The 25 best red carpet moments of 2021
This year, we finally answered the question, “What have celebrities been up to all those months in quarantine?” Well, apparently they were planning their look for their imminent return to the limelight. Thanks to the vaccine, 2021 marked the resurrection of the red carpet. Slowly the awards show started filling up with in-person attendees, as opposed to the Zoom boxes. The premieres ceased to be postponed and did in fact take place. And the Met Gala has declared the second Monday in September the new first Monday in May, and has hosted its first event in a year and a half. Quickly, it became clear that when they returned to the red carpet, these stars weren’t kidding. Black tuxedos on men were quickly labeled as monotonous, replaced with bright colors and interesting silhouettes. Oscar De La Renta Creative Directors Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim helped with a complete transformation of Billie Eilish at the Met Gala, while Olivier Rousteing transformed Zendaya into a draped Balmain goddess. Some stars chose to stay home (and we can’t blame them for that), but they still turned out looks for the Instagram audience. In total, the stars and creators have spent the year catching up with months of athletics and the result is 25 unforgettable red carpet moments, many of which will go down in history right next to Gwyneth Paltrow’s pink Ralph Lauren in 1999 and Jennifer Lopez’s Green Versace at the 2000 Grammy.