Janelle Monae wore a winking Christian Siriano gown to the Met Gala

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Janelle Monae’s style is definitely camp, but usually she’s a little too on-the-nose. She’s known for graphic black and white looks, so this Christian Siriano gown with four stacked hats, one bejeweled eye across the bust, a single sleeve and a half black and white glove definitely has her touch. I love it! It’s like she’s wearing a piece of pop art. (Sontag wrote in her essay that pop art wasn’t necessarily camp, which is true, but this has humor and theatrics to it.) I especially like the stiff-arm pose she did for photographers.

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Laverne Cox was also in Christian Siriano, in a black rhinestone and ruffle gown with a side bustle, those huge shoulders which were big last night, and a train. She can definitely do camp. Remember when she was Frank-N-Furter on the Rocky Horror Picture show TV remake?

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Danai Gurira was also all in black, in a deep v-neck Gabriela Hearst pantsuit complete with tails, top hat and cane. I love her accessories especially but this needs a little something more.

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photos credit: WENN, Avalon.red

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  1. Div says:

    Unpopular opinion: Laverne was a total let down. Janelle was amazing, though.

    • Mia4s says:

      I’d agree with this. And I’d say Danai’s look was great but not really on theme. If it had some crazy colour to it, I think it would have been more of a hit for me. This is almost too classy for the theme!

    • Raven says:

      I wa disappointed with Laverne look as well.

  2. Melly says:

    I love Janelle Monae’s whole look, especially the eye-boob.

  3. Amaria says:

    Janelle’s outfit is like something Monique Heart would wear to a red carpet, love it!

  4. Seraphina says:

    👎🏼 On all these dresses. Love the hat though.

  5. minx says:

    Loved Janelle’s look.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    Janelle’s look is pretty creative. I love the stacked hats .

  7. Lightpurple says:

    Janelle looks fantastic. One of the best looks of the night.

  8. Onerous says:

    The eye on Janelle’s dress blinked!!! I loved it!

  9. Amelia says:

    Over here imagining Danai’s look with a hot pink cape covered in black sequins/ feathers…..

  10. Naddie says:

    Janelle’s look is not only amazing and creative, as her face is a relief to look at, with all those filled, tweaked, botoxed faces around.
    I wanna see Danai Gurira everywhere. She gives me good vibes, in a not harmless, bland way.

  11. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Janelle is my new favorite.

  12. Veronica S. says:

    I LOVED Janelle’s look. The winking eye was such a fun touch when you saw it in motion. She was clearly there to play.

    Laverne Cox was also good, OF COURSE. I was a little surprised by her choice to wear black, but the makeup takes it properly over the top.

    Danai’s was just on the edge of being right, IMO. It needed just a touch of something else, though she is certainly wearing the hell out of it. The body on that woman, man. She is crazy fit.

  13. Mindy_dopple says:

    Laverne Cox was giving me alll of campy Pose on FX feels. She looks amazing!

  14. Raven says:

    Janelle’s look was on point and The eye blinking just finished it off.

  15. ChillyWilly says:

    Janelle was my fave from last night. Loved everything about it. Danai ‘s look is kinda boring but man, her body is so incredible and her skin looks like silk!

  16. Ann says:

    Janelle was probably my favorite look. The blinking eye boob was funny! And the dress was well done, great styling. I also love Christian Siriano so so much!

  17. JRenee says:

    The eye reminded me of Prince. She’s a beautiful woman

  18. 2lazy4username says:

    Janelle’s outfit is art. Wow.

  19. TurkeyLurkey says:

    I think Janelle was my favorite look. It doesn’t hurt that she is so beautiful she could make anything look good. She is always flawless looking. I was freaking over that winking eye, too cool.