Back in my old fancy days, I went to the Met gala a handful of times—a little before it was quite the big deal it is today—and I always really dreaded it, as any event headed by Anna Wintour has a chilly, uptight, decidedly un-fun vibe (take my word for it). But it was always good sport to spot the famous faces in the crowd, and I loved taking trips to the bathroom, where all the hottest actresses and models would convene for cigarettes. I thought too many of the outfits last night read like costumes, but there were some winners in the crowd, and I’m going to go ahead and say that AOC’s dress—designed by Aurora James of Brother Vellies—took the cake for me, as it was beautiful and made a statement. Disagree if you wish, and share your faves too: you can see all the outfits here and here.
With apologies to the maestros at Go Fug Yourself—who I could not begin to top in this sort of thing—I will now share my feelings on a few other outfits, like the one on Billie Eilish, who was just lovely.
I don’t even begin to understand this.
I loved this look from Lorde: it’s edgy and young but also rather pretty.
Now this is a ballgown. It is being worn by Normani, who is apparently a singer.
I adore Dan Levy, but didn’t know what to do with this outfit. Though I do like the Love is Love message.
This is such a pretty look for Alicia Keys, but the lace bra is distracting.
Gillian Anderson just continues to kill it.
Such a gorgeous dress on Cindy Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber. So elegant, with just a hint of sexiness. OK, there are about a million more outfits to assess, but I’ve got to go take a shower. Agree with me or have at me in the comments, please.