“I’ve always wanted to do this,” Eilish said of attending her first Met Gala. “I was just scared and didn’t feel comfortable in my skin.”
After, Billie Eilish paid great respect and honor to retro Hollywood sirens in her British Vogue viral story, the songtress, 19, made her debut at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala (MET Gala), in an Oscar De La Renta gown.
An ode to Marilyn Monroe, Eilish’s old Hollywood- look was inspired by the tulle dress Monroe wore to attend the Oscars in 1951. Completing her look with a sultry black eyeliner, a pinky-brown lipstick and a blonde bob – Eilish did not disappoint – paying justice to this years MET Gala theme – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.
Talking to Keke Palmer on the red carpet “It just was time, It was time for this, and I feel like I’ve grown so much in the last few years.”
Eilish continued, “I’ve always wanted to do this. I was just scared and didn’t feel comfortable in my skin and I feel like I finally did.”
According to British Vogue’s style director Dena Giannini, “Billie had planned to go to the Met Gala for the first time before the pandemic happened, he had always dreamed of wearing a proper ballgown – particularly something corseted, thanks to her love of Barbies growing up…….”
The outlet (Vogue) also explained that her “willingness to embrace an aesthetic as innovative as her music has pushed emerging brands into the limelight and challenged old rules about how a pop star should dress.”
Making her first Met even more of a moment, this year Eilish serves as co-chair alongside fellow Gen Z trendsetters Timothée Chalamet, Naomi Osaka and Amanda Gorman.
Billie Eilish’s duties, according to British Vogue, past co-chairs (which has included Lady Gaga, Harry Styles, Amal Clooney, Rihanna and Donatella Versace in recent years) have taken the stage during the famed Met Gala dinner. The outlet also revealed that co-chairs help with the guest list, food, decor and the “general feel of the evening.”