The annual Met Gala is always a place where people can experiment with fashion.
And Maisie Williams took that attitude in her stride when she made a crazy arrival at the fashion event held Sunday at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The actress, 24, caught the eye in her ensemble – which was designed by her boyfriend Reuben Selby as a tribute to The Matrix.
Arya sure of this look? GoT’s Maisie Williams paid tribute to the Matrix at the Met Gala in New York on Monday, wearing HORNS and a quirky cape designed by her boyfriend
The quirky look consisted of a voluminous cape that she layered over a bodysuit and paired it with sheer stirrup tights and heels.
Maisie also used headgear to make a statement and made horns from material that blended seamlessly into her hair.
In conversation with E! News on the red carpet, Maisie said of her look: ‘It was designed by Reuben Selby, my friend, and it was inspired by The Matrix.
“I’ve got my coat and my Matrix nails. I grew up with these American icons – women in the movies, these heroines. It’s shaped the woman I’ve become, so it made sense to honor those people tonight.”
Turning heads: The annual Met Gala is always a place for people to experiment with fashion. And Maisie took that attitude in her stride as she made a crazy arrival at the event
Maisie said of her look, “It’s inspired by The Matrix. “I’ve got my coat and my Matrix nails. I grew up with these American icons’ (photo: movie stars Carrie-Anne Moss and Keanu Reeves)
Starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Laurence Fishburne, The Matrix follows the story of a computer programmer who is led to wage an underground war against powerful computers that have constructed his entire reality.
Maisie’s outfit comes ahead of the release of The Matrix Resurrections, the surprising fourth installment in the science fiction franchise.
The film comes 18 years after The Matrix Revolutions, originally intended as the final chapter in a trilogy.
Bold look: The quirky look featured a voluminous cape she layered over a bodysuit and paired with sheer stirrup tights and heels
Quirky couple: The look was designed by her boyfriend Reuben Selby, founder of modeling agency The Contact Agency – who was not seen at the gala (picture in June)
Meanwhile, Maisie added of her headpiece, “the process of putting everything on my head only took about two hours.
“I don’t like to take too long, and they got it done in a very short time.”
Maisie’s big break came when she was cast as Arya Stark in Game of Thrones in 2011, and was on the show until its final season in 2019.
Reuben is now the founder of model agency The Contact Agency and has his own fashion line.
Wow: Maisie also used a headpiece to make a statement and made horns from material that blended seamlessly into her hair
The Met Gala was finally back after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year it was pushed from its traditional lock to September on the first Sunday in May.
Theme was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and the event features a host of celebrity co-chairs: actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Chairs of honor for the evening were designer Tom Ford, Adam Mosseri of sponsor Instagram and Anna Wintour of Vogue.
When the hosts were first announced, Vogue magazine said, “Each of the Met’s four co-hosts embodies the defining factor of American style: individualism.
‘[They have each] developed a clear visual language for their public personas, a language based on the legacy of iconic fashion made in the USA.”
It’s back! The Met Gala was finally back after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic. This year it was pushed from its traditional lock to September on the first Sunday in May
The must-have accessory for everyone at this year’s gala is a Covid-19 vaccine.
“Currently, all participants at The Met Gala on Sept. 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and are also expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking,” a The Met spokesperson said last month.
This year’s gala will be a more intimate affair, followed by a larger gala on May 2, 2022.
Both are launching a two-part exhibition, an overview of American fashion that will be on display for almost a year.
In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, which opens Sept. 18, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the museum’s Costume Institute and “explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion,” the spokesperson added.
Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, opens May 5, 2022 in the museum’s popular American Wing period rooms and, in collaboration with film directors, will explore American fashion by “presenting stories related to the complex and layered histories of those spaces.’
Both parts will close on September 5, 2022.
New theme: The theme was In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and the event features a host of celebrity co-chairs