The Met Gala 2021: All the looks from the red carpet

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After a one-year hiatus thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Met Gala is finally here for 2021. While the event is normally held on the first Monday of May, this year we'll settle for the second Monday of September!

Known as one of the most important nights for fashion, the event, which is held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, raises funds for the exhibit which is curated by the Costume Institute.

This year's theme is In America: An Anthology of Fashion and will be hosted by co-chairs Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka, and honorary chairs Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri, and Anna Wintour.

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This year's event will be a smaller affair thanks to the pandemic.

Rihanna and ASAP Rocky

Rihanna and ASAP Rocky posed on the red carpet together.

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna at the 2021 Met Gala
ASAP Rocky and Rihanna posed together. Photo: Getty
Rihanna at the 2021 Met Gala
Most people were waiting for Rihanna to show up all night. Photo: Getty

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish looked like she was channelling Marilyn Monroe.

Co-chair Billie Eilish at the 2021 Met Gala
Co-chair Billie Eilish looked like she was channelling Marilyn Monroe. Photo: Getty
Billie Eilish
Another look at Billie's dress! Photo: Getty

Dan Levy

Dan Levy is the first person so far to put in a whole lot of effort tonight with his look a tribute to the American AIDS Crisis.

Dan Levy at the 2021 Met Gala
Dan Levy's outfit is a tribute to the American AIDS Crisis. Photo: Getty

Saweetie

Saweetie showed off her abs on the red carpet and joked she was most excited for the food at the event.

Saweetie at the 2021 Met Gala
Saweetie showed off her abs on the carpet. Photo: Getty

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X served three looks tonight by Versace!

Lil Nas X at the 2021 Met Gala
Lil Nas X had three different looks. Photo: Getty
The second look. Photo: Getty
The second look. Photo: Getty
And the third! Photo: Getty
And the third! Photo: Getty

Naomi Osaka

Co-chair Naomi Osaka melds Haitian and Japanese influences in a Louis Vuitton look.

Co-chair Naomi Osaka at the 2021 Met Gala
Co-chair Naomi Osaka wore Louis Vuitton. Photo: Getty

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez stunned in Ralph Lauren.

Jennifer Lopez at the 2021 Met Gala
Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren. Photo: Getty

Iman

Iman was a ray of sunshine on the red carpet, quite literally!

Iman at the 2021 Met Gala
Iman was a ray of sunshine on the red carpet. Photo: Getty

Simone Biles

Simone Biles stunned fans with her look.

Simone Biles at the 2021 Met Gala
Simone Biles stunned fans with her look. Photo: Getty

Kim Kardashian

Fans were a little confused by Kim Kardashian's look.

Kim Kardashian at the 2021 Met Gala
Kim Kardashian confused fans with her look. Photo: Getty

Kendall Jenner

People were obsessed with Kendall Jenner's outfit.

Kendall Jenner at the 2021 Met Gala
Kendall Jenner had fans obsessed with her look. Photo: Getty

Megan Fox

Megan Fox was absolutely stunning on the carpet today. 

Megan Fox at the 2021 Met Gala
Megan Fox stunned fans with her look. Photo: Getty

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt was stunning in Miu Miu.

Emily Blunt at the 2021 Met Gala
Emily Blunt stunned in Miu Miu. Photo: Getty

Lorde

Lorde showed a little skin today!

Lorde at the 2021 Met Gala
Lorde showed some skin in her ensemble. Photo: Getty

Emily Ratajkowski

Emily Ratajkowski wore a stunning Vera Wang gown.

Emily Ratajkowski at the 2021 Met Gala
Emily Ratajkowski wore a gorgeous Vera Wang gown. Photo: Getty

Normani

Fans were obsessed with Normani's look.

Normani at the 2021 Met Gala
Fans were obsessed with Normani's look. Photo: Getty

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld was unrecognisable on the carpet.

Hailee Steinfeld at the 2021 Met Gala
Hailee Steinfeld was unrecognisable. Photo: Getty

Zoe Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz went for a naked dress by Saint Laurent. 

Zoe Kravitz at the 2021 Met Gala
Zoe Kravitz wore Saint Laurent. Photo: Getty

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart wears Chanel on the carpet.

Kristen at the 2021 Met Gala
Kristen Stewart wears Chanel. Photo: Getty

Carey Mulligan

Carey Mulligan wears Valentino for the occasion.

Carey Mulligan at the 2021 Met Gala
Carey Mulligan wears Valentino. Photo: Getty

Lily-Rose Depp

Lily-Rose Depp was pretty in pink in Chanel.

Lily-Rose Depp at the 2021 Met Gala
Lily-Rose Depp wore Chanel. Photo: Getty

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger also brought a pop of colour to the carpet.

Diane Kruger at the 2021 Met Gala
Diane Kruger also brought a pop of colour to the carpet. Photo: Getty

Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello

Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello both wore Michael Kors for the event.

Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello at the 2021 Met Gala
Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello wore Michael Kors for the evening. Photo: Getty

Tessa Thompson

Fans were obsessed with Tessa Thompson's outfit.

Tessa Thompson at the 2021 Met Gala
Tessa Thompson's fans loved her look. Photo: Getty

Regina King

Regina King worked with Michael Kors for her look.

Regina King at the 2021 Met Gala
Regina King worked with Michael Kors for her look. Photo: Getty

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid wears Prada for the evening.

Gigi Hadid at the 2021 Met Gala
Gigi Hadid stunned in Prada. Photo: Getty

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson, who is newly engaged to Danny Fujikawa, stunned on the carpet.

Kate Hudson at the 2021 Met Gala
Kate Hudson, who is newly engaged, stunned on the carpet. Photo: Getty

Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne had a message for people on the carpet tonight. 

Cara Delevingne at the 2021 Met Gala
Cara Delevingne had a message for people on the carpet tonight. Photo: Getty

Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow was stunning on the carpet.

Winnie Harlow at the 2021 Met Gala
Winnie Harlow stunned on the carpet. Photo: Getty

Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose's fans were obsessed with her look.

Ariana DeBose at the 2021 Met Gala
Ariana DeBose's fans were obsessed with her look. Photo: Getty

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill wore Versace, with fans obsessed with her look.

Taylor Hill at the 2021 Met Gala
Taylor Hill's fans were obsessed with the look. Photo: Getty

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita Nyong’o went classic American with denim.

Lupita Nyong’o at the 2021 Met Gala
Lupita Nyong’o went all American with denim. Photo: Getty

Zoey Deutch

Zoey Deutch was gorgeous in purple in a dress that was seemingly inspired by Cher.

Zoey Deutch at the 2021 Met Gala
Zoey Deutch was gorgeous on the carpet in her purple gown. Photo: Getty

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller wore Gucci for the occasion and said she was overwhelmed by the occasion.

Sienna Miller at the 2021 Met Gala
Sienna Miller wore Gucci on the carpet. Photo: Getty

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi

Rita Ora and Taika Waititi both wore Prada.

Taika Waititi and Rita Ora at the 2021 Met Gala
Taika Waititi and Rita Ora attended together. Photo: Getty

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union had a lot going on with her incredible dress.

Gabrielle Union at the 2021 Met Gala
Gabrielle Union had lots going on with her gown. Photo: Getty

Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber

Hailey Bieber wore YSL while Justin Bieber designed his own look.

Justin Beiber and Hailey Bieber at the 2021 Met Gala
Justin Beiber and Hailey Bieber posed together. Photo: Getty

Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey

Sisters Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey wore dresses designed by sister designers!

Chloe Bailey and
 Halle Bailey at the 2021 Met Gala
Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey posed together on the carpet. Photo: Getty

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling wore a Tory Burch gown for the evening.

Mindy Kaling at the 2021 Met Gala
Mindy Kaling in Tory Burch. Photo: Getty

Maluma

Maluma was inspired by cowboys and the Wild West. 

Maluma at the 2021 Met Gala
Maluma was inspired by the Wild West. Photo: Getty

Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace had a lot of fun with her look.

Donatella Versace at the 2021 Met Gala
Donatella Versace had fun with her outfit. Photo: Getty

Ciara

Ciara wore her husband Russell Wilson's football number on her gown.

Ciara at the 2021 Met Gala
Ciara's look featured her husband's football number. Photo: Getty

Mary J Blige

Mary J Blige was a golden goddess on the carpet.

Mary J Blige at the 2021 Met Gala
Mary J Blige was a golden goddess. Photo: Getty

Imaan Hammam

Model Imaan Hammam was gorgeous in her gown.

Imaan Hammam at the 2021 Met Gala
Imaan Hammam was stunning in her gown. Photo: Getty

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a message to everyone on the red carpet tonight.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the 2021 Met Gala
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sent a message with her outfit. Photo: Getty

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss wears an amazing red Carolina Herrera gown.

Karlie Kloss at the 2021 Met Gala
Karlie Kloss looked incredible in red. Photo: Getty

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson absolutely stunned on the carpet.

Taraji P. Henson at the 2021 Met Gala
Taraji P. Henson stunned on the carpet. Photo: Getty

Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson joked he was wearing glasses so he could check everyone out without them realising.

Pete Davidson at the 2021 Met Gala
Pete Davidson wore a dress for the occasion. Photo: Getty

Yara Shahidi 

Yara Shahidi paid homage to Josephine Baker tonight.

Yara Shahidi at the 2021 Met Gala
Yara Shahidi paid homage to Josephine Baker tonight. Photo: Getty

Serena Williams and Alexia Ohanian

Serena Williams and Alexia Ohanian attended together with the tennis star looking pretty in pink.

Serena Williams and Alexia Ohanian at the 2021 Met Gala
Serena Williams and Alexia Ohanian attended together. Photo: Getty

Kim Petras

Kim Petras represented all horse girls on the red carpet.

Kim Petras at the 2021 Met Gala
Kim Petras represented horse girls on the carpet. Photo: Getty

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean brought a robot baby with him on the carpet.

Frank Ocean at the 2021 Met Gala
Frank Ocean held a green robot baby. Photo: Getty

Storm Reid

Some thought Storm Reid was perhaps influenced by Rihanna.

Storm Reid at the 2021 Met Gala
Some thought Storm Reid was influenced by Rihanna. Photo: Getty

Jordan Roth

Jordan Roth went all out with his look!

Jordan Roth at the 2021 Met Gala
Jordan Roth went all out with his look. Photo: Getty

Valentina Sampaio

Valentina Sampaio was stunning in red tonight.

Valentina Sampaio at the 2021 Met Gala
Valentina Sampaio stunned in red. Photo: Getty

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson celebrated her 40th birthday on the red carpet tonight.

Jennifer Hudson at the 2021 Met Gala
Jennifer Hudson was beautiful in her red look. Photo: Getty

Grimes

Grimes accessorised with a sword of all things!

Grimes at the 2021 Met Gala
Grimes accessorised with a sword!

Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion looked like she was channelling old Hollywood glamour. 

Megan Thee Stallion at the 2021 Met Gala
Megan Thee Stallion channelled old Hollywood glamour. Photo: Getty

Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross wore electric blue Balenciaga for the occasion.

Tracee Ellis Ross at the 2021 Met Gala
Tracee Ellis Ross wore electric blue Balenciaga. Photo: Getty

Ben Platt

Ben Platt inspiration was "gay cowboy"!

Ben Platt at the 2021 Met Gala
Ben Platt went for a "gay cowboy" look tonight. Photo: Getty

Kaia Gerber

Kaia Gerber wore Oscar de la Renta on the red carpet.

Kaia Gerber at the 2021 Met Gala
Kaia Gerber wore Oscar de la Renta. Photo: Getty

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie were inspired by 1950s Hollywood with their looks.

Kit Harington and Rose Leslie at the 2021 Met Gala
Kit Harington and Rose Leslie were inspired by 1950s Hollywood. Photo: Getty

Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain stuns in gold, the YouTuber wears Louis Vuitton to her first Met Gala.

Emma Chamberlain at Met Gala 2021
Emma Chamberlain stunned in this gold metallic number. Photo: Getty

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer wears Sergio Hudson, she will be co-hosting Vogue's live stream of the event.

Keke Palmer at Met Gala 2021
Keke Palmer is hosting the first livestream of the event. Photo: Getty

Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer co-hosts with Keke Palmer tonight on the live stream tonight.

Ilana Glazer at Met Gala 2021
Ilana Glazer looked chick in her pink look. Photo: Getty

Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour kept the guest list much smaller this year and has insisted everyone in attendance must wear a mask inside and show proof of vaccination. Tonight she wears Oscar de la Renta.

Anna Wintour at the 2021 Met Gala
Anna Wintour attends in a floral Oscar de la Renta gown. Photo: Getty

Timothée Chalamet

Timothée Chalamet is one of the hosts this evening and chose to mix high fashion with Converse.

Timothée Chalamet at the 2021 Met Gala
Timothée Chalamet is one of the hosts tonight, mixing high fashion with Converse. Photo: Getty

Bee Carrozzini

Anna Wintour's daughter Bee Carrozzini looked like a princess on the red carpet.

Bee Carrozzini at the 2021 Met Gala
Bee Carrozzini looked gorgeous while showing off her baby bump. Photo: Getty

Adam Mosseri and Monica Mosseri

Honorary Chair Adam Mosseri and his wife Monica Mosseri looked stunning.

Adam Mosseri and Monica Mosseri at the 2021 Met Gala
Honorary Chair Adam Mosseri and Monica Mosseri stunned. Photo: Getty

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith looked pretty in pink in Rodarte on the red carpet.

Rachel Smith at the 2021 Met Gala
Rachel Smith stuns in Rodarte. Photo: Getty

Eva Chen

Eva Chen went all out with the colour and wearing Christopher John Rogers. 

Eva Chen at the 2021 Met Gala
Eva Chen wears Christopher John Rogers. Photo: Getty

Lisa Love

Vogue's Lisa Love didn't go for a dress for the red carpet tonight.

Lisa Love on the red carpet at the Met Gala 2021
Vogue's Lisa Love chose against a dress for the occasion. Photo: Getty

Heron Preston and Tom Ford

Heron Preston and Tom Ford kept things simple tonight with their suits.

Heron Preston and Tom Ford at the 2021 Met Gala
Heron Preston and Tom Ford kept things very simple. Photo: Getty

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges said his inspiration came from Texas, where he's from.

Leon Bridges at the 2021 Met Gala
Leon Bridges used Texas as an inspiration. Photo: Getty

Julia Carey and James Corden

Julia Carey and James Corden arrive on the red carpet.

Julia Carey and James Corden at the 2021 Met Gala
Julia Carey and James Corden on the red carpet. Photo: Getty

Julia Garner

Fans were loving Julia Garner's look on the carpet tonight.

Julia Garner at the 2021 Met Gala
Julia Garner stunned on the red carpet. Photo: Getty

Ella Emhoff

Ella Emhoff, the stepdaughter of Kamala Harris, was almost unrecognisable in her bright red look.

Ella Emhoff at the 2021 Met Gala
Ella Emhoff was almost unrecognisable in her red look. Photo: Getty

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams also looked quite different!

Maisie Williams at the 2021 Met Gala
Maisie Williams was also looking very different today. Photo: Getty

Evan Mock

Evan Mock went for the shock factor.

Evan Mock at the 2021 Met Gala
Evan Mock wore a mask along with his outfit. Photo: Getty

Barbie Ferreira

Euphoria's Barbie Ferreira brought old Hollywood burlesque to the red carpet. 

Barbie Ferreira at the 2021 Met Gala
Barbie Ferreira was stunning. Photo: Getty

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