Met Gala 2021: Elliot Page’s outfit has powerful meaning as he leads stars honoring LGBT history

Elliot Page wore a green carnation in his lapel (Picture: FilmMagic)

Celebs attending the Met Gala 2021 have outdone themselves as they took on the American Independence theme – but some of the stars went the extra mile to add meaning to their incredible looks.

Some attendees in particular made sure to honour LGBT history at the event and we absolutely love to see it.

The Umbrella Academy star Elliot Page, who came out as trans last year, went for one of the more subtle looks at the iconic fundraiser – but it was still a look packed with meaning.

Donning a simple suit, he sported a green carnation in his lapel.

The green flower is a significant symbol in the LGBT community, after Oscar Wilde instructed a handful of his friends to wear them on their lapels to the opening night of his comedy Lady Windermere’s Fan in 1892.

From then on, it became a subtle symbol for the LGBT community.

Nikkie paid tribute to Marsha P Johnson (Picture: WireImage)

He wasn’t the only one to pay tribute to iconic figures in LGBT history, though, as YouTube star NikkieTutorials also came through with a gorgeous gown full of meaning.

Her gown featured a sash reading the phrase: ‘Pay it no mind’.

It was a clear reference to activist and drag queen Marsha P Johnson and her motto about gender and identity. Johnson Johnson was one of the prominent figures in the Stonewall uprising of 1969.

Dan Levy went all out (Picture: WireImage)

Dan Levy’s incredible outfit also referenced the LGBT community in a big way.

The Schitt’s Creek star rocked pastels, diamonds and dramatic puffed sleeves on his outfit, with the front showing a gorgeous portrait of a gay couple kissing.

Dan aimed to show ‘the resilience and the love and the joy’ of the LGBT community and we’re so here for it.

Megan Rapinoe gave a shoutout to the LGBT community (Picture: FilmMagic)

Megan Rapinoe also gave the LGBT community a shoutout with her look.

The American soccer player went all-out American, donning a red suit jacket and trousers with a blue, star-spangled shirt, and held up a sign reading: ‘In gay we trust.’

Elsewhere, other celebs aimed to make statements and effect some positive change with their outfits, with Billie Eilish reportedly agreeing to work with Oscar de la Renta on the condition that they would no longer use fur in their designs.

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She told the New York Times: ‘I’m honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard on this matter.’

Meanwhile, Cara Delevingne aimed to celebrate female empowerment and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez divided opinion with her ‘tax the rich’ dress.

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