Met Ball 2021 Dazzles With A Return To High Fashion

By Lance Avery Morgan   Photos courtesy of Getty Images

Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren

We all know that the Met Gala is the toughest ticket in town. Since it’s invitation-only, we wanted to share how the festivities shaped up last night to inspire your own fall dressing, with a bird’s eye look at the event…

With the cancellation of the event in 2021, due to the pandemic, plans have been in the works for its comeback. Part 1, last night, was centered around this year’s exhibition, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion. The second part, slated for next May, when the gala usually occurs, is sure to be a showstopper.

The hosts of this year’s event, media stars Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, and Billie Eilish, didn’t disappoint with their Tik Tock generation P.O.V. An energetically youthful swagger throughout the event’s red carpet was palpable.

Iman in Harris Reed

In fact, we’ve all come to expect opulent, extravagant fashion, really, costumes, at this Oscars for the fashion crowd. Yet, this year is special due to the pent-up demand of all-out glamour due to COVID-19.  Were there any surprises? Sure. Was there the feeding frenzy of the most visually appealing outfits by the paparazzi? You bet.

One thing you can be sure of with the Met Gala is that the lucky guests (and their style teams) put their all into what envelops their bodies for the occasion. Here’s a look at both our favorites, as well as some classics, that will invigorate your gala and red carpet dressing…

Gabrielle Union in Samantha Black
Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta
Kaia Gerber in Oscar de la Renta
Emily Blunt in Miu Miu