Met Gala 2021: Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, other celebrities show off glamourous outfits

It is no surprise that the Met Gala is currently trending on several social media platforms as it is one of the world’s biggest fashion annual events. The event is attended by the biggest celebrities on the planet. 

This year, the Met Gala rolled out its red carpet in New York for some of the planet’s best-known celebrities, BBC reports. 

The event is held to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, however, the Gala returns after being delayed last year due to the pandemic.

And although its famous guests must follow Covid-19 rules, including wearing masks indoors, that hasn’t stopped many from going for all-out to show off their glamour and expensive outfits.

As usual, every edition of the Met Gala has its theme and this year’s costume theme is “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” – and the looks were inspired by everything from the Matrix film franchise to the Statue of Liberty.

The ball is being co-hosted by pop star Billie Eilish, tennis player Naomi Osaka, actor Timothée Chalamet and poet Amanda Gorman.

One of the most talked-about looks of the night came from the publicity machine that is Kim Kardashian – who covered her face and body in an all-enveloping black outfit. 

The custom design was devised by Demna Gvasalia, the creative director of fashion house Balenciaga.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams made a statement of a more colourful kind, wearing a star-spangled bodysuit beneath a feather-laden pink cape.

Other attendees, meanwhile, brought along props to accompany their outfits.

Without apparent explanation, singer Frank Ocean carried a green robotic baby, while musician Grimes brandished a sword.

Among the last to arrive at the Gala was Rihanna – who has stolen the show at past events, with outfits including a Pope-inspired costume in 2018.

The singer and businesswoman turned heads once again as she posed in an all-black Balenciaga overcoat, while her boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky, swathed himself in a multicoloured quilt.

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