Nicki Minaj made a huge fashion statement with her outfit at the Met Gala 2017. To everyone’s great surprise, she showed up in H&M custom-made outfit that featured Rei Kawakubo’s face on her obi belt. Her black and red ultra sexy look included a sheer organza and a full train decorated with black vinyl roses. Her outfit got an immediate approval from the fashion police.
Why did the queen of hip-hop decide on H&M for her Met Gala look? Apparently, her personal stylist Maher Jridi teamed up with H&M and created this fully dramatic gown. Nicki revealed that her personal stylist is not the only person who teamed up with H&M, announcing her own collaboration with the brand, and saying that she is working on a Special Fall 2017 Collection.
Nicki’s fans will be extremely impatient to put their hands on something that has her personal touch. H&M has also collaborated with The Weekend for their Spring 2017 Collection. About her Met Gala 2017 outfit Nicki explained: “Partnering with H&M has been an incredible and unique experience. The look we have created is so special to me and I’m looking forward to sharing this moment with everyone. Together with the H&M design team, we embodied the theme from the dramatic train to Kawakubo’s face. It’s truly inspiring!” Nicki seemed very satisfied with her Met Gala outfit and even mentioned that her dress “is more comfortable than it looks.”
Take a look at the short interview with Nicki Minaj at the Met Gala 2017 press release where she expresses her excitement for her collaboration.
The affordable retailer sponsored the event in honor of the collaboration with Comme des Garcons back in 2008. H&M so far has had collaborations with many high couture designers and fashion houses such as Karl Lagerfeld, Jimmy Choo, Victor & Rolf, Roberto Cavalli, Stella McCartney, Balmain, Alexander Wang, Versace, Lanvin etc. A total of seven celebrities confided their Met Gala Looks to H&M. The brand created custom designs for each of their celebrity clients. This is not the first time for H&M to design gowns for the Met Gala attendees. In the past H&M created unique gowns for Amber Valletta, Jenifer Hudson, and Ciara.