An Honest Review Of Fashion Looks From The 2021 Met Gala Red Carpet

An Honest Review Of Fashion Looks From The 2021 Met Gala Red Carpet

By Astrid Taemets | 14th September 2021

It’s been a looong time since we’ve seen a red carpet, and what better way to bring our fave celebs back together than with fashion’s pinnacle event – the Met Gala.

With this year’s theme ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ (a celebration of modern Americana), there’s been no shortage of jaw-dropping, eyebrow raising, and throat clearing ‘fits (ahem, Kim Kardashian-West) to keep us buzzing in the office all day long.

From starry-skied gowns to sky-high splits and everything in between, behold – the most talked-about fashion moments on the Met Gala red carpet for 2021:

Kim Kardashian-West

 

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Astrid: Things that go bump in the night.

Dinushka: Someone’s watched Pulp Fiction one too many times…

Fiona: Skims launches new head-to-toe range.

Billie Eilish

 

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A: Billie Eilish aka the First Lady.

D: Marilyn meets Fairy Godmother meets I’m a baaaaad guy.

F: It’s just Billie Eilish’s peach-cloud world, and we’re just livin’ in it.

Timothée Chalamet

 

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A: A very confused little penguin just arrived.

D: He looks like a suave Michelin Man.

F: When you have orchestra to conduct at 5pm, but need to be at the skate park by 5.05pm.

Justin and Hailey Bieber

 

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A: Modern-day Holly Golightly. Here for it!

D: Practical from Hailey – Wayfarers vs the papz. JB’s mum bought him the suit hoping he’ll grow into it.

F: Hands down, best on ground! Ugh, so, so good.

Emma Chamberlain

 

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A: Sweetie’s just a deer in the headlights.

D:  I dig! Angsty butterfly energy!

F: Makeup by Tim Burton.

Kristen Stewart

 

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A: Grandma’s been reliving her rock ‘n’ roll years.

D: When Mattel decides to do Barbie in a nursing home, she should wear this – pretty!

F: Colonel Stewart.

Julia Garner

 

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A: Ruth who?! A far cry from the caravan park.

D: This is the vision I had for myself every middle school disco. My mum disagreed.

F: Oh my lord YES (in southern Ozark accent). Top contender for best on ground. Love the elegant resort-style bikini and shiny overlay combo.

Anok Yai

 

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A: Bow down, Kween Yai has arrived!

D: SHE COULD KILL ME IN ONE LOOK I AM DECEASED

F: Wow! Look at that frrrrrrosting! 

Kim Petras

 

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A: Who the hell thought this was a good idea?

D: It’s a neigh from me.

F: My saddle’s waitin’… you know the rest.

Jennifer Lopez

 

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A: Jenny from the block found the wild, wild west.

D: Yee-how is she 52?

F: JLo steps out as the new queen of Westworld.

AOC

 

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A: A little ironic, don’t you think?

D: The theme and AOC’s outfit are synonymous. A++

F: Is that comic sans?

Kris Jenner

 

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A: Momager, but BYO wrecking ball, ‘cause things could get ugly.

D: This couldn’t be anymore momager if she tried. Kris, we get it, you want to be Moira.

F: Kris Jenner has arrived for the mourning of disco.

Megan Fox

 

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A: I’m both in awe and terrified of Ms Fox. Props for backing up after the VMAs.

D: Questionable lockdown bangs. Also, a detective called – he wants his red thread back.

F: Where does one keep their iPhone?

Ciara

 

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A: You guys remember Flubber?

D: Maybe the grass is greener! Kermit and I ADORE

F: Gorgeous! And I never thought I’d say that about 500,000 lime green sequins.

Kendall Jenner

 

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A: Kenny is a shooting star, and I am here to wish upon it!

D: Call me a hater, but kind of predictable from Kenny. New year, same ol’ style.

F: *jaw drops to floor*

Kid Cudi

 

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A: Me in the shower when I take my mascara off.

D: Did Jenny Humphries do his makeup?

F: When you try to even out your eyeliner and it just turns into Uncle Fester.

Lily-Rose Depp

 

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A: Me at 12 trying to be fashionable.

D: Omg I’m holding my high-waisted jeans tight. Love this for her though.

F: Dear god, when did low-rise come back?

Kate Hudson

 

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A: Like, not the theme, but I think I love it?

D: She should’ve worn the yellow dress from How To Lose A Guy – that’s an American icon

F: Styled by Samantha Jones circa 1998 (I LOVE IT)

Tessa Thompson

 

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A: “May the odds be ever in your favour”.

D: Fire emoji! Also, very on the nose re the state of America.

F: That girl is on fiiiiiiirrrreeeee

Zoe Kravitz

 

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A: I’d wear nothing too if I looked this good.

D: Fishnet chic at its finest! Me and my alfredo-plus-garlic-bread-for-lunch could never.

F: Ladies and gentlemen… HER.

Cara Delevingne

 

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A: Another political statement from Cara on the red carpet. Yawn.

D: If the police in Kendall’s Pepsi ad wore this, it wouldn’t have been such a dumpster fire.

F: Fierce with a capital F!

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Article by Astrid Taemets

When she’s not in the office or chasing a busy toddler, you’ll find Astrid long lunching (meet you at Hellenika?) or perched on a beach somewhere along the coast. Her guilty pleasures include drinking red wine on her deck while trawling the internet for her dream piece of land, and artworks to fill her home with.

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