Yara Shahidi in Met Gala 2021

The 2021 Met Gala, the biggest night in fashion, kicked off tonight in celebration of the history of American fashion. Usually held on the first Monday of May, the Gala was postponed this year due to COVID-19. This is the first Gala since 2019, since 2020’s was cancelled due to the pandemic. The Met Gala, New York’s annual benefit extravaganza of celebrities and fashionistas, returned to launch a two-part exhibition on American fashion, one of which will include the involvement of various film directors in the staging of the exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.