2021 Met Gala Best Looks
(Indya Moore, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; Kid Cudi, Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock; Naomi Osaka, Matt Baron/Shutterstock; Lil Nas X, Matt Baron/Shutterstock; Camila Cabello, Matt Baron/Shutterstock)

Met Gala 2021: People of Color Shine on the Diverse and Inclusive Red Carpet

Fashion’s biggest night — the Met Gala — was once again a diverse and inclusive affair with women and men of all races sporting some of the most buzzed-about and impressive looks of the evening.

Typically held on the first Monday in May, this year’s event was postponed due to COVID-19 and instead fell directly in the middle of New York City fashion month, making representation for POC an even more essential and visible matter.

The Gala was hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour and the evening’s co-chairs, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman. The theme for this year’s event was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” Here’s a look at some of the most fashionable — and widely discussed — outfits of the 2021 event:


Singer and mogul Rihanna with rapper A$AP Rocky

Rihanna and ASAP Rocky
(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Actress and host of The View, Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg
(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Singer Normani

(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams and wife Helen Lasichanh

Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Actress and model Indya Moore

Indya Moore
(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)


Singer Kehlani

(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Rapper and actor Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi
(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)


Actress Zoë Kravitz

Zoe Kravitz
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Actress Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


K-pop singer CL

(JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)


Tennis royalty Serena Williams

Serena Williams
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Tennis royalty Venus Williams

Venus Williams
(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)


Singer Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Model Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow
(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Gymnast Simone Biles

Simone Biles
(JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)


Singer Erykah Badu with rapper Lil Uzi Vert

Erykah Badu
(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Lourdes Leon, daughter of Madonna

Lourdes Leon
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Singer and actress, Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Drag queen Symone and rapper J. Balvin

J. Balvin and Symone
(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)


Actress Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling
(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)


New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Singer and actress Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo
(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Model Imaan Hammam

Imaan Hammam
(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)


Singers Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey

Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Singer and actress Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige
(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)


Singer Kim Petras

Kim Petras
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Singer and actress Mj Rodriguez

MJ Rodriguez
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Rapper Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion
(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Model Iman

(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Rapper Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X
(Matt Baron/Shutterstock)


Rapper Saweetie

(Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)


Inaugural Poet and writer Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman
(John Angelillo/UPI/Shutterstock)



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