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


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

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

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

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

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

D:  I dig! Angsty butterfly energy!

F: Makeup by Tim Burton.

Kristen Stewart

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

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

A: Bow down, Kween Yai has arrived!


F: Wow! Look at that frrrrrrosting! 

Kim Petras


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

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.


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

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

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?


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

By Astrid Taemets An advocate for a dirty martini any day of the week, Astrid's life is equal parts cleaning crumbs off a three-year-old as it is enjoying a bump of caviar.




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