MET GALA 2017

Met Gala 2017: Selena Gomez and the Weeknd Make Their Red Carpet Debut as a Couple

And she actually got him to crack a smile.


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Part of the beauty of the Met Gala red carpet is that it is a place where the unexpected is the norm. Selena Gomez reinforced that reputation as she and her boyfriend the Weeknd made their official red carpet debut at fashion’s biggest night. Dressed in a sequin-strewn Coach gown, a brand she’s currently serving as an ambassador for, the actress and singer cozied up next to the alt-R&B crooner, who was outfitted in a black tuxedo with a coordinated bedazzled boutonniere. What was even more notable than their red carpet debut as a couple though was their poses.

Much has been written about the couple’s body language — but at the Met Gala, the Weeknd actually cracked a smile — a look that’s even rarer for the artist than a tuxedo. Last year, when Abel Tesfaye attended the event, which was themed “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” the artist kept a poker face as he posed alongside then-girlfriend Bella Hadid.

This year, however, Tesfaye was captured not only grinning but hugging Selena and cuddling up to her on the iconic red steps leading into the event.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 01: The Weeknd and Selena Gomez attend the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

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Of course, he has plenty to smile about. Not only is he currently in the throes of a world tour, which Gomez has been watching from the sidelines, but he’s also poised to dominate the radio for another reason: his recent collaboration with Lana Del Rey, “Lust for Life,” which serves as the title track for her upcoming album. It might be time to rethink that whole “Lonely” boy act.

Met Gala 2017: See What Katy Perry, Gisele Bündchen, and More Wore on the Red Carpet

Katy Perry in custom Maison Margiela Artisanal by John Galliano at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Tom Brady in Tom Ford and Gisele Bundchen in Stella McCartney at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Rihanna in Comme des Garçons at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in Comme des Garçons at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Jaden Smith in Louis Vuitton with his dreadlocks at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Donatella Versace and Kylie Jenner in Versace at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Joan Smalls in Topshop at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Candice Swanepoel at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Grimes in custom Proenza Schouler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: The Art of the In-Between” in New York, New York, May 2017.

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Alexa Chung in Diane von Furstenberg at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Mindy Kaling in Prabal Gurung at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Adriana Lima in Alberta Ferretti at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Daisy Ridley in Oscar de la Renta at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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James Corden and Julia Carey at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Aymeline Valade in Marni at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Emma Roberts in Diane von Furstenberg at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Katie Holmes in Zac Posen at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Tommy and Dee Hilfiger at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Diane von Furstenberg at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Nick Jonas in Ralph Lauren at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Laura Dern in Gabriela Hearst at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Kylie Jenner in Versace at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Ansel Elgort in Tom Ford at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Claire Danes in Monse and Hugh Dancy at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Emily Ratajkowski in Marc Jacobs at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Sofia Richie in Topshop at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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Bella Hadid in Alexander Wang at the 2017 Met Gala for “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between.”

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