Met Gala 2021

“The Fashion Super Bowl”

Haley Fair, Contributor

     The Met Gala was September 13, 2021.  The date for   the event was postponed due to COVID, but fell perfectly in the middle of fashion monthFashions biggest night and this year is no different” said Vogue. It took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. LaQuan Smith ( a luxury fashion designer) hosted the after party ‘Under the Stars’. The after party was held in the Boom Room. The Met Gala 2021 theme was “American Independence”. Billie Eilish, Naumi Osak and Lil Nas X, as well as many others, got an amazing opportunity to preform that nightVogue even showed the Met Gala live on their website as well as Met Museum. 

     Eleanor Lambert ( an American fashion publicist) is the founder of the Gala. The first Met Gala was in 1948. The point of the Met Gala is to fundraising benefit for the Costume Institute Annual Fashion Exhibit. A ticket for the Met Gala is at least $30,000, even then you must be excepted from the waiting list. They accept people off the waiting list depending on their social status. Around 600 people attended the 2021 Met Gala. Which is only a third of the number that usually attends due to COVID. Some of the people who were fortunate enough to attend include Justin and Hailey Bieber, Olivia Rodrigo, Simon Biles, Saweetie,  Megan Thee Stallion, Emma Chamberlain and many more. The beginning of the night Billie Eillish stunned everyone with her beautiful dress. 

     As far as the menu, the main dish of the night was “creamy barley with corn, pickled turnips, and roasted maitake” followed by “apple mousse and apple confit with calvados glaze”. I interviewed Kyle Sirios what she thought of the 2021 Met Gala, “This year’s Met Gala was the best yet, I loved the theme, ‘American Independence’, and I loved how the people who attended incorporated it into their outfit for the nightWhich celebrity had your favorite look?