By Abbie Stokes
According to Wikipedia, “The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala or the Costume Institute Benefit and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.” This year’s Gala was Monday, September 13 and the rich, famous, and/or powerful lined up wearing ‘fits to align to the theme of “American Independence.”
- Kim Petras: The theme this year for the MET Gala was “What does America mean to you?” Apparently for Kim Petras, it means horses. With a full horse head on her dress and her hair done like a long horse tail, audiences were left stunned and perhaps laughing a bit at the campy dress she wore from Collina Strada. Truly an example of Americana aesthetics at its best.
- Kim K: With a fully covered, all-black look with body-con suit and 2 small black trains, Kim Kardashian confused audiences with her look by Balenciaga; seriously, what were they thinking with this one? Like actually: this doesn’t fit with the theme at all. How is this American?
- Virgil Abloh: Perhaps the tamest one on the list, Off-White’s main designer Virgil Abloh came to the Gala with an all white suit with blue accents, white bedazzled sunglasses and a wing-shaped white hat, reminiscent of Greek mythology’s Hermes wings. He also had on a white pleated half-skirt and blue gloves. All-in-all, it gave sophistication and confusion.
- Dan Levy: Where do we even get started with this one? Dan Levy’s look from Loewe with Cartier jewelry makes no sense whatsoever. Even in keeping with this year’s theme, pants with a map you’d see in a high school classroom, a shirt with more map-patterned frills with two men (with a map of America in the background) kissing, and shoes with perhaps too many charms on them really don’t make much sense.
- Evan Mock: With Thom Browne as the main designer and Lorraine Schwartz for jewelry, Evan Mock’s look isn’t the worst here. The only really weird part about this would be the questionable-at-best mask he’s wearing. Maybe the stylists were trying to do an old Hollywood tribute like Gigi Hadid did, but the result seemed to only be an old Hollywood monster from the Black Lagoon instead. Campy.