Nothing “lil” about this look.
Lil Nas X arrived at the 2021 Met Gala on Monday ready to throw down — fashionably — in a three-part Atelier Versace outfit that required him to strip down on the red carpet with the aid of a dedicated team.
X’s first look was a beaded, high-collared golden cape (seen above), which featured a long, sweeping train.
But underneath the regal look was a futuristic, C3PO-worthy suit of armor, revealed with the help of X’s team.
The effect was similar to one Lady Gaga pulled at the 2019 Met Gala, which took a similarly strippy path to revealing a series of different outfits.
For his third outfit, X shed his heavy-metal getup to reveal a sparkly catsuit.
The “Montero” singer wore the same set of black boots for all three looks, along with a set of grills, earrings and gold embellishments at the corners of his eyes.
X may also have been drawing inspiration from Billy Porter’s over-the-top look at the 2019 Met Gala, which had him decked out as an Egyptian ruler, complete with a coterie of buff men to ferry him into the event on a raised litter.
Whatever the inspo was, it was clearly meant to top the singer’s look at the VMAs the night before, which — though also Atelier Versace — was a comparatively much simpler purple suit with a long train, which he paired with a mullet.
X also appears to have sufficiently recovered from his night out after the VMAs, which ended with him being carried to the car by his bodyguards.
Originally published at https://pagesix.com/2021/09/13/lil-nas-x-wears-three-gold-outfits-on-met-gala-2021-red-carpet/ on .