Sports world’s best 2021 Met Gala outfits including Serena Williams, Simone Biles
Celebrities from the sports world presented their “A” fashion game Monday night at the annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Star athletes – and a few famous spouses of star athletes – have gone out of their way to stand out on the red carpet.
The gala, which raises millions each year for the museum’s Costume Institute, has been postponed to 2020 due to COVID-19, and the 2021 resumption has been moved from the usual May date to September and the end of the Fashion Week. The designers used the extra time to produce special looks.
The Costume Institute has an exhibit at the Met every year. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “In America: A Fashion Lexicon”. The gala outfits have been adapted to this theme.
How well did the participants make their fashion statements? SN has compiled a list of the 10 (actually 11) best dressed.
Williams is a heavyweight in the fashion game with his own lines. On Monday night, she was locked in a cape of pink and black feathers, a look she said was “superhero inspired.”
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The music superstar portrayed her husband, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, with a dress in the style of his uniform and an accessory designed to resemble a soccer ball. Wilson was at home studying film and cutting it with Peyton and Eli Manning on the brothers’ alternative show “Monday Night Football”.
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Felix became America’s most decorated track athlete and female athlete this summer when she won her 10th and 11th career Olympic medals at the Tokyo Games. She was much slower going up those stairs.
The great gymnast showed her strength by wearing a dress that weighed 88 pounds. It took over 100 people and 6,650 hours to produce the three-in-one piece, Vogue reported.
Former NBA superstar’s wife Dwyane Wade told Entertainment Tonight that work on her dress began in April and lasted 1,400 hours.
Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry
If it’s not clear in the image, it’s white stars in Westbrook’s hair. Curry, who came with his wife, Ayesha, sported a clean look.
The star of the United States Women’s National Football Team wore her own flag elements with this pantsuit.
The tennis champion was co-chair of this year’s gala. She made her grand entrance in a dress that paid homage to her Japanese heritage. The coin incorporated Koi fish, symbols of luck and good fortune in Japanese culture.
What a week for the tennis teenager. She won the women’s US Open title on Saturday after first having to qualify for the tournament. On Monday, she mingled with entertainment and fashion stars. She may have even greeted her opponent in the final, Canadian teenager Leylah Annie Fernandez.
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The rising NBA star removed the turtleneck as part of her ensemble. The Toronto native enjoyed a year of career with the Thunder last season until he injured his foot.