Rihanna to Dan Levy: The Best Outfit Changes From Met Gala to After-Party

While the Met Gala always delivers breathtaking fashion, the transition from the main event to the after-party can be just as dazzling.

These were some of Newsweek's favorite outfit changes from the Met Gala to the after-party this time out


Rihanna and A$AP Rocky
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky put on a loved-up display on the Met Gala red carpet as they arrived fashionably late Taylor Hill/Getty Images

At one point, it was looking as if the singer, who always stuns on the Met Gala red carpet, wouldn't attend this year's event.

The 33-year-old arrived fashionably late alongside boyfriend A$AP Rocky, entering the museum long after other stars had made their way inside the venue and Vogue had ended its live red carpet coverage.

The couple made their joint Met Gala debut wearing head-to-toe Balenciaga as they were the last celebrities to walk the red carpet.

Hosting the after-party, Rihanna transformed from her voluminous black gown to a black T-shirt and sheer skirt.

Rihanna hosts the Met Gala after party
Rihanna wore a black T-shirt and sheer skirt for the Met Gala after-party Gotham/Getty Images

Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner at the 2021 Met Gala
Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady

Kendall Jenner drew inspiration from Audrey Hepburn's Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady for her custom Givenchy gown on the red carpet.

Heading to the after-party, she shared a glimpse of her outfit on her Instagram story, wearing a red dress.

Kendall Jenner Instagram story
Kendall Jenner shares a glimpse of her 2021 Met Gala after-party outfit on her Instagram Story Kendall Jenner/Instagram

Madison Beer

Madison Beer at the 2021 Met Gala
Madison Beer attended the Met Gala for the first time in an emerald gown Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images

For Madison Beer's first Met Gala, she wore a beautiful emerald green gown by One/Of by Patricia Voto.

Switching things up for the after-party, she shared a selfie on her Instagram Story that showed her wearing a one-shoulder black dress with lace accents.

Madison Beer Instagram Story
Madison Beer posted a mirror selfie to her Instagram Story showing a glimpse of her Met Gala after-party look Madison Beer/Instagram

Dan Levy

Dan Levy at the 2021 Met Gala
Dan Levy at the Met Gala

This year also marked Dan Levy's first appearance at the Met Gala.

Walking the red carpet, he turned heads in a custom Loewe creation.

His embellished suit paid homage to an artwork created by American multimedia artist David Wojnarowicz's that features two men kissing.

Explaining the meaning behind the look on Instagram, the Schitt's Creek creator wrote: "We wanted to celebrate queer love and visibility - acknowledging how hard artists like Wojnarovicz had to fight, while also presenting the imagery in a way that offered a hopeful message.

"Tonight, we're celebrating the resilience, the love, and the joy of the community while honoring a crucial American voice that was taken from us too soon.

"To mark the collaboration, Loewe has made a donation to Visual AIDS, an organization Wojnarovicz supported, that continues to promote AIDS awareness and education."

The actor also wore another outfit by the Spanish luxury fashion label when he attended the after-party, swapping the colorful suit for a black sweater, black leather pants and beige boots.

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