It’s been over two years since we’ve witnessed the Met Gala, but fashion has once again been granted to us last September 13th inside the remarkable halls of Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Also called the Met Ball, the Met Gala is a fashion event where many designers, models, musicians, and actors come together on the red carpet to show off their superb outfits. This year’s gala, with the theme ‘American Independence’, was in celebration of Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” It is typically held during May but was postponed because of COVID-19. The Met Gala was hosted by the “Bad Guy” singer Billie Eilish, American poet-activist Amanda Gorman, Hollywood actor Timothée Chalamet, and tennis champion and mental health activist Naomi Osaka. Some of the stars 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, Lili Reinhart, and Storm Reid. Media personality and socialite Kim Kardashian’s outfit was also one of the ball’s highlights. Kim K. entered the ball with a head-to-toe black Balenciaga bodysuit covering her face.

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