Met Gala 2021 Fashion Review


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The 2021 Met Gala’s fashion shocked the public, as many celebrities took the theme to an extreme.

Nigel Webster and Alexa Uc

The Costume Institute Gala, also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The theme for the 2021 Met Gala fashion show was “American Independence,” with celebrities such as Billie Eilish, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Timothée Chalamet, and more taking part.

With all the celebrities in attendance, many took their outfits above and beyond. Kim Kardashian wore a black Balenciaga dress that completely covered her head to toe, including her face. This is a perfect example of a bad fashion choice. Though Kim has yet to release the real reason behind her outfit choice, she is giving fans new theories which suggest that the bodysuit was intended to be a reference to celebrity and sexuality in America.








Next, we have Call Me By Your Name(2017) star, Timothée Chalamet. Chalamet wore a white silk tuxedo with a black lapel by Haider Ackermann with Rick Owens underneath, and finished it off with all white Chuck Taylors. It was basic, but it works, and was not too much.










Last on our chopping block, we have Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who also made an appearance at the Met Gala, accompanied by Brother Vellies wearing a white off the shoulder gown made by Brooklyn-based designer brand founded by her brother, Aurora James. On the back of Ocasio-Cortez’s dress, the phrase read: “Tax the Rich” in bold, red letters.

The designer of this outfit came out with a statement in response to all the criticism made by viewers upset over the controversy. James said, “I think ultimately a lot of these conversations that we have about economic justice usually happen in spaces with working class people…and (the congresswoman) wanted to make sure that this message was brought into that room and into a group of people who ultimately have to be more willing to be more liberal with their economic values as well.”


 Overall, 2021’s Met Gala let celebrities display their individual ideas of American Independence in unique ways. Whether the outfits came with good reviews or bad criticism, celebrities certainly had a great time showing off their ideas.