Lena Waithe’s Met Gala Jacket Spells “Invented” Differently For a Reason
The stripes on Waithe’s suit were actually lyrics:
Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” and Sylvester’s “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).” Her
Johnny Nelson jewelry buttons featured the faces of LGBTQ icons
RuPaul,
Dorian Corey,
Freddie Pendavis,
Octavia St. Laurent,
Paris Dupree,
Pepper LaBeija,
Venus Xtravaganza, and
Willi Ninja. Jean-Raymond, who accompanied her on the carpet, wore a suit with lyrics from Nipsey Hussle, 2Pac, Jay Z, Nas, Drake, Meek Mill, J.Cole and Kendrick Lamar. The rappers’ faces also showed up on buttons.