When we hear about the Met Gala, we expect celebrities to be over the top with their outfits and this year was no different. Each year there is a theme that influences and inspires the style we see on the red carpet. This year, the theme was “camp“, which as Wikipedia puts it “is an aesthetic style and sensibility that regards something as appealing because of its bad taste and ironic value.”
It is no surprise that many celebrities were able to pull it off with grandiose flair and why not? This, after all, is a gala that marries art and fashion. So let’s look at how our African celebrities fared on the red carpet.
Lupita Nyong’o wearing Versace at 2019 Met Gala
Lupita never disappoints at the Met Gala. We think her outfit tops the list. She was art itself on the red carpet. She had us at the gold Afro combs. She is the very idea of “camp” on this list.
French Montana at 2019 Met Gala
One look at French Montana and all we could think about was Sheik Montana. It only makes sense to honour Ramadan at an event like the Met Gala. We like the Afrocentric touches of this look.
Idris Elba and wife Sabrina Dhowre wearing Versace at 2019 Met Gala
Newlywed Mr “dapper” himself with his belle was all kinds of wow on the red carpet. The duo were a treat to watch on the red carpet.
Imaan Hammam wearing Dundas at 2019 Met Gala
Imaan Hammam went a little retro with her look and pulled it off as only she could.
Adut Akech wearing Valentino Haute Couture and Pierpaolo Piccioli at 2019 Met Gala
Adut is a stunner. We just love the eyes … ohhhh so mysterious.
Adwoa Aboah at 2019 Met Gala
Adwoa was regal in her simplicity. She wore the leopard. But was not the highlight of her look. She caught our attention with her stunning hairpiece. We just looove the concept of it all.
Let’s take a closer look. Ahhh yes, we love it even more. There is something innocent and yet intriguing in her look.
Rami Malek wearing Saint Laurent at 2019 Met Gala
Ramik caught our eye with his interesting shirt. And just when we thought it was the highlight of his look, our eyes hit the shoes … you can’t miss those shoes.
Danai Gurira wearing Gabriela Hearst at 2019 Met Gala
Awww go Danai. Cornrows, beads, top hat and walking stick to boot. We love it all.
Let’s get a little up close and personal with Danai. We certainly love that she rocked a naturalista hair do.
Trevor Noah at 2019 Met Gala
Ok, we get it. Someone had to represent Mr “ordinary” and Trevor tried to BUT as usual, he couldn’t miss a chance at a little punch with the look so he just had to express himself with his Tshirt. No hard feelings Trevor. With so much art in outfits, one person had to represent the ordinary guy and no one could have pulled it off better than the South African comedian.
Tiffany Haddish in Michael Kors at 2019 Met Gala
Hey hey hey, Tiffany Haddish looks like she just came back from running with the zebras. The actress pulled it off too with hat and matching purse to boot.
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Frances Aaternir at 2019 Met Gala
Chiwetel was going for one thing as he told Esquire. His was the “unpretentious” look and we loved every bit of it.
Whose look did you like the best on the red carpet? Drop a comment and let us know.
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