An absolute QUEEN.
We’ll get into this a bit more in subsequent posts, but for many Black or POC attendees of this year’s Met Gala, there was a question of whether or not they should really dress in homage to a period and class of people infamous for its exploitation of their forebears. For anyone who wasn’t white and wealthy, the so-called Gilded Age could be a real shitstorm of a time to live through. As an attendee who would have not been allowed into any Gilded Age galas, do you indulge in the theme, ignore it or subvert it? Lizzo, being Lizzo, chose to indulge – gloriously. That stunning coat is exactly on point for a Gilded Age theme and we love that she styled it with an utterly killer manicure and a necklace evoking the idzila neck rings worn by Ndebele women – and THEN chose to flex even further by whipping out her flute for a solo right there on the red carpet, reminding everyone in one fell swoop that she’s a Black woman, a queen, and a world-class artist. Yes, we hate the skirt, but it almost doesn’t matter, given everything else that’s happening here.
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– Custom Thom Browne Black Silk Moiré Exaggerated Hip Corset Dress, Dropped Skirt with an Oversized Chesterfield Black Duchess Satin Coat with Gold Rose, Foliage Bullion and Silk Satin Stitch Embroidery
– Lorraine West Jewelry
– Birthright Foundry Jewelry
Styled by Jason Rembert | Hair by Shelbeniece Swain | Makeup by Alexx Mayo | Nails by Eri Ishizu
[Photo Credit: JOHN NACION/startraksphoto.com, DNphotography/ABACA/INSTARimages]
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