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22 Celebrities Who Understood The Gosh Darn Assignment At This Year's Met Gala

"There is no American culture without black culture."

Tonight is the Met Gala! The theme? Celebrating In America: A Lexicon in Fashion. What does that mean? Basically, whatever you want — it could be dressing as an iconic American celebrity, celebrating a pop culture moment, highlighting a historical trend, aka she's pretty broad. So, here are the celebs who best understood the assignment:

1. Amanda Gorman's reinspired Statue of Liberty look:

Co-chair Amanda Gorman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Co-chair Amanda Gorman attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

2. Nicola Peltz's Barbie dress:

Nicola Peltz attends The 2021 Met Gala in a long brightly colored dress with matching long gloves
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Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

3. Dan Levy's #Pride ensemble:

Dan Levy attends The 2021 Met Gala in a printed shirt/pant combo that features two people kissing and a map of the world
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Dan Levy attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

4. Maisie Williams' Matrix–inspired outfit:

Maisie Williams attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Maisie Williams attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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5. Billie Eilish's Marilyn Monroe–inspired gown:

Billie Eilish attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Billie Eilish attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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6. Barbie Ferriera's nod to Old Hollywood:

Barbie Ferreira attends The 2021 Met Gala in a sparkly beaded gown with fringe detailing at the bottom
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Barbie Ferreira attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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7. Naomi Osaka's Haitian + Japanese = A Beautiful Melting Potâ„¢ dress:

Co-chair Naomi Osaka attends The 2021 Met Gala in a printed dress with a structured bodice and matching cape
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Co-chair Naomi Osaka attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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8. Yara Shahidi's Josephine Baker–inspired gown:

Yara Shahidi attends The 2021 Met Gala in a sparkly strapless fitted gown with a cape, train, and matching gloves
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Yara Shahidi attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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9. Saweetie's "American Girl" dress that features the African Heritage flag and Filipino flag:

Saweetie attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Saweetie attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Theo Wargo / Getty Images

10. Grimes' Dune–inspired look:

Grimes attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Grimes attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Theo Wargo / Getty Images

11. Jennifer Hudson's athleisure-meets-couture gown:

Jennifer Hudson attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Jennifer Hudson attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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12. Chance the Rapper's Michael Jordan stadium collection–inspired suit:

Chance the Rapper attends the The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Kirsten Corley and Chance the Rapper attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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13. Megan Thee Stallion's take on the 1940s slip dress:

Megan Thee Stallion attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Megan Thee Stallion attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Theo Wargo / Getty Images

14. Kim Petras' "horse girl" outfit:

Kim Petras attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue
Kim Petras attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue

15. Teyana Taylor's Venus de Milo–inspired look:

Teyana Taylor attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Teyana Taylor attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Theo Wargo / Getty Images

16. NikkieTutorials' homage to Marsha P. Johnson:

Nikkie de Jager attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Nikkie de Jager attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
John Shearer / WireImage / Getty Images

17. Kendall Jenner's My Fair Lady–inspired dress:

Kendall Jenner attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
John Shearer / WireImage / Getty Images
Kendall Jenner attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
John Shearer / WireImage / Getty Images

18. Megan Rapinoe's ~patriotic~ suit:

Megan Rapinoe attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Megan Rapinoe attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Theo Wargo / Getty Images

19. Lupita Nyong'o's head-to-toe denim gown:

Lupita Nyong'o attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
John Shearer / WireImage / Getty Images
Lupita Nyong'o attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
John Shearer / WireImage / Getty Images

20. Jennifer Lopez's western-inspired look:

Jennifer Lopez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Jennifer Lopez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
John Shearer / WireImage / Getty Images

21. Cara Delevingne's "stick it to the man" two-piece:

Cara Delevingne attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
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Cara Delevingne attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Theo Wargo / Getty Images

22. Last, but not least, AOC's political statement:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Kevin Mazur / Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion
Kevin Mazur / Getty Images For The Met Museum/Vogue

What was your favorite look? Let us know in the comments below!

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