Met Gala: reviewed

This story was originally published in the first edition of The Lion’s Tale (October 7th, 2021).

Every year, the most elite celebrities in the fashion industry have an opportunity to showcase their personal style, and collaborate with astounding, world-renowned designers at the Met Gala. The Met is an annual event where A-listers from multiple entertainment industries attend, some big names including Rihanna, Blake Lively, Anna Wintour, The Kardashian and Jenner sisters, and more.

The theme of the Met Gala has been presented in two parts this year, the first being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” and “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” being the second.

Of those who were invited to the highly anticipated event, we saw many big fashion contenders like Kendall Jenner, while we also saw an array of new faces making their first appearance in the fashion industry like Addison Rae.

Every attendee goes for a unique look when attending the Met, including actor Timothee Chalmet. He wore a design from Haider Ackermann who dressed Timothee in a white jacket with matching white joggers and a pair of white All Star Converse. This look isn’t surprising for the young actor; everything up to his collar is so clean, and perfect it’s hard to look away. Timothee’s outfit is
very relatable and casual but it is still a look.

Taking a much more extravagant approach, Billie Ellish wore a stunning Oscar de la Renta dress, the dress was deemed on theme for the Met and fans of the famous pop star found themselves in love. The look she served was inspired by the vintage-collectable Holiday Barbie with her hair-do and flowy dress she looked like she was floating on the carpet. She also convinced Oscar de la Renta to stop making their clothes out of furr if she wore their dress which fans were impressed by.

The fan-favorite couple, Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes stunned the runway with Camilas beautiful purple top and skirt which blinded the eyes of the photographers, and Shawn wore a black leather jacket that reminded me of punk 60s fashion. Shawn showed some skin on the carpet which fans adored and could not stop talking about it.

Troy Sivan wore a slim-fitted black dress which got the buzz many were expecting. As many of the guests Troy wasn’t the only of the Met which made many people upset that they could not follow the theme.

My favorite outfit of the night had to be Emma Chamberlain’s look. Her outfit reminded me of a futuristic princess times 10 her makeup was fantastic and her hair due was amazing.

My honest thoughts about this year’s Met Gala is that it was not the best and the outfits could have been stronger and more on theme. The guest list wasn’t my favorite either with many celebrities not being at the event. This year was a Met for the books, but I hope next year the theme is more easy for guests to incorporate in an outfit. I have no other words for the Met Gala but I’m
excited to see what is to come.