We all know that some weird shit is bound to go down at the Met Gala. On the 2022 red carpet, it has come in the form of elaborate headpieces, an overwhelming amount of black attire for a white-tie event, and some very funky hairstyles – especially including that of Alicia Keys.
Keys walked the red carpet on May 2 in a black gown, completed by a cape bedazzled with the New York City skyline (how fitting for the singer who wrote the concrete-jungle-wet-dream-tomato song). When I first caught a glimpse of her from the front, all I thought was, Stunning. Her baby hairs were swooped and looped to perfection and bedazzled with some very tiny gems. Her winged eyeliner was sharper than the spikes on the Statue of Liberty’s crown. Her skin was perfection. When is it not?
Then I caught a look at her long braid from the side and the back and now I’m bewildered by… whatever is in her hair. As you can see below, Keys’s braid is – I don’t even know what word to use here – woven? Woven with something I’m finding very hard to describe. It’s like a black-and-silver ribbon… made out of CDs… bedazzled CDs?