The 2018 Met Gala theme is centered around the intersection of Christianity and fashion. Rihanna showed up in a full papal look. Lena Waithe? Girl pulled up in a giant rainbow Pride Flag cape. Take that, church. Hello, statement!
Really, though. It's more of a statement than a fashion moment considering how homophobic and transphobic the Catholic church can be. The celebrated writer and the first African-American woman to win an Emmy Award for best writing for a comedy series paired the cape with a tuxedo. The cape, however, remains center stage. It's bold. It's queer. It's a direct contrast to the angelic styles that have walked before her and will do so after. When the queer praises go up, the queer blessings really do come down.
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