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Met Gala: The best weird and wonderful fashion as celebs return to red carpet

Social media stars including Emma Chamberlain and Addison Rae were among a youth-driven Met Gala on Monday night in a celebration of the best of high fashion.

Marking a first for the annual affair, which returned after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, an array of TikTok stars, YouTubers and influencers turned up for the sartorial extravaganza at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

The event delivered its usual mix of the weird and wonderful, as A-listers celebrated the theme of America: A Lexicon of Fashion.

Emma Chamberlain attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala 
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Kendall Jenner at the 2021 Met Gala 
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YouTube vlogger Emma Chamberlain, 20, made an early entrance and ascended the famous Met stairs in a cut-out asymmetric Louis Vuitton gown, while TikTok star Addison Rae embodied old Hollywood glamour in a long red dress.

Meanwhile, US Vice President Kamala Harris’ stepdaughter Ella Emhoff, 20, also made her Met Gala debut at the star-studded event in a sporty red ensemble with trainers by Stella McCartney for Adidas.

Lourdes Leon attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition 
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Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka, 23, wowed in a colourful gown by Louis Vuitton.

Other young stars gracing the exclusive event included Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon in a custom Moschino gown, US Open champ Emma Raducanu in Chanel, and the late Kobe Bryant’s daughter, Natalia Bryant.

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Addison Rae attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala 
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There were some Met Gala veterans to be noted, including reality star and businesswoman Kim Kardashian West – looking unrecognisable in a black-masked piece by Balenciaga, was which didn’t fail to turn heads.

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Accompanying her was a man wearing a blackout hoodie, initially thought to be her estranged husband Kanye West, but Vogue.com said later it was Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia.

Rihanna, one of the most anticipated Met Gala stars, arrived fashionably late in an oversized black coat dress, topped off with a beanie, and attended the event with rapper A$AP Rocky.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Met Gala - In America: A Lexicon of Fashion - Arrivals - New York City, U.S. - September 13, 2021. Tennis player Serena Williams. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Jennifer Lopez 
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 Rosalia. attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala
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TikTok star Addison Rae
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Ella Emhoff, Kamala Harris' stepdaughter
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