The Train Wreck That Was The 2021 Met Gala
Updated: Sep 15, 2021
We’d be lying if we expected this year’s Met Gala, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” to celebrate the best of American style. But what we saw last night was downright dispiriting. The absurdly avant-garde looks and social commentary prove the Met Gala has become an entirely farcical affair.
Let’s start with what we liked.
From left to right
Kaia Gerber: Inspired by Bianca Jaggar’s look in 1981, Gerber won the night in a traditionally glamorous dress by the American designers behind, Oscar de la Renta and Monse. (Photo: Arturo Holmes/MG21 via Getty Images)
Amanda Gorman: Channeled the spirit of the Statue of Liberty in a Vera Wang gown.
Rose Leslie: In a canary yellow stunner, also by Oscar de la Renta (Photo: Getty Images)
Most other stand-outs came from European fashion houses.
From left to right (all photos from Getty Images)
Kristen Stewart in Chanel, Sienna Miller in Gucci, Haily Beiber in Saint Laurent, Margaret Qualley in Chanel
A round-up of the worst of the worst (Note: it was hard to choose)
Clockwise from top left (all photos from Getty Images)
Kim Kardashian’s Taliban inspired garb
Rhianna getting a head start on Halloween
Debbie Harry in rags and stripes
Serena Williams channeling her inner Liberace
Naomi Osaka trying out for a role in Hunger Games
Cara Delevingne in politically infused fencing attire