The musician – real name Colson Baker – chose a vibrant purple two-piece suit by Dolce & Gabbana for the occasion... so far, so normal.
But the designer suit was embellished with long metal spikes all over, from head to toe.
Although Kelly is known for his somewhat unusual red carpet outfits, this was certainly one of his most unorthodox – and dangerous – looks.
The 32-year-old went bare-chested beneath his blazer, showing off his extensive tattoo collection, and completed the look with black leather boots that featured smaller spikes.
Machine Gun Kelly joins a long list of celebrities opting for more unusual red carpet outfits this year.
Perhaps it's the post-pandemic freedom – two years of lockdowns and quarantines birthed a new era of creativity – or maybe as a society we’ve become more accepting of those who want to try more ‘unconventional’ looks.
From Doja Cat and Janelle Monáe’s avant-garde styles, to Julia Fox and Kendall Jenner finding new ways to interpret the 'nearly naked' trend that has dominated the red carpet of late, it seems unusual celebrity outfits became more and more commonplace this year.
Of course, the annual Met Gala red carpet serves up some of the most interesting looks in the fashion calendar, and this year’s theme of Gilded Glamour and White tie in honour of the New York museum’s In America: An Anthology of Fashion exhibition was no exception.
It's not just the women, either. Men and non-binary celebrities have been in the spotlight for some out-there outfits this year, too.
Always a purveyor of the slightly absurd (see: holding a model of his own head at the Met Gala 2019), Jared Leto chose for a lace cape style over his white satin suit for an event in March, whilst Brad Pitt seemed to throw out the entire ‘classic premiere outfits’ section of his wardrobe, instead opting for a series of colourful relaxed linen suits, and a brown skirt suit.
Keep scrolling to see this year's most unusual celebrity red carpet outfits so far.
Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles and Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong will head to the United States and Japan next month for a series of high-level defence and security talks.The round tables are aimed at working with Washington and Tokyo to foster stability in the Indo-Pacific.
Matildas World Cup hopeful Remy Siemsen has broken Western Sydney Wanderers' hearts by sealing victory for 10-woman Sydney FC in the first Sydney derby of the season.After a see-sawing 82 minutes, super-sub Siemsen confirmed the 1-0 result with her first goal since returning to the A-League Women competition after a stint in Sweden.
Matildas youngster Bryleeh Henry has scored her second goal in two games to steer Melbourne City to a comfortable 3-0 win over Brisbane Roar.Henry, 20, netted in the 30th minute with Maria Jose Rojas adding a second in the 51st and Emina Ekic scoring in the 80th at Casey Fields to secure City's second win from as many matches.
A current Los Angeles Lakers star overtook an all-time Lakers great when LeBron James moved past Magic Johnson for sixth place on the NBA's all-time assist list.James dished out 11 assists - and scored 28 points- while helping the Lakers beat the hosts Milwaukee Bucks 133-129.
Two people are in hospital, one with suspected serious injuries, after a motorcycle hit spectators at a charity ride in Hobart.Police are investigating how the crash occurred on Saturday at the annual Toy Run.
The first round of negotiations on a global plastics treaty has ended with agreement to end plastic pollution but a split on whether goals and efforts should be global and mandatory - or voluntary and country-led.More than 2000 delegates from 160 countries, meeting in Uruguay in the first of a planned five sessions of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC), aim to craft the first legally binding agreement on plastic pollution by the end of 2024.
An Indigenous women's ranger program that combines thousands of years of cultural knowledge with digital technology to protect the Great Barrier Reef has won a million pounds ($A1.8m) from the Prince of Wales' Earthshot fund.
Steve Smith will captain Australia for at least part of the fourth innings against West Indies, with Pat Cummins off the field with quad soreness.Cummins did not come back on with Australia after they set West Indies a target of 498 in five sessions in Perth, reporting mild soreness in his right quad.
Harry Kane not scoring in any of England's group games at the World Cup might have left fans fearing the worst but instead there is a growing sense of optimism as Gareth Southgate's side eye their last-16 clash with Senegal.Kane, whose 51 goals for his country puts him only two behind record-holder Wayne Rooney, has yet to fully hit his straps in Qatar, barely having a shot on target.
While France's 1-0 loss to Tunisia after fielding a reserve team should have no bearing on the defending champions' future at the World Cup, their final Group D game on Wednesday showed they are walking on a tight rope.Les Bleus, who face Poland in the last 16 on Sunday, underperformed at the Education City stadium and only after Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele came off the bench did they pose any threat.
Treasurer Jim Chalmers says a G7 agreement to cap Russian crude oil at $US60 a barrel will help support stability in global energy markets and ease pressure on prices.The Group of Seven, to which Australia is aligned but is not a member of, moved to limit the Russian price overnight, shortly after the European Union unanimously decided upon the same measure.
Beijing residents have cheered the removal of COVID-19 testing booths while Shenzhen has followed other cities in announcing it will no longer require commuters to present their test results to travel, as an easing of China's virus curbs gathers pace.Although daily cases hover near all-time highs, some cities are taking steps to loosen COVID-19 testing requirements and quarantine rules as China looks to make its zero-COVID policy more targeted amid an economic slowdown and public frustration tha
As Prime Minister Anthony Albanese toured flood-affected parts of South Australia, he managed to catch a little ray of sunshine.He met six-month old Mia Roper in Renmark, a town along the border with Victoria, which is bracing for a surge of water.
A man has been fatally mauled by up to three dogs at a home south of Brisbane.Police say officers were called to the Ison Rd residence at Greenbank shortly before 11am on Saturday, where they located the victim of the attack lying unconscious in the fenced front yard with serious injuries.
In-form Queensland opener Matthew Renshaw says he's ready for an Australian Test recall after making key changes to his approach to cricket.The 26-year-old left-hander played the last of his 11 Tests in 2018.
West Indies paceman Kemar Roach is in doubt for the second Test against Australia in Adelaide after suffering a thigh injury in Perth.Roach tweaked his left thigh while bowling the fifth ball of his seventh over on day four of the first Test at Optus Stadium on Saturday.
Victims of the Uvalde school shooting in Texas that left 21 people dead have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city and other school and law enforcement officials seeking $US27 billion ($A40 billion) due to delays in confronting the attacker, court documents show.The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in Austin on Tuesday, says officials failed to follow active shooter protocol when they waited more than an hour to confront the attacker inside a fourth-grade classroom.
Ford's Cam Waters has secured his 10th pole of the Supercars season after flying around Adelaide's street circuit in the qualifying shootout.The Tickford ace will start at the front of the grid for the first race of the Adelaide 500 with Scott Pye, a South Australian local who is attempting to win at his home track and send Holden off on a high in the red lion's farewell from Supercars.
Matthew Wade has had an early life as Tasmania made steady progress in their pursuit of 417 runs for victory in their Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia in Hobart.Wade (41no off 62 balls) was in scintillating touch at Blundstone Arena as the Tigers reached tea at 1-69 on day three.