Celebrity red carpet trends that define 2021
Trend 1. Dopamine locker: After a year indoors, many stars took the opportunity to make a dazzling fashion statement – as seen with singer Billie Eilish’s sparkling evening gown at the Met Gala. Credit: Kevin Mazur / MG21 / Getty Images
Cardi B attends the photocall “Thierry Mugler: Couturissime” within the framework of Paris Fashion Week at the Musee Des Arts Decoratifs on September 28, 2021 in Paris, France. Credit: Image Richard Bord / WireImage / Getty
Dare to go bare
Zoë Kravitz attends the Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Credit: According to Wargo / Getty Images
Subtle bodysuits have been featured by Carey Mulligan, Rina Sawayama and Alicia Keys throughout the year, while Lil Nas X, Kim Kardashian and Hailey Bieber were among those who sported catchy outfits. eyes that leave little to the imagination.
Men’s clothing by gender
Troye Sivan attends the Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. Credit: According to Wargo / Getty Images
With Gen Z challenging gender discrimination on TikTok and discussions of versatility reverberating in the fashion industry, celebrities have not been shy about pushing boundaries. With LGBTQ+ stars leading the way – including Billy Porter in a pastel pink suit and designer Harris Reed launching his first gender-fashion collection – others followed suit: Troye Sivan donned a dress minimalist to the Met Gala, and Kid Cudi wore a Kurt Cobain-inspired floral dress for his Saturday Night Live performance, followed by a wedding gown at the CFDA Awards.
Fashion as wearable art
Bella Hadid poses as she arrives for the screening of her film “Tre Piani” (Three Floors) at the 74th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on July 11, 2021. Credit: Photo Valery Hache / AFP / Getty
Gemma Chan pays tribute to Anna May Wong at the Met Gala. Wong is considered the first Chinese-American Hollywood star. Credit: beautiful pictures
As many stars exhaust their wardrobes after locking their doors, others have taken a step back to pause and pay their respects to those who paved the way before them. Returns to specific celebrity and supermodel outfits were seen throughout the year.
Avril Lavigne attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Credit: Image Astrid Stawiarz / WireImage / Getty
Surprising brands like Ed Hardy and Juicy Couture are back among the celebrities, and retro staples like mesh tops, braille tops, and cardigans have become the go-to items.