The Met Gala is typically held on the first Monday in May, but this year, the event was postponed due to COVID-19 and falls right in the middle of fashion month. As Iris Apfel once said: «When we were small children, we all played dress-up and everybody had a good time, so why stop?». This is how Met Gala is for me, a huge party for everyone who loves to dress up and has never stop to indulge in fashion.
Ensemble, Christopher John Rogers (American, born 1993), F/W 2020; Courtesy Christopher John Rogers. Photo: HAPPYMONDAY / Courtesy of the Costume Institute
Also referred to as «fashion’s biggest night out,» the Met Gala is a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This year, the Costume Institute will host its first two-part exhibition, on the theme of American fashion, during 2021 and 2022. Part one, «In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,» will open in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021, and will remain on display when «In America: An Anthology of Fashion,» opens on May 5, 2022 in the period rooms of the American Wing. Both shows will run through September 5, 2022.
Below, you will find my personal selection of outfits, that I loved or didn’t like and hope you will enjoy it.
Fashion that makes us dream – my favorite look of the gala: Iman in Harris Reed
Cracking the codes: Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga
Rihanna in Balenciaga Couture and Maria Tash jewelry and A$AP Rocky in ERL
Wild West: Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren
Fitting the American theme of the upcoming exhibitions perfectly: Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams in CHANEL
Sporting the American flag: Debbie Harry in and with Zac Posen
Trio infernal with an American «Statue of Liberty» touch: Sienna Miller in Gucci, Hamish Bowles in Thom Browne, and Emily Blunt in Miu Miu
Feathers were also a trending theme: Serena Williams in Gucci
One of my favorites last night: Zoë Kravitz in Saint Laurent
And another one of my favorite looks: Kendall Jenner in Givenchy
Julia Garner in Stella McCartney
Hailee Steinfeld in Iris Van Herpen
Donatella Versace in Versace
Whoopi Goldberg, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Carey Mulligan in Valentino
Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in Michael Kors Collection
Literally eye-catching: Hunter Schafer in Prada
Gigi Hadid in Prada
A great look, but somehow not for her: Diane Kruger in Prabal Gurung and Jimmy Choo shoes
Beautiful: Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang
Mmh… definitely not my favorite look: Vera Wang in Vera Wang
Playing dress-up: Erykah Badu in Thom Browne
Making a statement: Cara Delevingne in Christian Dior
Flowers were a huge theme: Lili Reinhart in Christian Siriano
LOVE: Irina Shayk in Moschino
YouTuber Nikkie Tutorials (Nikkie de Jager), who came out as transgender last year, paid homage to activist and drag queen Marsha P. Johnson with this «pay it no mind» sash.
Anna Wintour wore a floral Oscar de la Renta gown.
Stunning in Oscar de la Renta: Karlie Kloss and designer Wes Gordon
Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta. Her bombshell gown symbolizes her activism for animal rights. According to The New York Times, she agreed to work with Oscar de la Renta on the condition that the designers would no longer use fur in their pieces.
Dan Levy in Loewe
Designer Virgil Abloh in Off-White
And here comes the golden king in his amazing outfit that revealed different layers: Lil Nas X in Versace
Photos: via Vogue.com