The 2021 Met Gala took place Monday evening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Celebrities adopted this year’s “In America: A Fashion Lexicon” theme with outfits that turn heads.
But some have missed the mark; some outfits didn’t fit the theme while others felt too safe or just plain silly.
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Kim Kardashian’s all-black Balenciaga look was a bummer compared to her previous Met Gala sets.
Kim Kardashian West’s faceless bodysuit ended up being the most memorable of the night, making comparisons to the Dementors from the “Harry Potter” movies and a women’s bathroom panel.
A source close to Kardashian West told Insider that Kanye West played an “instrumental” role in the design of her outfit. While the same source described Kardashian West’s look as “like a new subculture and a new fashion statement,” it was a bummer compared to her previous more elaborate Met Gala sets.
Kardashian West also wore a similar look days before, making her red carpet ensemble less intriguing. On Saturday, while in New York, she donned a Vetements leather trench coat, over the knee boots, matching gloves and a mask that closed over her face.
J Balvin also went for a hidden look in this head-to-toe Jeremy Scott for Moschino ensemble.
As an artist who loves to embrace color and eclectic fashion, Balvin’s outfit made sense to him – but the Moschino outfit didn’t feel on the theme.
The singer accessorized the unique ensemble dotted with hundreds of brightly colored flowers and petals with layered chain necklaces, including one featuring a smiley locket with lightning bolts for the eyes – his famous trademark symbol – and a pair of singles. black boots.
Although he stood out on the red carpet, Balvin’s look didn’t seem to match the theme.
Addison Rae played it safe for her first Met Gala appearance in a Tom Ford dress for Gucci.
Rae attended her first gala in a vintage dress from 2003 that looked like the one her friend Kourtney Kardashian wore in 2019 from the same collection.
The TikTok star’s dress fit her perfectly, but I think it would have been perfect for an event like the Emmys or the Golden Globes rather than the Met Gala, where guests should wear memorable ensembles and stand out from the crowd. crowd.
After showing up at the 2019 Met Gala as Barbie, Kacey Musgraves’ Ralph Lauren look this year left something to be desired.
Kacey Musgraves stunned everyone when she paid tribute to Barbie in a custom Moschino look at the 2019 Met Gala. For this look, she wore a hot pink dress with a handbag shaped like a hair dryer.
At this year’s gala, however, Musgraves went for an equestrian vibe with a metallic silver skirt and a black jersey turtleneck top. The look went with the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” theme, and she looked fabulous, but I expected to see her in a more eye-catching outfit after her last appearance.
“Gossip Girl” star Evan Mock has followed the trend of covering his face.
Mock arrived in a Thom Browne suit and paired it with a leather face mask with descending spikes.
Considering it was his first time attending the gala, I would have hoped to see Mock in a more eye-catching outfit. It seemed to me that the only interesting part of her gaze was her face covering.
Whoopi Goldberg’s purple and green dress had some dramatic elements, but together they didn’t quite work.
I concede the EGOT winner made a statement in this exaggerated Valentino Couture look. But the color combination and the number of ruffles just didn’t seem to work.
That said, unlike some on this list, at least Goldberg went for an outfit that would stand out on the red carpet.
Kim Petras took the theme “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” very literally with her 3D ponytail bustier.
Petras’ Collina Strada ensemble took this year’s Met Gala theme literally and turned out to be one of the most daring outfits of the night. Presumably the singer chose to make a statement for her gala debut but unfortunately I think it sounded more ridiculous than glamorous.
Frank Ocean accessorized his Prada outfit with a bizarre robot doll.
Ocean seems to have taken a page from Jared Leto’s book when it comes to wearing weird accessories to the gala.
In 2019, Leto accessorized her Gucci look with a replica of her head. Two years later, Ocean did something similar with a green robot doll.
While Ocean kept it simple in an all-black suede outfit, the doll stood out in a hooded Homer jumpsuit. I would have preferred to see Ocean in the Homer jumpsuit the robotic doll wore in a nod to the fun designs of the 60s. As for the doll, I think he could have left it at home.
Madison Beer looked great in this dress, but it was an outfit that suited another event better.
The singer wore an emerald green mermaid-style dress from One / Of by Patricia Voto. The outfit also paid homage to an American icon, as it was inspired by Marilyn Monroe in the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” Beer told Emma Chamberlain in an interview for Vogue.
While the dress looked stunning, she just made Beer blend in with the crowd as she lacked that punch factor, which the gala is known for.
Rose Leslie appeared in an Oscar de la Renta yellow dress, but it looked more like an Oscar outfit.
I admit I absolutely love this remarkable yellow dress and how it looked on Leslie.
But I can’t help but think that it was a safe choice for the Met Gala and that she could have saved it for another red carpet event.
Kit Harington looked dapper in this black and white tuxedo, but it lacked the grandeur expected at the gala.
As with Leslie, I think Kit Harington could have gone for a more dramatic look for the Met Gala.
His Saint Laurent look was a classic but I think he would have stood out more if he wore a yellow tuxedo to match him and Leslie.
Olivia Rodrigo looked amazing in a see-through Saint Laurent bodysuit, but I wouldn’t say it’s Met Gala worthy.
The singer’s “driver’s license” bodysuit was a bold choice thanks to its sheer lace fabric, but I wish the look had more oomph.
I think the look would have been even better if he had had a more dramatic neckline or a train to match the feathers.
Josh O’Connor looked dapper but this outfit was a missed opportunity to wear something more dramatic.
The “The Crown” star wore a custom Dunhill look to attend her first gala.
While the pastel blue jacket looks great on O’Connor, the gala is known as an event for cutting edge outfits and it just didn’t fit that description.
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