Amanda Gorman Is A Modern Lady Liberty at the 2021 Met Gala

Her laurel crown was inspired by the Statue of Liberty herself.

Amanda Gorman - Met Gala
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Hello and welcome to the 2021 Met Gala red carpet, where the stars are already showing up in jaw-dropping fashion. Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman just made her first appearance on the Met steps in New York City, and she's channeling an all-American icon: the Statue of Liberty!

Gorman’s gown is a custom Vera Wang creation, and the dress was created in a striking deep royal blue hue that’s meant to signify the starry night sky. Sticking to the theme, Gorman is accessorized with a book-shaped clutch bag and a custom silver laurel headband created for her by New York City-based designer Jennifer Behr over the top of a flowing long braid. The hairpiece is actually a rendition of Behr's classic Arielle Chignon Wrap and features hundreds of hand-set Swarovski crystals. Gorman's beauty look matched the rest of the look to a T–she sported a slew of silver glittery stars across her cheekbones and forehead.

The theme at the Met Gala tonight is a celebration of American fashion, and Gorman is actually one of the evening’s co-chairs. She joins fellow chairs Timothee Chalamet—who has already arrived on the red carpet tonight—and Billie Eilish and Naomi Osaka.

See her look below:

Amanda Gorman - Met Gala

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Amanda Gorman - Met Gala

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