Met Gala 2021: 18 Must-See Looks Including Billie Eilish, Rihanna And Lil Nas X

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After a year out, the Met Gala was back with a bang on Monday night.

While the annual A-list event is famously held on the first Monday in May, organisers clearly felt that this would simply be too long to make us wait in 2021, so decided to throw together a little something for September.

This year, the event was chaired by singer Billie Eilish, Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis pro Naomi Osaka, with the theme being “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”.

As ever, some of the stars in attendance understood the assignment completely, and others missed the mark somewhat.

Here are 18 of the must-see looks from the 2021 Met Ball...

Billie Eilish

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(Photo: Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images)

Serving: Marilyn Monroe reimagined as a Disney princess. She nailed it, let’s be honest.

Timothée Chalamet

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(Photo: Nancy Rivera/Bauer-Griffin via Getty Images)

Serving: Zoom call eleganza. Party up top, comfies down below.

Lil Nas X

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(Photo: John Shearer via Getty Images)
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(Photo: Mike Coppola via Getty Images)
(Photo: Gotham via Getty Images)
(Photo: Gotham via Getty Images)

Serving: Why give just one look when you can serve three this good?

Iman

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(Photo: Mike Coppola via Getty Images)

Serving: “I’m just running out to the shop, does anybody want anything?”

Jennifer Lopez

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)

Serving: “Does anyone still wear a hat? I’ll drink to that...”

Serena Williams

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(Photo: Mike Coppola via Getty Images)

Serving: Three words... Met Gala royalty.

Kim Kardashian

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(Photo: ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images)

Serving: “Kim? Is that you under there…?”

Gigi Hadid

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(Photo: Taylor Hill via Getty Images)

Serving: “Switchin’ the positions for you, cookin’ in the kitchen and up in the bedroom.”

Dan Levy

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)

Serving: A plain suit? I don’t think.

Shawn Mendes

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(Photo: ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images)

Serving: Got dressed in a hurry and forgot one key component… not that we’re complaining, obviously.

Emma Raducanu

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)

Serving: Yes! She literally is! Get it...? Serving? Tennis? Moving on...

Grimes

(Photo: Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images)
(Photo: Jeff Kravitz via Getty Images)

Serving: Good luck getting that through the metal detectors

Noami Osaka

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)

Serving: First time at the Met Gala and... she’s going all out.

Brooklyn Beckham

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(Photo: ANGELA WEISS via Getty Images)

Serving: First time at the Met Gala and… he’s wearing a plain black suit. Your mum taught you better than this, Brooklyn.

Megan Thee Stallion

(Photo: John Shearer via Getty Images)
(Photo: John Shearer via Getty Images)

Serving: Dancing the Salsa it’s rapper Megan Thee Stallion and her partner Aljaž Škorjanec...”

Nikkie de Jager

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)

Serving: “If you’ve got anything to say about a YouTuber being at the Met Gala, you can say it to my headpiece.”

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky

(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)
(Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images)

Serving: The King and Queen of the Met Gala have returned.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

(Photo: John Shearer via Getty Images)
(Photo: John Shearer via Getty Images)

Serving: Well, her message is literally on her dress.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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