Maluma attended the 2021 Met gala glitzing and glamming in a fire-engine red leather look from Versace, complete with a studded collar, monogram cuffs, and fringe. The pants—also leather—featured bedazzled pockets and a glittering jersey stripe. On his arm? None other than Donatella Versace, who, earlier in the day, left the superstar a tender note on his bed along with his outfit: “Dear Maluma, I can’t wait to see you at the Met! Lots of love. Donatella x.” Maluma had some dear things to say about Ms. Versace as well. “My favorite part of the night was just truly enjoying seeing everyone at the Met and accompanying the iconic Donatella Versace,” he told Vogue. “She’s so inspirational, funny, and a passionate person.”
Of course, Maluma didn’t skip out on the shine. The artist wore a gilded mesh undershirt and a studded belt buckle. “My favorite part of my outfit was everything. I loved the cowboy inspiration, as I ride horses, but the highlight was the belt,” said Maluma. “It was a signature Versace cowboy belt inspired by the late Gianni Versace’s classic ’90s looks.” On his right hand was a standout accessory, a 14-karat gold chain link glove by American designer CJ Aslan. “My stylist, Ugo Mozie, had them place my nickname, Papi Juancho, in stones,” said Maluma. “He also told me the designer was inspired by the phrase a handful of dreams.” Well, Maluma, you’re a dream to look at.
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