Met Gala 2021 Red Carpet Fashion: See Every Look as the Stars Arrive

From Rihanna and Jennifer Lopez to Camila Cabello and Kendall Jenner, see what your favorite celebs wore to the 2021 Met Gala in New York City.

By Mike Vulpo Sep 14, 2021 1:30 PMTags
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Ladies and gentlemen, it's time for the most fashionable show in New York City.

After much anticipation—and a yearlong delay because of the coronavirus pandemic—the 2021 Met Gala was held on Sept. 13 with Hollywood's biggest stars showing up and showing out for a safe and fabulous event. 

While the guest list may have been smaller to keep up with safety protocols, many of your favorite actors, singers, athletes and red carpet pros attended the star-studded event.

For starters, Timothée ChalametBillie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka served as the event's co-chairs, while designer and filmmaker Tom Ford, Instagram head Adam Mosseri and Vogue's Anna Wintour held the title of honorary chairs.

This year's theme was a salute to the evolution of American fashion and a celebration for the role of American labels in championing sustainability, diversity and inclusion.

And yes, the Met Gala invitation listed the dress code as "American independence." With that in mind, many fashion experts predicted lots of American designers, patriotic makeup looks and sparkly sequins. So were they right on the money? 

All the Riskiest Looks at the 2021 Met Gala

We compiled all of the looks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala. See who sparkled and shined in our massive gallery below

Jennifer Hudson

In AZ Factory

Kate Hudson

In Michael Kors with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

Yara Shahidi

In Dior

Lupita Nyong'o

In Atelier Versace with De Beers jewelry

Dixie D'Amelio

In Valentino Couture

Carey Mulligan

In Valentino Couture

J Balvin

In Moschino

Sha'Carri Richardson

In Theophilio 


In Saint Laurent

Camila Cabello

In Michael Kors Collection

Russell Westbrook

In Ralph Lauren 


In Aliette

Whitney Peak

In Chanel


In Valentino Couture

Natalia Bryant

In Conner Ivers

P.J. Tucker

In Gucci with Boucheron jewelry


In Balenciaga Couture

Regina King

In Michael Kors Collection

Allyson Felix

In Fendi Couture

Suni Lee


Jack Harlow

In Tommy Hilfiger 


In Valentino Couture

Joan Smalls

In Ralph Lauren with Ana Khouri jewelry

Nyjah Huston

In Gucci

Jeremy O. Harris

In Tommy Hilfiger


In Alexander Wang

Pharrell Williams & Helen Lasichanh


Huma Abedin


Ariana DeBose

In Michael Kors Collection

Audra McDonald

In Sergio Hudson

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Originally published Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at 3:06 p.m. PST

Check out E! News' 2022 Met Gala blog for a full recap of fashion's biggest night out.