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The Met Gala is always a sight to see.

Different personalities gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art dressed to the nines by some of the top and fast-rising brands in the world.

This year’s themes, yes there are two, are “In America: A lexicon of fashion” and “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” that aim to spotlight American brands, designers and fashion throughout the years.

This year’s soiree is also different not just because of the current predicament, but also because of the old faces that were not in attendance and the new faces that came prepared.

Here are my top picks.

 


Lil Nas X was not contented with sporting a single look. Instead, he donned three.
The 22-year-old rapper manifested royalty, knightly and sultry all in one night as he stepped out on the Met Gala carpet in three custom Versace looks.
His opening look was a champagne gold cape ordained with intricately-beaded golden roses.
It was followed by his golden suit that prompted knightly and Iron Man feels.
Finally, underneath the armor was a skintight bodysuit that looked like it was dipped in Versace golden crystals.
What a way to begin his journey on the Met Gala carpet.


Grimes I call this look majestic sci-fi because of how fashion designer Iris van Herpen played around with loose fabrics for its femininity and adding edginess via the futuristic silver details on the bodice, not to mention, the sword, the book and the metallic mask.


Billie Eilish put away her loose tee and baggy pants for the night and donned a blush Oscar de la Renta tulle gown for the Met Gala.
Her old Hollywood glam look plus the platinum blonde locks that framed her face evoked Marilyn Monroe vibes. Incidentally, Eilish — a vegan and animal rights activist — was able to convince the gown’s creator to stop using fur for its products.


Dan Levy The LGBTQ+ community is aptly represented at the 2021 Met Gala courtesy of Dan Levy’s choice of outfit, an ensemble birthed by Loewe’s creative director Jonathan Anderson.
It featured a map printed all over the attire and at the center of the torso was an art piece — an image of two men kissing called, ‘Fuck You Faggot Fucker,’ named after a homophobic cartoon the late artist and LGBTQ activist David Wojnarowicz came across.


The Biebers My friends will say I’m biased, that’s why I included Mr. and Mrs. Bieber on the list. In reality, I consider their look as my calm amid this fashion storm.
Rarely do they make an appearance in gatherings, but Justin’s La Maison Drew suit and Hailey’s chic Saint Laurent dress were simple yet stunning pieces that definitely made a mark.

Iman Walis tambo, but make it fashion. This head-to-toe Harris Reed ensemble is a work of art on Somalian supermodel Iman. The head dress and hoop skirt adorned with wispy gold-blond feathers plus the gold jumpsuit underneath made the 66-year-old glow like a crown. In an interview, Iman shared that it evoked feelings of hope which was why she was instantly drawn to the dress.


Timothée Chalamet I’m confused by how Timothée Chalamet was able to pull off an all-white Haider Ackermann dress suit, sweats and sneakers at the Met Gala but the peculiar combo makes it all the more exciting to witness.
According to the designer, he was inspired by the “fusion of street style and sleek tailoring” of America.

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