Tyla Had to Be Cut Out of Her Dress at the Met Gala

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Tyla Makes Her Met Gala Debut in a Body-Cast GownDia Dipasupil - Getty Images


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The Tyla takeover continues.

The burgeoning South African pop star made her debut on the Met Gala carpet tonight, and her first time gracing the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art did not disappoint. For fashion’s biggest night, Tyla wore a floor-grazing full body-cast gown by Balmain in a cream hue. She kept her accessories minimal for the evening, opting for a lone silver diamond choker and a clear hourglass-shaped clutch, nodding toward the gala’s theme this year, “The Garden of Time.”

The “Water” singer also made a major beauty statement for her gala debut, switching out her signature bouncy curls for a sleek, layered bob. Ahead of hitting the carpet, Tyla told reporters her gown was inspired by “the sands of time”—hence, the on-the-nose handbag.

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And while the gown was an absolute head-turner, it didn't leave much room for Tyla to move, which is why she had to be carried up the Met steps by an army of suited men (iconic) and later literally cut out of the dress with some scissors!

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Tyla spoke with Harper’s Bazaar in April, reflecting on her meteoric rise to fame and how fashion plays a part in how she presents herself to the world.

“I love incorporating tiger print and the effortless island vibes—especially in this era, because it’s obviously me introducing myself to the world, and those themes are heavy in the stuff that we’re doing. We’re introducing it as part of the Tyla story,” she said. “It’s just so fun to make it all exciting for the fans. I’m excited to perform more and give people more visuals and content and just expand the world that we’ve created and allow more people in—just like how it used to be, when I was younger and I was a fangirl. I really wanna create that type of excitement again.”

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