The Met Gala is typically held on the first Monday in May, but this year, the event was postponed due to COVID-19 and falls right in the middle of fashion month—meaning the stakes for stellar style on the red carpet are especially high now. Kicking off this evening, September 13th, fashion’s biggest night will be held at its usual location: the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The gala will be in celebration of the Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opens to the public in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18th.
On the red carpet, expect the celebrity guests to embody the theme of American style, whether through flashy, star-spangled ensembles, or more discreet nods to Americana motifs. The Met Gala’s red carpet has a history of creating memorable outfits—remember Rihanna’s high-fashion Margiela pope look from 2018?—so it’s bound to be an eventful night to remember.
As for who will be on the guest list tonight? Co-chairs this year include Billie Eilish, Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman, but there will be plenty of other Hollywood A-listers walking the famous Met steps tonight, too. Keep refreshing this post to see if your favorite stars will make a cameo. If you’re having FOMO, fear not: You can also watch a livestream from the event here, exclusively on Vogue.
Below, scroll through the gallery for every 2021 Met Gala look, and be sure to keep refreshing Vogue for even more stories from fashion’s biggest night.