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Met Gala returns for theme: ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
,Kate Ng,Peony Hirwani
Tuesday 14 September 2021 04:09
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Fashion’s biggest night has come and gone, with some of the most famous names making an appearance on the red carpet tonight at the 2021 Met Gala.

After a year hiatus due to the pandemic, the fashionable event returned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the theme: “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” on 13 September.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Emily Ratajkowski, Kim Kardashian, Anna Wintour, Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish and a slew of other famous faces arrived and posed on the red carpet in glamorous and elaborate designs inspired by the theme.

However, a handful of celebrities announced they would not attend this year’s Met Gala, including Nicki Minaj, who said her absence was due to the event’s vaccine requirements. Other notable absences included Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, Zendaya, Billy Porter, and Harry Styles.

Meanwhile, police arrested multiple people after a large group of Black Lives Matter protestors demonstrated outside of the Met Gala.

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Barbie Ferreira drips in pearls on Met Gala red carpet

Barbie Ferreira is serving Pearly Queen in her Area gown tonight:

Barbie Ferreira attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City

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Dan Levy wears globe-inspired custom outfit by Loewe

Schitt’s Creek star Dan Levy has arrived in arguably the most interesting menswear look of the evening.

His costume, featuring an embroidery of two men kissing over a map of the world and large puff sleeves, is a custom Loewe design. Check it out below:

Dan Levy attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City

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Keke Palmer asks Brooklyn Beckham where he’s from

Met Gala livestream host Keke Palmer asked David Beckham’s son, Brooklyn Beckham, where he was from while interviewing him on the red carpet.

Palmer was speaking to Beckham and his fiancée Nicola Peltz, who was wearing Valentino tonight – not Victoria Beckham...

Watch the moment below:

Met Gala 2021: Keke Palmer asks Brooklyn Beckham 'Where are you from?'
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Viewers complain about quality of Vogue Met Gala livestream

The Met Gala livestream on Vogue’s Twitter account has encountered a few glitches, and people have noticed...

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Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney reps equal rights amendment

US Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is wearing a dress with the slogan “Equal Rights For Women” draped over her shoulders at the Met Gala.

This is not the first time the 75-year-old politician has made a statement at the event – at the 2019 Met Gala, she wore an official FDNY jacket to raise awareness for the 9-11 Victims Compensation Fund.

Get a load of her literal statement piece this year:

Carolyn B. Maloney attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City

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Anna Wintour arrives in Oscar de la Renta

The Vogue queen herself, Anna Wintour, has arrived at the Met Gala in a floral Oscar de la Renta gown:

Anna Wintour attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City

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Keke Palmer arrives in Sergio Hudson gown

Keke Palmer looks like a dream on the red carpet in this slinky, sparkly number by Sergio Hudson:

Keke Palmer attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City

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This year’s best-dressed stars at the Met Gala

The stars are already making their appearances, starting with Ilana Glazer, Emma Chamberlain, and Lisa Love.

Our resident fashion expert Olivia Petter will keep you updated on the best-dressed celebrities tonight below:

The best and most outrageous outfits at the Met Gala

The annual soirée is known as the Oscars of the fashion world

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Us in 10 minutes’ time:

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First look at the Met Gala ahead of celeb arrivals

NYC-based fashion journalist Laurie Brookins has tweeted a video of the first look at the Met Gala, before celebs and designers make their appearances.

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