The first Monday in May is always a little more colorful thanks to the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala. The Met Gala’s theme-bash attracts all the world’s favorite celebrities to strut their fashionable stuff along the red carpet.
This year’s Met Gala theme was “Gilded Glamor and White Tie,” following the new two-part exhibit at the Met “In America: An Anthology of Fashion,” opening to the public May 7.
With Bridgerton, The Gilded Age and other current TV shows shining with outfits from the era, you’d think the celebrities and stylists would have plenty of inspo to choose from. Though there were a few clear winners, for the most part they kept it safe in gold…or went totally off theme.
As usual, fans took to Twitter to dish out the funniest commentaries on the garb. Overall, the main critique (as it has been in years’ past) is that celebs for the most part just didn’t stay on theme!
Blake Lively once again stole the show, but more celebs took some serious risks with their glittering outfits, like these ones below. Without further ado, here are the internet’s most brutal burns:
First, for the Met Gala Queen herself Anna Wintour…dang!
Overall, people said it did not serve “couture red carpet”…
The Kardashian clan was definitely not a favorite of the night (except for Kim in Marilyn Monroe’s iconic glitter number):
Though Emma Stone reportedly re-wore her own wedding dress…it did not say “gilded glamour”
For many, we could not tell what exact theme they were going for…
Of course, we have to poke fun at ourselves too — since after all, we are judging from the couch in our PJs!
It must be said: men usually aren’t the biggest risk-takers with fashion:
Former Disney star Ashley Tisdale had to poke fun at her general 2000s red carpet looks (and not getting invited…though her costar Vanessa Hudgens was!)
Again, people lamented that the “gilded glamour” theme was easy to enough to follow, and most of the stars just…didn’t.
And there were lots of references to how 2018’s “Heavenly Bodies” theme will never be matched…
And lastly, not a burn, but a shout-out to the true fashion winners of the night!
Speaking of, Blake Lively’s dress was actually inspired by NYC!
And so was Alicia Keys’…
Also published on Medium.