Monday marked Anok Yai’s fourth appearance at the Met Gala, having debuted in 2019 in a feathery Burberry dress. The South Sudanese-American model stands at an impressive height of 5’10” (178 cm).
This year, the highly sought-after supermodel ate and left no crumbs. She ascended the famous Met Museum staircase wearing a stunning Prabal Gurung metallic mini dress that gave off jellyfish vibes.
Anok Yai made a stunning appearance at the 2023 Met Gala, wearing a mesmerizing Prabal Gurung jellyfish pannier dress that was meticulously hand-embroidered with oxidized gold and silver dégradé sequin paillettes on May 1, 2023 (Credit: Jennifer Graylock / INSTARimages)
Anok Yai quickly catapulted to supermodel status after a viral photo from her college homecoming celebration in 2017 caught the attention of major fashion houses, including Chanel, Givenchy, and Prada.
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In 2018, she made history as the first South Sudanese model and only the second black model after Naomi Campbell to open a Prada show.
A year later, in 2019, she was already rubbing elbows with high-profile stars at the Met Gala.
Anok Yai pairs her shimmering metallic dress with a Piers Atkinson embellished mask and sheer opera gloves (Credit: Jennifer Graylock / INSTARimages)
The 25-year-old icon emerged as one of the best-dressed stars at the recent Met Gala, dubbed the Oscars of Fashion.
Her strapless mini dress featured hand-embroidered oxidized gold and silver dégradé sequin paillettes, with long bugle bead fringes dripping from the structured pannier-style skirt that arched out at the hips.
The breathtaking design featured a sheer tulle mermaid skirt with a long train that perfectly complemented Anok Yai’s figure.
She wore coordinating sheer opera gloves and a Piers Atkinson embellished mask to complete the look, which cleverly echoed Chanel’s iconic quilted pattern.
Anok Yai’s Prabal Gurung Met Gala dress resembles a jellyfish with bugle bead fringes dripping from the structured pannier skirt (Credit: Jennifer Graylock / INSTARimages)
Under Carlos Nazario’s expert styling, Anok gave the already gleaming look additional sparkles with crystal drop earrings and a selection of diamond rings. She then boosted her 5’10” height with minimalist black heels to let her dress take center stage.
Anok Yai set the internet ablaze not just with her striking jellyfish dress but also with her glowing skin, nourished using Lancôme products.
Celebrity makeup artist Sheika Daley created Yai’s beauty look, finished with glossy lipstick, while hairstylist Ursula Stephen styled her raven hair in loose waves with blunt bangs.
Anok Yai sets the internet ablaze after showing up with luminous, glowing skin, prepped and nourished with Lancôme products (Credit: Jennifer Graylock / INSTARimages)