Supermodel Iman donned a feathered gold and beige headdress and cage skirt.
Rapper Lil Nas X stepped out in a Versace suit of gold armor.
“Dune” actor Timothée Chalamet opted for a white silk suit by designer Haider Ackermann - a look he described as "formal sweatpants".
Wearing Balenciaga, Kim Kardashian and her estranged husband Kanye West drew the attention of both fashionistas and memers alike by opting out for a thick all-black outfit.
Selena Williams wore a Gucci silver bodysuit with the floor-length pink feathers.
This was the first Gala for “Game of Thrones” actor Maisie Williams who donned an outfit designed by her boyfriend Reuben Shelby.
Model Ano kyai stepped out for the Gala in a crystal white gown and a cute pixie crop.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 31 year-old Democratic Congresswoman from New York and one of the prominent members of the so-called “squad” wore a white gown with "Tax the Rich"drawn in red. "It's time we bring all classes into the conversation about having a fairer country,"she said.
Jennifer Lopez stepped out in a Western black hat over a plunging bronze gown and fur jacket.
Musician and the girlfriend of Tesla entrepreneur Elon Musk, Grimes wore an outfit by Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen with a matching sword and a metallic facemask.
On Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a score of celebrities, politicians, Tiktokers and Hollywood A-listers, who stepped out in lavish outfits, laced with social and political commentary, at the Met Gala 2021, in a bid to celebrate the best of American fashion. The red carpet throbbed with excitement and panache as the stars unapologetically embraced their distinct style.
Held to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute, the Gala made a stunning return this week after the pandemic had foiled last year’s all fashion plans. It marked the inauguration of the Costume Institute's 2021 annual fashion exhibition, titled "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”