May 6, 2014 Runway To Red Carpet

Janelle Monae In Tadashi Shoji – 2014 Met Gala

Janelle Monae In Tadashi Shoji - 2014 Met Gala

If you were expecting Janelle Monae to stick to her favoured black and white at the 2014 Met Gala on Monday (May 5) in New York City, you may have been in for a small surprise.

The musician did wear a white blouse and black trousers, but she also added a dramatic red and black crewel-embroidered Tadashi Shoji Fall 2014 tulle cape.

Adding the cape was just what was required to shake up her look and add a touch of drama to it in order to align the look with the theme of the night.

Jimmy Choo ‘Damek’ sandals, Kwiat jewels, and a chic braided updo completed her look.

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20 Responses to Janelle Monae In Tadashi Shoji – 2014 Met Gala

  1. EmmaWoodhouse May 7, 2014 at 6:48 pm #

    It’s bold and standout, for sure, but a bit matadoresque–and again,not really on theme

  2. arwa May 6, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    Love it, so dramatic yet event appropriate. Though I think Monica Bellucci in her red Dolce & Gabbana cape. That look was furious. RC what are your thoughts in Monica’s last night apparent?

  3. Dhppy May 6, 2014 at 5:49 pm #

    Best hair of the night. I wish she were wearing the gown, too.

  4. Ally May 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    Love the cape, the white shirt, the hair, love, love, love…
    The pants, on the other hand, looks cheap and tacky and belong to the fire.
    Great look until my eyes got burn by the fugly pants. It’s a pitty.

  5. Toccara Arnold Alam May 6, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    If there’s any event to wear this outfit, it would be the Met Gala! I like it!

  6. Valissa May 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    I love the drama of it all! I do kind of wish she had worn the white gown as per the runway but it’s still a great look overall. She really makes it work

  7. justme May 6, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    The cape is stunning and she’s working it.

    But you have to admit it that, without it, it’s just your typical Janelle Monae attire. I love her but she could have skipped the white top/black leggings combo for one night lol.

    • Kate May 6, 2014 at 3:24 pm #


  8. amy May 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    the cape is doing all the work here.

  9. Christine May 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    This is Major!!!! Love this

    • adrian May 6, 2014 at 2:12 pm #


      • Fanny May 6, 2014 at 6:22 pm #

        + 2

    • CreoleLady May 7, 2014 at 10:27 am #

      +3. Shoes, hair, cape, red lip, fabulosity incarnate.

  10. Amanda May 6, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    I love this – she looks amazing!

  11. Alina May 6, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    Not really liking this, but I guess it works for her style.

  12. Yeliz May 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    I’m glad that she added that cape, she looks pretty good.

  13. Agi May 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    My favourite so far. Original, dramatic but event appropriate, love it!

    • Agi May 6, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

      Just had a look at the other picks and the hair is great to!

    • snowlion May 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

      +1. Love this!

    • dee May 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm #

      I love this too. One of my favorites.

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