Lena Waithe wore a rainbow cape to the Met Gala and it was truly iconic
Multi-talented actress and producer Lena Waithe has wowed us all by wearing a floor-length rainbow cape to the Met Gala on Monday night.
The Met Gala, an annual fundraising event for the New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, is known for its elaborate themes and costumes.
This year’s Met Gala theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” was tackled in a variety of ways by a host of celebrities.
But one of the most stunning — and most political — outfits came from Waithe, who wore a floor-length rainbow flag cape to grace the event.
According to Refinery29, the Emmy award winner told onlookers at the high-fashion event: “It’s like my skin.
“I’m proud to be in it and put the community on my back to make sure they know I got ’em all the time.”
Waithe, who became the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing last year for her episode of Master of None, interpreted the famed Gala’s theme as “just be yourself.”
“It’s not about church or Catholicism — you were made in God’s image. So, that’s how we rockin’ tonight.”
In her Emmy acceptance speech in 2017, Waithe powerfully spoke about how LGBT people put on “imaginary capes” whenever they come out.
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