Janelle Monáe proves — once again — that we don’t deserve her at the 2018 Met Gala

All hail Janelle.

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For the 2018 Met Gala, Janelle Monáe wore a custom black and white Marc Jacobs ensemble, complete with a jacket with a train, a giant hat with a pop of yellow underneath and a jewel-studded head covering.

Alexandra Mandelkorn, Monáe’s stylist, did good.

Now for a little appreciation for what Monáe has showed us on the Met red carpet before: Back in 2017 she wore this stunning Ralph & Russo ballgown, with feather neck detail.

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In both 2015 and 2014, she opted for dramatic capes.

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In 2012, she rocked a rather subtle and simple black satin jumpsuit.

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And in 2011, for her first Met Gala appearance, she went for full-on menswear, wearing a top hat, a frilly white button-down shirt and black satin pants.

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Her best look though? Definitely tonight’s.