Met Gala 2021 goes retro, recreates old Hollywood

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Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi’s custom Dior gown was one of the most talked about looks of the night. What you might not have heard, however, is that her outfit was designed to honor legendary entertainer Josephine Baker.

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Kaia Gerber

For her first Met Gala, Model Kaia Gerber donned a stunning Oscar de la Renta gown that was a direct reference to Bianca Jagger’s own glamorous Met Gala look. In 1981, Jagger attended the event in a strapless black ball gown designed by Marc Bohan at Dior.

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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion described her Met Gala look to Vogue as "Old Hollywood, with a hot girl twist," and we couldn’t agree more. From her side-parted waves to her crystal-covered Coach gown, the entire look reminded us of something 40s Hollywood icon Ava Gardner might have worn.

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Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan’s Met look was head-turning, but it also paid homage to Anna May Wong, the first Chinese-American film star of Hollywood’s golden era. She walked the carpet in a bold sequin mini dress from Prabal Gurung that featured a crystal dragon design and a long, pastel green train.

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Billie Eilish

From the moment Billie Eilish stepped on the red carpet, it was clear that her show-stopping look was inspired by one of America’s most iconic head-turners: Marilyn Monroe.

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Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt channeled Hedy Lamarr in Ziegfeld Girl from head to toe. The actress’s Miu Miu jeweled gown, cascading white cape, and celestial headpiece evoked Lamarr’s costume from the 1940's film.

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Kendall Jenner

Her Met Gala look had everyone talking when she hit the carpet. Both Hepburn’s glittering white dress and Jenner’s sheer crystal-adorned gown were designed by Givenchy, and just like the iconic movie costume, Jenner’s take was also paired with a sparkling neckpiece.

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