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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Julia Marzovilla is the Fashion E-Commerce Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers everything from the latest beauty and fashion launches and sales to celebrity outfits and news. She also creates shopping guides that span every vertical on the site. Prior to joining the Marie Claire team, she contributed similar shopping stories to sites such as Bustle, InStyle, The Zoe Report, Who What Wear, and STYLECASTER. In her spare time, Julia can be found creating shopping guides for all of her friends, spending too much money on yet another pair of black boots, and cooking in her far-too-small kitchen.