Jennifer Hudson puts on a busty display in curve-clinging red gown at the 2021 Met Gala

Jennifer Hudson looked ravishing in red as she attended the 2021 Met Gala just one day after celebrating her milestone 40th birthday.   

The songstress, 40, put on a busty display in a curve-clinging crimson AZ Factory gown with billowing satin sleeves and skirt.

Jennifer looked breathtaking as she posed up a storm upon the iconic staircase.

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Va va voom! Jennifer Hudson looked ravishing in red as she attended the 2021 Met Gala just one day after celebrating her milestone 40th birthday 

The American Idol vet looked fabulous as she showcased her curves in a ruby red dress which fit her like a glove.

She slicked her tresses up into an high fashion bun.

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Accentuating her naturally stunning features, she had on a smoky eye, blush, and rosy tint of lipstick.

Upping the glam factor, she worked a glittering claw-like manicure, which she proudly showed off for the camera.

Strike a pose: Jennifer looked breathtaking as she posed up a storm upon the iconic staircase

The Met Gala is finally back after being cancelled in 2020 amid the pandemic. This year it was pushed to September from its traditional slot on the first Sunday in May.

The theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and the event features a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs: actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and tennis star Naomi Osaka.

Honorary chairs for the evening will be designer Tom Ford, sponsor Instagram’s Adam Mosseri, and Vogue’s Anna Wintour.

All eyes on her: Hudson captivated fashionistas as she posed up a storm on the iconic staircase

Fashion is back! The Met Gala is finally back after being cancelled in 2020 amid the pandemic 

At just 19, Billie will make history as the youngest ever co-chair of the prestigious event.

When the hosts were first announced, Vogue magazine said: ‘Each of the Met’s four co-hosts embodies the defining factor of American style: individualism.

‘[They have each] developed a distinct visual language for their public personas, one that is informed by the legacy of iconic fashion made in the USA.’

Picture perfect: The 40-year-old looked nothing short of spectacular in her exquisite gown 

Stunning: The dress by AZ Factory fit Hudson like a glove 

The must-have accessory for all at this year’s gala is a Covid-19 vaccine.

‘Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking,’ a spokesperson for The Met said last month.

This year’s gala will be a more intimate affair, to be followed by a larger one on May 2, 2022. Both will launch a two-part exhibition, a survey of American fashion to be on view for almost a year.

In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, opening Sept. 18, will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the museum´s Costume Institute and ‘explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion,’ the spokesperson added.

Scaled down: This year’s gala will be a more intimate affair, to be followed by a larger one on May 2, 2022

Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, will open in the museum’s popular American Wing period rooms on May 5, 2022, and will explore American fashion, with collaborations with film directors, by ‘presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces.’ Both parts will close on Sept. 5, 2022.

Queen & Slim filmmaker Melina Matsoukas has been commissioned to create an open-ended film to project in the galleries, with content changing during the course of the exhibition.

The gala is a major fundraiser, providing the Costume Institute with its primary source of funding.

Staying safe in style: Hudson wore a satiny red face mask to match her dress

As always, the exhibits will be the work of star curator Andrew Bolton. Bolton has previously noted how challenging the past year had been for the fashion community.

‘It’s been incredibly inspiring to see how designers have responded to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, how they’ve found new outlets to express their creativity and new ways to present their collections,’ he said.

Bolton added that many designers had been at the vanguard of the discussion about diversity and inclusion: ‘The social justice movements of last summer reinforced their commitment to these issues and also consolidated their leadership in advancing the conversation.’

In addition to Matsoukas, other confirmed collaborators from the film world include cinematographer Bradford Young, whose projects have included ‘Selma’ and ‘When They See Us;’ production designers Nathan Crowley and Shane Valentino; and Franklin Leonard, film executive and founder of The Black List, a listing of top unproduced screenplays.

Star-studded: The theme is In America: A Lexicon of Fashion and the event features a heavy-hitting contingent of celebrity co-chairs, including Billie Eilish and Timothée Chalamet