Janelle Monáe introduced a little bit of the long run to the Met Gala, donning a glittering Ralph Lauren look.
The Grammy-nominated singer left their hats at residence for a glittering headpiece hooked up to a black and white figure-hugging robe.
“This is gilded glamour from the future,” Monáe instructed The Associated Press. “I came here from the future.”
It’s no shock the singer-song author would carry their affinity for sci-fi to Monday’s Met Gala.
Monáe, who not too long ago mentioned they’re nonbinary, launched a sci-fi ebook titled “The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer.” The ebook elaborates on Monae’s Afrofuturistic album “Dirty Computer” and shares tales with a number of different collaborators about how totally different threads from “queerness, race, gender plurality and love — become tangled with future possibilities of memory and time in such a totalitarian landscape.”
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“It’s supporting LGBTQI plus communities through Afrofuturism,” Monáe instructed Vogue on the carpet.
Asked how lengthy their look took to tug collectively, Monáe raised two fingers: “Two minutes.”
As an artist, Monae said they loved being able to work with a team to create the glamorous look for the night.
“I’m still an art school kid student,” Monáe instructed Vogue.
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