Listen, Iman has been an icon for basically ever. This was not up for debate. But just in case you’d somehow never heard of the supermodel, entrepreneur, and all-around legend before the 2021 Met Gala, you definitely know who she is now thanks to the jaw-dropping, heart-stopping, capital-L Look she wore to “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”
Iman arrived in what is very likely the outfit with the greatest circumference of the night. A Gucci couture creation, the golden getup’s baroque base layer is a strapless, corset-like, wide-leg pantsuit — stunning enough on its own, of course. But then there’s the skirt and headdress.
Exploding behind a beaded headband is a headpiece that looks like a blazing sun — but it appears to be made of rings of gold foil-painted… blonde hair? The motif continues in a tiered skirt that covers Iman’s pants. Her golden manicure matches perfectly.
Makeup artist Keita Moore proudly posted photos of his stunning client on Instagram with the hashtag #GameOver in the caption. He have her matte yet glowing skin, a dark, smoky eye, and a warm, semi-glossy nude lip. Hairstylist Oscar James left Iman’s long hair down and gave her soft yet sleek waves.
Iman has attended the Met Gala many times, and every time, she stuns with her style and beauty. But her 2021 Met Gala look will truly go down in history as her most memorable.
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