What is the Met Gala?
The Met Gala is a swanky event held at the start; however, due to the pandemic, the event was rescheduled to take place on September 13, 2021. Celebrities from all over the world bring their costume designs to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to showcase the timeless class fashion the Met Gala represents.
The reception from the public regarding the outfits was predominantly negative. There were primarily predictable statement pieces from Old Hollywood to Business formal, or celebrities decided not to follow the theme “In America, Alexacon of Fashion.”
Fashion Historian YouTuber Mina Le made a reaction video to celebrities’ met gala outfits. With her extensive knowledge of fashion and pop culture, she addresses the good and the bad regarding the event. She commented on several celebrities’ outfits from Billie Eilish, Iman Abdulmajid, Timothy Chalamae, Lil Nas X, etc.
ModernGurlz also made a YouTube video addressing the Met Gala outfits, and they are underwhelming, considering how easy the theme was. She stated that celebrities could of used “high school stereotypes.”
Billie Eilish’s outfit was inspired by Holiday Barbie; she is wearing a long light pink dress with a blonde lob, black eyeliner, and a brown muted pink lipstick.
Billie said, “It was time for this, and I feel like I’ve grown so much in the last few years.” The dress gave her a boost of maturity and class that we haven’t seen in her previous cameo outfits. Billie’s appearance at Met Gala was groundbreaking since she is the youngest co-chair for the event. She had to organize guest lists, food arrangements, and decor for the event.
Kendall Jenner’s Met Gala look was inspired by Audrey’s Hepburns’ My Fair Lady. She is wearing a silver naked dress with 82 carats of chorpoarts diamonds dropped around her neck. Kendall stated how
Many people called out Kendall for using a Belgium actress for an American fashion event. In her Met Gala looks video, Mina Le stated that the film My Fair Lady takes place in England is about British class politics.
Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X pulled off three unconventional looks that exude royalty, class, and embracing his identity. First, he is wearing a custom costume designed by Donatella Versace, which is equivalent to a Matryoshka doll.
This was also Lil Nas’s first time at the Met Gala, and he wanted to start with a bang. The first ensemble he wore consisted of a large cape with a train at the bottom of the hem. His second look contrasted his first with a futuristic gold suit of armor. The final look showcased a slinky bodycon bodysuit featuring crystals covering the signature Versace design.