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!
i just feel like the met gala should be conditional upon arrival like an outfit check at the door and if ur not on theme ur getting sent home! sorry the local mall is down the street lets try again
— cay (@koralinadean) May 2, 2022
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!
— Meech (@MediumSizeMeech) May 2, 2022
Overall, people said it did not serve “couture red carpet”…
this year’s met gala theme must be the shein age not the gilded age
— tori (@voguepearls) May 2, 2022
The Kardashian clan was definitely not a favorite of the night (except for Kim in Marilyn Monroe’s iconic glitter number):
— ivy (@ohhhhherewego) May 3, 2022
kylie jenner met gala is giving… pic.twitter.com/YR4hiUrkKt
— tameka ❤️🩹 (@tamcattt) May 3, 2022
Though Emma Stone reportedly re-wore her own wedding dress…it did not say “gilded glamour”
she had $45 worth of kohl’s cash and a dream https://t.co/g9wYilBDtI
— 𝐤𝐨𝐛𝐲 ♡ (@kobychill) May 2, 2022
— karla (@koredakota) May 2, 2022
For many, we could not tell what exact theme they were going for…
The world has gone MAD. https://t.co/4L0i8kGa2b
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) May 3, 2022
Of course, we have to poke fun at ourselves too — since after all, we are judging from the couch in our PJs!
me getting ready to judge all the met gala looks pic.twitter.com/RdcGxNbuwO
— haya 🧁 (@girImuse) May 2, 2022
me waiting to judge the met gala looks pic.twitter.com/mBUezCDTYA
— that's so haute (@thatssohaute) May 1, 2022
It must be said: men usually aren’t the biggest risk-takers with fashion:
— 🧣 WILDEST DREAMS AH AHAHAHA 🧣 (@swiftoursonggg) May 2, 2022
— Картошька! krtsh-ka (@krtsh_kaa) May 3, 2022
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!)
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) May 2, 2022
Again, people lamented that the “gilded glamour” theme was easy to enough to follow, and most of the stars just…didn’t.
i just think that there should be SOME kind of penalty instituted for being invited to the met gala yet completely missing the theme
— karen han (@karenyhan) May 2, 2022
And there were lots of references to how 2018’s “Heavenly Bodies” theme will never be matched…
— a♡ (@levismoore) May 2, 2022
And lastly, not a burn, but a shout-out to the true fashion winners of the night!
— wildin lost soul (@gotwildt) May 2, 2022
Speaking of, Blake Lively’s dress was actually inspired by NYC!
— Empire State Building (@EmpireStateBldg) May 2, 2022
And so was Alicia Keys’…
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 2, 2022
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