Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably been seeing all our favourite celebrities looking their best on the Met Gala 2021 red carpet. With the theme being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”, we saw everything from sheer, barely-there, bejewelled gowns to the now-infamous blackout look by the social media queen herself, Kim Kardashian.
With this year’s Met Gala being the first to offer a fully plant-based menu, we were happy to see plenty of sustainability on the red carpet as well. Here are some highlights:
Stunning the crowds with her Marilyn Monroe-inspired look, Billie wore an Oscar de la Renta tulle gown in a pretty peach colour. As an artist who has firmly made a stance for not working with brands that use fur, this was a breakout moment for Billie as she announced on Instagram that “going forward Oscar De La Renta will be completely fur-free!!!! I’m honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard on this matter. I urge all designers to do the same.”
Adam Mosseri and Monica Mosseri
Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri wore a geometric suit repurposed from vintage fabrics by Bode, while his wife wore a Kamperett gown made from dead-stock materials.
American gymnast Nia Dennis tumbled her way up the Met Gala 2021 red carpet in a bright blue bodysuit topped with an all-vegan Adidas by Stella McCartney netted throw and Earthlight sneakers under the same brand. The shoes use Parley Ocean Plastic which upcycles marine plastic waste.
TikTok star Addison Rae proved that you don’t have to show up in something new to impress. Inspired by Britney Spears’ red gown from the Grammy’s in 2002, she rocked the red carpet in a vintage red corseted gown by Tom Ford for Gucci from 2003.
Stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris and rising fashion icon Ella Emhoff wore a stunning red diamond bodysuit and Earthlight trainers from Adidas by Stella McCartney.
J.Lo channeled her inner cowgirl with her Met Gala 2021 look and said no to fur wearing Ralph Lauren’s faux fur bolero jacket.
Actress and producer Tessa Thompson wore a pair of vegan cowboy boots to the red carpet by Rombaut, which uses various vegan and upcycled materials such as cactus leather, apple leather and felt made of recyled polyester PET.
Kobe Bryant’s daughter and American model Natalia Bryant showed up in a dress by Conner Ives, which uses mostly dead-stock or vintage garments in an effort to “make smarter, more responsible clothes.”
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