Fashion Slam Dunks! See All the Athletes Who Walked the 2021 Met Gala Red Carpet

These athletes walked off the court — or field or floor or track — and onto the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday night for the 2021 Met Gala.

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Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.
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Osaka co-hosted this year's Gala, opting for a Louis Vuitton dress as she walked the carpet with boyfriend Cordae.

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Simone Biles

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The Olympic gymnast's Swarovski crystal-covered AREA Couture x Athlete gown was so heavy she needed help from six people just to walk around.

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Venus Williams

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Williams — who told reporters her hair was inspired by African culture — stepped out in a strapless ruby red Prabal Gurung gown.

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Russell Westbrook

Russell Westbrook attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.
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The NBA player kept it classic in a Ralph Lauren navy tux and loafers, but topped off the look with his hair painted blue with white stars, a hair design created by Sarah Shears of One Eleven Lounge.

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Serena Williams

Serena Williams attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.
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Joined by her husband Alexis Ohanian for the event, the tennis champion wore a silver lace catsuit with pink stars by Gucci, paired with an ombre pink feather cape.

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Allyson Felix

American track and field sprinter Allyson Felix attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City.
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After finishing her Olympic career in Tokyo, Felix tried on a dramatically different look, walking the Met carpet in a billowing feathered dress by Fendi.

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Stephen Curry

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Pausing for a solo photo without his wife Ayesha Curry, the NBA player looked dapper in his embroidered custom suit by Versace.

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Sloane Stephens

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Stephen's billowing red gown by ALIÉTTE looked perfect on the tennis star.

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Tom Daley

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Olympian Daley ditched his impressive knit sweaters for a laced-up Moschino suit.

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Lewis Hamilton

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Hamilton, an F1 superstar, called the night "pure magic" in his Kenneth Nicholson look.

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Leylah Fernandez

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The Canadian athlete, who came second in the US Open women's tennis tournament, attended her first Met Gala in Carolina Herrera.

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Sha'Carri Richardson

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The sprinter was a first-time Met Gala attendee, wearing a red and black gown by designer Theophilio.

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Nyjah Huston

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The Olympic skateboarder paired his all-white suit look with black boots and layers of sparkling necklaces.

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Megan Rapinoe

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Carrying an Edie Parker clutch emblazoned with the words "In Gay We Trust," soccer superstar Rapinoe wore a custom red suit by Sergio Hudson with a blue, star-covered shirt.

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Noah Lyles

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Lyles, the track and field Olympian, wore an all-white suit look created by Pyer Moss.

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Emma Raducanu

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Fresh off of her US Open women's singles victory, British tennis star Emma Raducanu walked the carpet at her first Met Gala in Chanel.

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Maria Sharapova

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The retired tennis pro's look — which she called "tres chic" — was designed by Gabriela Hearst.

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Sunisa Lee

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Just like the gold medal she won in Tokyo, gymnast Sunisa Lee was golden on Monday night in a crop top and skirt by Sukeina.

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Nia Dennis

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Before most stars began to filter in, gymnast Nia Dennis performed a floor routine on the Met Museum's iconic steps with accompaniment by marching band Brooklyn United.

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