15 Met Gala Worthy American Designers

Katy Perry and Diane von Furstenberg attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

While we are not back to pre-COVID status we are living in a new world where our favorite VIP events can once again take place. And we will happily accept the intimate approaches to public events popping back into society! When it comes to fashion, the Met Gala event and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s co-exhibitions are pillars. We talked about the event in anticipation back in April after it was announced the event would be postponed until September 13th along with a two-part edition of its annual fashion exhibition. Now here we are with the Met Gala 2021 on the horizon and we can’t wait to check out all the looks by American Designers walking down the red carpet!

The theme for the 2021 edition of the Met Gala is American fashion. A theme chosen to commemorate the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary and the museum’s annual fashion exhibition, In America: Lexicon of Fashion. The exhibit is set to open just after the kick-off event on September 18th.

NYC has been a buzz with New York Fashion Week and now the Met Gala event will close the season and celebrate American fashion. In anticipation of the event, we have chosen 15 of our favorite American Fashion designers who we so hope to see on The Met Gala 2021 red carpet. A moment sure to be full of meaning and inspiration! Will they make a political statement? Get literal with Red, White & Blue? Celebrate an American period–think Hollywood Glam or an ode to the Roaring 20s? But also of great importance, which American Fashion designer will the VIP strolling across the red carpet choose to wear!


15 American Designers We’d Love to See at The Met Gala


Oscar de la Renta

Óscar Arístides Renta Fiallo was a Dominican fashion designer. Highly known for his harmonic combination of traditional craftsmanship with modern touches. Oscar de la Renta was very popular among the First Ladies and some of his best pieces were for political events.

Sarah Jessica Parker at the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Met 2014 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker in Oscar de la Renta at the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Met 2014 (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan-born American fashion designer, who was first known as one of the most fashionable women in the world. Later, her designs became perfect examples of elegant sophisticated, chic and classic.

Alicia Keys in Carolina Herrera at The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Alicia Keys in Carolina Herrera at The 2019 Met Gala celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

Halston

The controversial design genius, Halston, revolutionized the 70s with his minimalist designs. But mostly for his unique Ultrasuede.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is to this day celebrated for his exquisite fashion sense. His style embodies chic sophistication as well as classic innovation, being the first to design women’s suits in the classic men’s style. 

Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren at the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Met Gala 2017 (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren at the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Met Gala 2017 (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/FilmMagic)

Christopher John Rogers

Currently in the spotlight for his participation on Gossip Girl’s reboot, Christopher John Rogers is a New York-based designer whose style mixes creativity and bold patterns. A name to know among American fashion designers.

A model walks the runway during the Christopher John Rogers Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion show in 2020 in New York City (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the Christopher John Rogers Ready to Wear Fall/Winter 2020-2021 fashion show in 2020 in New York City (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Jenny Packham

All throughout Kate Middleton’s wardrobe, we find the most elegant gowns by Jenny Packham. Being not only a bridal but also an evening wear master, we hope to see a lot of Packham on the red carpet this year.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives in Jenny Packham at 'Our Greatest Team Rises -BOA Olympic Concert' at the Royal Albert Hall, 2012, London, England (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives in Jenny Packham at ‘Our Greatest Team Rises -BOA Olympic Concert’ at the Royal Albert Hall, 2012, London, England (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Vera Wang

After a long career as a senior fashion editor at Vogue and as design director for Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang opened a bridal boutique and created the empire we still see today.

Ariana Grande and Vera Wang at the "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination" Met Gala 2018 (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
Ariana Grande and Vera Wang at the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination” Met Gala 2018 (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)

Calvin Klein

Known for his womenswear, menswear, jeans, cosmetics, and perfumes, Calvin Klein remains, to this day one of the icons of ready-to-wear and fashion in general.

Emma Watson at the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Met Gala 2016 (Photo by Venturelli/FilmMagic)
Emma Watson at the ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Met Gala 2016 (Photo by Venturelli/FilmMagic)


Anna Sui

Anna Sui is a fashion designer as well as a perfumer. Constantly celebrated in the history of fashion as the genius behind her Maison.

Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson’s designs embody a creative, constantly ever-changing as well as unique artistry, characteristic of its creator.

Zac Posen

Posen’s outstanding tailored designs assured him a big name in Hollywood. His style his all about both elegance and sensuality, representing the true nature of the city of stars.

Jourdan Dunn, Zac Posen, and Katie Holmes at The 2019 Met Gala "Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion" (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Jourdan Dunn, Zac Posen, and Katie Holmes at The 2019 Met Gala celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)

Diane Von Furstenberg

Fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg is best known for her use of bold color and unique fits. However, she is also highly focused on using her voice to empower women through every single creation on and off the runways. An iconic female among the most famous American fashion designers.

Diane von Furstenberg at the 2019 Met Gala celebrating "Camp: Notes on Fashion" (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Diane von Furstenberg at the 2019 Met Gala celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion” (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Alexander Wang

From November 2012 through July 2015, Wang was the creative director at Balenciaga. Wang is mostly known for his urban-inspired clean designs.

Alexander Wang and Bella Hadid at the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Met Gala 2017 (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)
Alexander Wang and Bella Hadid at the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Met Gala 2017 (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images For Entertainment Weekly)

Marchesa

It is specialized in women’s wear and based in New York City. Marchesa is known for designing dresses for many renowned celebrities.

Jennifer Lopez in Marchesa at the "Poiret: King Of Fashion" Met Gala 2007 (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Jennifer Lopez in Marchesa at the “Poiret: King Of Fashion” Met Gala 2007 (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Charles James

Charles James is best known for his ball gowns and highly structured aesthetic. Being one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century.

Rihanna in Charles James at the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Met Gala,2014 (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
Rihanna in Charles James at the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Met Gala,2014 (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Feature Image: Katy Perry and Diane von Furstenberg at The 2019 Met Gala celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)


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