Bad Bunny Brought a 26Foot Floral Train to the 2023 Met Gala
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Bad Bunny Brought a 26-Foot Floral Train to the Met Gala

Bad Bunny certainly knows how to make an entrance on the red carpet. The rapper arrived at tonight’s Met Gala—which celebrates the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new exhibition “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty”—wearing a playful and whimsical look. The star wore an eight-meter (26-foot) flower train paired with a pristine white suit, which featured a backless blazer, all crafted by designer Simon Porte Jacquemus. Seeing that botanical themes featured frequently in Lagerfeld’s work, the maximalist ode to flowers feels more than fitting for the night.  

Simone Porte Jacquemus has overseen one of the buzziest brands in fashion for a number of years now, but he is attending the Met Gala for the first time this year. For the meaningful moment, the celebrated designer decided to invite rapper Bad Bunny as his guest. 

Jacquemus did not have to think too long and hard when it came to picking his guest. Bad Bunny, who previously starred in a series of playfully provocative ads for the designer, was an easy choice for Jacquemus. “Bad Bunny is my favorite artist, it’s a dream to dress him for my first Met Gala,” Jacqumeus says. “I was so inspired by him, he is the ultimate Jacquemus muse.” 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 01: Simon Porte Jacquemus and Bad Bunny attend The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 01, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

The long train moment was part of a larger trend throughout the night—male stars like Jeremy Pope also donned dramatic ones. 

Attending the Met celebrating Lagerfeld is a full-circle moment for Jacquemus. “My first memory of Karl was Nicole Kidman’s backless dress in the Chanel No.5 TV commercial in 2004,” the French designer told Vogue. (In a moment of kismet, Nicole Kidman attended tonight’s Met Gala re-wearing the same frothy pink gown she wore in that ad.) “I was obsessed with it and asked my best friend to record it for me, to watch it in my bedroom over and over. I was just a kid and this dress and long train stayed in my mind forever.”

For his contribution to the night’s theme, Jacquemus wanted to tap into a similar inclination of frivolity. “I imagined this train as an infinite tie made of embroidered flowers; it was also Karl’s obsession,” Jacquemus says. “Karl was wearing a tie every day, I wanted this to be an homage to his iconic look.” 

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