People.com Lifestyle Style See an Exclusive Sketch of Kacey Musgraves' Ralph Lauren Met Gala Look: 'I'm a Horse Girl!' The singer captured the benefit's American fashion theme in a custom Ralph Lauren design By Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico Brittany Talarico is PEOPLE's Deputy Style Director, where she oversees the brand's digital Style and Beauty coverage. This includes running lead on the Met Gala, which is among PEOPLE.com's top-trafficked red carpet events every year, interviewing the industry's top influencers (including all the Kardashian-Jenners), and breaking A-list celeb news (a New Jersey shore native, it is no surprise that her favorite interview ever was with Bruce Springsteen). Brittany is a style contributor to People Every Day Podcast and has represented the brand on national TV programs including Good Morning America and The CW's two TV specials on the British Royals. She joined PEOPLE from Cosmopolitan in 2013, where she was an Associate Editor. People Editorial Guidelines and Hanna Flanagan Hanna Flanagan Style + Beauty Assistant, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 14, 2021 04:35 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Kacey Musgraves. Photo: Getty In an excellent display of understanding the assignment, Kacey Musgraves teamed up with a storied all-American label to create her 2021 Met Gala look. On Monday night, the Grammy-winning singer, 33, honored the "American Independence" dress code by wearing a custom Ralph Lauren Collection ensemble that featured an asymmetric handkerchief skirt, a black jersey turtleneck top, a patent leather belt, knee-high boots and a black clutch (as seen in the sketch below, shared exclusively with PEOPLE). Courtesy Ralph Lauren Every Must-See Look from the 2021 Met Gala Red Carpet "I'm so excited to be wearing Ralph because, I mean, when you think about American fashion, he's one of the first ones that comes to mind," the star-crossed artist told Emma Chamberlain in a red carpet interview for Vogue. "He's the one. So, I'm excited to be here." Everything to Know About the 2021 Met Gala: The Theme, Co-Chairs, Covid Protocols and Beyond As for the inspiration behind her look, Musgraves said she "went for kind of an equestrian influence." "I mean, I'm a horse girl through and through," she added with a laugh. "I'm from Texas. And also I just like comfortable s—." Musgraves made her Met Gala debut in 2019, channeling a blonde bombshell barbie doll for the event. Leaning in to the benefit's "camp" theme, Musgraves wore a bubblegum pink Moschino leather jacket gown, accessorized with a blow dryer clutch, feather boa and long flowing blonde curls that resembled the iconic doll. The Best Met Gala Looks of All Time Michael Buckner/Variety/REX/Shutterstock. Be sure to check out all of PEOPLE's Met Gala coverage to get the latest news on fashion's biggest night. At the time, the country star's stylist, Erica Cloud, called the ensemble "nostalgic, iconic, playful." The look was designed by the King of Camp himself, Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott. From Pageant Material to '70s Queen: Kacey Musgraves' Concert Style Evolution In an interview with PEOPLE in 2019, Cloud described Musgraves overall style vibe as "a little bit retro, a little bit trailblazer." "Kacey is smart, fun, and creative, and I like to represent that with her wardrobe," she told PEOPLE. "Even when her lyrics are melancholy or wistful there is still hope and resolution behind them. She wears color and textures with confidence and energy, and I think that speaks for her music as well."