Model Ella Emhoff, the stepdaughter of Vice President Kamala Harris, sported an all-red Adidas outfit by Stella McCartney, joining a long list of celebrities to wear the color, including Jennifer Hudson, Rosalia, Emily Ratajkowski and Maluma. On a night dedicated to American fashion, it is unsurprising that many opted for old Hollywood glamour.
Megan Thee Stallion also glittered in an elegant pink Coach gown featuring hand-embroidered crystal detailing and an asymmetrical hem. Billie Eilish opted for classic glamour with her luxurious Oscar de la Renta gown.
Similarly, co-chair Naomi Osaka brought her Japanese and Haitian background together in an ensemble by Louis Vuitton. New York Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney didn't mince words in a bold look emblazoned with "equal rights for women" on trailing shoulder panels.
But while there were plenty of serious statements -- and more of a pared-down approach than 2019's event, which saw stars embrace the extravagant "camp" theme -- it wouldn't be the Met Gala without some dramatic entrances. With so many takes on what American fashion means in 2021, one thing is clear: The Met Gala brought it out in all its diversity. Scroll through the gallery above for more highlights from this year's Met Gala red carpet.