The Met Gala — an annual fundraising gala to benefit the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute — is taking place on Monday night in New York City. The event is frequently referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out,” with guests going all-out with their fashion and style choices.
Well, Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook is one of the celebrities in attendance, and he certainly went with a unique fashion choice.
Here’s Westbrook’s outfit at the Met Gala, via photographer Richard Masao:
MR. MET. (📸: @thehapablonde) pic.twitter.com/bHMoUtFC5r
— LeagueFits (@leaguefits) May 3, 2022
Westbrook’s ensemble has certainly gotten a lot of reaction on social media. Here are some examples on Twitter:
Russ showed up to the Met Gala looking like Willy Wonka 😂 pic.twitter.com/gbrCPQP3JD
— FanDuel Sportsbook (@FDSportsbook) May 3, 2022
I aspire to have 1% of the confidence Russell Westbrook has. https://t.co/och4tlQbXy
— Thunder Film Room (@ThunderFilmRoom) May 3, 2022
Rate Russell Westbrook’s Met Gala fit from 1-10 👀#MetGala | #NBA pic.twitter.com/j5QrPVslFa
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) May 3, 2022
The #MetGala, or just another Monday for Russ???
(via @thehapablonde) pic.twitter.com/t5mcNigynX
— Whistle (@WhistleSports) May 3, 2022
Russell Westbrook went to The MET GALA as a monopoly piece. https://t.co/YzG00OAGzp
— SYDNEY CASTILLO (@sydneyisfunny) May 3, 2022
It’s unclear if Portland Trail Blazers star Damian Lillard was referring to Westbrook or a number of celebrities with this tweet:
If what mfs wearing to the MET Gala is considered having “style” … then I’m burnt out 🤷🏽♂️
— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) May 3, 2022