Kid Cudi Turns Heads as He Arrives in White Wedding Dress and Black Jesus Piece at 2021 CFDA
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For the annual event, the rapper/actor wears an allover lace ensemble which is designed by CFDA's American Emerging Designer of the Year nominee, Eli Russell Linnetz.

AceShowbiz - Kid Cudi once again gained attention with his fashion choice. The "Need for Speed" star turned heads as he donned a wedding dress while gracing the red carpet of the 2021 Council of Fashion Designers of America on November 10.

For the annual event, the rapper wore an allover lace ensemble designed by CFDA's American Emerging Designer of the Year nominee, Eli Russell Linnetz. The wedding look featured a full lace catsuit worn underneath a matching tea-length skirt and sleek white blazer.

Instead of high heels, Cudi rocked a pair of embellished white sneakers. The rapper also had a statement veil to complete his look. Additionally, he wore a meaningful pendant necklace, which he described, "This is the Black Jesus - deep, dark chocolate brown."

"I just out of the blue sent him a text of a wedding dress and I was like, 'Will you be my bride?' " Linnetz told PEOPLE. As for Cudi, he gushed over the designer, "I trust this man so I was down to take it wherever his mind went."

This wasn't the first time for Cudi to wear a dress. The "Pursuit of Happiness" rapper donned a floral dress designed by Louis Vuitton men's creative director Virgil Abloh while singing "Sad People" on "Saturday Night Live". It was a tribute to rock band Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, who wore floral dresses on the stage in the early 1990s.

Of the dress, Cudi said, "The image of seeing Kurt Cobain in a dress was very rock'n'roll to me. That was cool. So I already made my mind up years ago that I wanted to do this. And it's cool because I'm also giving confidence to the kids and telling them to be themselves and do what they want to do."

Cudi also insinuated that he wasn't bothered by the backlash. "I've never been someone who's like thinking about the backlash. I don't give a f**k about what anyone thinks. You can't when you're doing this s**t. I knew it would piss some people off, but I love that. Because hip-hop is so weird about s**t.

He added, "I've already seen people making YouTube videos where they're just strictly talking about me and this dress. Like grown men angry, grown black men angry. 'He's doing something against men and masculinity, it's a big thing going on…' And I just be like, 'Yo, this is so funny, this is crazy that I've stirred it up like this.' "

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