American Idol judge Nicki Minaj attended the 2013 MET Gala on Monday night in New York City and strutted the red carpet in a navy Tommy Hilfiger gown that showed off the singer's physic with cut out side panels.
Minaj paired the look with burgundy lipstick and teased her hair to the max, showing off her blonde locks. As she got ready for the big event earlier in the day, she tweeted about a gift she received from Hilfiger himself - a gold rolex watch.
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 6, 2013
Other stars that attended the MET Gala include Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lawrence, Amber Heard, Kerry Washington and more. The gala benefit's co-chairs are actress Rooney Mara, co-founder of Moda Operandi, Lauren Santo Domingo; Creative Director of Givenchy, Riccardo Tisco; and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour. Beyoncé will serve as Honorary Chair.
The MET Gala is one of the most exclusive events in fashion and is a chance for celebrities and icons to showcase their risk-taking fashion choices. The theme of this year's event is Punk: Chaos to Couture. The spring 2013 exhibition will be on view to the public from May 9 through Aug. 14, 2013. The exhibit will examine punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the 1970s through its current influence.