THE Met Gala returned tonight after Covid caused the 2020 event to be canceled.
With a closely guarded guest list and intensely coveted tickets, this year’s Met Gala marks the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary.
The festivities got underway at 5:30pm and stars quickly began arriving on the red carpet.
Considered fashion’s biggest night, A-list guests from music, film, TV, and beyond are encouraged to embrace the theme of the new exhibition each year as they slowly make their way up the museum’s stairs.
Interpretation is everything when it comes to how they dress and how they enter, but the official dress code this year is “American Independence,” which leaves plenty of wiggle room for interpretation.
Ahead of this year’s event, it has been revealed Khloe Kardashian was “banned” from the Met Gala for “being too C-list”. Vogue’s Editor in Chief Anna Wintour is said to regard the reality TV favorite as “too C-list” for the red carpet.
Read our Met Gala 2021 live blog for the latest news and updates…
KANYE WEST AND KIM K APPEAR TOGETHER
Kim Kardashian and her ex Kanye West were spotted side-by-side at the Met Gala.
RIHANNA AND ASAP ROCKY AT THE MET GALA
Rihanna and boyfriend ASAP Rocky arrived together at the 2021 Met Gala in New York City
They showed up much later than a lot of the other guests.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS TO THE MET GALA?
Tickets for the Met Gala cost $30,000-plus.
Celebrities and other guests are often hosted by brands and companies that buy tables for thousands more and are accompanied by top designers who dress them.
JENNIFER LOPEZ AND BEN AFFLECK KISS THROUGH MASKS AT THE MET GALA
Jennifer Lopez wore a long brown dress that showed off her toned legs with a high slit, plunging neckline, and large-brim hat at the Met Gala Monday night.
The singer was joined by former fiance and current boyfriend, Ben Affleck, and the two shared a passionate kiss over their face masks.
YOUTUBE STARS MAKE APPEARANCES AT MET GALA
A number of YouTube stars made appearances on the Met Gala red carpet.
Try Guys star Eugene Yang, Emma Chamberlain, Nikkie de Jager AKA NikkieTutorials, and more all went to the event.
JUSTIN AND HAILEY BIEBER BOTH WEAR BLACK
Justin and Hailey Bieber both went with black looks on the Met Gala red carpet after his VMAs win.
KENDALL JENNER DONS NUDE GOWN AT MET GALA
Kendall Jenner wore a stunning nude gown with hundreds of hand-sewn jewels on the top layer and around her neck at the Met Gala Monday night.
GABRIELLE UNION WEARS ARTISTIC WHITE GOWN
Gabrielle Union looked incredible in an artistic white gown at the 2021 Met Gala.
The look included unique patterns and standout pieces.
NORMANI SHINES ON THE RED CARPET
See Normani’s stunning red carpet look at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday night.
SEE JENNIFER HUDSON’S MET GALA LOOK
Jennifer Hudson wore a floor-length AZ Factory gown complete with a cape and long train in a gorgeous red hue to the 2021 Met Gala.
SHAWN MENDES ON THE MET GALA RED CARPET
People shared images of singer Shawn Mendes on the red carpet at the Met Gala on Twitter.
ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ WEARS ‘TAX THE RICH’ DRESS TO MET GALA
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made quite the statement at the Met Gala by wearing a dress that reads “Tax the Rich.”
“AOC WEARING A TAX THE RICH DRESS AT AN EVENT FULL OF RICH PEOPLE IS THE FUNNIEST THING EVER,” one person wrote in reaction on Twitter.
ELLIOT PAGE WEARS TUX TO FIRST MET GALA
Elliot Page wore a black tux with a green rose on his lapel during the actor’s first Met Gala on Monday evening.
MODEL IMAN IS A VISION AT THE 2021 MET GALA
“The one-and-only @the_Real_Iman has arrived to the 2021 #MetGala,” Vogue reported from the red carpet.
“The supermodel wears a custom @HarrisReed x @DolceGabbana look.”
MEGAN THEE STALLION WEARS COACH TO MET GALA
Vogue reported that Megan Thee Stallion wore Coach to the 2021 Met Gala.
KIM KARDASHIAN COVERS FACE WITH LEATHER MASK AT MET GALA
Kim Kardashian covered her whole face with a Balenciaga mask at the Met Gala red carpet.
Kim turned heads when she hit the red carpet in the custom outfit designed by Balenciaga’s creative director Demna Gvasalia.
She also wore jersey boots Pantaleggings and jersey gloves.
DAN LEVY WEARS LOEWE TO MET GALA
Schitts Creek star and creator Dan Levy showed up to the Met Gala red carpet in a graphic outfit that depicted two men kissing by designer Loewe.
He completed the look with Cartier jewels.
BILLIE EILISH HONORS MARILYN MONROE AT MET GALA
“.@BillieEilish’s @OscardelaRenta #MetGala gown is an ode to Marilyn Monroe,” Vogue shared on Twitter.
MAISIE WILLIAMS STUNS AT MET GALA
Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams made an appearance on the Met Gala red carpet.
She went with an all-black goth look with a Thom Browne dress and matching dark makeup.
WHO HAS MADE APPEARANCES ON THE RED CARPET?
So far, stars like Billie Eilish, Timothée Chalamet, Dan Levy, Lil Nas X, and Saweetie have all made appearances.
WHO IS HOSTING THE MET GALA?
Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka will co-chair the Met Gala this year.
Tom Ford, Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and the legendary Anna Wintour serve as the honorary chairs.
WHO IS HOSTING THE LIVESTREAM FOR THE MET GALA?
The livestream for the Met Gala is hosted by two women this year.
Actor and recording artist Keke Palmer, and actor, writer, and director Ilana Glazer are hosting the livestream, Vogue reported.
VIEWERS CRITIQUE DAN LEVY’S MET GALA OUTFIT
Dan Levy made an appearance on the red carpet and not everyone reacting on Twitter loved his look.
“I’m emotionally devastated by this and not in a good way,” one person wrote.
“I’m sorry but who in their correct mind puts that ensemble on and then looks in a mirror and thinks to themselves “I look great” wearing that?!” another person replied.
Others had kinder words for the Schitt’s Creek star.
“This would have been perfect for the Camp theme from 2019,” someone wrote before another Twitter user responded, “I would have rooted for it so much if that was the theme! But it’s awful for this Met.”
AMANDA GORMAN AT THE MET GALA
Poet Amanda Gorman made a red carpet appearance.
She is wearing Vera Wang, according to Vogue Twitter’s coverage of the red carpet.