Amandla Stenberg’s 2021 Met Gala hairstyle was inspired by durags.
What are durags?
Durags are fabric head covers used by Black Americans for fashion and/or haircare. Durags can be used to preserve natural hairstyles. They are also used as hair accessories.
Amandla Stenberg’s 2021 Met Gala Hair
Stenberg is no stranger when it comes to wearing braids. But this look was different. Stenberg’s hairstylist, Vernon François, created a durag out of her braids.
François took to Instagram to document the inspiration and creation of the braided look.
The caption of his Instagram post reads: “This is a first for me ~ creating a durag MADE WITH hair, instead of from material to cover the hair. It complements, elevates, and balances @amandlastenberg overall look, while reflecting the theme of the night.
The tie at the back is transformed into a dramatic train. I love how Amandla takes full ownership of it.”