Ice Spice's blinged-out camera has created an internet mystery

Ice Spice with film camera at Met Gala
(Image credit: Vouge)

The 23-year-old "Princess Diana" rapper made a grand entrance at the prestigious Met Gala, flaunting her frosty look and bedazzled camera. Ice Spice, as she's popularly known, was a sight to behold in her elegant white dress, paying homage to the late fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld.

While strutting down the red carpet, Ice Spice captured every moment with her stunning vintage camera, the Argus C3. This low-priced rangefinder camera was mass-produced in the Thirties and Sixties, making it a favorite among photographers for its size, weight, and shape. Its nickname, "The Brick," perfectly captures its solid and sturdy build, making it a reliable choice for any photography enthusiast.

This camera sensation took Twitter photographers by storm, with many commenting about the camera, and them wanting to find out what it could be. 

Anyway, Linus, known for his informational YouTube video for CineStill and his own photography channel soon found out what camera it was!

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Ice Spice's Argus C3 camera, complete with a rose gold frame and black and white diamonds, was clearly the showstopper of the night. Even the lens was bedazzled, adding an extra sparkle to her already stunning look, but it still doesn't make up for the fact that Ice Spice can be seen holding it like a camera phone. In fact, why is she even pretending to take images at all? While some thought it was a purse in the shape of a camera, a closer look revealed its true identity.

As the event paid tribute to Lagerfeld, the Argus C3 was a perfect accessory. While she didn't snap any film pictures, one can only imagine the stunning shots she could have captured with a roll of Kodak Portra 800. Nonetheless, Ice Spice stole the show with her stunning camera and unforgettable fashion statement.

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.