Celebs Met Gala 2021: an ode to US fashion & identity 14 September, 2021 | 14 September, 2021 Met Gala 2021: an ode to US fashion & identity The Met Gala returns after a year and, as usual, it does so with controversy. Last night one of the most important events in the world of fashion was held. Traditionally it takes place on the first Monday in May, but due to pandemic restrictions and after a whole year of silence, the organization, which is led by Anna Wintour, decided to postpone to September, closing the NYFW edition. The Met Gala returns after a year and, as usual, it does so with controversy. Last night one of the most important events in the world of fashion was held. Traditionally it takes place on the first Monday in May, but due to pandemic restrictions and after a whole year of silence, the organization, which is led by Anna Wintour, decided to postpone to September, closing the NYFW edition. As is tradition, the guests have to stick to the theme in question and the dresses are analyzed based not only on aesthetics, but also on consistency with the ‘dress-code. Elegance and classic and normative glamor are not the main protagonists of the night, because what matters and really makes the difference is to understand the thematic motif of the night and materialize the idea as best as possible in the dressed body. Celebrities are expected to break out of their comfort zone, so wearing a black strapless dress or a gold one with a mermaid tail is not a hit at the Met Gala In this year’s edition we have seen a bit of everything. From the signature minimalism of Hailey Bieber (from YSL) to the explicit reference to the American flag worn by Debby Harry in a unique Zac Posen design. However, what we are looking for on a Met Gala red carpet is an iconic moment like the one that Rihanna starred in dressed as Papisa in 2018, in which the theme was ‘Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’. This is why the most outstanding dresses of the night were the following: Lupita Nyong’o In a ‘denim-inspired dress’ by Versace, Lupita landed on the Met Gala carpet. With a strapless and mermaid silhouette, the model combined different shades of denim in reference to the beginnings of Levi’s denim in the United States. The jeweled details break with the ‘casual’ of jeans and make the dress ‘suitable’ for a red carpet. The trend of the 2000s also appears in the model worn by Nyong’o, which some media have linked to the now iconic denim dress worn by Britney Spears at the 2001 VMA’s together with her partner at the time, Justin Timberlake. Lupita’s beauty and hair are reminiscent of Brooklyn-born African-American artist Lorna Simpson. Kim Kardashian Despite having her entire face covered, her silhouette is indistinguishable. Kim Kardashian does not need to show her face to go viral, as evidenced by the design she wore last night, signed by Balenciaga and designed by her husband Kanye West. The celebrity is always one step ahead of the rest, and in this case, she only needed her silhouette to show it. The outfit consists of leggings style boots with a pointed tip and high heels, which disappear under a tight dress, complemented by long gloves fused with the mask that covers her entire face. Billie Eilish In honor of Hollywood’s golden age, Eilish stood out for the solemnity of her choice. Signed by Oscar de la Renta, the champagne-colored design completed the American lexicon of the 1950s. The design is low risk, as it is a guaranteed bet that always looks good. However, the singer fulfilled the theme of the night with an obvious reference to two timeless style icons: Grace Kelly and Marilyn Monroe. Gemma Chan The London actress also followed the dresscode of the night. Aesthetics and theme came together in her design by Prabal Gurung, a Nepalese-American designer, and she paid tribute to the first Chinese actress to perform in Hollywood, Anna May Wong. Chang wore a black sequin minidress adorned with a dragon in the center of the body and a spectacular pastel green train.