Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Beyoncé may be in the middle of her Formation world tour, but that wasn't going to stop her from shutting down the 2016 Met Gala red carpet in a body-con, Latex-like gown that appears to be Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci. This is the artist's first red carpet appearance since
setting the Internet ablaze debuting her latest visual album, Lemonade.
In recent years, Bey has stuck to a signature gala look: something Givenchy haute couture and something extremely sheer. In 2012, she wore a black beaded gown with trailing purple feathers, and in 2014 she went for sheer combined with a plunging neckline. But her sheerest look had to be the jaw-dropping bejeweled gown she wore with a sleek ponytail in 2015.
This year's look is a little different, though — still revealing, but different. The gown features bubble-style Victorian sleeves and what appears to be pearl embellishments. But can we talk about that tight, second-skin material?
The gown is already inspiring Twitter reactions, including one viral one in particular:
See below for her full look: