Tracee Ellis Ross was transformed into a ‘piece of art’ for Met Gala

Tracee Ellis Ross was transformed into a “piece of art” for her chic avant-garde look for the Met Gala last week.

The Black-ish star wore an understand black Moschino gown, with her look completed with an ornate gold picture frame around her face.

And while the theme for the annual fashion event was Camp: Notes on Fashion, Tracee’s stylist explained that they decided to go for a more low-key approach to the theme.


“We went camp in a really kind of cerebral, nuanced way. I feel like it’s a very layered thing, and you have to like, think about it when you see it,” Karla Welch told

The stylist, who also dressed Sarah Paulson, Amber Valletta and Alessia Cara for the high fashion event, further revealed she wanted to show Tracee as a walking piece of art.

“We’re going more… a piece of art, to be honest,” she told the outlet. “It’s how we make ourselves art. For me, camp is a vessel for art, and we took that into consideration. Also, a woman is a piece of art, so there’s something there as well.”

Tracee later posted snaps from the red carpet of her rocking her unique look, and revealed that the inspiration for the picture frame was from American artist Lorraine O’Grady. Her Art Is movement captured images of people attending Harlem’s African American Day parade with framed faces.

“RECLAIMING THE NARRATIVE ~ black camp… thank you #lorraineogrady for existing and creating ‘art is’,” she wrote on Instagram.