Lizzo’s Met Gala look required hand embroidery that took 22,000 hours

  • Lizzo attended the 2022 Met Gala in a black dress and oversized coat designed by Thom Browne.
  • A rep for Thom Browne told Insider the outfit took 22,000 hours to create.
  • She accessorized her outfit with a $55,000 flute.

Lizzo’s Met Gala outfit featured gold hand embroidery and took 22,000 hours to create.

The “About Damn Time” singer arrived at the 2022 Met Gala alongside Thom Browne, who designed her ensemble for the evening.

Lizzo at the 2022 Met Gala

The Thom Browne dress required 22,000 hours of work.

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A rep for the designer told Insider the singer’s outfit included a black silk moire corset dress with a drop skirt and an oversized black duchess satin chesterfield coat. The coat was embellished with silk satin stitch embroidery.

Additionally, the rep told Insider that Lizzo’s outfit contained 13 different materials and confirmed that the design required 22,000 total hours of sewing.

Lizzo attends the 2022 Met Gala at Thom Browne.

A rep for Thom Browne told Insider the coat was made of 13 different materials.

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Lizzo, 34, opened up about the dress and coat in an interview with Variety. Celebrities followed a “glamorous gold” dress code and white tie for the “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” theme.

“This coat took 22,000 hours to make,” Lizzo told reporters. “I’m in Thom Browne, and it hugs my curves perfectly. I look amazing!”

According to page 6, Browne told Vogue, “It’s one of the nicest things I’ve done for someone,” he continued. “It’s something worthy of someone as special as Lizzo.”

Lizzo attends the 2022 Met Gala

Lizzo revealed her flute cost $55,000 at the 2022 Met Gala.

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Lizzo also posted a photo of her dress on Instagram, writing in the caption, “THIS IS THE BODY FA MEEEE…this makes 1888 baroness ready to take the throne…corset-TAH-RY.”

Representatives for Lizzo did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

Lizzo attends the 2022 Met Gala at Thom Browne.

Lizzo wore a black silk moire corset dress with a drop skirt to the 2022 Met Gala.

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During her interview with Variety, Lizzo also revealed that she brought a “rare flute” to the event which cost $55,000. She presented a small showcase on the red, white and blue carpet of the Met Gala.

Recently, Lizzo made headlines in April for wearing three daring outfits while appearing on “Saturday Night Live.” In March, she announced that she was starting a size-inclusive shapewear company called Yitty.