Lena Waithe’s Met Gala 2019 ‘Camp’ Suit Reminds Everyone "Black Drag Queens" Did It First

Lena Waithe, Pyer Moss

Lena Waithe’s Met Gala 2019 ‘Camp’ Suit Reminds Everyone "Black Drag Queens" Did It First

This is Lena’s second year making a statement on the carpet.

Published May 6, 2019

Written by Tira Urquhart

Lena Waithe never misses a beat when it comes to her fashion game!

Dressed to impress, and completely decked in the Camp: Notes on Fashion theme of the night, Lena arrived at the Met Gala in a light blue pinstripe collarless tux, with yellow snake print boots, debuting a blonde cut and ruby red lipstick.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Lena Waithe and Kerby Jean-Raymond attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes On Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)
(Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)

Lena was accompanied by Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, who is known for continuously representing for black culture. Lena and Kerby’s matching suits paid homage to the black drag culture by including custom gold buttons of the legend's faces engraved on them, including RuPaul.

This is the second year the Emmy award winner stunned on carpet. Lena made her message very clear by including writings on the back of her suit.

“Black drag queens invented camp,” was written on the back of Lena’s jacket. While her pink carpet partner, Kerby, also had a statement on his suit: “Fix your credit. Pool money. Buy back the block.” 

They are definitely in the running for best dressed tonight.

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(Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for THR)

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