Indian Celebrities at the Met Gala: 10 Memorable Appearances at Fashion's Biggest Night Out

With hours to go for the Met Gala's 2021 return, we look back at the most iconic fashion looks worn by Indian celebrities at one of the World's biggest fashion events. 

Affectionately referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” the Met Gala –a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City—is set to take place tonight, September 13, 2021. The theme this year is 'America: A Lexicon of Fashion', a two-part exhibition that will open on September 18. The dress code for this year's Met Gala red carpet is “American Independence” ( Get ready to witness some star-spangled glory y’all!) The event returns with a tighter guest list and Covid restrictions in place. In addition to Anna Wintour, this year's Met Gala will be hosted by actor Timothée Chalamet, American poet Amanda Gorman, singer Billie Eilish, and tennis star Naomi Osaka. As we prep to take in all the glorious fashion moments at this year’s Met, here's a look back at 10 times Indian celebrities made an appearance at the iconic event.

Deepika Padukone wearing Zac Posen in 2019

Theme: Camp

Deepika Padukone wearing Prabal Gurung in 2018

Theme: Heavenly Bodies—Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Deepika Padukone wearing Tommy Hilfiger in 2017

Theme: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

Esha Ambani wearing Prabal Gurung in 2019

Theme: Camp

Esha Ambani wearing Dior in 2017 (Maria Chiuri's first couture collection)

Theme: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

Priyanka Chopra Jonas wearing Dior in 2019, with Nick Jonas

Theme: Camp

Priyanka Chopra wearing Ralph Lauren in 2018

Theme: Heavenly Bodies—Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

Priyanka Chopra wearing Ralph Lauren in 2017, With Nick Jonas

Theme: Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between

Natasha Poonawalla wearing Peter Dundas in 2019

Theme: Camp

Natasha Poonawalla wearing Dolce and Gabbana in 2018

Theme: Heavenly Bodies—Fashion and the Catholic Imagination