But tonight, the focus is on the steps of the Met, where A-list actors, supermodels,TV drag queens and athletes will be walking the cream carpet in their finest designer attire.
Anna Wintour wears Oscar de la Renta at the 2021 Met Gala. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
Adding to that patchwork, the Vogue editor-in-chief eschewed her usual Chanel and wore a floral Oscar de la Renta gown — a tribute to the late designer, who was a close friend and avid gardener.
Gorman, meanwhile, told CNN Style American fashion was “diverse, vibrant, beautiful, and intersectional.” Making her way up the steps she said, “I think American fashion really is at the crossroads of the world.”
The poet wore an embellished indigo gown by Vera Wang, with a jeweled laurel crown and a book-shaped clutch emblazoned with the words “Give me your tired” — all references to the Statue of Liberty.
Timothée Chalamet attends The 2021 Met Gala in Haider Ackerman. Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
YouTuber Emma Chamberlain in Louis Vuitton. Credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
Carolyn B. Maloney sends a clear message. Credit: Mike Coppola/Getty Images
New York congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney didn’t mince her words in a bold look emblazoned with “equal rights for women” written down the lengths of trailing shoulder panels.
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