Comedian Pete Davidson makes Met Gala debut in black dress and shades
Pete Davidson was one of the most talked about celebrities at this year’s Met Gala – with the comedian turning up in a black dress.
The Saturday Night Live comic attended the star-studded bash as the guest of fashion designer Thom Browne.
So it made sense to show up in one of Browne’s creations, but it perhaps wasn’t what people were expecting.
Showing off his fashion chops, Pete teamed a Browne black midi dress with a white overcoat, sparkly necklaces, sunglasses, and matching black and white combat boots.
As he made his Met Gala debut, the 27-year-old told reporters on the red carpet his inspiration for the outfit was a “slutty nun”.
Ahead of the event, Pete told GQ : “When I was first told I would maybe have the opportunity to attend, I thought it was a joke.”
But he revealed there was a practical reason he said yes to the dress. “I’m excited for how easy it is to pee. You can literally just lift it up,” he joked.
He added: “If you’re gonna wear a dress, what better way or place to do it than the Met [Gala], you know? I’m really excited and really stoked that they thought I could pull this off, which is hilarious.”
Fans approved of Pete’s alternative look. One tweeted: “Pete Davidson is living his best life and I love to see it.”
Another social media user wrote: “Pete Davidson looks like the coolest pastor ever.”
Pete attended the Met Gala alone after splitting from his Bridgerton Actress girlfriend Phoebe Dynevor last month.
The pair are believed to have gone their separate ways due to not being able to make it work long distance, with Pete being in New York and Phoebe in the UK.
Designer Thom Browne said of his Met Gala creation for Pete: “I always admire people who are willing to take risks, who feel comfortable in being themselves whatever they are wearing. Pete wears the clothes so well, and this really lets his personality shine.”
The annual Met Gala, which is held at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is one of the biggest events in the fashion calendar.
Each year there is a different theme, which guests are free to interpret as they wish.
This year’s theme was American Independence.
Stars often compete to wear the most outrageous Met Gala outfit – and this year was no different.
Singer Billie Eilish chose to channel American movie icon Marilyn Monroe and paired her newly dyed blonde bombshell hair with a flowing peach coloured ball gown.
Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams was unrecognisable in an Edward Scissorhands ensemble.
But it was Kim Kardashian who stole the headlines in perhaps the most outrageous Met Gala outfit of the night.
The reality TV star arrived in a black body suit dress which covered her whole body – including her face.
The unusual red carpet look was designed by Balenciaga creative director Demna Gvasalia.
She was also seen posing alongside a man in a matching outfit, which fans at first thought was her estranged husband Kanye West.
But it turned out the mystery man was in fact Demna himself.
While rapper Lil Nas X served up three looks on the red carpet, because why not, and all were custom made Versace.
He turned up in an ornate Coming To America style gold cape, which he took off to reveal a gold suit of armour style reminiscent of Michael Jackson.
The third look was more Prince – a slinky black and gold glitter catsuit covering in crystals and Versace’s signature print.
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