Natalia Bryant Couldn't Sit Down at the Met Gala, but That Gorgeous Dress Makes It All Worth It

Natalia Bryant makes her Met Gala debut! What an iconic way to kick off a fashion career. The up-and-coming model just signed with IMG Models in February and is already out here making statements on red carpets. On Monday night, the 18-year-old wore a dramatic '60s-inspired look by Connor Ives, a creation that will also be on display at the Met's "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion" exhibition.

Created to explore the themes of an American debutante, the beautiful dress was covered in colorful floral sequins made from recycled PET plastic and featured a balloon-shaped silhouette and train that left Natalia with no choice but to stand the entire car ride to the event. And while she couldn't sit in the gown, she certainly did the design justice with the help of Image Architect Law Roach, completing the look with pretty lavender platforms and a retro bouffant hairstyle. Ahead, see the model stunning at her first Met in this gorgeous avant-garde gown.