Lifestyle Style Pete Davidson Serves 'Sexy Nun' as He Makes His Met Gala Debut in a Dress The comedian and SNL star made his first Met Gala outfit one to remember, sporting a black tunic dress by Thom Browne to the 2021 event 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 08:59 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Getty Live from New York, it's Pete Davidson at the Met Gala! The Saturday Night Live comedian, 27, arrived to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual Costume Institute Gala for the first time in a statement-making look on Monday evening. He chose a black tunic dress by Thom Browne, layered between a white dress shirt and a white blazer trimmed in black, which he accessorized with custom Silhouette sunglasses, black boots and a variety of jewelry from Fred Leighton and Kwiat — which paid a special homage to his late father, Scott, a New York City firefighter, who died in service on September, 11, 2001. With help from Davidson's stylist Britt Theodora, Fred Leighton created custom lapel pins featuring garnet, his father's birthstone. He also wore a garnet necklace as well. As for his outfit choice, Davidson told Vogue he was going for a "sexy nun" look. The ensemble was on par with the "American independence" dress code of the night. This year's two-part exhibit kicks off with In America: A Lexicon of Fashion (debuting on Sept. 18) which examines the evolution of American fashion, and celebrates the role of American labels in championing sustainability, diversity and inclusion. Be sure to check out all of PEOPLE's Met Gala coverage to get the latest news on fashion's biggest night. While this marks his first Met moment, Davidson does have some experience in the fashion world. In 2019, he walked the runway at the Alexander Wang show, modeling a plain white tank, which showed off his tattoos, two-tone jeans, a backwards baseball hat, a logo belt and sneakers. Pete Davidson. Mike Coppola/Getty In 2020, he kept his modeling career going and starred in the brand's ad campaign. In the pics, he rocked a basic white tank and Alexander Wang Biker Puffer Jacket while launching a miniature motorcycle at the camera. Billie Eilish Will Be the Youngest Met Gala Co-Chair — What Does the Coveted Role Mean? Although Davidson didn't pose for photos with his date on Monday, he arrived with West Side Story actress Rachel Zegler, 20, having recently parted ways with Phoebe Dynevor, 26, after five months together. They made their first public appearance as a couple in early July, when they attended Wimbledon in London together. Since the split, he's been busy working on his upcoming movie, Meet Cute, starring Kaley Cuoco, which wrapped filming at the end of August. After the 2020 Met Gala was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic and this year's event (which usually takes place on the first Monday in May) was delayed to September, event organizers announced last month that a vaccination mandate and mask requirement will be in effect for all attending this year's benefit, in compliance with N.Y.C. indoor gathering regulations.