These dresses from the most important fashion night of the year, Met Gala 21, stole the red carpet with their bold take on the theme. Look what they say!
When the doors to The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened on 13th September, the crowd gathered around, hoping to get a glance of how fashion is being portrayed this year and celebrities did not disappoint. Dressed in different colours, some sprinkled the magic of glitter and sapphires while some gave us flowery vibes. Some, however, spoke about important things and they spoke loud.
Following the theme of Met Gala American Independence, celebs took the road to showcase fashion that held strong beliefs. Through their dresses, they made sure to voice their crucial opinions and make themselves heard. Here we have some of those looks, read on!
1. Tax The Rich
Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio Cortez gave the event a political turn. Although, she looked normal yet stunning from the front while wearing a suffragette white dress with a white tuxedo-like detailing, the show turned when she turned around. With the words Tax The Rich in bold red, she made sure to attract as much attention as she could on important issues.
Her dress was designed by Aurora James who is also the creative designer of Brother Vellies. Displaying a step towards economic justice and vocal political fashion made the red carpet even fiercer.
With the words Tax The Rich in bold red, she made sure to attract as much attention as she could on important issues.
2. Peg The Patriarchy
When it comes to Dior, fashion is taken seriously. The crowd turned their eyes on the stunning look of Cara Delevingne when they read the message on her dress. Cara Delevinge has been quite vocal about what is important in American society and what changes need to be done to achieve the set goals. She displays her ideas through fashion with Diors hand of help. Rumour has it, Cara was almost in tears when she first saw her dress.
The front of her white top read Peg The Patriarchy in red, representing what needs to be done by society. Making way for free modern ideas and not being in the bounds of patriarchy is what the future thrives on and Cara makes that clear with her fashion statement.
The front of her white top read Peg The Patriarchy in red, representing what needs to be done by society.
3. Equal Rights For Women
Another important political figure, Carolyn Maloney, had a major hit on the red carpet with her dress that read Equal Rights For Women in caps. Carolyn represents New Yorks 12th Congressional District. Her outfit, adorned with the colours yellow, white, purple and green, was inspired by the suffrage movement.
Maloney has been an active political figure who stands up for womens safety and security and their rights. With her dress, she brought a unique yet important wave of Feminism on the red carpet while owing to the genius of fashion.
With her dress, she brought a unique yet important wave of Feminism on the red carpet while owing to the genius of fashion.
4. Meaning of Love
Dan Levy, looking quite dashing in his Met Gala look, had a deeper meaning in mind. As strong and bold as his look was, he surely understood the assignment. Wearing fashion by J.W. Anderson, Dan Levy shut the mouths of homophobes and their misdirected ideals. Dan celebrated the message of queer love and visibility.
The look was inspired by the estate of American multimedia artist and LGBTQIA+ activist, David Wajnarvoicz. Focusing on what David had to endure in his life due to the repressed image of the queer community and displaying a hopeful message, the get-up made its mark on the red carpet with a design of two men kissing on the front.
Dan celebrated the message of queer love and visibility.
5. Representing Indigenous People
With her head held high, Quannah Chasinghorse was dressed from head to toe for the indigenous community. It has become quite clear that the majority has unwillingly led to some decline in the growth of the indigenous community. Although they might feel like they have been pushed in a corner, Quannah Chasinghorses bold Met Gala look has given them another ray of hope.
Bringing out the suppressed ones has been a bold take on the theme of this year’s Met Gala. Quannah has always been proud of her ancestry and never forgets to bring her people forward with her art. Her fashion spoke the same language this time. Wearing Dundas and representing the ethical values of Indigenous people motivated the designs of her fashion and she surely made a bold statement.
Wearing Dundas and representing the ethical values of Indigenous people motivated the designs of her fashion and she surely made a bold statement.
6. Celebrating Cultures
Naomi Osakas take on the theme of In America was something everyone looked up to. Her message of celebrating different cultures in a single society was loud and clear. This tennis player described her culture through the amalgamation of fashion and heritage. Her dress was designed by her sister Mari Osaka and Louis Vuittons Nicolas Ghesquiere. Her colourful gown was inspired by her Japanese and Haitian ancestors.
She displayed how two cultures can stay together in a foreign country and still be proud of their heritage. For her, America means a mixture of every root and staying in harmony under one roof. She pulls off this message quite stunningly with her red bow, blue and purple swirl print bustier and skirt, and a black ruffled cape.
She displayed how two cultures can stay together in a foreign country and still be proud of their heritage.