Lena Waithe made a powerful LGBT fashion statement at the Met Gala on Monday. Waithe, who is an out lesbian, donned a black suit with a flowing rainbow cape designed by Wes Gordon.
Her fashion statement was particularly meaningful as the Met Gala’s theme this year was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” Twitter fell in love with Waithe’s queer attire at a Catholic-themed event.
— Call Me By My @ (@NotAgainBen) May 7, 2018
Remember the theme is “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”
— Q. Allan Brocka (@allanbrocka) May 7, 2018
.@LenaWaithe WENT AWF.
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) May 7, 2018
I love that @LenaWaithe used fashion to speak her truth on a night whose theme belongs to a religion that excludes LGBTQ people. I’m sure it will be controversial, but I think it was brilliant. -H #MetGala https://t.co/NCH0yhIzt2
— Heather & Jessica (@fuggirls) May 7, 2018
Waithe made history at the 2017 Emmys as the first black woman to win Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for her screenplay of the episode “Thanksgiving” from the Netflix series “Master of None.” The episode focused on her character Denise coming out to her family, which was based on Waithe’s personal experience. Waithe is also the creator of the Showtime series “The Chi.”