Cardi B: The Best Dressed Latina at This Year’s Met Gala

Cardi Bis the belle of the Gala

The 26-year-old half-Dominican American rap sensation stole the spotlight on the pink carpet at Monday night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute benefit, aka the Met Gala.

Cardi B

This year, the theme for the event, hailed as fashion’s biggest night, was“Camp: Notes On Fashion,” and Cardi B did not disappoint.

The “I Like It” rapper’s Thom Browne gown and headpiece was just too grandiose not to be camp. Channeling the Queen of Hearts, the gown featured a massive merlot train trimmed with feathers.

Cardi B

The train required a crew of 10-men to help her carry it up the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s steps.

The gown covered nearly a full landing of the Met’s steps, and the arms and bodice looked like they’d been wrapped in the softest down comforter.

But Cardi B wasn’t the only show stopping Latina at this year’s Met Gala…

Jennifer Lopez dazzled on the pink carpet.

Jennifer Lopez

The 49-year-old Puerto Rican superstar stunned in a beaded Versacedress with fringe detailing. The dress also featured a thigh-high split and plunging neckline.

Lopez completed the look with a matching headpiece and a 129.48 carat Harry Winstonpurple sapphire and diamond necklace

Salma Hayek looked like royalty at this year’s Met Gala… 

Salma Hayek

The 52-year-old Mexican actress, flanked by her husband François-Henri Pinault, dazzled in a custom black and gold tulleGucci gown with gold leaves on the neckline and embroidery on the skirt.

Hayek paired the gown with gold leather high heel platform sandals, a metallic clutch with crystal butterfly detail, and a gold and metal crown, as well as Fred Leighton jewelry.

In her 11th appearance at the Met Gala, Gisele Bündchen did not disappoint…

Giselle Bundchen

The 38-year-old Brazilian supermodel donned a pleated, sustainable metallic pink Dior Haute Couturegown, which featured an open back.

 She completed the look with a Dior pink velvet saddle bag and nude heels.

“Fashion can be beautiful and sustainable. Thank you Maria Grazia Chiuri and the entire @dior team for making my sustainable dress,” wrote Bündchen on her Instagram account.

Zoe Saldana had a (disco)ballat the event!

Zoe Saldana

Rocking an epic 1970s afro, the 40-year-old half-Puerto Rican and half-Dominican American actress channeled disco glam as she posed on the pink carpet in asparkling and sequined rust-colored gown from Michael Kors, which had a big slit up the leg.

Saldana wrapped a matching bow around her neck.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star paired the dress with sequined satin clutch, shearling muffler and matching Zoey snakeskin platform sandals, while wearing some large purple flowers in her hair and shimmering eyeliner.

Penelope Cruz didn’t go too camp, but she definitely looked glamorous…

Penelope Cruz

The 45-year-old Spanish Oscar-winning actress looked chic in a black and white ensemble for the night’s event.

Cruz wore a Chanel dress and bag with Christian Louboutin shoes and Atelier Swarovski by Penelope Cruzearrings.

Tessa Thompson proved to be a daring fashionsita… 

Tessa Thompson

 The 35-year-old Afro-Panamanian American actress wore a mix of  leather and silk,  the perfect mix of sugary sweet and badass, with its mix of delicate fabrics and black leather. 

That mix of fabrics made her a total standout on the red carpet on a night full of memorable outfits.

Thompson’s unique dress was a ruffled and rouched satin midi in the softest baby pink color. the high neckline and long sleeves made it somewhat Victorian, but the details were all modern. She accessorized with opera-length, fingerless leather gloves, a leather joker, leather riding crop, and towering leather boots. 

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