It’s that time of year again: The Met Gala! The gala is probably most notorious for people NOT dressing for the theme, and this year was no different. The theme was declared as “punk,” and very few stuck to it, instead opting to be “rebellious” by dressing elegantly. SPOILER ALERT: it didn’t work. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are the best and worst looks of the night, complete with my own personal gif commentary:
Beyonce: on fire, literally and figuratively.
Alicia Keys: a nice, balanced mix of glam and punk. A bit on the boring side, though.
Katy Perry: please stop. That’s all I have to say about this ridiculous getup.
Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale: I love you both, and I think you two look fabulous, I really do…BUT…this is a punk theme, people! COME ON!
Perhaps the best example of “not sticking with the theme,” Nicki Minaj looks more like a navy nun Christina Aguilera ala her “Moulin Rouge” days than a punk gala attendee. NOT impressed.
Jennifer Lopez: I know she’s catching a lot of flack for this dress, but I actually really like it. Keepin’ it different, punk, and just a bit classy all at once.
Solange Knowles: I feel like I’m repeating myself here when I say that this is not punk. BUT, Solange manages one of the most successfully daring looks in the room, and looks like a modern-day Foxxy Cleopatra, so I’m going to give this one to her.
Taylor Swift: welp, I mean, I guess you did your best.
Florence Welch: take note, everyone – THIS is how you bring punk to the Gala. Fringe, velvet, and leather. To complete the look, bedhead and an “I don’t want to be here” expression.
Rita Ora: a fashion risk that fell flat. Better luck next time.
Madonna: as much as I want to make a crack about how shes 117 years old and probably shouldn’t be showing her cooter to everyone…when you have a bod like hers, I can’t even be mad. I’m impressed.
Psy: WHY ARE YOU STILL A THING?! GET OUT OF HERE!
Miley Cyrus: Slinky mesh dress? Check. Spiky hair? Check. No bra? Double check. No matter what the haters say, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that she stuck to the theme and ran with it. LOVE IT.
Debbie Harry: ALL HAIL QUEEN BLONDIE! A pioneer of the punk scene, Harry proves that she’s still got it at 67 years old. Rock on, Debbie, rock on.
To summarize: stick with the theme, darlings. It’s there for a reason…the reason being that I WILL make fun of you if you blatantly ignore it, and I will NOT be sorry at all. See ya next year!