The Met Gala or the Gala of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is the most important fashion event of the year, as it brings together the best-known celebrities on the planet in music, film, television and social networks.
This event is usually held on the first Monday in May of each year, but in 2020 it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and this year it was held in September, maintaining biosafety protocols among artists.
And although the guests had to comply with the rules to prevent the spread of COVID, including the use of masks indoors, many ignored the rule to be able to show their looks with all of the law.
The theme of this Met Gala was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, a tribute to American fashion through the years.
Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine and president of the gala, explained to the media that American fashion in 2021 has become “a mosaic, reflecting the world we all live in, seen through many different lenses. ” Wintour wore an Oscar de la Renta floral gown at the gala, a tribute to the late designer, who was a close friend of hers and an avid gardener.
In addition, Latinos had a strong presence this year at the gala, highlighting the power that this culture has taken in the country.
The Colombian reggaeton singer wore a custom Versace design by Atelier inspired by American jeans in red leather with gold applications that contrasted with the artist’s hair.
Maluma arrived accompanied by Donatella Versace herself, who was wearing a white dress from her fashion house.
The young Cuban-American singer, who recently debuted as the new Cinderella for Amazon Prime Video, paid tribute to Cher in a purple Michael Kors dress.
Camila’s dress was also a nod to the singer Selena, according to some comments from her fans on social networks.
The Puerto Rican artist wore a brown Ralph Lauren design, accompanied by a coat, hat and jewelry.
His outfit was inspired by western cowboy looks.
The Mexican who is already standing out in the world of Hollywood, chose a Versace design in scarlet inspired by the era of the golden age and the glamor of Hollywood. The dress stood out for its sparkling crystal applications in addition to its Bvlgari jewelry, of which it is an ambassador.
The Colombian who recently released his new album ‘Jose’, arrived wearing a Moschino suit in black with flowers, accompanied by many chains, as is his label.
The design of its flower print shows the trend of the brand.
Fashion as a political act
Fashion is one of the forms of protest that artists have found to defend the causes they consider just. For this reason, at events like the Met Gala they never miss the opportunity to convey their messages through their garments.
Democratic Sen. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes wore a white Brother Vellies dress that read ‘Tax the rich’ in red letters, emphasizing that the wealthiest should be taxed more.
Model Cara Delevingne also opted to use her Dior-made look as a medium for her ideas by wearing a white bulletproof vest that read ‘Peg the Patriarchy’.
Billie Eilish wore an Oscar de la Renta dress inspired by Marilyn Monroe, but the wonderful thing about this bet was that she was only going to wear it if the fashion house signed that she was never going to use animal skins in her suits again. This design was made with vegan silk.