Lena Waithe’s Met Gala look featured lyrics from LGBTQ+ anthems

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I came to slay, bitch.

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The theme of fashion’s biggest night yesterday (7 May) was camp, and actress Lena Waithe made a bold statement with her look.

Taking to the red (well, pink) carpet dressed in an an icy blue Pyer Moss two-piece, Waithe’s look bore the reminder that ‘Black drag queens invented camp’ on the back. But look a little closer and you’ll see that, in fact, Pyer Moss’ design for the Master of None co-writer featured lyrics instead of what appeared to be pinstripes on her suit.

LGBTQ+ anthem I’m Coming Out was included in the design, along with Sister Sledge’s We are Family, Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive and more. Be sure to zoom in on the image above to take in the details.

Other winning looks from the annual ball included Billie Porter serving “Old Testament Realness” and Lady Gaga arriving in – not one – but four looks. See them below.

The Met Gala was staged at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The fundraiser is the biggest night on the fashion calendar, and is held to benefit the Costume Institute.

 

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The Category Is: Old Testament Realness. Thank you @voguemagazine / @chrisjallaire for chatting with us about tonight’s #metgala2019 look. Link in bio. ⠀ Creative Direction and Styling for all by @sammyratelle for @rrrcreative Agency ⠀ Styling Assistant: @ashleymarienyc⠀ Make-Up by: @lasonyagunter⠀ Custom Look: @theblondsny⠀ Custom Shoes: @giuseppezanotti⠀ Jewelry by: @oscarheyman @andreolifinejewelry @johnhardyjewlery @mordekaiofficial ⠀ Make-up provided by @patmcgrathreal Egyptian Litter & Carrier Designs by @nicolasputvinski⠀ Carrier Make-Up by @facebygoran @ashleyvictoriamua⠀ Mr. Porter’s Broadway Carriers: @julius_anthony @taurenje @kellenstancil @thejoshdrake @lap_nyc @doniejunior ⠀ ⠀ Photo by Theo Wargo @gettyimages

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Thank you to all who have taken the past six weeks to make this happen. Thank you to my Creative Director & Stylist @sammyratelle of @rrrcreative for your ability to dream big and for being by my side as we explore this new world. I am living my wildest high fashion dreams. @theblondsny @phillipeblond & @davidblond. There is no one like you. Thank you. For being kind. And fabulous. And glamorous. And snatched!!! I truly felt like a kween today. I will never forget it. @lasonyagunter, you beat this face for the gawds today gurl. Thank you for being my woman. @patmcgrathreal – I cant express enough gratitude for sponsoring our make up today. Mr. @giuseppezanotti – the fact that you created these shoes for me just for this night, is a dream come true. @nicolasputvinski thank you for allowing me to travel in style and designing the killer lewks for my escorts and palanquin. And to my sexy men, thank you for holding papa up. Creative Direction and Styling for all by @sammyratelle for @rrrcreative Agency ⠀ Styling Assistant: @ashleymarienyc⠀ Make-Up by: @lasonyagunter⠀ Custom Look: @theblondsny⠀ Custom Shoes: @giuseppezanotti⠀ Jewelry by: @oscarheyman @andreolifinejewelry @johnhardyjewlery @mordekaiofficial ⠀ Make-up provided by @patmcgrathreal Egyptian Litter & Carrier Designs by @nicolasputvinski⠀ Carrier Make-Up by @facebygoran @ashleyvictoriamua⠀ Mr. Porter’s Broadway Carriers: @julius_anthony @taurenje @kellenstancil @thejoshdrake @lap_nyc @do

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