Imagine all the texts: “WTF is white tie.” The theme for this year’s Met Gala was more open-ended than ever with the moniker “Gilded Glamour,” but its second part, the white tie bit, seems to have forced hands towards gowns and tailcoats with very few deviations. The festivities’ formal look recalled the original red carpets of Old Hollywood and early American aristocracy party greeting lines. With the pandemic not yet behind us, the best red carpet ensembles subverted this decadence and found glamor in the wearer’s own connection to historic lineages of greatness, rather than the impermeable boundaries of class and its associated textiles.
Whose Gilded Glamour Shone at the Met Gala This Year? These Were the Best-Dressed Attendees
The "Gilded Glamour" of the Met Gala red carpet saw plenty of hits, misses and satin. But it was those who avoided full costume that stole the show.