Met Gala 2021's Best Dressed Stars: J.Lo, Billie Eilish & More

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After being postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, the world of fashion arrived back in NYC on Monday, September 13th, 2021 for the annual Met Gala. All of your favorite stars came out to be seen in some of the most incredible outfits and gowns ever to be worn in front of the famed New York museum. 

But whose look was the best? Surely, long time lovers of the Met Gala like Rihanna and Beyonce wore spectacular ensembles for the big night – but what about newbies like Olivia Rodrigo or Addison Rae? And what about the models of the night, like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner? Well, here we decide who had the best looks of the evening, and hopefully, you’ll agree with the picks! 

Scroll through the gallery to enjoy every amazing gown, suit, or indescribable look from the 2021 Met Gala and see which one is your favorite. 

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Megan Fox

Megan Fox looks mesmerizing, no? After a stunning appearance at the VMAs the night before, MGK’s girl arrived to the Met Gala in ultimate style – and that’s not easy to do with bangs! Looking red hot in a blazing red dress with an elegant train that followed her as she glided in front of the cameras, she rocked cutouts on her upper thighs, and a deep-V neckline.  

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Jennifer Lopez

I’m living! If the old town road looked this good, we would all live there! J.Lo may have left Ben Affleck at home, but maybe it’s a good thing. She’s clearly having a moment in this Ralph Lauren look, we can’t imagine anyone talking about any other look other than this! 

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Keke Palmer

After winning an Emmy over the weekend for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Series, Keke Palmer arrived looking like a trophy herself! Keke Palmer co-hosted the Met Gala’s live stream wearing this sparkly gown by Sergio Hudson, and giving off iconic Diana Ross vibes the whole time. 

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Billie Eilish

Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend, but tulle is where it’s at for Billie Eilish at the 2021 Met Gala. Giving off all kinds of Marylin Monroe vibes, the co-chair of the event seriously delivered in an over-the-top Oscar De La Renta peach gown that covered most of the red carpet! She understood the assignment! 

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Kendall Jenner

Shine bright like a diamond. That’s the look that everyone’s favorite Kardashian model sister, Kendall Jenner, evoked for the 2021 Met Gala. Draped head to toe in sparkles, Kendall literally dazzles down the carpet in this look.  

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Ella Emhoff

Hail! Ella Emhoff, stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, looked magnificent as she stepped out to the 2021 Met Gala. Wearing Stella McCartney, Ella wore one of the three major colors of our flag to fit the theme of the night, ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.’ 

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Teyana Taylor

Coming off her surprise appearance at the VMAs the night before, Teyana Taylor arrived at the Met Gala in a Prabal Gurung gown cut so low, you could see it all. But isn’t that what the event is all about – being seen and feeling good about it?

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Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman, co-host of the gala, slayed in this royal blue strapless Vera Wang mini dress with a long sheer train in the back for the 2021 Met Gala. The event's theme, ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,’ came through in her appearance as a modern day Lady Liberty.  

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A real bad b***h is in the house. Saweetie walked the red carpet at the 2021 Met Gala looking like a genie that just escaped from her bottle! But there’s more to it than that; in the train of her dress, she wore the Black American Heritage Flag and flag of the Philippines, celebrating her unique culture. 

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Yara Shahidi

Grown-ish is right! Yara Shahidi was all kinds of glamour and chic at the Met Gala 2021, paying homage to Josephine Baker in her custom Dior look. A queen of the night!

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Megan Thee Stallion

STUN-NING! Stunning! There’s just no other word for the OG Hot Girl Summer icon, Megan Thee Stallion, in her Met Gala debut! The strapless pink gown allowed her to show some serious leg as she strutted down the carpet in NYC.  

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Serena Williams

Kids, look up Evel Knievel and then try to tell me that Serena Williams wasn’t flying over the competition with this unexpected, bold look! This feather cape is over the top, the silver gloves were beyond, and overall, this Gucci look is just DRAMA.  

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Hailey Baldwin

Hailey Baldwin was absolutely flawless in her strapless dress at the 2021 Met Gala. She paired the plunging gown with a diamond necklace and simple hair, styled in waves.


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Ciara's got us seeing green! Her gown paid tribute to her husband, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, and his jersey. Now that is devotion! 

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Lourdes Leon

Lourdes Leon, out here at the Met Gala, doing her best impression of the iconic Cher in the '60s. Her mother, Madonna, would be so proud!

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Irina Shayk

What a stunner! Irina Shayk attended the Met Gala in what we can only assume is an homage to "America the Beautiful" with this look. 

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Emily Blunt

Behold — Lady Liberty herself! Yes, give Emily Blunt a torch and an island to stand on in the Hudson River because she’s giving us all kinds of patriotic feels with this look inspired by the theme, 'In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.' And she’s not even American!

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Gabrielle Union

Gorgeous Gabrielle Union proved a black-and-white ensemble never has to be boring, if you know how to dress it up. 

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Camila Cabello

Shawn Mendes needs to keep an eye on his girl — just so he can enjoy the view! Camila Cabello came in hot and glitzy with a royal purple gown that stood out amongst the crowd at the 2021 Met Gala. 

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Gigi Hadid

The homages to Marilyn Monroe were out in force tonight. First Billie Eilish, now Gigi Hadid, but clearly they both took unique approaches. 

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Olivia Rodrigo

Well, good for you. Guess who looks happy and healthy at the Met Gala 2021. That would be Olivia Rodrigo! Attempting to be a little bit naughty with this lace look? OKERR!

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Kate Hudson

Here comes the bride — or soon to be, anyway. Hours after announced her engagment, Kate Hudson arrived at the Met Gala looking all kinds of sexy in a baby pink ensemble . Love the jacket!

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Zoe Kravitz

While she may not have walked the carpet with ‘Magic Mike’ himself, Channing Tatum, Zoe Kravitz created a bit of her own magic on the Met Gala 2021 red carpet in this sheer Saint Laurent gown. 

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Chloe & Halle Bailey

Chloe Bailey, left, and Halle Bailey make it look like they own the Met Gala, they look so good. Take notes, this is how one shows up!

This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.