Everything you need to know from this year’s Met Gala

We’re back, baby! After a year-long Covid- induced hiatus and another four-month delay, the Met Gala descended on The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York last night.

The (usually) annual fundraising event for the Costume Institute Gala is a parade of the who’s-who — so did last night represent a changing of the guard? While the guest list of yore was strictly old school A list, the 2021 gang was a Gen Z brat pack. TikTokers and YouTubers including Addison Rae, Emma Chamberlain and Dixie D’Amelio rubbed shoulders with Met Gala stalwarts Anna Wintour, Kim K and Rihanna. Symbolically, this year’s gala was co-chaired by Gen Z darlings Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman and Naomi Osaka, with Wintour stepping aside to be an ‘honorary chair’. The sponsor? Instagram. The headliner? Justin Bieber. Message received, loud and clear.

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