mini-dress with a long train, Knife socks boots tight, long and a balaclava that completely covered her face. 

Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga & Asap Rocky @metgala2021__
Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga @metgala2021__
Hailey Bieber in YSL & Justin Bieber in DrewHouse @metgala2021__
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello both in Michael Kors @metgala2021__
Channing Tatum in Versace & Zoe Kravitz in YSL @speakingvogueblog
Ben Affleck & JLo in Ralph Lauren _luvbennifer_
Brooklyn Beckham & Nicola Peltz in Valentino Courtesy of Valentino

Kim's outfit is included in the list of "the weird ones", those stars who play with their image as Lil Nas X did in total gold VersaceHunter Schafer in a very sci-fi Prada with a silver spider on the face, Grimes in knight version or Maisie Williams super dark in a look designed by her boyfriend Reuben Selby.

Lil Nas X in custom Versace Courtesy of Versace
Lil Nas X in custom Versace Courtesy of Versace
Lil Nas X in custom Versace Courtesy of Versace
Maluma in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Timothée Chalamet in Rick Owens top, Haider Ackerman blazer & Chuck Taylor @vue.ai
Channing Tatum in Versace Courtesy of Versace
Adrien Brody in Dior Courtesy of Dior
Pete Davidson in Thom Browne Courtesy of Thom Browne

There were also several statement dresses with a strong political message such as Cara Delevigne's bulletproof jacket by Dior decorated with the phrase "Peg the Patriarchy", a message of female empowerment coined in 2015 by Luna Matatas. Highly contested were the outfits of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Carolyn B. Maloney. The first attended her Met Gala in a white Brother Vellies dress, long to the feet, on which we read the slogan "Tax The Rich". The U.S. Congresswoman is fighting since 2019 to tax more heavily the population groups with the highest incomes and allocate those taxes to fund services such as health care or the Green Deal, but to many her presence at the gala seemed to be contradictory for the high cost of the ticket (35 thousand dollars!). Carolyn B. Maloney, on the other hand, attended the event wearing a dress with the typical colors of the suffragettes and the slogan "Equal Rights for Women". A choice that sounds a bit hypocritical given that, as @diet_prada also points out, in 2001, the Congresswoman dressed in a burqa to justify the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Brother Vellies
Cara Delevingne in Christian Dior Courtesy of Dior
Carolyn B. Maloney in Antonios Couture @obsessedwithversace
Megan Rapinoe in Sergio Hudson
Dan Levy in Loewe

As already mentioned, even for beauty, the inspiration comes from vintage, from the Golden Age of Hollywood with red lips, cat-eyes, waves and '50s hairstyles in the spotlight. The looks to copy? Gigi Hadid, a bit Jessica Rabbit, with blue eyeshadow, eye-liner and a very high ponytail; Kristen Stewart's curly 50s pinup bangs; Rihanna's dark lipstick that can also be worn with a simple beanie; Emma Chamberlain's graphic and colorful eye-liner.

Gigi Hadid in Prada @erinparsonsmakeup
Gigi Hadid in Prada @erinparsonsmakeup
Zoe Kravitz in YSL
Kristen Stewart in Chanel @f_kstew
Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta @metgala2021__
Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton
Olivia Rodrigo in YSL
Kendall Jenner in Givenchy Courtesy of Givenchy
Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton
Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton @chamberlainitalia
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga @metgala2021__
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga
Rihanna in a custom Balenciaga
Vittoria Ceretti in Michael Kors @bilanluxe
JLo in Ralph Lauren @jlo
JLo in Ralph Lauren @ellesverige
Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang @lametgala
Cara Delevingne in Christian Dior
Amanda Gorman in Vera Wang @metgala2021__
Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel @lametgala
Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta @lametgala
Hailey Bieber in YSL
Kate Hudson in Michael Kors
Megan Fox in Dundas
Megan Fox in Dundas
Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello both in Michael Kors
Megan Thee Stallion in Coach
Emily Blunt in Miu Miu @emilybluntofficial
Maisie Williams in Reuben Selby @gotandmore
Grimes in Iris Van Herpen @sacred_rose_of_jericho