Met Gala 2019: Cardi B shuts down the red carpet in dress that took 2,000 hours to create

The gown was decorated with 30,000 burnt and dyed feathers

Sarah Young
Tuesday 07 May 2019 08:15 BST
Cardi B wears a stunning red gown at Met Gala 2019

Cardi B attended the 2019 Met Gala wearing a show-stopping red gown that took more than 2,000 hours to create.

Last year, the rapper arrived at the event – which carried the theme "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" – wearing a gem-encrusted gown that showed off her baby bump.

This year however, the singer opted for a more reserved, yet equally dramatic ensemble.

On Monday night, the Bodak Yellow singer wore a floor-length oxblood custom Thom Browne gown that featured a mammoth train made up of concentric circles that spanned around ten feet. In fact, the train was so big, that Cardi B had to be accompanied by a team of five men as she made her way up The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s grand staircase.

According to Vogue, the dress was made from tulle and silk organza and was filled with down.

It was also decorated with 30,000 burnt and dyed coque feathers, and took 35 people more than 2,000 hours to make.

Cardi B completed her Met Gala look with a bugle-bead headpiece that was designed by Browne in collaboration with British milliner Stephen Jones.

Speaking to Vogue, Browne said that the dress was inspired by the female form.

“I designed this dress for Cardi specifically because she has the ultimate beauty in a woman’s body, and that is what the dress is about for me: taking advantage of that beauty,” the designer told the publication.

The rapper’s dress gained a lot of attention on social media where she was praised for “slaying” the red carpet.

“Cardi B never disappoints,” one person wrote.

Another added: “Cardi b always slays met gala I do have to give her that.”

A third person commented: “Cardi B dress looks comfy af, I wanna lay on it so bad [sic].”

Keep up to date with The Independent's Met Gala 2019 coverage here.

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