These Were the Best Queer Looks From the 2021 Met Gala

The queer deity and Spencer star delivered ’50s-style glamor in a pink Chanel top and a fringey up-doo styled by Adir Abergel. “Rosie the Riveter was a reference in my mind, as well as the impact and symbol of women’s independence,” Abergel told Vogue.

Dan Levy

Sean Zanni

Making his Met Gala debut, the Schitt’s Creek star caused a stir in this Loewe suit, inspired by queer artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz. By incorporating two of Wojnarowicz’s most notable works into the custom suit, Levy told Vanity Fair that he and designer Jonathan Anderson wanted to reflect the artist’s themes of celebrating “queer love and queer visibility” while also sending a reminder that “there’s a lot more that needs to be done.”

Frank Ocean

Taylor Hill

The queer musician raised eyebrows with a head-turning Shrek-green baby doll on his arm. The quizzical accessory reminded at least one fan of a notoriously bizarre look by one Kandy Muse. The Drag Race runner-up could not help but agree.

Troye Sivan 

Taylor Hill

Cinched for the gods and channeling ’90s Kate Moss, the Australian pop sensation said he wanted to keep it simple. “When I think of America, especially New York, I think of chic, I think of black and white, I think of Robert Mapplethorpe and I think of leather,” Sivan told Keke Palmer on the carpet. “I just wanted to be hot.” Mission accomplished.

Jeremy O. Harris

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Playwright and Zola co-scribe Jeremy O. Harris paid tribute to R&B legend Aaliyah in a custom look by Tommy Hilfiger.  “When I was a child, Tommy Hilfiger created this moment of Black youth culture — of music culture — that completely shifted what I thought was cool,” Harris told CNN Style. A look the late singer wore to a performance at The Forum in Los Angeles is “one outfit I never got out of my head,” Harris said. “I loved [Aaliyah] so much.”

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