Fans Gush over ‘The Eternals’ Star Gemma Chan’s Meaningful Met Gala Dress

The 2021 Met Gala may be over, but fans continue to gush over “The Eternals” star Gemma Chan’s meaningful ensemble during the event. Check out her captivating snaps.

British-Chinese actress Gemma Chan became a household name after portraying Astrid Leong in the critically acclaimed film “Crazy Rich Asians.” Presently, she is set to appear in the Marvel film “The Eternals.”

Being true to her heritage, the 38-year-old beauty recently graced this year’s Met Gala with a striking Asian-inspired outfit. She gave fans a glimpse behind her custom Prabal Gurung ensemble.

Gemma Chan attends the “OSS 117: From Africa With Love” final screening at 74th annual Cannes Film Festival on July 17, 2021 in France. | Photo: Getty Images

Chan shared eight photos on Instagram, each showing intricate details of her black mini-dress and long green trail. She noted in her caption that she was paying homage to the late Hollywood actress Anna May Wong. A fan gushed:

“One of my favorite looks of the night. Class and beauty.đź’–”

Some celebrities also admired Chan’s dress. Besides her breathtaking outfit, she mesmerized fans with her full bangs, styled hair bun with braids shaped into an infinity sign, and crystal-encrusted manicured nails.

Gemma Chan during her "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" TV guesting in March 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Gemma Chan during her “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” TV guesting in March 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

The “Humans” actress’ stunning hairstyle was inspired by Wong’s signature hair. Wong was the first Chinese-American actress who paved the way for Asian representation in the late 1920s.

In a recent interview, Chan said she had thought her work in a superhero film was over.

The late actress and style icon, who passed away in 1961, was known for her critically-acclaimed performance in the classic movie “The Good Earth.” Chan is one of the artists with Asian heritage who continue Wong’s legacy. 

Actress Lauren Ridloff expressed a compliment to Gemma Chan's Met Gala ensemble. | Photo: instagram.com/gemmachan

Actress Lauren Ridloff expressed a compliment to Gemma Chan’s Met Gala ensemble. | Photo: instagram.com/gemmachan

Apart from ensuring Asian representation in the entertainment industry, Chan is also actively involved in defending Asian-Americans who fall victim to racially motivated crimes amid the pandemic.

To help East and Southeast Asian communities, she recently launched the #StopESEAHate campaign, together with fashion designer Phillip Lim, actress Alexa Chung, and blogger Susie Lau.

Chan’s impressive activism and leadership make her qualified to take on heroic roles on the big screen. Earlier she was announced as part of Marvel’s “The Eternals” cast. 

In a recent interview, Chan said she had thought her work in a superhero film was over. She previously appeared in “Captain Marvel” as Kree geneticist Minn-Erva, opposite Brie Larson.

A fan expressed admiration for Gemma Chan's stunning outfit. | Photo: instagram.com/gemmachan

A fan expressed admiration for Gemma Chan’s stunning outfit. | Photo: instagram.com/gemmachan

In “The Eternals,” Chan will portray Sersi, an immortal being. According to Marvel producer Kevin Feige, the character has a large contribution to why the group resurfaced on earth.

The highly-anticipated movie is one of the most diverse films to date. Besides Chan, the cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek, Angelina Jolie, and Richard Madden.

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