Leave it to Lil Nas X to dominate the carpeted steps at the 2023 Met Gala.
Tonight, the Grammy winning-musician appeared at the Metropolitan Museum of Art wearing nothing but a metallic thong, sparkling silver body paint, and tons of bejeweled crystals and pearls (which covered literally everything from his head to his toes). He took it to the next level with a matching bejeweled eye mask and manicure.
The rapper has long been known for breaking boundaries with his inimitable sense of style.
When he last attended the Met Gala in 2021, Nas showed up in an extravagant three-in-one look designed by Donatella Versace. First, he appeared on the steps engulfed in a dramatic regal cape. He then shed the outerwear to reveal a glistening golden suit of armor. Underneath the armor, Nas wore a clingy bodysuit completely bedazzled with sparkling gold sequins.
This year’s Gala’s theme, “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,” pays homage to the life and legacy of the late Chanel creative director.
The Costume Institute describes the spring 2023 exhibition as an exploration of “the work of Karl Lagerfeld. Focusing on the designer’s stylistic vocabulary as expressed in aesthetic themes that appear time and again in his fashions from the 1950s to his final collection in 2019, the show will spotlight the German-born designer’s unique working methodology.”
The exhibition will additionally showcase about 150 of Lagerfeld’s designs, as well as some of his sketches, both of which “underscore his complex creative process and the collaborative relationships with his premières, or head seamstresses. Lagerfeld’s fluid lines united his designs for Balmain, Patou, Chloé, Fendi, Chanel, and his eponymous label, Karl Lagerfeld, creating a diverse and prolific body of work unparalleled in the history of fashion.”
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