On the 13th of September, 2021, the 47th annual Met Gala event occurred, making entertainment headlines everywhere. For those who don’t know, the Met 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. Over the years, the Met Gala has become well known as the most luxurious, blockbuster event of all “high society” and is considered “the jewel in New York City’s social crown”. We’re gonna look back at some highlights of the event, focusing on the outfits worn by some of the attendees that were dedicated to and from the LGBTQIA+ community.
- Nikki de Jager
Popularly known as YouTube sensation Nikkie Tutorials- the OG makeup guru, attended her first Met Gala this year, and boy did she meet our expectations! Not only did she look stunning, she dedicated her look to one of the prominent figures of the LGBTIA+ community, Marsha P. Johnson.
The look was hot and stunning!
- Cara Delavigne
A Stunning model and a great actress; she decided to rock a controversial look that states what’s on everyone’s mind. The statement was spicy, the look not so much, but it got the message we all wanted to see across to the world.
- Frank Ocean
A man everyone from Gen Z knows. Like Keke Palmer said very righteously, “You speak to people’s mind in a way they don’t even know”. His music is out of this world just as his look was. He carried a robot baby to the Met Gala which was meant to be dedicated to the glorious Hollywood animation studio Dreamworks and its genius technology, CGI, and storytelling.
- Hunter Schafer
Hunter Schafer is an icon, who rose to stardom from her role in Euphoria and for modeling. She has definitely made the runway a better place with her presence on it. Her Met Gala look was referring to the fall 1999 collection by Prada.
- Elliot Page
Elliot Page walked his first Met Gala this year, and he looked very handsome. His outfit was not only royal but a reference to an Oscar Wilde- a very popular writer. Elliot wore a green carnation in honor of Oscar Wilde who wore it as a gay symbol in 1892
- Lil Nas X
If you don’t know who Lil Nas X is, under what rock have you been hiding? His songs have not left our minds all year,as he has stayed trending with hit-after-hit. He wore a series of outfits to the Gala each more stunning than the previous one all styled by Versace; he was said to have pulled a Lady Gaga this met.
- Dan Levy
Known and loved for his iconic role in Schitt’s Creek, Dan Levy collaborated with Jonathon Anderson to create a powerful look inspired by the works of American artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz- whose work confronted the oppression of the LGBTQIA+ community; the look was meant to represent “the resilience and the love and the joy” of the community. The outfit was very hot and made us say “daviddduuuuhhh” in excitement.
- Tom Daley
An Olympian medalist in diving but more famously known as the fabulous Olympian that knits adorable things. On his first appearance on the red carpet, his look was designed by Jeremy Scott.
- Eugene Lee Yang
If you are anything like me and grew up entertained by YouTube, you must have heard of the Try Guys, a YouTube sensation who started out on BuzzFeed but now have their own successful channel and company. Eugene Lee Yang is an integral member and Co-Founder of the Try Guys. His coming out trended worldwide on YouTube for weeks. He brought Drag Shows onto YouTube and was constantly amazing. His look was a hit!
The winner of RuPaul’s drag race season 13 did the drag community proud, adorned with golden crystals she looked stunning top to bottom. Personally, I think Gottmik should’ve won but Symone was not a bad choice for the winner and was stunning at the Met Gala.