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Influencers Blanket Met Gala; LinkedIn Launches Creator Fund

The Information | Sept. 14, 2021, 8 p.m.

The Met Gala’s guest list was notably different than past years, with a parade of homegrown internet stars on the red carpet on Monday night. That’s a huge contrast to prior years where the exclusive guest list focused on A-list celebrities, including top actors and singers. This year, at least half a dozen social media creators attended, including TikTok stars Addison Rae and Dixie D’Amelio and popular YouTubers Emma Chamberlain, Jackie Aina and NikkieTutorials. Lil Nas X, whose music initially went viral on TikTok, was a first-time attendee, alongside traditional celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna. 

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