There is no Met Gala without the divas.
ANNA WINTOUR and BEE SHAFFER
Anna’s gown by Chanel
Bee’s gown by Alexander McQueen
Anna Wintour is the dictatorial ruler of the land of the Divas, so it’s no surprise that she looked every bit the fashion powerhouse. But what really blew me away was her daughter Bee. It’s easy to be fabulous when you came into the world by way of Anna Wintour’s womb, but can we please talk about how thematically on-point Bee’s gown was?
That’s maybe the most fantastic train I’ve ever seen, and I’m not even into trains. The textured wings, the floral blossoms – it’s all just perfect.
gown by Balenciaga
I think Lady Gaga is wearing a giant birdcage on her ass, and worst of all, I think I’m okay with it. Because at least it’s ridiculously dramatic and definitely something I haven’t seen much of before. If only all the divas had committed themselves to this much originality… but we’ll get to Beyoncé in a bit.
suit by Balmain
It makes me kind of angry that I have to rank this little King Joffrey-looking motherfucker towards the top of the post, but honestly, that jacket is crazy gorgeous and perfect for the theme. It doesn’t get more
Targaryen Chinese-themed-Met-Gala-appropriate than golden dragon embroidery.
gown by Marc Jacobs
CHER WAS AT THE MET GALA. NOTHING ELSE ON EARTH MATTERS, BECAUSE CHER WAS AT THE MET GALA, MAKING ALL OF MY DREAMS COME TRUE. She kept it relatively simple in Marc Jacobs, so I can’t gush over the outfit as much as I can the lady herself, but she hasn’t looked this sleek and stylish in ages. Go on, girl.
gown by Jean Paul Gaultier
This is a little bit goofy, but not necessarily in a bad way. I’m not sure it’s particularly great for this theme, but I could definitely see a Chinese superhero wearing the shit out of that jacket while killing bad guys, or whatever.
coat by Guo Pei, shoes by Christian Louboutin
I know this was the only thing anyone was capable of talking about after the Met Gala, but I don’t think it was worth that much attention. From the front, at least, it’s just a really terribly-fitting cape. And from the back…
Well, I actually prefer the view from the back, because at least it’s dramatic and statement-making and therefore Met Gala appropriate. But I can’t deny the memes that compare this to a pizza/an omelette/a terrifyingly large plate of melted cheese. Plus, now I’m craving nachos. Goddamn it.
gown by Givenchy
I let Bey get away with a lot, because, you know, she’s Bey. But I swear to God, if she wears this dress one more time, I’m going to jump off the roof of the nearest Neiman Marcus. And while practically-nude dresses might seem very daring and original, it doesn’t really work when half the divas at the event also wore the same trend. Case in point:
gown by Atelier Versace, purse by Swarovski
Again, this could have had ten times more of an impact if it weren’t the only goddamn thing she ever wears. At least this one has a dragon on it. I’ll throw her some pity-points for that. And actually, I think the ombre effect into the red train is lovely. But I can’t support this side view:
No. I’m sorry. But no.
gown by Alexander Wang
Sorry, Miley, but the punk-themed Met Gala was two years ago. Remember? You were there, and looked awesome, because you actually gave a shit about the theme?
gown by Calvin Klein
You are a fucking CELEBRITY. I don’t care how cool you are – HIRE A GODDAMN TAILOR. There is no excuse for anyone, let alone someone this famous, to hit up an event this major in a dress this ill-fitting. It’s a great color on her, and her smile is charming the pants off of me, but Lorde deserves better. (Also: themed dressing. Learn about it, or stop showing up to the Met Gala.)
gown and gloves by Moschino
Wait, did EVERYONE think the theme was punk again? I would have been able to support this graffiti monster in another context, but it couldn’t be farther from thematically-appropriate. And worse, she wore almost the same dress as Madonna:
gown by Moschino
A disappointment in terms of theme, but it’s also the most chic she’s looked in ages. But she’s set a pretty low bar for herself lately, so don’t get too excited about that.
KANYE WEST and KIM KARDASHIAN
tuxedo and gown by Roberto Cavalli
WORST HUMANS ALIVE.
Okay, I guess the ISIS and Boko Haram guys are probably worse, but K&K are definitely the worst non-war-criminals alive.