Simone Biles’ showgirl-inspired 2021 Met Gala dress weighed 88 pounds

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From the mat to the Met. 

Olympic gymnast Simone Biles hit the 2021 Met Gala red carpet in a three-in-one, night sky-inspired dress designed by Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk of Area.

Her sparkling style included a star-embellished black catsuit, a mini dress and – most notably – an 88-pound skirt covered in Swarovski crystals.

“How do I feel in the dress? It’s definitely heavy, but I feel beautiful, strong, and empowered,” Biles, who attended the gala as a guest of Athleta, told Vogue while trying on the weighty look.

Creating the ensemble just might have been an Olympic-level feat of its own; Panszczyk told the fashion glossy that over 100 people worked for 6,6500 hours to create the pieces, which they finished “around 4 a.m.” the night before the big event.

“I personally don’t think anybody’s dress is gonna be better than mine,” Biles added of the out-of-this-world outfit, which required more than 17,000 feet of crystal chains to create.

“I’m sure everyone feels like that going in, but this is going to be a statement,” she continued.

The crystal-coated style also featured feathered elements, inspired by showgirl Josephine Baker, the first black woman to star in a major film.

Simone Biles’ 88-pound skirt was carried across the carpet at the 2021 Met Gala.


The design featured more than 17,000 feet of crystal chains.

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