Actress and comedian Lena Waithe stunned at the Met Gala last night.
If you were on Twitter at any point last night, you probably saw a few tweets about the Met Gala. The annual event is like a fashion paradise where celebrities pay thousands or millions to look as amazing as possible in front of photographers.
The theme for this year was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” While many celebrities like Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, and Game of Thrones’s Emilia Clarke stunned in British themed gowns that emphasized the Catholic theme, Waithe decided on a more colorful option.
Just dressing in a tailored tuxedo would have been a nice choice for the actress, but she took it one step further. Waithe graced the floor, and our eyes, by wearing a grand silk rainbow cape.
Not only did Lena Waithe use the gown as a comment on the Catholic Church’s attitudes towards homosexuality and gay marriage, but she also included the additional colors introduced by the Philadelphia Office of LGBT Affair.
Last year, LGBTQ people exploded after Philadelphia, a city that’s had several racial issues within its Gayborhood, proposed adding black and brown to the Pride flag as a symbol for racial inclusion.
Many people on Twitter celebrated Waithe’s choice of outfit, and colors, and felt proud by the her fashion statements.