I know I am late on this. It was several days ago. The Met Gala that is.
I have nothing unique or clever to say so will quote others who pretty much echo my sentiments. I didn’t expect to see much I really liked and I didn’t, though there were a few entertaining attempts. Except for Rhiannon, pictured above and below. That woman can rock anything. I mean anything.
Before we see a head-to-toe shot of Rhiannon, here is what it is about in case you’ve not heard of The Met Gala or seen the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”.
The Met Gala is the most prestigious fashion event of the year. Its exclusive guest list is filled with “IT” models, designers and industry big-hitters, all personally approved by Vogue Editor-in-Chef Anna Wintour.
Ms Wintour please retire.
The event was full of people I could care less about. I also found the theme just…. yuck.
Oh, yes. The theme. It was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” which yielded a host of fashion so-called which was anything but heavenly. The few beautiful dresses there we have seen done already elsewhere.
Surprisingly I am not alone in these sentiments. I found the comments to the article more amusing than the article itself which was predictably unctuous.
My favourite two are as follows.
Every year it’s the same overexposed group of people that make TMZ news daily over their twitter comments. they’re that type of celebrity. The guest list doesn’t change. Year after year it’s still Rihanna, 3 Kardashians, Perry, Gomez, Lively, a bunch of rappers, and Jaden Smith doing something embarrassing that he mistakes as performance art. Remember when this event had the coolest names from their industry? Now, it’s just the east coast version of the Grammys for the ones that didn’t win. Beyonce skipped out just like she skipped out on NYC before everyone else realized the scene was starting to suck.
This is a shameful display of cultural appropriation and a complete mockery of a religious institution. None of these people would be caught dead mocking traditional garments found in Islam or Judaism like this. Disgusting.
Not sure about the latter. I think these people would be willing to mock anything even God Himself. Um, did we just do that? Well, kind of.
Here’s the full length Rhiannon. I love it for the hat of course. Who doesn’t want a jewel encrusted Bishop’s Mitre? I know I would. But I am probably not tall enough to carry it off.
Oh, you must see this. Jared as Jesus. From a post lovingly and appropriately entitled, “Jared Leto Runs to the Corner for a Pack of Smokes and Powerball Ticket“, by Tom + Lorenzo. Click image to see more. Do you think that’s his mom’s blouse?
Updated 7:25 am.