Assignment Met at Met Gala

Rihanna had one of the most memorable fits of the night, arriving at the Met Gala as a Chanel bride. / Getty (Images for Karl Lagerfeld)

The annual Met Gala was last night, May 1st, and attendees came to slay. At the Met you are not only judged by how you look or who you’re wearing, but how well you followed the theme if you chose to do so.

Each year a theme is assigned to the gala, and this year it was Karl Langerfeld. Langerfeld was a German fashion designer and creative designer who passed away in the winter of 2019. He worked with several top fashion houses including Balmain, Patou, and Chloé, but is known for revitalizing Channel, and helping the brand regain its status. Langerfeld was known for his unique arrangements, his sleek black and white outfits, and his cat Choupette.

Here are some of my favorite looks of the night.

Doja Cat

Doja Cat executed this theme to the fullest paying homage to Lagerfeld’s famous cat and bringing her name to life. Doja transformed her face to resemble a cat and the internet went crazy over her choice. I think it was out of the box, and exactly what I’d expect from an event like this. She was dressed by Oscar de la Renta.

Gabrielle Union and Dwayne Wade

It’s giving black excellence! The pair looked like the power couple we know and love.

Ice Spice

After going viral on TikTok with her song “Munch” earlier this year, Ice Spice paved the way to success. She went for a cute and simple look.

(Getty Images)

Yara Shahidi 

Yes, yes, and yes. Yara Shahidi absolutely served looks and I expect nothing. Shahidi always looks lovely on the red carpet and the embroidery brought this dress to life.

Teyana Taylor

From the pattern to the cut of the dress Teyana Taylor did what needed to be done. It’s simple but a statement.


Janelle Monae 

Janelle Monae stole the show for me with her not one but two looks. Monae alway has a certain uniqueness to her attire that I adore.

These attendees did not disappoint. Which look was your favorite?


By Amariyah Mallory, Freshman, Whitney Young

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Written by Amariyah Mallory

Amariyah Mallory is a life long learner who's passionate about dance, committed to social justice and service, invested in African America culture and current events, and devoted to writing. 

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