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Met Gala 2021: The Concept and Display of American Independence

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Met Gala 2021, seen as one of the most anticipated fashion events of the year, has come and gone. After a year’s hiatus, the charity ball came back with a powerful theme that had celebrities showing out in droves.

A few days before the 2021 Met Gala, many fans filled social media with their anticipations for what celebrities had in store. It is safe to say this was partly because of its high ratings and the hiatus in 2020.

But above all, it was for the fussy details and innovations that went into bringing the Met Gala to life. This year’s event was in no way disappointing, although there were a few changes. Here are tidbits about the iconic event.

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Details of the 2021 Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala held the Met Gala, also known as Met Ball, on the 13th of September 2021. This was as opposed to the usual first Monday in the month of May. 

This year, there was a clause that celebrities would only be allowed at the event if they were vaccinated. The event also required Stars to attend with masks.

Hollywood’s Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer, anchored the colorful occasion in a live stream service. The Met Gala kicked off at 5:30 with the theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” a display of the essence of American trends.

The pandemic and it’s effect inspired this year’s curation. The second part of the theme exhibition was called “In America: An Anthology of Fashion.” This is set to open next year in May, channeling the 18th-century fashion in America. 

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More Looks Into The Event of the Day 

The Met Gala has been dubbed the Oscars of fashion, and rightfully so. This is because of the boundary-less way in which fashion lovers and socialites exhibit their interpretation of its themes.

This year, fans saw the Met Ball bring both celebrities and media influencers together to portray their wildest style inspirations. The official dress code was American Independence, and stars did not hesitate to flaunt their interpretations. 

While the fussy atmosphere caused a buzz at the Met Gala and on social media, viewers at home had access through Vogue, which was in charge of the only official live stream. 

Some Stars Whose Looks Turned Heads

With all the Met Gala’s careful details put in place, fans would agree that the guests were the topper of the highly decorated occasion. And they did not disappoint, making their way to the main event in all their glories.

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Kim Kardashian, who is known as a regular Met Gala headliner even to the point of defying physics, did not disappoint. She stepped out in an all-black look from Balenciaga, while going incognito in a black ski mask. 

Amanda Gorman, who was a co-chairperson at the Met ball, paid homage to the Statue of Liberty in a flowing blue dress. Simon Biles arrested attention in an 88-pound dress with a very prominent hour-glass outline.

Grimes interpreted the American Independence in a significant look that included a floor-length ombre dress and a metallic facemask. She had the right companion for the occasion, ditching Elon Musk for a large sword. 

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