Art! Glamour! Weirdness! Here are Met Gala’s top 6 way-out-there looks: SEE THE PHOTOS

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The Met Gala is back — and so are the jaw-dropping, head-scratching, gasp-generating looks of all the stars who transformed Manhattan’s Upper West Side into the global fashion capital of the wonderfully weird.

On Monday, the lavish annual fund-raising gala benefitting the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute returned after last year’s COVID-forced hiatus. The extravagant party, which is normally held on the first Monday in May, was held in celebration of the institute’s newest exhibition, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” which opens to the public on Saturday.

It was described by Vogue as “a more intimate affair than year’s past” — which is not something that can be said about these six A-listers.


The Canadian-born musician slayed the red carpet walking into the extravagant gala wearing an Iris van Herpen gown made of liquid silicone and hand-pleated silk and a silver face mask which were inspired by the upcoming adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi classic novel “Dune.” She also carried a sword made from a melted-down AR-15.

“The sword is based on a western European sword from the end of the Middle Ages around 1400,” she told Vogue. “It’s from these people who are getting people’s [guns] who don’t want to have their automatic rifles anymore, and are melting them down and making them perfect replicas of medieval swords.”

Frank Ocean

As soon as the musician, producer and visual artist arrived at the party, Frank Ocean set Twitterverse on fire. But not exactly for the black suede, three-piece suit by Prada with a white T-shirt he wore. What really set the 33-year-old music superstar apart was his plus-one.

Ocean showed up with a bright green, blue-eyed, battery-operated robot baby named Cody — whom he treated like a real baby. “He’s starstruck, I’m starstruck,” he told Vogue’s Keke Palmer during a red carpet interview.

Kim Petras

Kim Petras was not horsing around at the Met Gala. Or was she?

The 29-year-old German-born singer made her debut on fashion’s most fabulous party arriving at the red carpet in a gown by Collina Strada featuring a giant horse head bustier.

“We could be on the best-dressed list, or the worst-dressed list, but hopefully it’s one of those moments people will reference. ‘Remember that time Kim Petras and I dressed up as horses for the Met gala?,’” designer Hillary Taymour, who walked the red carpet with Petras, wearing an equally realistic horse head, said.

Kim Kardashian

The fashion icon and reality star showed up to the gala dressed in all black from her head to her toes — literally.

Entering the party with Balenciaga designer Demna Gvasalia on her arm, the mother-of -four “rewrote the red carpet’s rules,” according to Vogue.

Some Twitter fashion critics, however, had a more mixed reaction, comparing the 40-year-old socialite’s look to classic Hollywood aliens and demons.

ASAP Rocky

It can’t be easy to arrive at the Met Gala next to the party’s ultimate fashion goddess — especially if she’s wearing a show-stopping black ruffle dress by Balenciaga accessorized with over 267 carats of Bulgari jewels.

But not one to be undone, ASAP Rocky pulled it off — comforter-style.

Arriving fashionably late to the gala with girlfriend Rihanna for their Met Gala debut as a couple, the New York rapper walked the carpet wrapped in a colorful quilted blanket that reminded many social media users of a beloved breakfast cereal. “ok but why does asap rocky look like captain crunch,” @dykedotorg asked on Twitter.

Whoopi Goldberg

Layers, layers, layers.

Whoopi Goldberg was a vision in purple, in her Valentino bell-shaped six-layer couture gown. The custom cape, dress and gloves, were created especially for her by Pierpaolo Piccioli.

The longtime co-host of “The View” later joked that glamour requires a lot of work — and a high pain tolerance level, saying that she could barely get up from her seat at the end of the event.

“My body said, ‘You’re done. You’re just finished,’” Goldberg said.

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