Gala du Met 2021: The day the red carpet was (partially) engaged

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Canceled in 2020 due to pandemic, the Met gala was exceptionally the second Monday in September this year.The opportunity for some guests to prove to be particularly committed.

For a long time, the Met Ball was the event not to be missed. The charity gala (designed to raise funds in favor of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, whose costume institute welcomes the charity evening each year) which saw the first Naked Dress pass (dear by Bob Mackie in 1972) pass over his Red Carpet in 1972) , the first bondage dress of Versace (carried by Donatella Versace herself in 1992) and Rihanna stands hands down like the leader of the dresscode perfectly mastered with (to name her) an imperial cape signed Guo Pei In 2015, however, was losing momentum in recent years. But that was without counting this 2021 edition. Canceled last year, Pandemic of COVID-19 required, the evening that was held in May for several decades already was moved to September. First part of a diptych devoted to US fashion, the exhibition "In America: a fashion lexicon" which opens this week will return in particular to the history of the making across the Atlantic and has attracted a rather committed crowd . No wonder when you know that the dresscode was "American Independence". Overview of the best looks of the evening.

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Billie Eilish in Oscar de la Renta


Respecting the theme by opting for an American designer, the singer and co-president of the evening Billie Eilish pushed the commitment even further: Végane convinced, she agreed to be dressed by the claw on the condition that the latter s'Undertakes to no longer use fur in its next collections.A promise for which she notably thanked the duo of creators Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim on her Instagram account.

Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton


Also a co-president of the event, the tennis player chose an outfit signed Louis Vuitton, whose print, derived from a painting by her sister husband, is a tribute to their Haitian and Japanese heritage.

Amanda Gorman in Vera Wang


Gala du Met 2021 : Le jour où le tapis rouge s’est (partiellement) engagé

For her first participation in the Met gala, the poet (and co-president of the event too) called on Vera Wang to imagine a draped dress reminiscent of the toga of the Statue of Liberty.Signed Edie Parker, her book in the shape of a book takes up the verse "Give Us Your Tired" taken from the poem The new colossus of Emma Lazarus, written on the base of the monument.“The statue of freedom holds a book that I find very well.On its base is engraved a poem, one of the verses of which is "Give Us Your Tired".I wanted to highlight it tonight.I wanted the energy and the spirit of this outfit to evoke an America that welcomes the world, "she said on the brand's Instagram account.

Precious Lee in Area

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Spooning a dress enhanced with braids made of Swarovski crystal (the predilection ornament of the American brand) inspired by Cornows, the top paid tribute to "the influence of black culture in fashion and in particular American fashion", aspointed it Panszczyk, one of the two creators of the label.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Brother Vellies

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The message?Strong and clear: "Tax The Rich", inscribed in capital letters on the line of his dress.

Megan Rapinoe in Sergio Hudson


Not happy to wear a red suit over a blue shirt adorned with white stars, the footballer had also opted for a pocket also signed Edie Parker stamped with the mention "In Gay We Trust".

Cara Delevingne in Dior

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Renowned for her feminist commitment under the leadership of Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Dior house was the choice of Cara Delevingne, also known to express her ideas loud and clear.On his bustier, three words: "Peg the Patriarchy".

Grimes in Iris Van Herpen

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Masked, swords by hand and presenting a dress decorated with liquid silicone inserts, the singer Grimes chose to pay tribute to the fictitious sorority of the besserit.But going further, the Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen said that the outfit would be offered at auction by Sotheby’s next November and that the sales of sales would go to two associations for preserving the Amazon forest.

Carolyn Maloney


The member of the American Congress also took her first steps on the Red Carpet of the Met Ball, dressed in a dress literally bearing feminist messages in favor of the adoption of the ERA, namely the Equal Rights Amendment, which would guarantee theequal rights between men and women.“Women's rights are in danger throughout the country.I have often used fashion as a change agent.While the Costume Institute du Met reopens its doors with an exhibition celebrating American designers, I call for the certification of the ERA so that women can once to access equality, "she said onhis Instagram account.

Debbie Harry in Zac Posen


Famous for his dresses inspired by the golden age of Hollywood glamor, Zac Posen this year explored new territories by dressing Debbie Harry.Composed of a long red and white striped skirt and a denim bodice, the singer's outfit represented according to the creator "the country's structure, the fall of the country and the reconstruction of the country", as reported by the"Washington Post".

Dan Levy in Loewe


For this edition of the Met Gala, Jonathan Anderson imagined for Loewe and the actor Dan Levy a tailor-made outfit, celebrating the work of the artist and activist LGBTQ+ David Wojnarowicz, disappeared in 1992. "The Top and Pants Loewe presentThe image of two men kissing, taken from a work dating from 1984 diverting homophobic cartoons in order to celebrate love.Photos of David Wojnarowicz and his friends surround the couple against the backdrop of world cards representing the arbitrary borders and the divisions that the Queer community had to face, "said the British creator on his Instagram account."Tonight we are celebrating the resilience, the love and joy of the community while honoring an American voice that was removed too early," said the actor.