The Met Gala is the annual ball that kicks off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s yearly Costume Institute exhibit. This year’s tribute was to Charles James, America’s First Couturier, and Monday night the stars came out in their best haute couture. But when you’re aiming for couture, sometimes it can be hit or miss.
Check out a few of the black celebrities in attendance and decide for yourself.
Is it me, or does Carmelo Anthony look like he’d rather be watching the NBA playoffs? Just in case you’re wondering, Lala Anthony is wearing a design by Cushnie et Ochs.
Solange Knowles debuted a new hairstyle for the night, along with a plunging neckline in this 3.1 Phillip Lim dress. Honestly, I wish she would have kept the ’fro and tried a more daring dress.
The newly engaged Gabrielle Union wore a Prada crop top and skirt, which was definitely daring with the feathers and Swavorski crystals.
So, you can’t win them all. You can’t always stunt on everyone in attendance. Lupita Nyong’o’s first Met Gala attendance didn’t have her in the most spectacular Prada outfit, but it definitely got people’s attention.