Cover Billie Eilish at the Met Gala 2021 (Photo: Rob Kim/GC Images)

Here are the celebrities that did their research and delivered looks that fit the theme at the Met Gala 2021

After a one-year hiatus, one of the most exciting moments in fashion is back. This theme at this year’s Met Gala is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, which celebrates the diversity of American designers and iconic eras of style.
 
Because of how flexible this theme is, celebrities and stylists could interpret it however they wished, but these are the truly standout looks that represented what the event was meant to be about. 

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Lupita Nyong'o

This is the only denim dress that matters. Elegantly fanning out and featuring beaded details, this Versace gown took notes from Western films and old Hollywood glamour. Nyongo’s hair, sculpted by Vernon Francois, added height and drama to the look.

Quannah Chasinghorse

Native American model Quannah Chasinghorse was walking for Prabal Gurung last week, and now she’s walking up the steps at the Met Gala representing her heritage with a disco twist. Near-excessove turquoise jewellery and silver chains complemented her striking face tattoos and contrasted her gold cutout gown à la Studio 54.

Billie Eilish

Co-host of the evening Eilish had her Marilyn moment with this enormous dress and train. The singer has been debuting more glamorous looks over the last year, and this blush Oscar de la Renta gown made her the belle of this ball.

Iman

Supermodel Iman used every inch of her height to her advantage with this fabulous Harris Reed headpiece and hoop skirt. The gold brocade bodice and trousers worn underneath were a perfect backdrop to allow the painted gold feathers to stand out and express the drama of ballroom culture.

Alicia Keys

Emulating Carolina Herrera style, Keys’ outfit combined a sheer white shirt tucked into an extravagant white tulle skirt that trailed behind her. With dazzling diamonds adorning her ears, neck and wrist, and more sparkling crystals in her hair, she made the wise decision to go with a simple red lip.

Tessa Thompson

Taking the Westerns style to a new frontier, Thompson wore a red and black Iris van Herpen dress with futuristic elements such as a sculpted ruffles and a high neck. She completed the look with a black, woven cowboy hat and heeled cowboy boots—very Westworld.

Kaia Gerber

A throwback to a moment in American fashion history, Cindy Crawford’s daughter paid homage to Bianca Jagger’s Christian Dior look from the 1981 Met Gala. This black Oscar de la Renta gown featured an almost-identical fitted bodice and flared skirt, but with very Gen Z cutout details on the bust.

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