It’s safe to say that 2018 has so far been the year of Cardi B, which means she had big expectations to fill for her first-ever Met Gala in her hometown of New York City Monday night. The annual event, co-hosted by Vogue and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, invites pop culture’s biggest celebrities to dress up in a museum-oriented theme and attend a huge gala party in conjunction with an exhibit. Over the years, it’s come to be one of Hollywood’s biggest (and most daring) fashion nights.
If Cardi B doesn’t show up to the Met Gala looking like a whole Latina Guadalupe prayer candle I’m gonna be pissed.
— Empanada Papa (@20daysofJune) May 7, 2018
Luckily, the rapper knocked it out of the park. Cardi currently has nine simultaneous songs on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, a baby on the way, and “came through drippin” in head-to-toe Moschino with designer Jeremy Scott on her arm.
Fans on Twitter were impressed by her interpretation of the night’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme, to say the least:
— follow @taylorrxs (@cardiabeIfenty) May 7, 2018
Cardi B in her Met Gala fit looks like the goddess you pray to to get knocked up. I feel like I might get pregnant just looking at her. Lawd.
— ASOS Rocky (@KiaJD) May 7, 2018
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) May 8, 2018
How can I recreate Cardi B’s met gala look for my pregnancy shoot?
— Kris 🦚🦄💖🌸 (@kris_wya) May 8, 2018
— rei (@thereimond) May 8, 2018
Queen Cardi reigns on.