Sometimes fashion requires sacrifice, and Tejana Taylor went all in for the 2023 Met Gala. For several celebrities who attended the fashion event on May 1, it meant wearing tight outfits and holding their pee throughout the event. For Taylor, it also meant relinquishing the ability to lift her feet more than a few inches. Still, she looked fabulous in a textured tweed dress with plunging hips by Thom Browne.
An ode to Lagerfeld, the dress resembled a tweed blazer layered over a floor-length skirt with a miniature train and elaborate ties on either side. The top of the piece created the illusion of a white button placket with a pressed collar and a black tie under the blazer. She styled the outfit with black sunglasses, glittery Grace Lee jewelry and a rosette handbag filled with Chick-fil-A chicken and waffle fries.
“On Monday we address her with Petunia Lagerfeld,” Taylor captioned photos of herself on Instagram at the event. “Command OVERSTOOD! @thombrowne you stole the night you f*cking genius. Thanks for everything. RIP TO THE BELOVED KARL LAGERFELD. Hope we made you proud!”
As she climbed the grand staircase of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Taylor needed help from an assistant who acted as a counterweight as the actor—both feet in the air—jumped up each individual step. Between the steps, Taylor had to shuffle her heels forward, clinging tightly to her assistant as she planned the trajectory of her landing.
As tough as the journey was, Taylor made it look like a breeze. She even paused to pose with one hand on her waist midway through, to show off the dress’s gorgeous hip cuts. So what exactly was the star thinking as she continued her journey to the top of the stairs? “I have to pee,” she told Essence. Luckily for the paparazzi, the oppressive ensemble and call of Mother Nature didn’t stop her from doing a quick shimmy dance for the cameras.
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