The Morning After the Met Gala: A Feast for Fashion Critics

Last Updated: June 10, 2024By

The Morning After the Met Gala: A Feast for Fashion Critics

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Tuesday is the day we all get to recover from the Met Gala madness, scrolling through our phones to critique the outrageous outfits. It’s like a guilty pleasure where we judge the dresses that cost more than a small fortune.

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Have you ever lounged in mismatched pajamas, munching on toast, and shaking your head at Lana Del Rey’s mosquito net dress? Or laughed at how Chanel seemed to lose its touch? If not, you’re missing out on this digital fashion parade. In these dark times, we should be grateful for moments like these. Taika Waititi showed up looking like a brown leather couch, and his wife, Rita Ora, looked like a ribbon curtain. It’s the kind of bizarre we all need right now.

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The Spectacle Unfolds

The Met Gala often feels like a grand show for us onlookers, like spectators at a historic event. Even Lauren Sánchez, who’s engaged to Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, had her debut overshadowed by rumors about her “poor taste.” She ended up in a simple black and white dress, trying to avoid more criticism. “I didn’t want people saying: ‘Oh that’s so Lauren – sexy, low-cut’,” she told reporters, sounding resigned.

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Kim Kardashian’s Tight Squeeze

Then there’s Kim Kardashian, always a highlight. This year, she squeezed her waist down to an alarming size, barely able to walk up the stairs. If she looked uncomfortable in photos, she seemed ready to collapse in the videos. But Kim, who usually champions causes from prison reform to perfect makeup, left all that behind for the night. Her ribs might have been in different zip codes, squeezed down to her hips or somewhere equally strange.

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Fashion Over Politics

If Kim had fainted on the red carpet, it would’ve been for the only cause that matters at the Met Gala: fashion. This event is the one night where celebrities avoid any political statements. They stick to fashion, following the strict rules of Anna Wintour, the legendary Vogue editor. She transformed this event from a regular charity fundraiser into the massive spectacle it is today. With tickets costing $75,000, celebrities change outfits multiple times, all while fearing Wintour’s disapproval. This means the event, obsessed with staying relevant, can’t engage with current issues, which feels like a missed opportunity.

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The Power of Anna Wintour

Wintour’s influence is undeniable. Back in 2012, there were rumors that Barack Obama considered making her the US ambassador to London. Critics laughed, saying it’s America’s top diplomatic post. But in today’s divided world, maybe her talent for keeping things apolitical is exactly what we need. Imagine if she used her skills on a global stage!

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Next Year’s Theme?

And perhaps next year, the Met Gala could take a cue from pop culture. Remember that iconic moment when Kourtney Kardashian told her sister Kim, who was crying over a lost diamond earring, “Kim, there’s people that are dying”? It’s a reminder of how out-of-touch this all can seem. But for now, we enjoy the spectacle, laugh at the absurdity, and wait for the next fashion disaster.

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