Taraji P. Henson Makes First MET Gala Appearance in Balenciaga

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Taraji P. Henson made her first appearance at the 2015 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday in New York City.

The 44-year-old Empire actress donned a white silk crepe column gown from Balenciaga that reportedly took 120 hours of couture workmanship to create.

At the 2015 Met Gala in New York City, Taraji P. Henson made her debut in a Balenciaga white silk crepe column gown with a black abstract floral pattern created entirely from embroidered black seed beads, black rhinestones, and tiny chain linksAt the 2015 Met Gala in New York City, Taraji P. Henson made her debut in a Balenciaga white silk crepe column gown with a black abstract floral pattern created entirely from embroidered black seed beads, black rhinestones, and tiny chain links (Credit: WENN / Anders Otero / Lia Toby)

Taraji’s dress features a black abstract floral pattern created entirely from embroidered black seed beads, tiny chain links, and black rhinestones. She completed the ensemble with Balenciaga twisted earrings and a Fred Leighton bracelet.

Taraji P. Henson's couture gown, which took 120 hours of workmanship to accomplish, was complemented by Balenciaga earrings and a Fred Leighton bracelet at the 2015 Met GalaTaraji P. Henson’s couture gown, which took 120 hours of workmanship to accomplish, was complemented by Balenciaga earrings and a Fred Leighton bracelet at the 2015 Met Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on May 4, 2015 (Credit: WENN / Anders Otero / Lia Toby)

Do you find the gown to be thematically appropriate, or was it underwhelming?

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