It seems all that glitters is gold for Cardi B, who dazzled on the 2022 Met Gala red carpet wearing a custom Versace creation.
The award-winning rapper wore an embellished, figure-hugging gold dress by Versace, walking alongside the brand’s creative director, Donatella Versace. The look was a halter dress made of embroidered jewels and metallic mesh with matching gold embroidery on the brand’s signature gold chain layered necklaces and bracelets.
According to a statement from Versace, it took 20 people and approximately 1,300 hours to complete the dress. Medusa medallions and the crystal-embellished Versace Greca adorn the chains.
This marks Cardi B’s return to the coveted fundraising event. Her last Met Gala was in 2019, when the theme was “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” She did not attend last year’s edition due to the then recent birth of her son Wave.
Monday also happened to be Versace’s 67th birthday and she celebrated in style, dressing many of the night’s big names for the red carpet, including co-host Blake Lively.
In the past, Cardi B has worn clothes like Thom Browne and Moschino. This year, she wanted to highlight a more feminine silhouette, hence the close-fitting dress. “I wanted to bring a woman,” she told La La Anthony, who does interviews for Vogue. “Donatella bring this woman.”
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Versace called the dress “one of the brand’s most spectacular dresses.”
For major awards shows and events, Cardi B has always been known for wearing some of the most spectacular ensembles, such as Mugler, Schiaparelli, Richard Quinn and more.
This year’s Met Gala focuses on the theme, “In America: A Fashion Anthology,” which is a celebration of American fashion. The dress code this year is “Gilded Glamour”, which is inspired by The Gilded Age in New York between 1870 and 1890.
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