Nigerian-American novelist Tomi Adeyemi attended this year’s Met Gala. The event, a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, centered around the theme of American fashion, titled “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” The night out was attended by major and upcoming figures in the arts, including young creatives. This was Adeyemi’s first time attending the gala and she documented her Cinderella-esque experience on her Instagram. Another notable literary figure who attended the event was U.S. inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. She was also a co-chair for hosting the event.

Adeyemi wore an organza dress with antique gold sequins from Pierpapolo Piccioli’s Fall/Winter 2021-22 Valentino Des Ateliers Haute Couture collection. Her hair was styled by celebrity stylist Takisha Sturdivant-Drew and her Valentino Couture makeup was done by Raoúl Alejandre. The look was accessorized and styled by Erin Walsh. Adeyemi looked absolutely stunning as she celebrated her first Met Gala experience.

Adeyemi is famous for her YA fantasy novel series Legacy of Orisha which includes the international bestsellers Children of Blood and Bone and Children of Virtue and Vengeance. A film adaptation of Children of Blood and Bone is also in progress. The forthcoming novel, the last of the trilogy, hasn’t announced a title or book cover quite yet, but according to Adeyemi’s website, more information is scheduled to come out in 2021. We patiently and excitedly look forward to this novel and all Adeyemi’s future success.