Gabrielle Union got Met Gala ‘mermaid’ look approved by ‘shady baby’

 Gabrielle Union got Met Gala ‘mermaid’ look approved by ‘shady baby’

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Gabrielle Union shined brightly at the 2024 Met Gala, radiating confidence and charm in a stunning mermaid-inspired ensemble that required only one approval—the one that mattered most to her. During an exclusive interview with Entertainment Tonight, Union revealed that while many may have opinions on her attire, she sought the nod of just one special person.

As the producer of “The Idea of You,” Union knows a thing or two about the spotlight, but it was her choice of accessories that truly set her apart at the gala. She chose to adorn herself with exquisite pieces from Tiffany & Co.

Archives, including Paloma Picasso earrings, an Elsa Peretti Starfish brooch, and two breathtaking bracelets—one in platinum with green tourmaline and diamonds and another featuring a black opal set similarly in platinum. Additionally, she wore multiple rings crafted in platinum, some of which were embellished with blue variants, enhancing her mermaid-like aura.

Union stunned on Monday’s star-studded night along with her husband Dwyane Wade. The star’s outfit was in accordance with the night’s theme “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion”, with her being dressed in a Michael Kors water-inspired silver and green gown, which made her look like a “mermaid”.

“Mission accomplished,” she said of her 5-year-old daughter, Kaavia James Wade’s sentiments. “There’s only one girl we care about what we look like and that’s pleasing Shady Baby. She was like, ‘Mommy, you look like a mermaid!'”

The 51-year-old actress didn’t just stop at her jewelry to make a statement. Her overall look was curated to perfection, which evidently paid off as she managed to secure the approval she valued most. Though she didn’t specify during the interview, it was clear that Union felt complete and content with the acknowledgment she received, emphasizing that it significantly uplifted her spirits for the evening.

Accompanying Union was her husband, Wade, who himself was a sight to behold. He opted for a chic lilac purple suit that effortlessly complemented Union’s shimmering outfit. His suit was paired with a crisp white T-shirt and polished black shoes, striking a perfect balance between casual elegance and formal wear.

The couple’s appearance at the Met Gala was not just a moment of fashion triumph but also a display of their harmonious personal and public life. Union’s ensemble and the couple’s coordinated effort to look their best at one of fashion’s biggest nights speaks volumes about their style and the dynamics of their relationship.

Union’s approach to her Met Gala appearance—seeking approval from just one person—highlights her confidence and self-assuredness. It also subtly underscores the importance of personal satisfaction over public validation, a theme that resonates well beyond the red carpets and gala events, touching on the essence of individuality and personal choice in everyday life.

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