While we’ve already pointed out the best, worst, and most WTF outfits, another standout look from last night’s Met Gala came from Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-Raymond. The 34-year-old actress/writer/producer and the Haitian-American fashion designer each donned a special suit by Jean-Raymond and Pyer Moss that incorporated a political message.
Waithe’s blue-purple pinstripe suit featured the phrase “Black Drag Queens Invented Camp” on the back — referencing the theme of this year’s Met Gala — while the pinstripes were made up of lyrics from Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” Jean-Raymond’s suit, on the other hand, boasted the wording “Fix your credit. Pool money. Buy back the block.”
“I drew my Met Gala suit about 4 months ago,” said Jean-Raymond. “Custom silk ‘Zoot’ blazer with custom lyrical stripes from some of my favorite rappers. Each line is a bar from Nip, Pac, Jay, Nas, Drake, Meek, Cole and Kendrick.”
This isn’t the first time Waithe showed up to the Met Gala rocking a politically-influenced outfit, however. Last year she wore a rainbow cape to the Catholic-themed event.