Cardi B made her first public appearance since giving birth to her second child, a baby boy, earlier this month.
The "Up" rapper attended Paris Fashion Week and hit up the Musée des Arts Décoratifs for its "Thierry Mugler: Couturissime" exhibition. Cardi B stunned in a crimson-sequined, ruby-encrusted gown with a plunging neckline, accentuated by a long train and a halo of red feathers. She accessorized the look by wearing long, matching sequined gloves, a ruby choker adorned with large red, pink and orange gemstones, and red rhinestone eyebrows.
Her dress is an iconic piece of fashion history, as it was debuted when Czech supermodel Eva Herzigová strutted the catwalk wearing it for Paris Fashion Week in 1995, according to Vogue.
This isn't the first time Cardi wore a vintage Thierry Mugler dress to a public function. For the 2019 Grammy Awards, she wore another number from his 1995 fall line, a stunning pink and black gown that pays homage to the famous Sandro Botticelli painting, "The Birth of Venus."
The "Up" rapper didn't stay in her crimson masterpiece for the entire night and opted to slip into a sheer black dress with a tight corset, sleeves and small black feathers.
"Thank you @manfredthierrymugler for including me in such a historical night, the opening of your exhibit in Paris! Truly one of my favorite creative minds in the WORLD," the 28-year-old wrote on Instagram. "I’m mind blown looking at your collections from over the years. A true Genius!"
Cardi's first day back on the scene was followed by a flurry of other fashion-forward looks as she paraded around for Paris Fashion Week.
On Sept. 29, she posted a photo of herself wearing a tweed textured ensemble designed by Schiaparelli and an extravagant gilded headdress created by Stephen Jones.
The "Bartier Cardi" rapper was also photographed wearing hard-to-miss looks everywhere from Kate Moss' jewelry show to the runway for Balenciaga.
On Sept. 30 she was spotted wearing a spiked leather jacket paired with tiny sunglasses by Jaupin.
On the same day, she also sported a sparkling gold jumpsuit with gold buttons. She paired the look with a tan hat and black pumps.
The rapper also posed alongside rapper Offset wearing a tiger-printed skirt and black top ahead of meeting designer Christian Louboutin.
Editor's Note: This story originally posted on Sept. 20, 2021.