The Breathtaking 2021 Met Gala Looks We'll Be Talking About for Years

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That's right, the time has finally come. After a two-and-a-half-year hiatus, the Met Gala is back, and believe us when we say it's really back. While we typically find ourselves counting down the days in the lead-up to the first Monday in May, this year has us especially on our toes and not just because we've been missing the epic red carpet looks. The 2021 Met Gala, who's theme is In American: A Lexicon of Fashion, will be an "intimate gala" with a guest list that skews notably Gen Z, if the night's co-chairs Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, Naomi Osaka, and Timothée Chalamet are any indication.

The looks you're about to bear witness to feature everything from over-the-top feathers and showstopping shimmer to sultry cutouts—many of them fresh off the spring/summer 2022 runways that just wrapped up in New York. They may be all we can talk about right now, but we just know they'll leave an impact on fashion dialogue for years to come. With plenty of breathtaking moments and epic celebrity sightings to enjoy, scroll down to see all the best red carpet looks from the 2021 Met Gala.

WHO: Billie Eilish

WEAR: Oscar de la Renta; Jimmy Choo shoes; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Amanda Gorman

WEAR: Vera Wang; Stuart Weitzman shoes; Chopard jewelry

WHO: Emma Chamberlain

WEAR: Louis Vuitton

WHO: Keke Palmer

WEAR: Sergio Hudson; Giuseppe Zanotti shoes; Ana Khouri jewelry

WHO: Timothée Chalamet

WEAR: Haider Ackermann jacket; Rick Owens pants; Converse shoes; Cartier pin and brooch

WHO: Yara Shahidi

WEAR: Custom Dior; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Iman

WEAR: Harris Reed

WHO: Megan Thee Stallion

WEAR: Coach; Stuart Weitzman shoes; Fernando George jewelry

WHO: Saweetie

WEAR: Christian Cowan

WHO: Serena Williams

WEAR: Gucci

WHO: Gigi Hadid

WEAR: Prada

WHO: Naomi Osaka

WEAR: Louis Vuitton

WHO: Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz

WEAR: Both in Valentino

WHO: Addison Rae

WEAR: Vintage 2003 Gucci

WHO: Julia Garner

WEAR: Stella McCartney

WHO: Dan Levy

WEAR: Loewe; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Storm Reid

WEAR: Prada

WHO: Anna Wintour

WEAR: Oscar de la Renta

WHO: Barbie Ferreira

WEAR: Jonathan Simkhai

WHO: Eva Chen

WEAR: Christopher John Rogers

WHO: Bee Carrozzini

WEAR: Valentino

WHO: Ella Emhoff

WEAR: Stella McCartney

WHO: Maisie Williams

WEAR: Thom Browne

WHO: Evan Mock

WEAR: Thom Browne

WHO: Ilana Glazer

WEAR: Aliette

WHO: Nia Dennis

WEAR: Ana Khouri jewelry

WHO: Tom Ford

WHO: Rebecca Hall

WHO: Anok Yai

WHO: Sophia Roe

WEAR: Halston

WHO: Lisa Love

WHO: Heron Preston

WHO: Tracee Ellis Ross

WEAR: Balenciaga dress and clutch; Tiffany and Co. jewelry

WHO: David Byrne

WHO: Channing Tatum

WEAR: Versace

WHO: Finneas

WEAR: Givenchy; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Adrienne Warren

WHO: Troye Sivan

WEAR: Altu dress; Rick Owens shoes; Cartier jewelry

WHO: Chance the Rapper and Kirsten Corley

WEAR (Chance the Rapper): Ralph Lauren

WHO: Lil Nas X

WEAR: Versace

WHO: Jennifer Hudson

WEAR: AZ Factory

WHO: Valentina Sampaio

WHO: Laura and Kate Mulleavy

WHO: Amy Fine Collins

WHO: Kim Petras

WEAR: Collina Strada

WHO: Zoey Deutch

WHO: Grimes

WEAR: Iris Van Herpen

WHO: Eliot Page

WHO: Debbie Harry

WEAR: Zac Posen

WHO: Kit Harrington and Rose Leslie

WEAR (Leslie): Oscar de la Renta

WHO: Ben Platt

WHO: Nikkie de Jager

WHO: Karlie Kloss

WEAR: Carolina Herrera dress; Christian Louboutin shoes; De Beers jewelry

WHO: Adrien Brody and Georgina Chapman

WHO: Madison Beer

WHO: MJ Rodriguez

WHO: Eiza Gonzalez

WEAR: Versace dress; Bulgari jewelry

WHO: Kaia Gerber

WEAR: Oscar de la Renta dress; Christian Louboutin shoes

WHO: Mary J. Blige

WEAR: Dundas

WHO: Megan Fox

WEAR: Dundas dress; Jimmy Choo shoes

WHO: Precious Lee

WEAR: Area

WHO: Felix Auger-Aliassime and Nina Ghaibi

WHO: Virgil Abloh

WHO: Kris Kardashian

WEAR: Tom Ford; Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

WHO: Jeremy O. Harris

WEAR: Tom Ford

WHO: Audra McDonald

WHO: Chloe Fineman

WEAR: Tory Burch

WHO: Maluma

WEAR: Versace; ASLAN custom 14k gold glove

WHO: Lorde

WEAR: Bode

WHO: Donatella Versace

WHO: Rachele Zegler

WEAR: Christian Dior

WHO: Pete Davidson

WEAR: Thom Browne; Silhouette sunglasses

WHO: Cynthia Erivo

WHO: Taraji P. Henson

WEAR: Stuart Weitzman shoes

WHO: Lourdes Leon

WHO: Irina Shayk

WEAR: Stuart Weitzman

WHO: Jennifer Lopez

WEAR: Ralph Lauren

WHO: Simone Biles

WEAR: Area

WHO: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz

WHO: Rita Ora

WEAR: Prada

WHO: Sienna Miller

WEAR: Gucci

WHO: Tyler Mitchell

WEAR: Bode

WHO: Kacey Musgraves

WEAR: Ralph Lauren

WHO: Hailey Bieber

WEAR: Saint Laurent

WHO: Olivia Rodrigo

WEAR: Saint Laurent

WHO: Lupita Nyong'o

WEAR: Versace

WHO: Justin Bieber

WEAR: Balenciaga

WHO: Sharon Stone

WHO: Kim Kardashian

WEAR: Balenciaga

WHO: Erykah Badu

WEAR: Thom Browne

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