Met Gala 2021: Rita Ora and Taika Waititi dazzle in silver and black as they lovingly lark around for photographers

Rita and Taika joked around for photographers (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

Director Taika Waititi and singer Rita Ora looked resplendent together in co-ordinating outfits at Monday’s Met Gala in New York.

The couple, who made their public debut together at The Suicide Squad’s LA premiere in August, kicked things up a notch for the swanky affair, in matching black satin and silver.

Rita, 30, sparkled in a silver embellished floor-length skirt and matching strappy top, which revealed a hint of midriff, as well as heels and a handbag in the same material to complete the look.

Her black satin wrap tied in perfectly with her 46-year-old beau’s double-breasted tux jacket and trousers, which he wore with patent shoes, a crisp white shirt and black tie.

Taika also returned the favour to his How We Do singer girlfriend by adding subtle silver and sparkle to his outfit with a long-chained silver pendant.

The Voice Australia judge Rita was dripping in diamonds, including around her neck, on both wrists and hanging from her lobes.

Rita and Taika packed on the PDA (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

The pair threw in a couple of serious poses too (Picture: Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images)

Rita cheekily sticks out her tongue (Picture: Cindy Ord/MG21/Getty Images)

The couple co-ordinated well (Picture: EPA)

The star had also packed blinged up her manicure and decked out plenty of her fingers in diamond bands.

The couple posed in black face masks, before larking around for photographers, with Rita giving Taika a peck on the cheek and the Thor: Love and Thunder director pulling a wide-eyed expression.

Rita also stuck her tongue out at photographers on the steps, and the pair mucked around with US TV host Jimmy Fallon.

The couple snuggled up, while Jimmy lurked in the background (Picture: John Shearer/WireImage)

The trio performed for the cameras (Picture: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue )

The couple is used to rubbing shoulders with the stars, having celebrated Taika’s 46th birthday together in August with the likes of Kate Beckinsale, Kristen Stewart, Charli XCX, Jodie Turner-Smith and Ashley Benson, alongside a mariachi band and decorations adorned with Taika’s face.

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The theme of this year’s Met Gala, which takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was America: A Lexicon Of Fashion.

Other stars in attendance included US Olympian Simone Biles, actresses Kate Hudson and Hailee Steinfeld, who was unrecognisable with a blonde bob, and British tennis superstar Emma Raducanu, fresh off the back of her sensational US Open win.

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