Latinos who dazzled at the Met Gala
Latinos attending the Met Gala rocked looks that caught eyes and captured hearts.
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The Met Gala, formerly known as the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is the most important fashion event of the year, as it brings together the best-known celebrities on the planet in music, film, television and social media.
The event is usually held on the first Monday in May every year, but it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, it was held in September maintaining proper COVID safety protocols among attendees.
Despite the rules, many guests disregarded them to show off their looks in style.
The theme of this year's Met Gala was "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion," a tribute to American fashion through the ages.
Anna Wintour, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue magazine and chair of the gala, explained to attending media that American fashion in 2021 has become "a mosaic, reflecting the world we all live in, seen through many different lenses." Wintour wore a floral Oscar de la Renta gown to the gala, a tribute to the late designer, who was a close friend of hers and an avid gardener.
In addition to the usual icons of fahsion, Latinos also had a strong presence at this year's gala, highlighting the power their culture has taken on across the globe.
The Colombian reggaeton singer wore a custom Versace fashion house Atelier design inspired by American cowboys in red leather pants with gold applications contrasting his hair.
Maluma was accompanied by Donatella Versace herself, who wore a white dress from her fashion house.
The Cuban-American singer, who recently debuted as the new Cinderella on Amazon Prime, paid homage to Cher in a purple Michael Kors dress.
Cabello's dress was also a nod to singer Selena, according to some of her fans' comments on social media.
The Puerto Rican icon wore a brown Ralph Lauren design, accompanied by a coat, hat and jewelry.
Her outfit was inspired by the cowboy looks of the old west.
The Mexican, who is already making a name for herself in the world of Hollywood, chose a scarlet Versace design inspired by the golden age and the glamour of Hollywood. The dress stood out for its application of shiny crystals in addition to her Bvlgari jewelry, of which she is an ambassador.
The Colombian reggaetonero, who recently released his new album Jose, arrived wearing a Moschino suit in black with flowers, accompanied by many chains, as he usually does.
The design of his floral print shows the trend of the brand.
Fashion as a political act
Fashion is one of the forms of protest that artists have found to defend causes they consider just. That's why, at events like the Met Gala, they never miss the opportunity to convey their messages through their garments.
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes wore a white Brother Vellies dress that read in red letters 'Tax the rich,' emphasizing that the richest should be taxed more for the benefit of greater society.
Model Cara Delevingne also opted to use her Dior-made look as a medium for her ideas by wearing a white bulletproof vest that read 'Peg the Patriarchy.'
Billie Eilish wore an Oscar de la Renta dress inspired by Marilyn Monroe, but she was only going to wear it if the fashion house signed that it would never again use animal fur in its outfits. The design was made with vegan silk.