Grimes brought a sword to the Met Gala. Taylor Hill / WireImage
The celebrities have arrivedees on the steps of the Metropolitan " Museum of Art for the 2021 Met Gala Monday night with extravagant, daring and flashy outfits the theme of In America: A Fashion Lexicon. The annual gala, hosted by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, raises funds for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Vogue a " shared a livestream , co-hosted by actor and recording artist Keke Palmer and actor, writer and director Ilana Glazer. Palmer and Glazer greeted guests on the Met's Grand Steps and commented on the many unique ensembles. Here are some of the standout looks from the highly anticipated event that followed a year of pandemic lockdowns and cancellations.
The piece de resistance: Rihanna. The icon everyone was waiting for finally appeared in the living room, and she brought it. As the latest celebrity to walk the red carpet, Rihanna closed the evening with a Balenciaga overcoat and matching hat.
Not only was she in the New "band- announcing Marvel's Hawkeye over the past 24 hours, the singer-actor has rocked unrecognizable air at the Gala, and not just thanks to his Iris Van Herpen outfit.
Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes
The gorgeous couple brought flair (and more bare skin) to the debates, making their duet gala debut in style.
The actor made waves a few weeks ago as Princess Diana in the trailer " of the upcoming Spencer biopic . She walked the red carpet being even more striking in her playful take on Chanel's In America theme.
Lil Nas X
The rapper stole the show no not once, not two, but three times as he revealed several Versace looks. Starting with a royal dress, he stripped down in golden armor, then a sparkling bodysuit.
C is the odd one we all expected. The singer wore a velvety sleek outfit, accessorized with ... what can only be described as one of Shrek's children. The green robot doll certainly shares her babysitter's hair.
"In America we are setting trends, especially in music," Ocean told host Keke Palmer during of his interview on the red carpet, offering the slightest explanation for his prope.
AOC wrapped itself in a literal fashion statement: a Brother Vellies tuxedo-inspired dress adorned with the words: "Tax the rich.
Model Iman Abdulmajid sailed with a certified show-stopper, wearing a personalized Harris Reed and Dolce Gabbana number.
Eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo made her Met Gala debut a moment to remember, donning a jumpsuit Saint Laurent in transparent lace.
The Olympic gymnast does not do things by halves. She does it by thirds - wearing an 88-pound three-in-one outfit, consisting of a skirt, mini-dress, black catsuit, and a whole bunch of Swarovski crystals.
JLo got the mission, tippin g her hat to Ralph Lauren in a beautiful harmonizing dress in leather and plumes.
Megan Thee Stallion
The rapper brought a touch of '80s prom with her elegant pale pink Coach number. As she raps in her Grammy winning song Savage, "classy, candle, ratchet (yeah).
The actor, one of this year's Met Gala co-chairs, showed up in a comfy white ensemble consisting of a satin tuxedo jacket, slacks tracksuit and high top beige Converse shoes.
The poet, another co-chair of the event, arrived in a dazzling blue dress and matching strappy heels.
Singing Singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, yet another co-chair, looked stunning in a flowing Marilyn Monroe-style dress from Oscar de la Renta with a massive train.
Actor Pete Davidson channeledprep school vibes, wearing a thigh-high blazer ... and a dark dress. With long mid-calf socks and chunky boots, he does it.
To complete the list of co-chairs of this year, the tennis star arrived in a set featuring a range of fun colors, textures and fits.
The USWNT football star traded the football field for the red carpet - wearing a red-than-red suit to meet. His blue sleeve left another statement, reading "In gay we trust.
The Schitt 's Creek star showed up an eye-catching puff-sleeve top with matching pants and studded black boots.
Singer-songwriter Leon Bridges pays homage to the south American with a blue fringed look and cowboy hat.
The Game of Thrones star graced the red carpet (white, actually) in a black dress with a long, sequined train and partial hoop skirt.
Jon Snow, Rose Leslie
Everyone's favorite golden couple in Game of Thrones on and off screen. Harington's white-top suit lets his wife 's eye-catching mustard dress take center stage.
Representative Carolyn B. Maloney
Representative New York Carolyn B. Maloney's outfit winked at Equal "Rights Amendment , a proposed amendment to the US Constitution stating that someone's legal rights should not be determined by their gender.