The gala was back to its usual time slot, the first weekend of May, after being pushed back due to COVID-19.
The annual fashion extravaganza took place on 13 September last year and was cancelled the year before due to the pandemic.
On Monday 2 May, nearly 400 celebrities attended the event in New York City and walked the red carpet on the steps of Metropolitan Museum of Art.
This year’s theme was’ “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” with the dress code listed on the invites as “Gilded Glamour”, making it the part two of an exhibit from the museum’s Costume Institute.
The first part of the exhibit, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” was the theme of the 2021 Met Gala.
Per usual, Vogue’s Anna Wintour ran the
gala, just like she has since 1995, and has
organised the celebrity guest list for the
night. She was joined by other co-chairs, Tom Ford, and Instagram’s Adam Mosseri.
Along with Blake Lively and her
husband Ryan Reynolds, the event was
hosted by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Regina
Gala co-host Blake Lively meanwhile paid tribute to New York City’s Gilded Age architecture. With the assistance of several helpers, she undid the enormous bow of her shimmering Versace gown on the steps of Met, unveiling a hidden train in an aged copper color inspired by the patina of the Statue of Liberty.
Styled by Ricardo Tisci, iconic hip-hop star, Nicki Minaj stunned in an all-black ensemble consisting of a sleeveless tulle dress, leather leggings, and a Burberry baseball cap. Her face, shoulders, and arms were spotted with gleaming black stones to complete the look.
Former United States Secretary of States, Hilary Clinton, was also present at the event in a simple red, long-sleeved ball gown.
Singer Alicia Keys, also walked the red carpet in a black gown with a sweeping cape adorned with bejewelled images of New York’s famous skyscrapers.
South African billionaire, who currently holds the title of World’s richest man, Elon Musk, also graced the red carpet in a black tailcoat. He was accompanied by his mother, Maye, who was dressed in a crimson velvet Dior gown.
The Kardashians are not left out in the parade, with Kim Kardashian stealing the show in iconic Marilyn Monroe dress, Kylie Jenner in an Off-White wedding dress, and a net-veiled baseball hat. Her sisters, Khloe and Kourtney both made their debut appearance at the event this year.