The Met Gala has always been something of a celebrity prom. Every year since 1946, the rich and famous alike gather to “fundraise” for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, though, in actuality, it’s more about being seen. Standing out is key. And if you don’t, your picture is not going to be Photoshopped or turned into a meme.
Last night’s sixty-ninth gala proved no exception to the rule. But at least Anna Wintour had the class to ban selfies–yet not the class to refrain from wearing florals in the spring. From Beyonce’s nouveau interpretation of the original J. Lo at the Oscars look to J. Lo’s more modest semi-sheer dress, celebrities from all avenues of the entertainment industry were turning tricks to get noticed.
The strongest contenders for most memorable, however, were Sarah Jessica Parker with her flame headdress and Rihanna with her miles for days gown. Apart from the fashion was the commingling of pop divas Madonna and Lady Gaga, generally regarded by mass media to be in a feud. Although the picture of them together doesn’t exactly scream “besties,” it’s interesting to note that they’re capable of being in the same vicinity together.
Waifish pouts from the Olsen twins, Anne Hathway showing up in a hooded dress that made her look like a heavyweight champion and Kim K’s particularly protruding backside were just a few other momentary stars of the show. But with so many to choose from, it would seem that there is a mathematical proof stating that if there are too many celebrities to pay attention to, you end up forgetting them all.