Billie Eilish Looked Like Marilyn Monroe at Her First Met Gala

  • Billie Eilish made her debut at the Met Gala on Monday night. 
  • The event’s co-chair wore a light-peach tulle Oscar de la Renta gown with a 15-foot train. 
  • Eilish brought photos of Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly to the designers of the gown. 

You only get one debut at the Met Gala, and Billie Eilish made sure her first time was unforgettable. 

The songstress stunned at fashion’s biggest night in a light-peach Oscar de la Renta gown that oozed Old Hollywood glamour for this year’s “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion” theme. 

Eilish’s tulle gown featured a corset and flowing 15-foot train, which five people carried behind her as she walked up the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s iconic steps. 

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Billie Eilish attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.

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And there was plenty of sparkle thanks to Eilish’s 30 pieces of Cartier, the most worn by anyone in one sitting, according to Vogue. 

She paired the ensemble with a bold red lip and short blonde bob, with many comparing the look to Marilyn Monroe. 

Eilish, who is a co-chair for this year’s Met Gala, actually brought images of Monroe — along with Grace Kelly — to Oscar de la Renta during the design process, according to The New York Times

“She was very interested in surprising everybody with a look she hasn’t done before,” creative director Fernando Garcia told The New York Times. “It felt like a risk for her — it felt like something that made her nervous in a good way.” 

Billie Eilish 2021 Met Gala

Eilish’s train is 15 feet long.

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Eilish also told Keke Palmer on the red carpet that her dress was partially inspired by the holiday Barbie dolls she always wanted for Christmas as a kid. 

When asked about her gown on the red carpet, Eilish told E!: “Doesn’t it speak for itself?” 

“This is the first thing I’ve ever done in this realm at all,” she added. “I’m shivering and shaking.” 

“I’m so excited I have butterflies,” she added. “I couldn’t be happier.” 

Eilish also used her Met Gala debut to make a major change at Oscar de la Renta.

According to The New York Times, the 19-year-old told the major fashion brand that she would only wear an outfit from the designer if it terminated all fur sales.


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