Elon Musk steps out on the Met Gala red carpet with his model mom Maye
3rd May 2022

Elon Musk steps out on the Met Gala red carpet with his model mom Maye as he is spotted out in public for the first time since buying Twitter

  • Elon Musk, 50, was on the red carpet in New York City on Monday night – his first outing since agreeing a $44 billion deal to buy Twitter last week
  • The world’s richest man was accompanied by his mother Maye, 74, a Canadian-South African model
  • Asked to describe his look for the event, which has a Gilded Glamor theme, Musk replied: ‘just following the dress code’ 
  • His mother was wearing a crimson velvet Dior gown and Chopard jewelry 

Elon Musk has stepped out for the first time since sealing his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter last week, accompanying his mother Maye on the red carpet at the Met Gala. 

Musk, 50, was asked by La La Anthony, interviewing guests as they arrive, about his plans for Twitter.

‘My goal, assuming everything gets done, is to make Twitter as inclusive as possible and to have as broad a swathe of people on Twitter as possible,’ he said.

‘And that it is entertaining and funny and they have as much fun as possible.’

He was also asked about his outfit for the event, which was staged with the theme Gilded Glamor.

‘Just following the dress code,’ he replied.

His mother, 74, was wearing a crimson velvet Dior dress, with Chopard jewelry. 

When Vogue tweeted the news of his arrival, the new Twitter owner replied: ‘How do you do?’ 

Elon Musk with his mother Maye on the red carpet at the Met Gala. It is the first time the world’s richest man has been seen since agreeing a deal last week to buy Twitter for $44 billion

Musk plays it up for the cameras on the red carpet with his mother

Musk has attended the gala several times before, in 2018 using the event to make his relationship with singer Grimes ‘red carpet official’.

The world’s richest man was dapper in his suit

In 2018, Musk wore a white tuxedo jacket, with white script on the back which read ‘novus ordo seclorum,’ meaning ‘new world order’.

Last year, Musk hosted an exclusive after-party at the fashionable private club Zero Bond, where guests included Lil Nas X, Leonardo DiCaprio, Chris Rock, Rami Malek, music mogul Scooter Braun, Nina Agdal, and rapper Lil Baby. 

In 2021 the event was staged in September, rather than on its traditional May date, due to the pandemic. 

Musk was asked on Monday night what he made of the soiree, and how it felt to be there.

‘I feel great actually,’ he told Anthony.

‘It’s exciting to see all these looks.

‘And what we have here is the most talented people in style and fashion – and it’s the pinnacle of their work.

‘I’m honored to be here, and it’s lovely.’

Musk and his mother strike a pose with (from left) Kris Jenner and her boyfriend Corey Gamble, and (far right) Diane von Furstenberg

Musk fools around for the cameras, while his mother looks on

Musk appeared to be enjoying himself, striking some poses for the cameras

Musk’s mother was a vision of elegance in her crimson dress

The mother-and-son night out appeared to be beginning perfectly, with the pair smiling happily

Musk was on high spirits at the gala, with his mother beside him

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