After getting postponed from its usual schedule of the first Monday in May, the MET Gala is now here. Barely a breather between NYFW and LFW, the event is serving up looks and perspectives on fashion the only way it can.
This year’s theme is a celebration of the United States with “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” On this, Vogue notes that the guests “embody the theme of American style, whether through flashy, star-spangled ensembles, or more discreet nods to Americana motifs. “
The showstoppers like Rihanna, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and Kim Kardashian are in attendance, but unique to this edition of the gala are the influencers representing the new life in fashion, especially with the relevance of TikTok and YouTube fame in our consciousness.
Let’s take a look at the guests who made their MET Gala debut.
Normani in Valentino
Addison Rae in Gucci
Jordan Alexander in Christopher John Rogers
Jackie Aina in Fe Noel
CL in Alexander Wang
Olivia Rodrigo in Saint Laurent
Alexandra Ocasio- Cortez in Aurora James
Chloe and Halle Bailey in Rodarte
Rose in Saint Laurent