Letitia Wright’s Met Gala look inspired by Ethiopian pastors

Despite this year’s Catholic theme, many Met Gala attendees showed up on Monday’s red carpet in the usual parade of high-slit, plunging, and dangerously sheer designer dresses — but not “Black Panther” breakout star Letitia Wright, whose custom Coach look was equal parts conservative and dress code-appropriate.

“Letitia is a very religious person, so we wanted to stay true to who she is while also having fun with fashion,” Wright’s stylist, Ade Samuel, told Page Six Monday. “She decided she wanted to do an Ethiopian interpretation of Christianity. If you look closely at her dress, you’ll see the golden cloth and embroidery that was inspired by Ethiopian pastors’ clothing. We even decided to go with a traditional Ethiopian hairstyle, to keep the African theme going!”

 

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