Emerging talents Theophilio, Kenneth Nicholson, and Jason Rembert joined Law Roach and Sha'Carri Richardson on the Formula One champ’s excellent all-Black table
LIL NAS X BROUGHT MORE DRAMA
Going for a double win, Lil Nas X collaborated with Atelier Versace once again on a custom look. Except it wasn’t just one look, or even two, the musician served us three solid gold looks. The first look channeled royalty with giant structured shoulders, before being torn away to reveal a golden suit of armour (complete with abs), before revealing the final sparkling catsuit. Theatrics and glamour – will he ever miss?
NORMANI HIT ANOTHER HOME RUN
Listen. Does it fit the theme? Probably not... but who cares?! This gigantic Valentino creation is Normani serving us something we’ve never seen before and we’re living. Rihanna better watch her back...
TIMOTHÉE CHALAMET THREW CAUTION TO THE WIND
No white after Labour Day? Psht, who cares? Rewriting the ancient laws of American fashion, the Dune actor mashed-up some of his design faves: Haider Ackerman and Rick Owens, accessorised with some beaten up Converse. Let’s hope there are no spillages tonight...
KIM K WAS THERE (WE THINK)
After serving some Balenciaga Kimk (that’s Kardashian-flavoured kink) earlier this week, Kim Kardashian brought out another kinky look for the Met Gala. A Demna design again, her look entirely obscured her face and body, only revealing her ankle-grazing ponytail – a clever ploy to escape socialising we’re sure. Similarly concealed, the designer appeared alongside Kim on the red carpet.
THE SPIRIT OF MARILYN MONROE WAS ALIVE AND WELL
After last night’s rather demure black skirt and jumper combo at the VMAs, Billie Eilish was clearly saving all of her glamour for tonight. Looking like a vintage Hollywood starlet with her coiffed blonde locks and pastel peach Oscar de la Renta gown, the musician said “it was time” to bring glamour. Using her platform for good, Eilish revealed that she only agreed to work with the label if they agreed to no longer use fur in future collections. Win/win.
MORE FETISH ON THE RED CARPET
Following on from Kim Petras’ bedazzled gimp fantasy, à la Richard Quinn at last night’s VMAs, Gossip Girl’s Evan Mock opted for a similar look. Dressed in Thom Browne, the pink-haired actor’s look was safety pinned within an inch of its life and accessorised with a patent black gimp mask – playfully studded to mimic a mohawk.
LOOKING CAMP RIGHT IN THE EYE AGAIN
There was plenty of Americana-inspired designs on the red carpet tonight, as there should be, but Serena Williams appeared to nod to 2019’s Camp theme with her Gucci look. Wearing a gargantuan ostrich feather coat, we simply can’t be mad at it.
HORSE GIRLS WERE REPRESENTED
Shout out to horse girls, guys, and theys everywhere – the inspiration behind Kim Petras’ Collina Strada look. Appearing alongside brand founder Hillary Taymour, the singer paired her floral look with a giant horse’s head and mane – as you do. Shant-neigh you stay.
GRIMES SLAYED (LITERALLY)
Seemingly living life in 3021, Grimes stuck with her futuristic aesthetic in an Iris Van Herpen gown and what better way to accessorise than with a giant sword?
Looking respendent in Harris Reed. End tweet.
FRANK OCEAN HAD A BABY
Making a surprise appearance at the event, the musician appeared wearing Prada and his newly launched jewellery label Homer, but that wasn’t the only accessory. In his arms he cradled a lime green animatronic baby, clad in a onesie. Yeah... we don’t know why either, but fashion.
RED FOR FILTH
Naturally, red, white, and blue were prominent colours on the red carpet tonight. Fresh off her NYFW appearance at Proenza Schouler’s SS22 show, model and vice-president Harris’s stepdaughter Ella Emhoff opted for a slick, sporty, sparkling number by Stella McCartney.
RIHANNA KEPT US ALL WAITING
As she should! The ex-singer eventually turned up with boo A$AP Rocky on her arm, joining the army of attendees wearing Demna Gvasalia’s debut Couture collection for Balenciaga. Looking equally snug in a patchwork quilt, the rapper opted for ERL.