Queer and Trans Folks Always Bring the Fashion to the Met Gala

It’s that time of year again where we put on our fashion critic hats, flock to social media, and review the influx of celebrity fashion at the Met Gala. Sure, it’s not an easy job, but somebody has to do it. And that somebody is the Internet. 

The Met Gala is an annual fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, but it’s also a night of extravagant fashion. This year’s Met Gala theme is In America: An Anthology of Fashion/ “Gilded Glamour” and it’s sure to become a night of “who’s who” and “who are you wearing?”. Sometimes, the fashion slays:

And sometimes we are giving some less than stellar outcomes:

While this year’s Met Gala commences, here are some of our favorite LGBTQ+ folks adorned in some amazing looks, who we hope make an appearance tonight. 

Amandla Stenberg

Hopefully the Bodies, Bodies, Bodies star will serve up looks, looks, looks

Lil Nas X

I mean get into this look!

Elliot Page

Nothing to contest here:

Dan Levy

We love to see a queer statement at the Met Gala:

Frank Ocean

We’ll see which special guest Ocean brings tonight:

Tessa Thompson

It’s Tessa’s world and we are just living in it:

Hunter Schafer

We’ll feel all the euphoria if Hunter is serving looks like this tonight:

Janelle Monae

The superstar is just in a league of their own:

Lady Gaga

I mean, Lady Gaga’s 2019 Met Gala outfit wasn’t just some serious fashion, it was an entire performance! She did it for the applause, applause, applause.

Troye Sivan

Giving everyone a run for “Best DRESSed”

Laverne Cox

We hope to Ms. Cox brings all the drama we need for this year’s theme:

Ariana DeBose

We’re sure that star will shine bright at tonight’s Met Gala:

Of course we have plenty more LGBTQ+ folks we hope to see at tonight’s event. The list is long and will continue to grow, as more queer and trans folks make their Met Gala debuts. And though we may not be there, we are there in spirit, from the comfort of our homes scrolling through our social media feeds and harshly critiquing, nevertheless.

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