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

All hail Janelle.

Janelle Monáe at the 2018 Met GalaNeilson Barnard/Getty Images

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.

Janelle Monáe at the 2017 Met Gala Charles Sykes/AP

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

Janelle Monáe at the 2015 Met GalaEvan Agostini/AP
Janelle Monáe at the 2014 Met GalaEvan Agostini/AP

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

Janelle Monáe at the 2012 Met GalaEvan Agostini/AP

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.

Janelle Monáe at the 2011 Met GalaEvan Agostini/AP

Her best look though? Definitely tonight’s.