The Breathtaking 2021 Met Gala Looks We’ll Be Talking About for Years

The Breathtaking 2021 Met Gala Looks We'll Be Talking About for Years

That’s right, the time has finally come. After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Met Gala is back, and believe us when we say it’s really back. While we typically find ourselves counting down the days in the lead-up to the first Monday in May, this year has us especially on our toes and not just because we’ve been missing the epic red carpet looks. The 2021 Met Gala, who’s theme is In American: A Lexicon of Fashion, will be an “intimate gala” with a guest list that skews notably Gen Z, if the night’s co-chairs Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka, and Timothée Chalamet are any indication.

The looks you’re about to bear witness to feature everything from over-the-top feathers and showstopping shimmer to sultry cutouts—many of them fresh off the spring/summer 2022 runways that just wrapped up in New York. They may be all we can talk about right now, but we just know they’ll leave an impact on fashion dialogue for years to come. With plenty of breathtaking moments and epic celebrity sightings to enjoy, scroll down to see all the best red carpet looks from the 2021 Met Gala.

WHO: Rihanna. WEAR: Balenciaga; Bulgari and Thelma West jewelry

WHO: Billie Eilish. WEAR: Oscar de la Renta; Jimmy Choo shoes; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Amanda Gorman. WEAR: Vera Wang; Stuart Weitzman shoes; Chopard jewelry

WHO: Emma Chamberlain. WEAR: Louis Vuitton

WHO: Keke Palmer. WEAR: Sergio Hudson; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes; Ana Khouri jewelry

WHO: Olivia Rodrigo. WEAR: Saint Laurent

WHO: Timothée Chalamet. WEAR: Haider Ackermann jacket; Rick Owens pants; Converse shoes; Cartier pin and brooch

WHO: Zoë Kravitz. WEAR: Saint Laurent

WHO: Yara Shahidi. WEAR: Custom Dior; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Gigi Hadid. WEAR: Prada

WHO: Saweetie. WEAR: Christian Cowan

WHO: Kendall Jenner. WEAR: Givenchy

WHO: Iman. WEAR: Harris Reed

WHO: Lily Rose-Depp. WEAR: Chanel

WHO: Megan Thee Stallion. WEAR: Coach; Stuart Weitzman shoes; Fernando George jewelry

WHO: Serena Williams. WEAR: Gucci

WHO: Emily Ratajkowski. WEAR: Vera Wang

WHO: Jennifer Lopez. WEAR: Ralph Lauren

WHO: Addison Rae. WEAR: Vintage 2003 Gucci 

WHO: Naomi Osaka. WEAR: Louis Vuitton

WHO: Hailey Bieber. WEAR: Saint Laurent

WHO: Gabrielle Union-Wade. WEAR: Iris Van Herpen dress; Jimmy Choo shoes

WHO: Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz. WEAR: Both in Valentino

WHO: Barbie Ferreira. WEAR: Jonathan Simkhai

WHO: Kristen Stewart. WEAR: Chanel

WHO: Storm Reid. WEAR: Prada

WHO: Eva Chen. WEAR: Christopher John Rogers

WHO: Ella Emhoff. WEAR: Adidas by Stella McCartney

WHO: Tracee Ellis Ross. WEAR: Balenciaga dress and clutch; Tiffany and Co. jewelry

WHO: Kaia Gerber. WEAR: Oscar de la Renta dress; Christian Louboutin shoes

WHO: Maisie Williams. WEAR: Reuben Selby dress; Nodaleto shoes; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Evan Mock. WEAR: Thom Browne; Lorraine Schwartz

WHO: Nia Dennis. WEAR: Adidas by Stella McCartney dress; Ana Khouri jewelry

WHO: Anna Wintour. WEAR: Oscar de la Renta

WHO: Ilana Glazer. WEAR: Aliette

WHO: Tom Ford

WHO: Anok Yai

WHO: Kim Kardashian. WEAR: Balenciaga

WHO: Emily Blunt. WEAR: Miu Miu

WHO: Simone Biles. WEAR: Area

WHO: Troye Sivan. WEAR: Altu dress; Rick Owens shoes; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Dixie D’Amelio. WEAR: Valentino Haute Couture

WHO: Finneas. WEAR: Givenchy; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley. WEAR (Chance the Rapper): Ralph Lauren

WHO: Lil Nas X. WEAR: Versace

WHO: Jennifer Hudson. WEAR: AZ Factory

WHO: Valentina Sampaio

WHO: Laura and Kate Mulleavy

WHO: Paloma Elsesser. WEAR: Zac Posen

WHO: Kim Petras. WEAR: Collina Strada

WHO: Zoey Deutch . WEAR: Versace dress

WHO: Grimes. WEAR: Iris Van Herpen

WHO: Normani. WEAR: Valentino dress; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

WHO: Debbie Harry. WEAR: Zac Posen

WHO: Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie. WEAR (Leslie): Oscar de la Renta

WHO: Ben Platt

WHO: Nikkie de Jager

WHO: Karlie Kloss. WEAR: Carolina Herrera dress; Christian Louboutin shoes; De Beers jewelry

WHO: Adrien Brody and Georgina Chapman

WHO: Madison Beer

WHO: MJ Rodriguez

WHO: Eiza Gonzalez. WEAR: Versace dress; Bulgari jewelry

WHO: Dan Levy. WEAR: Loewe; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Sophia Roe. WEAR: Halston

WHO: Mary J. Blige. WEAR: Dundas

WHO: Megan Fox. WEAR: Dundas dress; Jimmy Choo shoes

WHO: Channing Tatum. WEAR: Versace

WHO: Precious Lee. WEAR: Area

WHO: Felix Auger-Aliassime and Nina Ghaibi 

WHO: Virgil Abloh

WHO: Audra McDonald

WHO: Chloe Fineman. WEAR: Tory Burch

WHO: Maluma. WEAR: Versace; ASLAN custom 14k gold glove

WHO: Lorde. WEAR: Bode

WHO: Donatella Versace

WHO: Rachele Zegler. WEAR: Christian Dior

WHO: Pete Davidson. WEAR: Thom Browne; Silhouette sunglasses

WHO: Cynthia Erivo

WHO: Taraji P. Henson. WEAR: Stuart Weitzman shoes

WHO: Lourdes Leon 

WHO: Irina Shayk. WEAR: Stuart Weitzman

WHO: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

WHO: Rita Ora. WEAR: Prada

WHO: Sienna Miller. WEAR: Gucci

WHO: Tyler Mitchell. WEAR: Bode

WHO: Kacey Musgraves. WEAR: Ralph Lauren

WHO: Lupita Nyong’o. WEAR: Versace

WHO: Justin Bieber. WEAR: Balenciaga

WHO: Erykah Badu. WEAR: Thom Browne

WHO: Mindy Kaling. WEAR: Tory Burch dress; Jimmy Choo shoes

WHO: Whoopi Goldberg. WEAR: Valentino

WHO: Taylor Hill. WEAR: Versace

WHO: Hunter Schafer. WEAR: Prada

WHO: Julia Garner. WEAR: Stella McCartney

Up next, see the VMAs red carpet looks that shocked and amazed us.

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