The Red Bull third driver sported a Thom Browne three piece tuxedo that included wide pinstripes on the design, and stepped out in black leather chunky boots for this year's theme: "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty."
As he posed on the carpet, it also meant the Aussie rubbed shoulders with other big celebs, and there's one interaction that F1 fans are losing their minds over.
Ricciardo was on the carpet with none other than Hollywood actor Anne Hathaway and the pair briefly interacted, as The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and The Princess Diaries (2001) star revealed to him she loves tuning in to the races.
"I’m a huge fan of F1," Hathaway can be heard telling Ricciardo after shaking his hand, in a video posted on Allure's Instagram.
Ricciardo is not the first F1 driver to attend the event, with Lewis Hamilton previously appearing at multiple Met Gala's (he last attended in 2021 and purchased a table to showcase young Black designers) and many fans expected the seven-time F1 World Champion to attend this year.
However, Hamilton did not attend last night, though the Mercedes driver will be in the States as this weekend is the Miami Grand Prix.
F1 fans expressed their surprise at seeing Ricciardo on the famous Met carpet - though the 33-year-old does have an interest in fashion since he has his own clothing brand called Enchanté.
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