Cardi B wore a floral mask to the Richard Quinn PFW show: great fashion stunt?

Cardi B leaves her hotel covered head to toe in floral print

One of the most bizarrely iconic moments of the past decade was when a heavily pregnant Kim Kardashian turned up to the 2013 Met Gala with Kanye West, and she was wearing a floral Givenchy gown with gloves built into the sleeves. People were merciless about Kim’s fashion at the time (they still are), but honestly… looking back on that Givenchy now, it’s really not all that scandalous. At the time, it became a meme and everyone said she looked like a couch. As it turns out, she was serving up some inspo for Cardi B.

Cardi B turned up at Paris Fashion Week to attend the Richard Quinn show. She walked the streets of Paris like THIS. All-over floral, with a floral headwrap and floral… mask? Are we calling this a mask? It reminds me a little bit of Rorschach from Watchmen. Or maybe just a viral promotion for The Masked Singer. And in case anyone is like “damn, that’s not really Cardi in that mask, it could be anybody,” just know that she posted proof on her social media (NSFW for language):

“Make sure a car don’t hit me because a bitch can’t see!” A bitch is crying!! Honestly though, this is some next-level ART STUNT by Richard Quinn. So many designers will pay to have big-name celebrities sitting front row at their shows, and so I would assume Quinn (or somebody) paid to have Cardi there. And then they put her in a mask. Excellent stunt. Also: purely at a fashion-accessibility level, I bet tons of women would actually enjoy an occasional high-fashion mask. They would need them to temporarily hide their plastic surgery! Gisele Bundchen had a burqa, when all she really needed was a Richard Quinn mask!

PS… I actually like the fabric a lot? I would wear a well-cut blouse made out of this fabric.

Cardi B leaves her hotel covered head to toe in floral print

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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34 Responses to “Cardi B wore a floral mask to the Richard Quinn PFW show: great fashion stunt?”

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  1. Jillybean says:

    That’s so awesome!

  2. Seraphina says:


    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      Exactly! This is beyond stupid. And considering they banned all face covering burkas in France, how’d they get away with her “walking the street” in that getup?

      This woman’s unquenchable thirst equals Hilaria Baldwin’s apparently.

  3. Joanna says:

    That looks so stupid! Even without the mask, it’s an ugly outfit

  4. manda says:

    I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again–I love her! I just want to sit and talk with her, I think her videos are so funny. She is so herself and she has like no filter, and it’s refreshing. She’s obviously psyched to be in Paris. I love it

    I am sort of drawn to the fabric as well? It’s very 1908s house-dress. I cannot get down on the glove-sleeves, if that it is what this is. That seems very inconvenient

  5. ChillyWilly says:

    Nope. Giving me major creeps.

  6. It looks like my shower cap came to life and devoured her.

  7. Sour Patch says:

    I thought the built in gloves made that dress the true joke it became.had it been an off the shoulders floral dress, it would have been okay? Just not for the met.

    Cardi knows her dress is a mess at least, unlike Kim.

  8. Some chick says:


    my first thought was facelift coverup.

    Also, there is nothing flattering about the garment whatsoever. Cardi got sold a bill of goods here. Hopefully she didn’t also have to pay for it!

  9. minx says:


  10. Chaine says:

    Between her and Trump, it’s been a bad week on Twitter for “proper use of apostrophes.”

  11. Mirage says:

    I find this super artistic. It has an edge.

  12. fifee says:

    Beyond ridiculous!

  13. Liz version 700 says:

    She looks like a rag doll made with left over fabric. Not in a comforting way.

  14. Cindy says:

    I think it’s cool as hell. It’s clearly inspired by Leigh Bowery, it’s not supposed to look good, it’s supposed to look weird. I love it!

  15. Catwoman says:

    She looks like she lost a 1970’s wallpaper hanger cat fight.

  16. Bellatrix says:

    Leigh Bowery is missing in the credits…

  17. Le4Frimaire says:

    I thought women in France are banned from covering their faces. She wasn’t arrested and fined? Hmmm, wonder why.

  18. VS says:

    What is that? fashion? LOL

  19. GingerSnaps says:

    That’s one way to cover a zit.

  20. Skittlesandkittens says:

    Let’s hope she keeps this look up for day to day. Definite improvement.

  21. Erin says:

    They just copied @checkinginvoices who has been doing this for quite a while now

  22. HK9 says:

    The pattern reminds me of a 70s bedspread so it’s a no for me. But, the fact that her voice kept coming from behind a 70s bedspread made me laugh.

  23. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’m seeing 70s motel bedspread. Holiday Inn? Howard Johnson’s? Ramada?

  24. Piptopher says:

    Making it super clear that the “covering of the face” excuse used to ban religious garments being worn was really intended for only *certain* religions. The French government is gross.

  25. mk says:

    That fabric would make a nice backing for a quilt.