Considering the nostalgic nature of the 2021 Met Gala, it’s no surprise that interpretations of the evening’s theme – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – was both exuberant and unforgettable. But among the most incredible moments of the event, some stood out reference beauty incredible, each emanating the glamor associated with an all-American Era: Old Hollywood.
Check out all the celebrity looks from the 2021 Met Gala red carpet:
“I feel like we have to pay homage to Hollywood glamor,” he said Megan Thee Stallion also referring to the sparkling waves of her hair combed with a deep parting on one side and left soft on the shoulders.
While Megan paired her shiny hair with a pink gloss lipstick and XXL false lashes, the retro bob of Kaia Gerber was styled with soft waves framing makeup featuring perfect brows and matte nude lips – the perfect beauty look to pair with her Oscar de la Renta gown. With a clear reference to Bianca Jagger.
For Yara Shahidi the inspiration came with a name: Josephine Baker. Shahidi embodied the Franco-American icon with a crown of “exploded” braids in adorable curly hair brushed down the shoulders. A detail not to be forgotten: the diamond band and ill mauve makeup essential to ensure that the homage was clear, while maintaining a timeless allure as well as his dress Dior with beads.
Billie Eilish, meanwhile, transformed into Marilyn Monroe at the 2021 Met Gala with a voluminous blond bob and a corset ball gown.
This article was previously published on Vogue.com