A lot of celebrities wore barely there outfits at the 2017 Met Gala, but one (uninvited) guest took the whole "naked dress" trend a bit too far by showing up at the star-studded event actually naked.
According to NBC News, performance artist Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, 41, was arrested after showing up at the Met Gala completely nude, while coiled up inside a clear fiberglass box. Footage shot by photographer and co-conspirator Lavoisier Clemente shows that the artist was unloaded out of a black SUV in said box, then carried into the entrance area to the Met Gala by two casually dressed men. He was then placed on the ground, as onlookers in ballgowns and tuxedos looked on with a mixture of shock, horror, and "But is it art?" expressions.
This security guard's FML face really says it all:
Security then covered the box with a white sheet and dragged the box away with two very handy stirrups, and people giggled around them. Clemente continued to film the reactions of the guests, most of whom seemed both amused and weirded out by this piece of "performance art."
Firefighters were then forced to cut open the box, whose lid was screwed on shut, and the artist is now facing charges of public lewdness, obstructing governmental administration, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.
Pavlov-Andreevich's Instagram account, in which he describes himself as a "Brazilian visual artist, British curator, Russian theatre director," confirms that he was arrested after performing the "the fifth episode of his Foundling series at Met Gala in New York last night."
His Facebook, however, indicated that he has since been released from prison, and seems to consider the performance piece a success.
And here we thought celebs smoking in the bathroom was the most scandalous thing to happen at the event.