The attendees of the Met Gala 2021 had various interpretations of the event’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” Some made a deliberate effort to show their understanding of the theme, while others were criticized for going too far in emphasizing its celebration. This year’s Met Gala was the first part of a two-part series, with the 2022 event serving as the second part.
The following are the 5 outfits that caused a stir at the Met Gala 2021.
- ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ
The congresswoman made a statement by wearing a white ball gown with the words “Tax the Rich” prominently displayed on the back. It seems she did not attend the event just to enjoy it, but also to challenge the current state of things. Her outfit certainly sparked discussion, which was likely her intention.
- Kim Kardashian
She arrived in a Balenciaga body-cum outfit entirely in black, designed by Demna Gvasalia. Despite covering every part of her body except for her long ponytail hair, she was recognized by everyone present, possibly due to her distinctive silhouette as predicted by the designer Gvasalia. She initially resisted covering her face, but it seems Gvasalia’s judgment was correct.
- Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
Rihanna and her partner seemed to have anticipated cold weather as they were dressed in warm clothes. Rihanna wore a black Balenciaga coat and a black hat, while A$AP Rocky was dressed in a multi-colored Eli Russell Linnetz outfit.
- Carolyn Maloney
This member of the US Congress made a political statement with her dress at the Met Gala, which caused a stir. It’s worth noting that her supporters praised the message of “Equal rights for women” inscribed on her cape.
To convey the theme of the event is one thing, but to make a statement is another. It may not come as a surprise to you, but who would bring a sword to the Met Gala? The answer is Canadian musician Grimes, who turned heads with her bold fashion choice. She wore a lavish beaded outfit, a shiny chrome face mask, and carried a sword to complete the look.
We are eagerly anticipating more attention-grabbing ensembles like these at the Met Gala 2022.