Met Gala 2019: Cardi B Goes All Out With Her Sprawling, Camp-Themed Outfit

The rapper attended her first Met Gala last year when she was very pregnant.

Cardi B's outfit will make you want to say "Okurr!"

The 26-year-old rapper arrived to the 2019 Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday wearing a sprawling oxblood-colored ensemble by Thom Browne. 

With the theme being Camp: Notes on Fashion, Cardi enlisted several men in suits to help hold up the extravagant piece, and, according to Vogue, the piece took over 2,000 hours and 35 people to make. The over-the-top outfit measured about "10 feet” around her, and was decorated with 30,000 burned and dyed coque feathers. She accessorized the gown with 44 carat ruby nipples by Stefere Jewelry in collaboration with Thom Browne. The jewels are and are valued at $250,000. 

Like her fans, Cardi's husband, Offset, was clearly impressed with the getup, tweeting: "WIFEY IS THE TRUTH SHE JUST KILLED THE MET GALA @iamcardib THAT DRESS IS ??????????? WOW !!!!!"

This is Cardi's second Met Gala, and prior to her hitting the red carpet, Cardi's stylist, Kollin Carter, teased what she'd be wearing with a throwback of her ensemble at last year's event. 

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At the 2018 Met Gala, the "I Like It" emcee was over seven months pregnant with daughter Kulture and looked like a queen. Cardi was escorted by designer Jeremy Scott and fully embraced the event's theme: Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.


Here's a look back at Cardi's first Met Gala as well as some exclusive tips from her makeup artist: