Unless you’ve been on a social media hiatus, your feed was undoubtedly with Met everything today: face jewels, The Dementor (Kim K) memes, nearly-naked sheer ensembles, old Hollywood glam and more. It’s fashion’s biggest night out, and our phones are as close as we were getting to the action—slash going out at all—right now, so we were living for it.
This year’s 2021 Met Gala theme— In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion —invited guests to bring to life their interpretation of American fashion. After seeing the beauty looks, it’s clear this year’s ‘Party in the USA’ was in the eye of the beholder. There was happiness, there was nostalgia and there was rebellion. Ahead, explore how this year’s attendees translated ‘America’ to their faces.
20-year-old YouTuber Emma Chamberlain was one of the first attendees to arrive at this year's Met Gala. A Byredo electric green eyeshadow complemented her Louis Vuitton cut-out dress
Gigi Hadid took the theme quite literally, washed with the flag's red and blue on her tresses and lids.
Julia Garner was a real-life diamond from head-to-toe.
Yara Shahidi drew inspiration from American-born French entertainer Josephine Baker.
Rita Ora donned an infinite ombré sweep of pink from eyes to cheeks to lips.
Billie Eilish channeled a modern-day Marilyn Monroe
Megan Thee Stallion
Meg like we've never never seen her before, stunned in soft waves and two-toned makeup.
Keke Palmer sported a sultry smokey eye.
Kaia Gerber drew inspiration from Bianca Jagger's 1981 Met Gala look designed by Halston.
Winter 2021 Remix cover star Madison Beer exuded all the Old Hollywood glam vibes.
Barbie Ferreira's was a bedazzling beauty for her first Met.
More jewels! Activist and poet Amanda Gorman channeled Lady Liberty in midnight blue with matching silver face embellishments.