2021 Met Gala: 5 Fashion Trends That Stole the Show

Iman at the 2021 Met Gala.
Iman at the 2021 Met Gala. Photo by Matt Baron/Shutterstock (12443342gh)

After a year without the Met Gala, fashion’s biggest night returned with a bang—and it was worth the wait. Hollywood’s biggest stars gave us some pretty show-stopping looks along the way, and here are some of the best fashion trends they embraced during this event.

Statement Reds

The theme of this year’s Met Gala was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, and many stars embraced it by wearing red dresses. Megan Fox, Karlie Kloss, and Emily Ratajkowski are among the stars who put this trend on the map.

White Lies

White outfits were also all the rage at the Met Gala. Emily Blunt, Hailee Steinfeld, Gabrielle Union, and Gigi Hadid are amongst the stars who put a unique twist on this trend.

Silver & Gold

Metallic dresses in different shades of silver and gold were also a huge hit with Met Gala attendees. Iman, Lil Nas X, Rita Ora, and Mary J. Blige delivered some of the most impactful looks in these colors.

Long Trains

Many stars tried to make an impact on the beige carpet by rocking dramatic dresses and capes with long trains, including Billie Eilish, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, Yara Shahidi, and Emily Ratajkowski.

Sheer Delight

“Naked dresses” truly stole the show at Met Gala, and Kendall Jenner, Emily Blunt, Olivia Rodrigo, and Zoe Kravitz are some of the stars who made us fall in love with this trend all over again.