Janelle Monáe is known for her bold fashion choices, and she did not disappoint at this year’s Met Gala 2023. The “Pynk” singer arrived on the red carpet in a Thom Browne ensemble that paid tribute to the late Karl Lagerfeld. Monáe’s black-and-white outfit featured an oversized coat on top of a sheer, conical wireframe gown. However, Monáe took it a step further by stripping down on the red carpet to reveal a pearl-embellished bikini beneath her see-through dress. Monáe shared a video of her pre-red carpet photoshoot on Instagram, giving fans a closer look at her sparkly two-piece from every angle.
Monáe’s Playful Fashion Sense
Monáe’s Met Gala outfit received high praise from fans and fashion critics alike. Many appreciated the playfulness of her outfit, with one fan writing, “Part of fashion is about a combination of courage and silliness. It’s important to keep that childish joy. Love it Janelle.” Monáe’s bold fashion choices did not end on the red carpet, as she was spotted strolling around the Met in a dotted blazer with a striped skirt, all also by Thom Browne. She even carried a bag shaped like Lagerfeld’s beloved cat, Choupette. At the afterparty they hosted at Boom at the Standard later that night, Monáe slipped back into her pearly bikini, bringing along her Choupette purse to party the night away.
Monáe’s ability to steal the show whether wearing the largest or smallest outfit in the room is a testament to her unique fashion sense and confidence. Her fashion choices at this year’s Met Gala 2023 will undoubtedly be remembered for years to come.