NEW YORK (AP) — Amanda Gorman was breathtaking in custom Vera Wang with a diamond laurel wreath in her hair as the Met Gala kicked off Monday night.
Billie Eilish, her gala host, looked stunning in a Old Hollywood peachy ball dress by Oscar de la Renta that featured a full train, plunging neckline, and a full train.
A third of the evening’s hosts, Timothée Chalamet raced onto Fifth Avenue to take selfies with fans before walking up the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in casual white silk joggers, short jacket and matching Converse sneakers.
400 guests were invited by organizers, about one third of the usual number. Celebrities are not as common as they used to be, as the theme is American independence.
This year’s gala marks the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary.