The Met Gala is finally back! Typically held on the first Monday in May, this year’s event was postponed due to COVID-19 and fell right after the New York Fashion Week. A celebration of the Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, this year’s red carpet embodied the theme of American style.
Co-chairs this year included Billie Eilish, Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman, but there was also an A-list collection of entertainers, athletes, designers, and celebrities who gave their best to answer the theme.
See DSCENE’s favorite Met gala red carpet looks from Frank Ocean, Lil Nas X, Grimes, Haley Bieber and more,.
Erykah Badu and Lil Uzi Vert in Thom Browne
Erykah Badu wears Thom Browne black silk duchess satin down stole, sportcoat and suspender skirt in black cavalry twill, while Lil Uzi Vert wears black silk faille jacket, trouser and raw-edge knee length pleated skirt.
The king of the red carpet, Lil Nas X told a three-part LGBTQ+ American fairytale through his Versace looks. He arrived on the red carpet in a dramatic cape that exudes regality and represents concealing one’s true self. The cape was then shed to reveal gleaming Medusa-adorned armor, a symbol of protection. Finally, the armor was removed to reveal a skin-tight crystal bodysuit that represented living life as your true, unguarded self.
Grimes in Iris van Herpen custom look inspired by Frank Herbert’s fictional Dune universe. The look is made from silver liquid silicone that is hand-casted into a mirror finished laser-cut labyrinth. In November this custom creation will be auctioned with Sothebys and the proceeds will fully be donated to the Amazon Conservation Association and the Rainforest Trust .
Josh O’Connor wears a dunhill Custom kid mohair-wool jacket in blue grey with black cotton rick rack trim, kid mohair-wool trousers in black, white evening shirt with ecru cotton rick rack detail, Rivet loafers in black and dunhill acetate sunglasses in transparent grey.
Kim Kardashian and Demna Gvasalia are wearing a custom Balenciaga looks. Kim is wearing a Curve t-shirt under a T-shirt dress with an incorporated bodysuit, completed to jersey boots Pantaleggings, jersey gloves and face/head mask, while Demna is wearing an oversized short sleeves t-shirt, boxy hoodie with baggy sweatpants.
Cara Delevingne wore Dior Haute Couture 30 Montaigne white wool and silk pants with a white leather plastron and shoes, and Dior Beauty makeup.