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Actress Wears LGBTQ-Inspired Ensemble To Catholic-Themed Gala

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Amber Heard and Lena Waithe attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue) NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Amber Heard and Lena Waithe attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/MG18/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

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Actress Lena Waithe turned heads after she wore an LGBTQ-inspired ensemble to a Catholic-themed gala in Manhattan Monday.

Waithe, who is a queer actress, writer and producer, made a statement in her rainbow-colored robe for the Metropolitan Museum of Arts “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” gala, Glamour magazine reported. She wore a black suit by Carolina Herrera with a pride-inspired rainbow garment sewn to it, creating a gay-friendly take on a religious-inspired event.

Waithe said she wore the rainbow-colored ensemble to reflect her personal thoughts on religion and God. “You talk about church and Catholicism, its about — you were made in Gods image … The theme to me is be yourself,” Waithe said to Complex magazine.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 07: Lena Waithe attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The fashion-forward event also praised Waithes look calling it “incredible” in a Twitter post.

.@LenaWaithe opted for this incredible cape for tonights #MetGala. #MetHeavenlyBodies#LenaWaithepic.twitter.com/zWIvTLrb70

— The Met (@metmuseum) May 7, 2018

The BuzzFeed UK celebrity reporter also highlighted the controversial relationship between the LGBTQ community and the Catholic church.

#metgala: the theme is religion
Lena Waithe: ok hold my rainbow flag pic.twitter.com/6nkPKlsUsK

— Call Me By My @ (@NotAgainBen) May 7, 2018

Waithe is the first person to wear a pride flag to the Met Gala, according to BuzzFeed.

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