The 2019 Met Gala is underway and Cardi B. Has. Arrived!
The Grammy-winning rapper just hit the red carpet at the annual fashion event, held Monday night (May 6) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Cardi lived up to this year’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” theme by wearing an over-the-top “anatomically correct” ruby red gown featuring a corset that accentuated Cardi’s waistline and bust, with embroidered red beads made to look like nipples, as well as “yonic embellishments” (Google is your friend) and a heart-shaped cutout on her butt.
According to Vogue, the custom-made Thorm Browne gown “extends outward in concentric circles for about ten feet.” It’s made of tulle and silk organza and was also decorated with 30,000 burned and dyed coque feathers.
Cardi’s look was finished off with a bugle-bead headpiece Browne made in collaboration with Stephen Jones.
The massive gown took 35 people and more than 2,000 hours to create.
“I designed this dress for Cardi specifically because she has the ultimate beauty in a woman’s body, and that is what the dress is about for me: taking advantage of that beauty,” the designer said.