The Best And Wildest Looks From The 2021 Met Gala

Jennifer Lopez, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish, Rihanna, and many, many more showed up on the red carpet for this year's biggest night in fashion.

The annual Met Gala, ordinarily held on the first Monday in May, was the first Monday in September this year ― and the guests really brought it.

In celebration of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, some of the biggest stars in fashion, music, acting, politics, and beyond turned out to show off interpretations of this year’s theme, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”

Guests included celebrities from Olivia Rodrigo to Lil Nas X, Jennifer Lopez to Rihanna. And the outfits, naturally, featured everything from sparkles and political statements to dupes for duvet covers.

Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best and most outlandish ensembles for your viewing pleasure:

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish attends the 2021 Met Gala celebrating "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13.
Billie Eilish attends the 2021 Met Gala celebrating "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13.
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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit on Sept. 13.
Jennifer Lopez attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit on Sept. 13.
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Ciara

Ciara attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Ciara attends the 2021 Met Gala.
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Tyler Mitchell

Tyler Mitchell attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Tyler Mitchell attends the 2021 Met Gala.
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Saweetie

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Saweetie attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Saweetie attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue)
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Pete Davidson

Pete Davidson attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Pete Davidson attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Kim Kardashian attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Frank Ocean

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Frank Ocean attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Frank Ocean attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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Serena Williams

Serena Williams attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Serena Williams attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Maisie Williams

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Maisie Williams attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Maisie Williams attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)
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Naomi Osaka

Tennis player Naomi Osaka arrives for the 2021 Met Gala.
Tennis player Naomi Osaka arrives for the 2021 Met Gala.
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Ella Emhoff

Ella Emhoff attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Ella Emhoff attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Lil Nas X attends the 2021 Met Gala.
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Rihanna

Rihanna attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Rihanna attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Kendall Jenner attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Gotham via Getty Images

A$AP Rocky

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna attend the 2021 Met Gala.
ASAP Rocky and Rihanna attend the 2021 Met Gala.
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Aurora James attend the 2021 Met Gala.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Aurora James attend the 2021 Met Gala.
Mike Coppola via Getty Images

Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Megan Rapinoe attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Theo Wargo via Getty Images

Barbie Ferreira

Barbie Ferreira attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Barbie Ferreira attends the 2021 Met Gala.
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Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Teyana Taylor attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Hailee Steinfeld attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Taylor Hill via Getty Images

Normani

Normani attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Normani attends the 2021 Met Gala.
Mike Coppola via Getty Images

Megan Fox

Megan Fox arrives for the 2021 Met Gala.
Megan Fox arrives for the 2021 Met Gala.
ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images

Dan Levy

Canadian actor Daniel Levy arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York. - This year's Met Gala has a distinctively youthful imprint, hosted by singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothee Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka, none of them older than 25. The 2021 theme is "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion." (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Canadian actor Daniel Levy arrives for the 2021 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York. - This year's Met Gala has a distinctively youthful imprint, hosted by singer Billie Eilish, actor Timothee Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka, none of them older than 25. The 2021 theme is "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion." (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Grimes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Grimes attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Grimes attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
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