Doja Cat Is Crying In A Towel On Her Way To The Met Gala

Doja Cat pictured at the Mark Hotel on Monday before the 2024 Met Gala, with a towel by Crown Affair covering her hair.

Doja Cat brought the tears ― and towels ― to the Met Gala in one of the evening’s most interesting “before” looks.

The controversial “Kiss Me More” singer wore a white towel with a tag that said “dress” on it and a matching towel to cover her head as she exited The Mark Hotel to make her way to Monday’s big event.

She paired her towels with sky-high acrylic platform shoes, jewels and glam makeup by Pat McGrath Labs that made it appear as though the singer had been crying.

McGrath said that her team “painted enchanted chrome tears of joy streaming down her cheeks” to achieve the buzzy look.

Crying, but make it cute.
Crying, but make it cute. Kristina Bumphrey via Getty Images

The entertainer had updated her getup by the time she walked the red carpet at the Met.

She wore what appeared to be an actual wet T-shirt fashioned into a gown, though her makeup remained the same.

The Grammy winner told Entertainment Weekly all about her unique look, created by Vetements.

Doja Cat attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating
Doja Cat attends The 2024 Met Gala Celebrating "Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion." Dimitrios Kambouris via Getty Images

“I know that people were going to do flowers, so my flower of choice was the most-used flower, and it’s cotton, and so I wanted to do a white T-shirt because a white T-shirt is timeless and felt very poetic,” Doja said, adding that she really doesn’t “like to blend in.”

She detailed how the design house achieved the dress’s “wet” effect.

“I’m not supposed to give the secret, but it’s hair gel. It’s all hair gelr,” the entertainer said.

The back of Doja Cat's wet T-shirt gown.
The back of Doja Cat's wet T-shirt gown. Dia Dipasupil via Getty Images

Anna Wintour admitted to causing some “confusion” with this year’s theme and dress code, so perhaps Doja’s interpretation is to be expected.

“Well, this exhibition broke my cardinal rule,” Wintour said in a Monday interview on “The Today Show.” “When we came up with the title ‘Sleeping Beauties,’ it’s wonderful and poetic and romantic, but it actually ― it could be many, many things.”

Especially as Andrew Bolton, the curator of the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, added an additional dress code instruction for guests to follow.

“I said [to Bolton], ‘What are we gonna say to people to wear to this night?’ And he said, ‘Well, what about ‘Garden of Time’?” Wintour said, referencing a short story written by J.G. Ballard in 1962.

“So I fear that we’ve unleashed a lot of confusion out there,” Wintour said, “and for which I deeply apologize. I imagine we’ll see a lot of flowers.”