Visual by: Kunal Kaustav Duwarah
Each year, the Met Gala in no way fails to attract a crowd of at- home fashion critics who both have a good time and side-eye each gowns and suits.
The theme of the Met Gala this year was ‘American Independence’, and thrilling interpretations ranged from the red-and-white of the American flag draped as a skirt to a gown with ‘Equal Rights for Women’ printed on its train.
So let us take a closer look at the celebrities whose costumes threw a halo of light on political-social issues and empowerment.
Top 5 Met Gala 2021 costumes
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made her MET Gala debut in a white, off-shoulder, floor-sweeping gown designed by Brother Vellies. Emblazoned at the back of the gown, In bold red letters “Tax the Rich” was written at the back of her white sweeping gown.
Alexandria has been among the most powerful revolutionary voices in the Democratic Party and the United States House of Representatives, and she has been a vocal recommendation of extra 7taxation to pay for the brand new inexperienced deal. The all-white gown had its personal political message — it turned into an invocation of the women’s suffrage movement in the US.
Cara walked the red carpet wearing a white bulletproof vest designed by Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri. Her white bulletproof vest looked really cool and had been emblazoned with the phrase ” Peg the Patriarchy”.
Her outfit caused a major buzz in social media. Some praised and loved her outfit but some people criticized as well.
3. Dan Levy
Levy was one of the first stars to appear on the red carpet Monday night. He wore a custom-designed outfit by Spanish style residence Loewe that featured puffed sleeves and an etching of guys kissing across the front. He accessorized his appearance with jewels from Cartier.
His outfit paid tribute to the queer community.
Rihanna is the queen of red carpets. The singer made heads flip with her latest look at the Met Gala 2021, in which she wore a beautiful Balenciaga overcoat and matching hat. Her costume was customized by Demna Gvasalia. The part of her whole look which made the news was her ” Black Rebel Ring” which is by Thelma West Diamonds. It is from their upcoming show ” Brilliant and Black : A Jewellery Renaissance” which will be the first ever selling exhibition dedicated only to Black jewellery designers.
The New Zealand based singer Lorde made her appearance on the red carpet in an evening wear by Emily Bode. Her gown was a custom embroidered two piece that celebrated the Art and Crafts Movement which featured antique embellishments dating back from 1890 onwards.
That appearance was actually the first of two eco-conscious looks for Lorde, who later switched into a published robe by Collina Strada (the New York-primarily based totally brand, which makes use of deadstock and different sustainably-sourced materials, functions in her Solar Power video and changed into additionally in the back of Kim Petras’s head-turning horse-female appearance) at Kacey Musgraves’s Met Gala after-birthday birthday celebration at The Standard.
So these are the top 5 costumes from the Met Gala 2021 which threw a light on political empowerment and sustainable issues.