It was pretty clear that Lupita Nyong’o and her team brought their A-game in 2021 when the star attended the Met Gala. It was difficult for onlookers to miss this look that included an epic hairstyle and a fabulous Versace Jeans Couture number. The star claimed that she got inspo for her denim dress from Versace’s 90’s Jeans Couture collection.
It would be an absolute disservice, not to mention the star’s multiple diamond rings from De Beers, which, by the way, one of them was 10.31 carats! Everything about her look complemented the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” theme, with its intense glamor yet playful elements that married together perfectly for the occasion.
Bare Glitz and Glamor
The music star Lil Nas X turned up the wow factor on the Met Gala red carpet in 2023. Most guests of the event wore stunning vintage pieces to honor the late Karl Lagerfeld, but Lil Nas took on a more outrageous approach. To be frank, he didn't even wear much except for a booty-baring men's thong from Dior and a pair of platform boots, but despite the lack of garments, he still looked fabulous.
The star paraded the carpet with silver metallic body paint covering just about every exposed bit of skin, encrusted with crystals and pearls. He finished off the look with a cat-esque mask, which mostly came from the cat whiskers. Was it a nod to Karl Lagerfeld's kitty? Probably. We love this look and allude to the star for his innovation when it comes to being an odd one out at such an iconic event.
School Boy Schooled Everyone
At the 2023 Met Gala event, Pedro Pascal attended in style with his Valentino attire, which may have broken some fashion laws according to some fashion heads. "The Last of Us" star gave some real school-core vibes in his schoolboy socks and shorts that he paired with lace-up boots, a red dreamy structured coat, a power stache, and a slick back hairdo.
It was a lot, but he certainly managed to execute the whole thing beautifully. This look also certainly brought about a lot of talk regarding the actor's newfound hero status. It was maybe a tad controversial, yes, but it also worked so well, so we give the star a big yes for this 2023 Met Gala look!
That Edge Though
Tessa Thompson swung into action on the 2021 Met Gala red carpet. The dress was one of Iris van Herpen's works of art. As you can see, it was an intricately designed piece with a futuristic edge, including a combination of metallics, lace, and some translucent fabrics.
The "Thor: Ragnarok" star paired the flowy dress with a pair of knee-high boots that almost resembled something out of a western flick, except for the tiny heel. She was accessorized with minimal jewelry and a black woven cowboy hat. The whole look was simple but, at the same time, complex, so we've got to give it to the star for managing to pull something like that off.
Getting Cozy on the Red Carpet
Has Rihanna ever had a bad moment on the red carpet? We'll leave that to you to decide. In 2021, when the star was accompanied by her partner A$AP Rocky at the Met Gala, there were a lot of mixed reviews about the pair's attire on that night. Rihanna wore an all-black Balenciaga number (which sparked rumors of a hidden baby bump under the poofy gown), but it was Rocky's technicolor ERL quilt that got the whole world talking.
Not only did "Fashion Killa" himself outshine the queen on the red carpet, but he did so with a multicolored blanket that looked like it was stolen from his grandmother's house. But hey, if his ability to outdo "bad girl Riri" on her own turf isn't worthy of a round of applause, then we don't know what is.