The Met Gala 2019 was the place to be seen on Monday, as stars of stage, screen and beyond showed off their outfits on the red carpet for the annual fundraiser. The sports world was also well represented by a few famous faces at the event, from Serena Williams to Odell Beckham Jr., exhibiting their costumes.
Met Gala is a fundraiser event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and it celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition. The exhibition sets the tone for the formal dress of the night since guests are expected to choose their fashion to match the theme of the exhibit. This year’s theme was ‘Camp: Notes on Fashion.’
Let’s take a look at who what wore.
Tennis star Serena Williams was co-chairing the 2019 Met Gala alongside Harry Styles, Lady Gaga, Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and known for her amazing style sense, she completely aced her red carpet style for the big night.
Williams arrived on the red carpet wearing a custom neon yellow strong-shouldered Versace gown with pink feathery and leaf appliqué throughout that featured a cascading train flowing behind her. And being an athlete that she is, you can’t take sports out from her. She paired her outfit with sporty matching yellow sneakers designed by Virgil Abloh! Yes, you read it right. Sneakers. The tennis pro embraced her sportive roots for the evening’s camp theme, slipping on a pair of highlighter green Nike x Off-White Air Force One sneakers, with a logo which read “Air” on them.
Other accessories included a glitzy diamond watch, emerald green rings and drop earrings by de Grisogono.
We are totally loving this look on her. What do you think?
Odell Beckham Jr.
We don’t know what Cleveland Browns’ (NFL) wide receiver was thinking when he opted this look for the evening. OBJ showed up to the 2019 Met Gala wearing a suit and shirt with no sleeves and a kilt by Thom Browne. He paired boots and a hat to go with the outfit and topped off the look with a diamond bracelet and cross necklace.
Though this look befits his personality and calls for a wacky outfit as per the Gala, we certainly think he could have done better!
But applause for his gutsy attitude to pull off that kilt!
This Russian tennis player is no doubt a gorgeous lady but she didn’t impress with her Gala look.
Although the outfit is beautiful and Maria Sharapova also looks pretty clad in a Givenchy number, it didn’t exactly meet the criteria for the ‘camp’ theme. We think her look is too simple for a Met Gala event.
Maybe for some another red carpet event?
Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez
JLo stunned in a beaded Versace dress with fringe detailing, which also featured a thigh-high split and plunging neckline. She completed her look with a matching headpiece and a 129.48 carat Harry Winston purple sapphire and diamond necklace.
For Rodriguez’s part, the former MLB star, 43, opted for a lilac-colored jacket paired with a white dress shirt, black pants and matching bow-tie. And he also added some bling, via his Harry Winston Ocean Biretrograde white gold timepiece and zalium-and-diamond shirt studs.
The couple looked glamorous and they did complement each other’s looks! Loved it totally.
Former American football quarterback who last played for the San Francisco was glowing at the red carpet with his partner Nessa and they were literally a golden duo.
The 31-year-old political activist and former American football quarterback and the 38-year-old radio and TV personality paired up and provided a golden flare on the carpet.
F1 racer Lewis Hamilton looked dapper and bedazzled in this Tommy Hilfiger shimmery metallic zig-zag suit which he co-designed with the brand. He proved that he has an eye for fashion.
He added more drama with a white cravat around his neck that was adorned with two diamond brooches. Displaying his quirky sense of style, he added more bling by sporting a back gem-encrusted headband along his forehead.
The look was fresh and Hamilton looked handsome as always. Crisp, sharp and structured. Digging his look completely.
During the biggest night in fashion, the stunning couple Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union stuck to the camp theme with elaborate matching ensembles. The 46-year-old actress donned a black and metallic-silver dress and hood while the 37-year-old retired NBA player rocked a black outfit and coordinating black and silver hood as they hit the pink carpet together.
They covered themselves in diamonds and embellishments from head to toe (literally), and Gabrielle topped things off with a pair of leather gloves. These two regularly show off their longtime love on social media, and while walking the red carpet, they could not keep their eyes off each other.
The couple is wearing outfits by Dundas. Gabrielle finished her look with a Jimmy Choo clutch and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.
American football quarterback Tom Brady made an appearance with supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
The supermodel stunned in a silky pale pink Dior dress, which featured an open back, while the New England Patriots quarterback, 41, color-coordinated with his wife in a deep burgundy velvet blazer.
Gisele kissed Tom as they walked the pink carpet upon arrival and they also were spotted gazing lovingly at each other. No doubt the couple looked adorable.
This was our pick from the event. What do you think of these looks from the Met Ball 2019?