- Amanda Gorman attended the Met Gala in New York City on Monday.
- She wore a blue Vera Wang gown and a long braid for a Statue of Liberty-inspired outfit.
- The 23-year-old poet was one of four co-chairs at this year’s fashion fundraising event.
Amanda Gorman made her Met Gala debut this week, and she matched its 2021 theme perfectly with her red-carpet look.
The 23-year-old poet, who is one of the gala’s four co-chairs this year, arrived at the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” event in an all-blue Vera Wang ensemble. She wore a strapless blue minidress with a semi-sheer overlay that wrapped around her waist and reached the floor.
The gown was also covered in white, pearl-like beads from top to bottom, and its skirt had a high slit that revealed her satin sandals.
The dress also featured a hidden daring detail: a thin cutout across the back of its bodice.
It was Gorman’s accessories, however, that honored the American theme and helped her channel the Statue of Liberty — a fitting look after Gorman spoke at President Joe Biden’s Inauguration in January.
She wore her hair in a long braid tied with a sequin scrunchie, and a leaf-shaped headband encrusted with diamonds atop her head.
Gorman also wore a matching ring and earrings set, and carried a blue clutch that resembled a book. It had “Give Us Your Tired” — a line from the poem engraved on the New York City monument — written in crystals across it.
For her beauty look, Gorman opted for silver sparkling nail polish, neutral lipstick, and rhinestones across her forehead and one eyelid.