All the Most Fashionable and Talked-About Looks From the 2021 Met Gala

See all the best-dressed celebrities from the biggest night in fashion.

The long-delayed Met Gala finally returned last night, and the fashion did not disappoint.

The long-postponed Met Gala returned last night as the most stylish A-listers descended upon the Metropolitan Museum of Art to celebrate the biggest night in fashion. This year’s Met Gala was delayed (and scaled-down) due to the coronavirus pandemic, and those who managed to score a coveted invite to the exclusive event were required to wear masks indoors (unless eating or drinking from the plant-based menu), and also had to provide proof of full vaccination beforehand.

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Even though the 2021 Met Gala took place on the second Monday in September instead of the first Monday in May, it still possessed the same glamour and intrigue of its predecessors, as attendees dressed to impress for this year’s theme, which is all about American fashion. The official dress code listed on the invitation was “American Independence,” which coincides with the new Costume Institute exhibit, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”

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While this year’s Met Gala looked a bit different from in the past, the fashion did not disappoint, as guests brought their sartorial A-game to the red carpet. Below, see the best, most talked-about looks from the 2021 Met Gala, from Lil Nas X’s triple outfit change and Kim Kardashian’s incognito Balenciaga to Rihanna’s fashionably late arrival and Billie Eilish’s dreamy Oscar de la Renta gown.

Amanda Gorman.

Amanda Gorman in Vera Wang.

Ella Emhoff.

Ella Emhoff in Adidas by Stella McCartney.

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Grimes in Iris van Herpen.

Kim Kardashian.

Kim Kardashian in Balenciaga.

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney in a custom gown.

Timothée Chalamet.

Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackermann.

Maisie Williams.

Maisie Williams in Thom Browne.

Billie Eilish.

Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta.

Naomi Osaka.

Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton.


Lorde in Bode.

Evan Mock.

Evan Mock in Thom Browne.

Lil Nas X.

Lil Nas X in Versace.

Megan Fox.

Megan Fox in Dundas.

Simone Biles.

Simone Biles in Area.

Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren.

Frank Ocean.

Frank Ocean in Prada.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber.

Justin Bieber in Drew House and Hailey Bieber in Saint Laurent.

Kristin Stewart.

Kristin Stewart in Chanel.

Emily Blunt.

Emily Blunt in Miu Miu.

Dan Levy.

Dan Levy in Loewe and Cartier.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky.

Rihanna in Balenciaga and A$AP Rocky in Eli Russell Linnetz.

Olivia Rodrigo.

Olivia Rodrigo in Saint Laurent.

Kendall Jenner.

Kendall Jenner in Givenchy.

Karlie Kloss.

Karlie Kloss in Carolina Herrera.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Brother Vellies by Aurora James.

Gigi Hadid.

Gigi Hadid in Prada.

Nia Dennis.

Nia Dennis in Adidas by Stella McCartney.

Cara Delevingne.

Cara Delevingne in Dior.

Emma Raducanu.

Emma Raducanu in Chanel.

Kaia Gerber.

Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta.


Iman in Harris Reed.

Irina Shayk and Jeremy Scott.

Irina Shayk and Jeremy Scott both in Moschino.

Alicia Keys.

Alicia Keys in AZ Factory.

Emily Ratajkowski.

Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang.

Serena Williams.

Serena Williams in Gucci.

Jennifer Hudson.

Jennifer Hudson in AZ Factory.

Lily-Rose Depp.

Lily-Rose Depp in Chanel.


Saweetie in Christian Cowan.

Gemma Chan.

Gemma Chan in Prabal Gurung.

Lily Aldridge.

Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren.

Lupita Nyong’o.

Lupita Nyong’o in Versace.

Eva Chen.

Eva Chen in Christopher John Rogers.

Kacey Musgraves.

Kacey Musgraves in Ralph Lauren.

All the Most Fashionable and Talked-About Looks From the 2021 Met Gala