The Met Gala came in full force after skipping a year due to the pandemic. The theme inspired celebrities to reach deep into what America symbolizes for them and express it in fashion. In America: A Lexicon of Fashion as the theme read, was flawlessly captured more by some celebs than others. Here are some of the celebrities that got the concept of the theme right and expressed freedom and bravery as they were magnificently cloaked in glamor on the red carpet.
The actress Zoe Kravitz graced the met gala red carpet looking like an expensive piece of metal. She was beautifully clad in a Saint Laurent silver naked dress gown with a halter neck. She accessorized with a high bun and completed the look with dropping diamond earrings. Her complete look was styled by Anthony Vaccarello. The thirty-two-year-old actress braved the red carpet in this heavily criticized outfit proving she isn’t afraid of public opinion in making a fashion statement. It is, after all, the land of the brave and free.
Iman Abdulmajid walked the red carpet in something divine in Dolce & Gabbana which she combined with a touch from Harris Reed, a British-American designer. The actress and model glowed in this combination of two great Italian masterpieces. Her outfit was a custom brocade jumpsuit which she wore underneath a feathered overskirt and matched the outfit with complementing headwear. The model has been a muse for several designers including Versace, Calvin Klein, and Yves Saint Laurent. Pulling this off must have been natural for her yet she deserves all the props because the look is simply magnificent.
But any talk about the night is simply incomplete without mentioning the breathtaking appearance of co-host, Billie Eilish. She has no doubt been turning heads and sparking conversations for quite a while especially with the release of her new album and the photoshoot for the cover of Vogue magazine. The red carpet at the Met Gala saw a different Eilish who had just nearly completed her transformation into Marilyn Monroe.
Contrary to her original style of baggy shirts and trousers hiding her physique, Eilish graced the red carpet and the theme of the Met Gala in Oscar de la Renta wearing a full skirt with a lovely train and a shoulder wrap. In addition to the flawless gown and the lovely train it came with, she wore shiny Cartier jewelry and completed the look with Jimmy Choo platform shoes.
The "Grown-ish" star, Yara Shahidi, paid homage to the icon, Josephine Baker in her red carpet outfit for the Met Gala. She wore a strapless gown draped in beads, designed by Christian Dior, and complemented the look with a flowing headpiece and embroidered gloves that went elbow deep. She put on a thin belt and accessorized it with a Cartier diamond choker. Paying homage to historical icons is very much in tune with the theme of the event and like Billie Eilish, this is what makes Yara Shahidi’s outfit unforgettable.