Lena Waithe In Carolina Herrera – 2018 Met Gala

Lena Waithe turned heads at the 2018 Met Gala on Monday evening (May 7) in New York City.

The multi-hyphenate was outfitted in a Carolina Herrera look which celebrated equality. The ensemble will no doubt serve as an important talking point this evening with the rainbow flag being reimagined as a bold cape.

The vibrant chevrons of colour against the sharp tailoring of the black and white suit create such an eye-catching statement. It will not be forgotten for its visual impact and message.

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16 Responses to Lena Waithe In Carolina Herrera – 2018 Met Gala

  1. Caitlin May 8, 2018 at 03:44 #

    I agree with those saying this look is intentionally rebellious, and I quite like it for that.

    I’m Australian, and our justice system is currently going through several trials looking into systemic sexual abuse that goes back decades, perpetrated and deliberately covered up by the Catholic Church.

    So while I do not for one second suggest that religion is evil (my partner is Coptic Christian), I am very interested indeed to see an honest take on the darker side of the “Catholic imagination”. Art and politics have always intertwined – I don’t see why not in fashion.

  2. Anna May 8, 2018 at 03:03 #

    I think Lena’s outfit is actually pertinent to the theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The catholic church views homosexuality as an “intrinsic moral evil” and sinful if acted upon. It’s not a view that I personally prescribe to (as someone who identifies as Catholic) so I am glad to see Lena thinking outside the box for this outfit and speaking her mind.

    • Christine May 8, 2018 at 03:20 #

      Great take of this. I like it even more.

    • charlotte May 8, 2018 at 08:42 #

      well said,Anna

    • Kat May 8, 2018 at 16:26 #

      + 1

  3. CreoleLady May 8, 2018 at 02:53 #

    Not sure this is off theme. My first thought was LBGT version of a cardinal rendered in rainbow. Allusion, not literal rendering. Cape, jeweled iconic brooches, sharp tailoring and regal bearing. J’adore.

    • JHH May 8, 2018 at 03:03 #

      ITA with your take completely. And also a bit subversive way to add politics to the mix. I like it.

    • Maria F. May 8, 2018 at 09:46 #

      well said

    • Alina May 8, 2018 at 19:56 #


  4. AnnaBanana May 8, 2018 at 02:47 #

    As much as I like the message it’s not on theme

  5. Christine May 8, 2018 at 02:26 #

    I love the message behind this especially for this theme. Very rebellious!

    This is a rare exception where I don’t mind this look being off theme

    • AnnieOh May 8, 2018 at 02:27 #


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    • Amanda F May 8, 2018 at 05:46 #

      +4 an beautiful and important fashion statement

    • joyita May 8, 2018 at 09:33 #

      +5. What a way to express oneself.

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