It’s that time of year again. After a 2020 hiatus from Met Gala season, the annual fashion party has finally made its return on a smaller, pandemic-friendly scale—though with looks just as extravagant and memorable as any other year.
Tonight, celebrities and designers have officially reconvened on the red carpet, bringing their A-game to the year’s most anticipated event in fashion in a slew of expressive looks, from chic two-piece sets to full-on embellished gowns. For this year’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the style is all about modern America, playing up tropes of expression and individuality. In other words, the looks are bound to be as over-the-top, dramatic, and political as you’d imagine.
Let’s have a look at the best celebrity red carpet looks from MET 2021.