September 16, 2021

2021 Met Gala Roundup

Phew.  What a ride.

For some reason I thought the 2021 Met Gala was scaled back this year, but it seemed stronger than ever.

Here is a roundup of the rest of the attendees who took to the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday (September 13) in New York City.

Lorde appeared to be channelling her inner Lana Del Rey wearing this Bode look – created using upcycled materials – because that was the first person I thought of when I saw this look. 

Audra McDonald ​was looking as elegant as ever in ​Sergio Hudson​, even though I wish the right sleeve was wrapped a bit closer​.

Barbie Ferreira in Jonathan Simkhai 2021 Met Gala

‘Europhia’ actress Barbie Ferreira made her Met Gala debut wearing a flawless off-the-shoulder Johnathan Simkhai gown embroidered with Swarovski crystals and pearls that cascade into the fringes and curves of the gown, which channelled vintage Hollywood, while giving a nod to the 1920’s flapper era.

The actress said, “I am always inspired by the 1920s and burlesque, and as we were creating the concept for the dress, I envisioned having a beautiful and structured gown, but for a modern stage. To me, this era was the epitome of American fashion.”

Ella Emhoff in Adidas by Stella McCartney​ - 2021 Met Gala

Ella Emhoff​, the girl who along with Amanda Gorman became a fashion icon overnight at Joe Biden’s inauguration, opted for comfort wearing an Adidas by Stella McCartney​ futuristic embellished bodysuit with oversized trackpants.

As someone addicted to activewear, I’m so into this.   Even at the Met Gala. 

Cartier jewels completed her look.

Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang - 2021 Met Gala

​I really loved ​Emily Ratajkowski on Monday night.

She will always be that girl who is oozing sex appeal, so I love how ​Vera Wang​ created a gown that felt more romantic for a refreshing change.

Some might say that the ruffled detail on her shoulder is too much, but I’ll take it if it’s concealing a bulky illusion neckline.  But she should’ve worn her hair up.

Gillian Anderson in Chloe - 2021 Met Gala

​After her awards season run, and in general, I was really disappointed and underwhelmed by ​Gillian Anderson in ​this ​Chloe​ charcoal grey dress in repurposed organic silk crepe.

It just didn’t live up to the occasion, and we all know she can rise to an occasion.

Kim Petras went from a BDSM masked look at the MTV VMAs, to this Collina Strada dress featuring a horse head bustier.

Whether you love the style statement or not, it is one for the Met Gala history books. 

I do love the silhouette and the print, but could’ve lived without the horse head. 

Jordan Alexander in Christopher John Rogers  - 2021 Met Gala

I know many don’t share my love for Jordan Alexander’s style, but on this occasion I wasn’t a fan of this Christopher John Rogers dress. 

From the fit of the bustier to the randomness of the stripes, this was a big no from me, which is a shame, because this is her best makeup look. 

Stunning from the necklace up. 

Julia Garner in Stella McCartney - 2021 Met Gala

Julia Garner’s style can be a bit quirky at times, so I love that she had a rare super sultry moment in a Stella McCartney bodysuit and dress combo, styled with Harry Winston jewels and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

Karlie Kloss Carolina Herrera - 2021 Met Gala

Karlie Kloss’ Met Gala looks can be hit and miss.

Her 2019 Gucci look was a miss, but this Carolina Herrera by Wes Gordon dress – which was inspired by America’s flower, the rose – was one of my favourites on the night….like most of the red dresses.

I’m here for the colour, the drama and the 80s-inspired sleeves.

Black Christian Louboutin Iriza pumps and De Beers jewels completed her look.

Laura Harrier in Altuzarra - 2021 Met Gala

I think I would’ve loved Laura Harrier’s Altuzarra gold lame dress more had it not been for the asymmetrical lines across the bodice.  They seem unnecessary and add nothing to the dress.

Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger® earrings and rings completed her look. 

Lili Reinhart in custom Christian Siriano - 2021 Met Gala

Lili Reinhart wore a custom Christian Siriano sheer pink flower appliqué gown showcasing all 50 state flowers which balances the delicate femininity with an alluring corseted body.

I’m sure a comparison will be made to Irina Shayk’s Moschino gown at the same event, due to the similarity of the design, but I think I prefer the flowers on Lili’s dress as Irina’s were knitted/crocheted. 

Jimmy Choo ‘Kaylee’ sandals and jewels from Fred Leighton and KWIAT accessorised her look.

Maisie Williams in Reuben Selby - 2021 Met Gala

‘Game of Thrones’ actress Maisie Williams made her Met Gala debut channeling inner goth goddess wearing an all black look designed by boyfriend Reuben Selby.

I love that she used fashion’s biggest night to support an independent fashion label.

The look suits her personality, and is very well designed and styled.

Even if I am still waiting for her eyebrows to grow back, this was one of the best of the night.

Cartier jewels completed her look

Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova, wore a gold gown from American fashion designer Gabriela Hearst.

The sleeves and the necklace sold this look to me.

Megan Rapinoe in Sergio Hudson - 2021 Met Gala

I doubt anyone is surprised that Megan Rapinoe opted for a red, white and blue themed look.

But at least she was on theme wearing this in impeccably tailored Sergio Hudson suit, which she styled with a custom Edie Parker clutch which read, ‘In Gay We Trust’.

Natalia Bryant made her Met Gala debut wearing a Conner Ives sequinned ’60s-inspired balloon dress.

The era was amped up with the lilac platform heels and her bouffant.

Nia Dennis in Stella McCartney - 2021 Met Gala

Nia Dennis was the Gymnast who performed on the red carpet at the Met Gala.

She was dressed in a blue Adidas by Stella McCartney, completed all the three colours of the American flag as Ella Emhoff wore red, Julia Garner wore white, and Nia wore blue. 

Paloma Elsesser in Zac Posen - 2021 Met Gala

I was happy to see Zac Posen back on the red carpet.

The designer who shuttered his label back in November 2019, created this custom red dress for Paloma Elsesser, which enhanced her gorgeous figure.

Ana Khouri jewels completed her look. 

Rebecca Hall in Batsheva  - 2021 Met Gala

Rebecca Hall wore a custom black and white Batsheva pinafore-style dress that brings to mind Grant Wood’s 1930 painting, American Gothic.

She styled the look with Monique Pean jewelry, a Huntington Season clutch.

This is one of those weird dresses that I instantly fall in love with. It’s like an elevated prairie dress thanks to the PVC elements.

I really wish someone had taken a better picture of Rosalía in her Rick Owens fringed leather look for her Met Gala debut.

It was either side on or front on.  But front on with the train with the money shot.  That’s when you can see the full magnitude of the dress.  Jennifer Lopez knows this.

As does Saweetie, who ensured her sparkling striped Christian Cowan gown was fully in the spotlight.

I loved seeing so many athletes at this event.

We only get to see them in spandex on the track, but the Met Gala has given Sha’Carri Richardson a chance to shine.

Wore a gorgeous red bustier and fringe dress from Jamaican-born designer Theophilio.

A Phoenix inspires the look. Sha’Carri wanted to show the world how she rose from her lowest to reach the top. She loves the colour red as it signifies fire, which she brings on and off the field.

Simone Biles wore an Area dress inspired by Josephine Baker feather costumes.

I loved the idea behind it, but it looked very heavy.

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