I usually get so frustrated looking at high-profile celebs on the Met Gala red carpet…the ones that end up in boring pretty dresses instead of embracing the drama of the year’s theme. Well, luckily, this year, lots of the attendees actually embraced the Costume portion of the Costume Institute Gala, and I am here for it! My fave look of the night would have to be a tie between Solange in Iris Van Herpen and Zendaya in Versace, channeling Joan of Arc…they both killed it, while looking both on-theme and for the lack of a better word…heavenly at the same time. Other looks I loved were Cardi B in Moschino, Evan Rachel Wood in Altuzarra, Frances McDormand in Valentino, Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier, Chadwick Boseman in Versace, SJP in Dolce and Gabbana, Greta Gerwig, and yes, Katy Perry with those crazy wings. Pope Riri wasn’t my fave look, but I appreciate the commitment and the intricacy of her look.
Once again, I found myself disappointed in the models…Giselle in some sexy boring dress, Kate Moss in a snoozeville LBD, Doutzen Kroes in a lavender atrocity, Ashley Graham in a forgettable sequin gown, and Lily Aldridge in wrinkly taffeta that was a few feet of fabric away from office attire. These stunning women, with actually heavenly bodies could have worn some truly interesting designs, but chose those looks…just baffling. Speaking of baffling, what was with Scarlett Johansson’s terrible matronly gown and Bieber hair? I blame her sentient saltine cracker boyfriend “Dry Toast Jost”. I know, I know…many of you love him, but I just can’t get behind this. She’s ScarJo! She can have anyone!!! She can have any dress! And yet…here we are.
What did you think of this year’s Met Gala red carpet? Share your faves in the comments.