The return of the Met Gala on Monday night was quite the spectacle as celebrities gathered to attend the most iconic fashion event of the season in New York City.

With this year’s theme being In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, an array of interpretations were worn by celebrities as they showcased their outfits on the red carpet before enjoying the evening of the annual benefit. While some chose to wear looks created by American designers, others embraced the country’s ideas of independence, freedom of expression, and more. Here, check out the hottest trends that appeared on the 2021 Met Gala red carpet.

Evening Gloves

Many celebrities channeled Old Hollywood glamour with a modern twist at the 2021 Met Gala. In particular, evening gloves were seen on the hands (and arms) of several attendees on Monday night.

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