This Year’s Met Gala 

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Fernanda Ventura Palomo

October 14, 2021

The Met Gala took place on September 13, 2021. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Founded in 1948, the Met Gala is a fundraising gala held each year in New York City. For this year’s Met, the anticipation has been building up, especially with 2020’s Met Gala being canceled. The theme for this year’s Met Gala was American Independence. In past years, some themes were Heavenly Bodies, Through the Looking Glass, and Camp.

The Met Gala usually invites around 600 people. However, this year the number of attendees was less than other years due to Covid-19. There were still many outfits the night of the gala. Let’s look at some of the outfits of the night and their inspirations.

One of the couples who attended the Met Gala would be Hailey and Justin Bieber. Dressed in matching black, Hailey’s outfit was a black Saint Laurent gown with a structured embellished neckline, some black sunglasses and  jewelry. Justin, on the other hand, wore a black suit (also by Saint Laurent) with a white shirt underneath, and Nike air forces with smiley faces on them. 

Billie Eilish showed up at the gala in a voluminous peach gown that stunned the crowd. According to Billie, “I loved dresses growing up, like, all I did was wear dresses… had all my Barbies. I would take their dresses and admire them and wish that they were mine. I finally got to do that and kind of look how I always dreamed of looking when I felt confident enough to wear one.” Her outfit fit the theme in which she went as the late Marilyn Monroe, an iconic American celebrity.  

Other celebrities attended the Met Gala like Kim Kardashian, Emma Chamberlain, Lili Reinhart, Kendall Jenner, and so on. The Met Gala is one day in a year where designers and celebrities get to make dresses and show them off to the public and display their talents.