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Bad Bunny Honors Puerto Rico With This Met Gala 2024 Detail

One thing about Bad Bunny is that he will always represent his home island. On May 6, the Puerto Rican icon graced the Met Gala 2024’s prestigious carpet as co-chair – and no detail on his attire went unnoticed.

Bad Bunny, known for his unwavering pride for Puerto Rico, has always found unique ways to represent his home. This time, he channeled his pride into a different medium: fashion. His stunning Met Gala attire, part of the Maison Margiela Artisanal Collection by John Galliano, featured a special detail. He incorporated Puerto Rico’s national flower, the Flor de Maga, in a way that was both subtle and striking.

At first glance, the bouquet Benito is seen holding on the carpet may seem like a mere prop. But upon closer inspection, you’ll discover a deeper meaning. The bouquet holds the Flor de Maga—also known as the Puerto Rican Hibiscus. This national flower, as Billboard explains, symbolizes the island’s bravery and resilience during challenging times. It’s a theme that Benito often addresses in his music and interviews, making his choice of this flower all the more poignant.

There’s more to his wardrobe’s story, though. Another speculated reference to his attire is his nod to Count Axel from the Garden of Time short story, which is based on this year’s Met Gala theme.

Moreover, the Puerto Rican icon was a co-chair for the Met Gala 2024 alongside other superstars like Jennifer Lopez, Zendaya, and Chris Hemsworth. Other Latines that stunned the red carpet include Karol GColman Domingo, and Rauw Alejandro.

Watch the Met Gala 2024 live via Vogue’s official YouTube channel.