Frank Ocean has once again been cute on the Met Gala red carpet. Back in 2019, he interpreted the camp theme in his own way, strutting his stuff in a black Prada anorak and looking shy when a reporter asked why he’s so cute. This year – if it’s even possible – he was cuter than ever because he brought... a baby! And it matched his hair!
The baby in question was a neon green robot called Cody, who could blink, move his arms and head, and seemingly respond when Frank spoke to him – more specifically, he appeared to look at the cameras when daddy Frank told him to.
Green skin, green hair father-son combo aside, Frank was in a black and white Prada look, with a necklace from his newly-launched Homer jewellery collection, while Cody was kitted out in a patterned green and pink onesie and glistening grills. At one point, Frank put on a navy cap with the DreamWorks film logo, except it read ‘Dreamcore’ instead – a popular TikTok aesthetic that revolves around weird, nostalgic imagery that ignites a surreal sense of unease.
Some have speculated about Frank’s relationship to ‘Cody’, suggesting that he was actually hired by Grimes and Elon Musk to babysit their (definitely-not-a-robot) baby, X AE A-XII. Seems legit, TBH.
Elsewhere in Frank Ocean news, the musician unveiled his much-anticipated Prada collaboration over the weekend, which sees him re-imagine three pieces from the Italian brand, including an anorak, backpack, and belt bag.
See more of the best looks from the 2021 Met Gala here, and – in light of the ball’s all-American theme – read Dazed’s history of US fashion through its most important designers here.