After over two years, the Met Gala gave us again a look at American fashion last September 13th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, with an “American independence” theme.

Also called the Met Ball, the Met Gala is a fashion event where many designers, models, and artists come together to present their beautiful attires. The Met Gala usually happens yearly in May but was rescheduled because of COVID-19. It was hosted by singer Billie Eilish, poet-activist Amanda Gorman, actor Timothée Chalamet, and tennis champion Naomi Osaka. Some of the names who walked the famous Met steps were singers Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, and Olivia Rodrigo, tennis stars Serena Williams, Leylah Fernandez, and Emma Raducanu, and actors Tessa Thompson and Storm Reid. The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kim Kardashian was also the event’s center of attention because of her head-to-toe black bodysuit covering her face.

Costume Institute’s Andrew Bolton explained that “diversity and inclusion, as well as sustainability” are what young American designers have specifically looked at, making fashion more environmentally friendly.