Turning the spotlight on the looks that rocked Met Gala’s red carpet
The theme rockers
Jennifer Lopez might have skipped walking on the VMAs red carpet but the queen set the Met Gala red carpet on fire. She channelled a high-fashion cowgirl look in a Ralph Lauren number with a hat, broad brown belt, metallic necklace, thigh-high slit, and a faux fur jacket. The brown colour complemented her skin tone like a dream.
Last to make an entry, RIHANNA, the official after-party host of the event, turned out in an all-black ensemble. The singer was swaddled in a huge Balenciaga cloak, a knitted black beanie and lots of diamonds! “They understood the assignment” posted Met Museum on Instagram as Riri walked alongside A$AP Rocky. For someone who always stands up for Black lives, we feel this was the central theme of her look.
What’s America without denims? Lupita Nyong’o turned out in a head-to-toe Versace denim gown with a touch of peplum on the side. “Blue Jean Baby. @Versace Lady” she captioned her picture on IG.
A celeb who got the paps and fans guessing was Kim Kardashian. The celebrity known for her features and make-up game, turned out wearing an all-black Balenciaga bodysuit with a trail, with her face covered. Hair tied in a sleek pony and pointy high heels, we wonder how she even managed to see properly and walk without tripping.
KENDALL JENNER looked glamourous in a glittery nude dress by Givenchy. The supermodel’s look was inspired by My Fair Lady and she even took to her Instagram to post a snippet of Audrey Hepburn in the film.
Dan Levy choose a custom-made Loewe outfit for the evening that made a powerful statement for the LGBTQIA+ community. Dramatic sleeves, diamonds, that purse, a world map with a queer couple kissing strategically placed on his heart — The Schitt’s Creek star had the lovely message of inclusivity loud and clear.
Dressed in Dior, actress Yara Shahidi honoured Josephine Baker with her look of the night. She wore a beautiful custom Christian Dior gown with a sleek belt, elbow-length gloves, a braided cap and diamond choker and headband.
A blingy purple co-ord set for her and a leather look for him — Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala as a couple and the chemistry between the two was unmissable.
Another couple who made a lovey-dovey entry was Justin and Hailey Bieber who twinned in black. We loved their no-gimmick look that reminded us of prom-night looks.
Award-winning American singer Billie Eilish ditched her fave baggy pants and oversized tees for some Old Hollywood charm. Wearing a billowy Oscar de la Renta off-shoulder gown, Cartier jewels and Jimmy Choo shoes, the Bad Guy singer channelled some major Marilyn Monroe vibes.
Carrying a book in her hand, co-chair Amanda Gorman took inspo from the Statue of Liberty! The poet wore a Vera Wang number with stones as a part of her eye make-up.
Tennis star Naomi Osaka’s outfit was an ode to multiculturalism. America to her is a blend of cultures so she celebrated Haitian as well as her Japanese heritages via the Louis Vuitton outfit.
A tuxedo jacket with sweatpants and Chucks — Timothee Chalamet, co-chair of the night, opted for a mixed-bag look that mostly spelt cool.