Levy, who is himself a big name among the LGBTQ community, talked about the dress in detail in an Instagram post.
He thanked Cartier for "generously welcoming and accessorizing" him.
"What I’ve so long admired about the Costume Institute is its commitment to educate and inspire people through fashion," the post said.
"Jonathan and the design team built upon an image of two men kissing from Wojnarovicz’s work, Fuck You Faggot Fucker, named after a homophobic cartoon the artist had come across," Levy said talking about the dress.
About the message, Levy said that he wanted to celebrate queer love and visibility.
"To mark the collaboration, Loewe has made a donation to Visual AIDS, an organization Wojnorovicz supported, that continues to promote AIDS awareness and education," Levy said.
Among other walkers was Keke Palmer in a stunning, earth-tone body hugger with a train, while Ilana Glazer took her moment on the steps in feathery long sleeves and a creamy, high-neck gown. Both were hosts of Vogue's live stream of the gala.
Yara Shahidi wore a silver custom Dior complete with a headpiece. She said she was inspired by Josephine Baker.
Fans of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Megan Fox, and Simu Liu got a hint of what they are going to look like at the Met Gala 2021.
Makeup artists of Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox posted photos of the beauty products they are likely to use while dressing up for the event. Simu Liu, on the other hand, who took the lead role in Marvel's latest flick Shang-Chi, posted a getting-ready photo on his Instagram hours before the event.
Liu posed shirtless in a mirror selfie while getting ready for "the big day". This year, the gala is co-chaired by Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Amanda Gorman, and Naomi Osaka. Honorary chairs are Tom Ford, sponsor Instagram’s Adam Mosseri and Vogue's Wintour, the latter the doyenne of the Met Gala since 1995.
The gala, which raises money for the museum's Costume Institute, was pushed last year from its traditional May berth and morphed this year into a two-part affair. It coincides with the opening of “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” the first of a two-part exhibition at the Met's Anna Wintour Costume Center.