Lifestyle Style Lil Nas X Strips Down His Outfit to 3 'Sexy' Statement-Making Looks at 2021 Met Gala "It was about three different looks," Lil Nas X said of his golden ensembles, which he unveiled on the red carpet of the 2021 Met Gala By Colleen Kratofil and Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 13, 2021 09:30 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Lil Nas X continues to make style statements everywhere he goes. The Montero artist, 22, arrived at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala on Monday evening in not one, not two but three head-turning looks, styled by Hodo Musa. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty He made a grand entrance on the red carpet, draped in a regal gold velvety cloak with a long train, which was fit for a king. Next, Lil Nas X removed his cape on the carpet, revealing a full gold suit of armor underneath, which was complemented with a pair of gold earrings and some subtle gold winged eyeliner. For his final look of the evening, the performer wore a fitted, long-sleeve black jumpsuit with a plunging zipper, all covered in sparkling gold jewels. He paired the look with black combat boots and accessorized it with a gold choker. Fashion Prom Forever! See 67 of the Best Met Gala Looks of All Time Theo Wargo/Getty "How did I decide to get this look? Well, it was about three different looks," he told Keke Palmer on the red carpet during Vogue's livestream. He said after he took off his "amour," then, "We got to sexy. You know, we got really sexy slutty." Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic Asked how he has the freedom to express his vision, Lil Nas X noted that "COVID let me get a lot of time to think and learn to block people's thoughts about what I have to do... [I] just like, realized we only get one chance to do this." This year's gala celebrates the museum's two-part exhibit, kicking off with In America: A Lexicon of Fashion on Sept. 18 and In America: An Anthology of Fashion on May 5, 2022. According to Vogue and exhibit organizers, part one will "celebrate The Costume Institute's 75th anniversary and explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion." Be sure to check out all of PEOPLE's Met Gala coverage to get the latest news on fashion's biggest night. John Shearer/WireImage Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this year's Met Gala event organizers have issued a vaccination mandate and mask requirement (all guests are expected to wear a mask indoors except when eating or drinking), a spokesperson for The Met confirmed to PEOPLE. Lil Nas X stepped out a day prior in another statement-making style, arriving to the 2021 MTV VMAs in an off-the-shoulder lilac Atelier Versace blazer with floor-length train, paired with matching pants all covered in crystal embroidery, plus purple boots. Lil Nas X. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Everything to Know About the 2021 Met Gala: The Theme, Co-Chairs, Covid Protocols and Beyond This marks his first appearance at the Met Gala, and from the grand entrance he made, we don't think it'll be his last.