Gemma Chan & Venus Williams at the Met Gala: who got the best Prabal Gurung?

MET Gala Departures 2021

The Prabal Gurung ladies might be my favorite grouping of the 2021 Met Gala. Gurung is Nepalese, based in New York, with an American aesthetic. I love that he dressed so many women for the Met Gala, and I loved the variety of women and the variety of looks. Gemma Chan got one of the best looks, an East-meets-West minidress with a long, vibrant train. My biggest issue here (obvs) is that Gemma did clip-in bangs! So unnecessary, in general. Although with her perfect face, it’s hard to f–k it up.

MET Gala Departures 2021

My real favorite look from Gurung was Venus Williams’ whole look. Serena is the sister who gets more attention at the Met Gala, but Venus SERVED! I love the red, I love the train and I love her hair. She looked like she was having a great time too. She even posed for photos with Serena… and Maria Sharapova. Hatchet buried??

MET Gala Departures 2021

MET Gala Departures 2021

It never fails to amuse me that Hugh Dancy agrees to come to these events with his wife Claire Danes. I like her lil’ dress too, she looks cute and happy. I bet it was comfortable.

MET Gala Departures 2021

MET Gala Departures 2021

Diane Kruger in Gurung… did she get the worst look from Gurung?? Possibly. Although I bet she chose this, she loves the minidress-and-train combo, and to be fair, she kind of looks okay in this shade of neon bile.

MET Gala Departures 2021

Teyana Taylor in Gurung. Her body is FIRE. The look is… basically to show off her crazy body.

MET Gala Departures 2021

Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.

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22 Responses to “Gemma Chan & Venus Williams at the Met Gala: who got the best Prabal Gurung?”

  1. Laalaa says:

    I love Claire Danes’s haircut! And I dig Kruger’s dress, I am surprised by this.

  2. lemonylips says:

    Wow Teyana is so beautiful

  3. Jillian says:

    I gasped when I saw Venus, she was exquisite! Those big bust ruffles tend to look…casual (verging on dowdy) but her gown was so beautifully cut and she’s so statuesque…total goddess. With great earrings.

  4. Becks1 says:

    I’m not sure how many of these fit into the theme, lol, but for the most part these are really good. Gemma Chan looks amazing, as per usual, clip-in bangs or no. Claire Danes is a little boring for the Met Gala but she looks lovely. Even diana kruger kind of makes that neon dress work.

    • josephine says:

      Diane’s dress looked great going up the stairs, and the shoes saved the look in my mind. Neon is a solid Americana choice and she managed to pull off the odd dress.

      Gemma’s hair and make-up were fantastic. I didn’t love the train.

    • MF1 says:

      Gemma Chan’s look was a tribute to Anna May Wong, the first Asian American Hollywood actress, and she partnered with Gurung (a designer from Nepal) to create the look. So very much on theme and a nod to the influence of Asian Americans in fashion.

  5. Lady Baden-Baden says:

    Gemma Chan is gorgeous whatever but the fit of her dress is off. She looks like she knows it too. Claire Danes looks beautiful… which is surely not the point of this event. Venus def got the best of these. Not that impressed with the designer overall though

    • sally says:

      Yes, she looked like she was afraid it would slide off any minute in a couple of pics. But then, she accessorized with Dominic Cooper, who looked like straight out of Miami Vice and I feel a bit ashamed by how much I loved it.

  6. Snappyfish says:

    I love how you always see Claire holding on to her man (don’t blame her) Venus looked divine & I loved that she was the star of the Williams girls last night. I adore Serena, & her husband more, but I thought Serena looked ridiculous, her outfit that is, It was all too much.

  7. MellyMel says:

    Gemma could wear a trash bag and still look beautiful. Venus and Claire also look really good.

  8. August Rain says:

    Teyana Taylor’s body 👀👀👀 😵😵‍💫…. Wow

  9. GrnieWnie says:

    Teyana Taylor had a breast REDUCTION, too. I wish she’d make a workout/diet app we could all follow because she looks amazing!

  10. Chaine says:

    Sorry but Claire looks terrible. That dress is doing her no favors. What is even happening with the bodice?!

    • BeanieBean says:

      It doesn’t seem to fit properly at the top, right? With the darts where they are, it looks like her dressed slipped down a bit.

  11. Lucy says:

    I love Venus’s earrings! They have lots of small details and the shades of green look great with the red!

  12. likethedirection says:

    Worth noting that Gemma Chan’s look is an homage to Anna May Wong, the first Chinese American movie star. Gemma always understands the theme!!

  13. Jess says:

    Venus looks amazing! I feel like her dress is what Karlie Kloss’s dress wanted to look like

  14. Grant says:

    Gemma’s dress is an homage to legendary Chinese-American film icon Anna May Wong. I loved it!

  15. Bella says:

    Venus looks stunning and so does Gemma. I also love Claire’s look simple yet glam too!

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