The Met Gala, one of fashion’s biggest and starriest events has rolled out its red carpet in New York for some of the planet’s best-known celebrities.
The Met Gala is typically held on the first Monday in May, but this year, the event was postponed due to Covid-19 and falls right in the middle of fashion month.
Kicking off this evening, 13 September, fashion’s biggest night will be held at its usual location: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The gala will be in celebration of the Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opens to the public in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on 18 September, and the looks were inspired by everything from the Matrix film franchise to the Statue of Liberty.
The ball was co-hosted by pop star Billie Eilish, tennis player Naomi Osaka, actor Timothée Chalamet, and poet Amanda Gorman.
One of the most talked-about looks of the night came from Kim Kardashian, who covered her face and body in an all-enveloping black outfit. The custom design was devised by Demna Gvasalia, the creative director of fashion house Balenciaga.
Among the last to arrive at the Gala was Rihanna, who has stolen the show at past events, with outfits including a Pope-inspired costume in 2018. The singer and businesswoman turned heads once again as she posed in an all-black Balenciaga overcoat, while her boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky, swathed himself in a multicolored quilt.
One celebrity who wasn’t there was rapper Nicki Minaj, who said she hadn’t yet had a Covid vaccine, which was a requirement of entry.