Monday’s Met Gala was filled with iconic looks delivered by notable celebrities and athletes, from Lil Nas X’s three outfit changes to gymnast Nia Dennis showing off her skills in a royal blue bodysuit. Here are our top fashion picks for the LGBTQ+ community.
Troye Sivan Wore a Sexy Black Dress on the 2021 Met Gala Red Capet. We applaud the sleek dress and the leather armband that Sivan said was a tribute to Leatherman and Kink artist Mapplethorpe, but we do remind the self-professed bottom that the armband should have been on his RIGHT arm, as left means top.
Nikkie Tutorials honors trans icon Marsha P Johnson with her beautiful Met Gala tribute. In one of the best LGBTQ+ examples of the night’s theme of “In America”, the trans makeup artist and YouTube influencer channeled Marsha P’s famous flower crown photo with a gown that said “Pay it no mind” on the bottom — Marsha’s famous catchphrase.
Elliot Page hit the 2021 Met Gala in style — his first Major Red Carpet Since Transitioning. There were lots of new faces at this year’s Met Gala, but it was a new kind of first for Elliot Page, and he looked amazing in a stylish Balenciaga suit.
Dan Levy’s Met Gala 2021 Look Featured Two Men Kissing. The look, designed for Loewe by Jonathan Anderson, used a map of the US and his home of Canada to create the image of 2 men kissing.
Dear Evan Hansen’s gay lead Ben Platt wore a fantastic vintage suit by LGBTQ+ Designer Christian Cowan, but he wasn’t the only one wearing one of Cowan’s looks. We don’t know if she’s his best friend, but rapper Saweetie was our type in a revealing dress studded with 10,000 crystals, looking like everyone’s Drag fantasy.
Lil Nas X Prooves “Bigger Is Better” with 3 Met Galas Looks. It seems to be a theme here on Queer News Tonight that Lil Nas X always manages to steal the show. Last night he did it again with not one, not two, but three Versace looks that told the story of his career so far.