Megan Thee Stallion Makes Rare Red Carpet Appearance Nearly 3 Months After Tory Lanez Trial

In a rare red carpet appearance, Megan Thee Stallion turned heads for all the right reasons with her strapless mermaid gown at the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscars after-party.

By Mike Vulpo Mar 13, 2023 6:29 PMTags
Watch: Oscars 2023: All the Hottest Celeb After Party Looks

Forget about award season! Now it's hot girl summer season!

After the 2023 Oscars announced the final awards of the evening, Megan Thee Stallion decided to step out for a rare red carpet appearance.

The rapper arrived at Vanity Fair's Oscars after-party March 12 in a strapless mermaid gown custom made by Bach Mai. The black dress included a glistening black pattern with a netted corseted bust. She completed her award-worthy look with a diamond choker necklace and chandelier earrings.

As for her glam, makeup artist Lauren Elise Child used Revlon products to prove "she's back and she's cooler than ever."

Megan's last red carpet appearance was all the way back in June 2022 when she appeared at the season two premiere of STARZ's P-Valley. But as fashion fans know, good things come to those who wait. 

The glamorous night out also comes nearly three months after a jury found rapper Tory Lanez guilty of all charges in the 2020 shooting of Megan outside a Los Angeles party. The Grammy-winning rapper accused Tory of shooting her in the foot after the pair left a party.

2023 Pre-Oscars Parties: Star Sightings

Tory—whose legal name is Daystar Peterson—pleaded not guilty to shooting her and dedicated an entire album to rebutting Megan's version of events.

Leon Bennett/FilmMagic

As Tory awaits his sentencing in April, Megan appears to be trying to move forward by focusing on her career and having a little fun during Oscars weekend. The artist was spotted mingling with Angela Bassett, Seth Rogen and more stars inside Vanity Fair's annual party.

"I'm just getting more comfortable with myself and more comfortable with my skin," Megan told Harper's BAZAAR in March 2021. "I know that I'm a person that everybody looks to, and they're like, 'Oh, Megan, she's a confident woman. She's so strong.' But you have to go through things to become that person."

To see even more looks from the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party, keep reading.  

Megan Thee Stallion

In Bach Mai

Shay Mitchell

In Zuhair Murad

Gigi Hadid

In custom Zac Posen

Kylie Jenner

In custom Maison Margiela

Joe Jonas & Sophie Turner

Sophie in Louis Vuitton

Emily Ratajkowski

In Feben

Taika Waititi & Rita Ora

Rita in Weiderhoeft

Kerry Washington

In Donna Karan

Cardi B

In Robert Wun

Olivia Wilde

In Gabriela Hearst

Adam Levine & Behati Prinsloo

Christina Aguilera

In custom Chrome Hearts

Jennifer Coolidge

In Dolce & Gabbana

Kendall Jenner

In Jean Paul Gaultier 

Joe Manganiello & Sofía Vergara

Tracee Ellis Ross

In Balmain

Hailey Bieber

In custom Saint Laurent and YSL Beauty

B.J. Novak & Mindy Kaling

Shailene Woodley

In Celine

Jodie Turner-Smith & Joshua Jackson

Jodie in Gucci

Michael B. Jordan

In Valentino Haute Couture

Este Haim, Alana Haim & Danielle Haim

In Louis Vuitton

Billie Lourd

In Stella McCartney

Eva Longoria

In Zuhair Murad

Justin Long & Kate Bosworth

Kate in Monique Lhuillier

Rooney Mara

In Alexander McQueen

Channing Tatum

Riley Keough

In Celine and YSL Beauty

James Corden & Julia Carey

Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union

Dwayne with a Vacheron Constantin watch, Gabrielle in Ralph Lauren

View More Photos From Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party 2023 Red Carpet Fashion
The 2024 Academy Awards air live Sunday, March 10, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. ET/4 to 7:30 p.m. PT on ABC.