(L-R) Rosalía, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images)

Well, dear readers, that magical time of the year is upon us once again. The time of year where all of your favorite celebrities gather at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for an opulent spectacle of glam and iconism. Tonight, your Twitter and Instagram feeds will be taken over by a maelstrom of looks, ranging from the desirably maximalist to the tastefully minimalist, all striving to achieve the aesthetic pinnacle of a specific theme.

This year, the theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, a chronicling of the transformation and reflection of American sociopolitical themes exemplified in fashion. Now, we realize that is a loaded and ambiguous theme filled with endless possibility of interpretation. So, if I see so much as one stars and stripes or red white and blue ensemble, I hope my Twitter followers are ready.

We’re hoping for legacy garments, commentary from BIPOC or LGBTQ+ designers and something new and exciting that not only exemplifies In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, but expands upon it. Looks that make us think and looks that transform fashion into a vessel for which social and political critique can pour through on one of the largest fashion platforms in the world.

As the first looks of the night start to trickle in, GRAZIA will be updating the roster with the most poignant, stylish and creative garments that grace the red carpet. Who’s outfits will be catch the eyes of the audience and amaze, make us think? And who’s outfits will be tired re-hashes of mulled-over concepts? That, dear readers, the public, is for you to decide.

Your hosts, Keke Palmer in Sergio Hudson & Ilana Glazer in Aliette

Keke Palmer attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
Keke Palmer attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )
Ilana Glazer attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Ilana Glazer attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Nia Dennis

Gymnast Nia Dennis attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images)
Gymnast Nia Dennis attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion  (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Anna Wintour in Oscar De la renta

Anna Wintour attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Bee Carrozzini in Valentino

Bee Carrozzini attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Bee Carrozzini attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Carolyn Maloney

Carolyn Maloney attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Co-Chair: Timothée Chalamet in Haider Ackerman, rick owens & converse

Co-chair Timothée Chalamet attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Co-Chair: Amanda Gorman in Vera wang

Co-chair Amanda Gorman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Eva Chen in CJR

Eva Chen attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Dan Levy in Loewe

Dan Levy attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Julia Garner

Julia Garner attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Ella Emhoff in Stella Mccartney

Ella Emhoff attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Evan Mock in Thom Browne

Evan Mock attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Evan Mock attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Leon Bridges in Bode

Leon Bridges attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images)

Barbie Ferreira in Jonathan Simkhai

Barbie Ferreira attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Sophia Roe

Sophia Roe attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Co-Chair: Billie Eilish in Oscar De la Renta

Co-chair Billie Eilish attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Lil Nas X in Versace

Lil Nax X attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Lil Nax X attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Lil Nax X attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion  (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Co-Chair: Naomi Osaka in Louis Vuitton

Co-chair Naomi Osaka attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Saweetie

Saweetie attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Saweetie attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Serena Williams

Serena Williams attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Amy Fines Collins

Amy Fine Collins attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Jennifer Hudson in AZ factory

Jennifer Hudson attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Valentina Sampaio

Valentina Sampaio attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Valentina Sampaio attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

grimes in Iris Van Herpen

Grimes attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Iman in Harris Reed

Iman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Kaia Gerber in Oscar De la Renta

Kaia Gerber attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Megan Thee Stallion in Coach

Megan Thee Stallion attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Debbie Harry in zac posen

Zac Posen and Debbie Harry attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Kim Petras in Collin Estrada

Kim Petras attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

MJ Rodriguez in Thom Browne

Mj Rodriguez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Karlie Kloss

Karlie Kloss attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion  (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Madison Beer

Madison Beer attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Nikkie de jager

Nikkie de Jager attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Ayesha Curry & Stephen Curry in versace

Stephen Curry and Ayesha Curry attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Irina Shayk

Irina Shayk attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Donatella Versace

Donatella Versace attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Lorde in Bode

Lorde attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Anok Yai

Anok Yai attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images)

Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue)

Maluma in versace

Maluma attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Mary J. Blige in Peter Dundas

Mary J. Blige attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Virgil Abloh

Virgil Abloh attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Megan Fox in dundas

Megan Fox attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Ciara in dundas

Ciara attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Chloe Fineman

Chloe Fineman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Chloe Bailey & Halle Bailey in rodarte

Chloe Bailey and Halle Bailey attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Cynthia Erivo

Cynthia Erivo attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Brother Vellies

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (L) attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Symone

Symone attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue)

Gemma Chan

Gemma Chan attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Emily Blunt in Miu miu

Emily Blunt attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Gabrielle Union in Iris Van Herpen

Gabrielle Union attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Hailey Bieber in ysl

Hailey Bieber attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Jennifer Lopez in ralph lauren

Jennifer Lopez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Lupita Nyong’o in versace

Lupita Nyong’o attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Taylor Hill

Taylor Hill attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue)

Kacey Musgraves in Ralph lauren

Kacey Musgraves attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Kim Kardashian in balenciaga

Kim Kardashian attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Simone Biles in area

Simone Biles attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Kendall jenner in givenchy

Kendall Jenner attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Kendall Jenner attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Winnie Harlow in Iris Van Herpen

Winnie Harlow attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Gigi Hadid in prada

Gigi Hadid attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Shawn mendes and Camila Cabello in michael kors

Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

CL

CL attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Tessa Thompson in Iris Van Herpen

Tessa Thompson attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Emily Ratajkowski in Vera Wang

Emily Ratajkowski attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Whoopi Goldberg in valentino

Whoopi Goldberg attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Hunter Schafer in prada

Hunter Schafer attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Lily-Rose Depp

Lily-Rose Depp attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Olivia Rodrigo in Saint Laurent

Olivia Rodrigo attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue)

Jackie Aina

Jackie Aina attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Hailee Steinfeld in Iris van herpen

Hailee Steinfeld attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Venus Williams

Venus Williams arrives for the 2021 Met Gala  (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

Erykah Badu in Thom Browne

Erykah Badu attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

cara Delevingne in dior

Cara Delevingne attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG21/Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue)

Amandla Stenberg in Thom Browne

Amandla Stenberg attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

Jeremy O. Harris in Tommy Hillfiger

Jeremy O. Harris attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Kehlani in aliette

Kehlani attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Rihanna and A$ap rocky in balenciaga couture

ASAP Rocky and Rihanna attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
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