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Last night, PLAYBOY, the globally-recognized, iconic lifestyle brand, partnered with multi-platinum artist, entrepreneur and social activist Cardi B to co-host The Boom Boom After Party following fashion’s biggest event of the year, the annual Met Gala.

In honor of the Met Gala 2022 theme “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” the after-party featured dancers wearing the traditional Playboy Bunny costume, an ensemble created nearly seven decades ago and now housed at The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The original costumes were introduced at The Playboy Club in 1960, and designed by commissioned artists, including Black American fashion designer, Zelda Wynn Valdes. Additional Playboy Bunny costumes are held by other art institutes in the country including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. In the 1960s, the Playboy Bunny costume became the first service uniform to be registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

A dancer dons the traditional Playboy Bunny costume at the official “Boom Boom After Party” at The Standard Hotel on May 2, 2022. Photo Credit: Sansho Scott/BFA.com

Cardi B joined the Playboy family in December of 2021 as their first creative director in residence. In her role, Cardi provides artistic direction across co-branded fashion and sexual wellness merchandise collections, digital editorial, experiential activations and more. She also serves as the Founding Creative Director and a founding member of Playboy’s creator-led platform, CENTERFOLD.

Cardi B celebrates as she co-hosts the official “Boom Boom After Party” at The Standard Hotel on May 2, 2022 Photo Credit: Sansho Scott/BFA.com

In addition to Cardi B, party attendees included Billie Eilish, Awkwafina, Dove Cameron, Jared Leto, Sebastian Stan and Donatella Versace, among many others.