Ciara Wore Russell Wilson’s Football Jersey Number and Super Bowl Ring to the Met Gala

Her look was a nod to both the American theme and her quarterback husband.

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What’s more American than football? Ciara might have stepped out on the 2021 Met Gala red carpet sans-Russell Wilson, but her quarterback husband wasn’t completely absent from the event.

The singer put her own spin on the In America: A Lexicon of Fashion theme by donning a neon green sequined gown with Wilson’s jersey number, 3, emblazoned on the front. The sparkling Peter Dundas dress also featured shoulder pads, cut-out detailing, and a train.

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However, it was Ciara’s blinged-out accessories that really had everyone talking. She paired the jersey-inspired gown with a crystal encrusted football clutch and her husband’s authentic Super Bowl ring. “This thing is heavy,” she told Vogue of the championship ring, which the Seattle Seahawks player was awarded after winning the Super Bowl in 2014.

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Since Wilson just kicked off his NFL season last weekend, he couldn’t accompany his wife to this year’s event. However, Ciara had a different teammate to back her up for fashion’s biggest night: designer Peter Dundas, whom the singer has collaborated with several times before.

“It’s like our almost third Met together, which is really cool,” she told Vogue of her Met gala date, noting that Geoffrey Beene’s iconic jersey dresses inspired the designer. “When he showed me the idea, I was like, this is it,” said Ciara. “I didn’t have to see any more options. I’m like, 'This is the one.'”

Ciara and Wilson first met in March 2015, and the football star proposed to the singer just one year later in March 2016. They secretly tied the knot that July at Peckforton Castle in Cheshire, England. Much like her Met gala ensemble, Ciara’s wedding look also featured a sweet tribute to Wilson: his initials were engraved on her cascading veil. The singer’s son from a previous relationship, Future, served as ring bearer. The couple later welcomed two children together, daughter Sienna Princess and son Win Harrison.

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