Met Gala 2021: Best Dressed

Just look at this queen! The iconic Iman brought the drama of the silhouette matched with the jaw-dropping accessories by British-American designer Harris Reed. Inspired by ballroom culture in America’s golden age, with an aesthetic they describe in their brand statement as “romanticism gone non-binary.”

Gabrielle Union wore a sculptural “Aeternus” gown by Iris Van Herpen, that took over 1,400 hours to create. The design team explained the process: “Over 10,000 spheres are cut and layered in size gradients from a translucent white ‘liquid’ fabric and laser cut with a fine silver reflective outline. The innumerous spheres are then hand stitched individually to create a seamless and multilevel optical illusion, from which three-dimensional waves flare out weightlessly.”

Another Iris Van Harpen number tops our best dressed selection. This time it’s Grimes rocking the “Bene Gesserit” piece. Featuring intertwining mirrored waves and a gradient-dyed skirt, the singer said her futuristic ensemble is inspired by the book “Dune” by Frank Herbert, which was later adapted into a film by David Lynch.

Her mama must be proud! Stunning Kaia didn’t walk in any NYFW shows, instead saving a true entrance for her first Met Gala red carpet, where she made a strapless black gown feel like a revelation. Kaia Gerber said that her dress was a reference to a gown that Bianca Jagger wore to the storied event in 1981, designed by Halston.

Erykah Badu in her true artistic style, was dressed in layers of suiting by an American designer Thom Browne. That bag though.

Kendall Jenner made an entrance in a Givenchy Haute Couture custom-made look by Matthew Williams. Her sheer dress is created from illusion tulle, embroidered with crystals, crystal flowers, and crystal fringe, paired with matching embroidered gloves, a silk tulle bustier and beige leather sandals. It’s the return of the naked dress, and it’s working.

Zoë Kravitz is keeping up with the “Kardashian” in Yves Saint Laurent barely-there number… and a thong. Turns out a bejeweled mesh is all one needs to leave the house.

Hats off to Lil Nas X for taking Met Gala as an opportunity to express some inner personal truth. 

One can never go wrong with a sexy red number. Here is a selection of the real knock outs. The first one isn’t Jessica Alba btw – the bombshell’s name is Eiza Gonzalez and we sure hope to see more of her.

Too much bling – is there such a thing? Apparently not. Below are some honourable mentions: Imaam Hammam, Mary J Blige in Peter Dundas, Rita Ora in Prada, Saweetie in Christian Cowan, Teyana Taylor (yes, you guessed it, she’s here mainly because of her hot bod) and the oh-so-glam Yara Shahidi in Christian Dior