Cardi B appeared dripping on the Met Gala 2023 red carpet on Monday night.
The “WAP” rapper walked up the steps of the historic museum in a black and white collared ball gown and black silk tie from Chenpeng Studio.
The hoop skirt of her elegant ensemble was embellished with rose-shaped ruffles, and the padded bodice was studded with jewels.
To complete her look, the “Be Careful” artist wore black elbow-length gloves and massive pearl earrings. She styled her voluminous purple-dyed hair back with a black headband.
Cardi wowed fans by doing a complete outfit change from what she wore as she left The Mark Hotel while on her way to the gala earlier in the evening.
While addressing the event, she wore a custom sparkly pink mermaid gown by Miss Sohee with an exaggerated statuesque tool back and tons of pearls and was dragged as off topic by social media users.
Fans were relieved when she made the surprise outfit change, with many taking to social media to praise the Grammy winner.
“We love a SWITCH!” a person gushed on Instagram.
“So I love the theme,” wrote a second.
“I love drama! Impressive,” said one netizen.
“Damn. I’m shocked,” added another.
Cardi, 30, is always someone to watch at the annual fashion party, having made her Met Gala debut in 2018 while pregnant with her first child with now-husband, Offset.
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For her biggest moment, she wore a stunning Moschino gown and matching headpiece encrusted with pearls and colored gems, and made even more headlines when a member of her entourage got into a fight with an autograph hound.
In 2019, Cardi upgraded to a show-stealing scarlet Thom Browne gown that featured a massive feathered train, matching hood, and even ruby nipples.
Her looks were so monumental that Anna Wintour said the stunning appearance changed her view of the star.
“He looked amazing… He could barely move, but it didn’t make any difference. People said goodbye as the arriving queen because she looked so fantastic,” the Vogue editor-in-chief, who plans and handpicks every detail of the famous gala, said at the time, calling Cardi “elegant” and ” original”.
Wintour may have changed her tune after Cardi landed in hot water over a cocaine joke gone wrong while hosting the 2022 Met Gala after-party, though the chain-covered Versace dress she wore on the carpet red of that year could have made up for any mishap after the ball. .
It’s fitting that Cardi is attending this year’s Karl Lagerfeld-centric party; The Grammy winner is a noted collector of Chanel handbags and she has sat front row at the fashion house’s shows in the past.