The annual Met Gala unites red carpet glam with outrageous, over-the-top couture for a single star-studded evening at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. This year, API stars came prepared to steal the show. From Naomi Osaka to Saweetie, Simu Liu and many more, actors, musicians, influencers and athletes alike embraced the gala’s theme, which focused on American fashion history. Read on to learn more about the top looks of the night!
1. Simu Liu
2. Mindy Kaling
Actress, comedian and writer Mindy Kaling stunned in an elegant, navy blue dress from Tory Burch.
3. Gemma Chan
Filipina American rapper Saweetie is serving more than McDonald’s meals. Her custom Christian Cowan gown featured 10 million hand-placed crystals, as well as two trains that reflected her biracial heritage.
As one of the first two female K-pop idols to attend the Met Gala (alongside Rosé), superstar CL made history in a daring outfit from Alexander Wang—a flowing denim robe over a pair of white briefs.
It might look like filmmaker and digital creator Eugene Lee Yang had his outfit on “lock” for months, but he revealed to red carpet host Emma Chamberlain that he was actually supposed to wear a dress that fell through just hours before the gala began. That didn’t stop him from showing off some dramatic makeup and heels, though!
10. Eva Chen
Eva Chen, fashion icon and children’s book author, embraced color with this striped number from Christopher John Rogers.
11. Emma Raducanu
12. Sunisa Lee
13. Naomi Osaka
We’re not sure what’s more impressive—gala co-host Naomi Osaka’s dress, or her gravity-defying hairstyle. The gown’s colorful koi fish pattern, designed by Osaka, her sister Mari and designer Nicolas Ghesquière, is a nod to the tennis champ’s Japanese heritage.