The 2021 Met Gala, held Monday at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, provided another opportunity for the wealthy to dress in expensive, flamboyant costumes and show off. A nice distraction from the pervasive wealth inequality and Hundreds of people still die from COVID-19 every day in the US.
This year’s Met Gala theme was “In America: A Fashion Dictionary,” but there was a shocking shortage of weapons, medical debt, or blatant racism. Instead, Hollywood stars decorated the Met with stars, stripes, and Shrek’s baby.
It’s hard to say that Frank Ocean’s sickly gremlin robot doll symbolizes the nation’s plight, but it’s also not the first thing anyone thinks of when they think of “America”—not even Ocean himself. when asked by fashion To explain the meaning behind the acid green boy, Ocean said, “Movie magic. America. I don’t know.”
Kim Kardashian wore a fancy black Balenciaga morph suit that might look weird but actually makes a lot of sense. I also want my physical form to be a concept rather than a reality.
Meanwhile, singer Kim Petras wore a Collina Strada horse head on her torso. Many Twitter users interpreted this tailoring choice as an homage to the girls on horseback, but I interpreted it as an homage to the classic 1972 American crime film. Godfather.
Lil Nas X also stepped up to the event with not one but three glamorous Versace outfits, revealing every other man in a 50-foot radius as his work style. I don’t really see any connection with America, but I don’t care. I would have slept for 27 years curled up in Lil Nas X’s cloak if the capitalist torment that tormented us all hadn’t chained me to the tormenting consciousness.
COVID-19 vaccine reported as prerequisite Until the Met Gala attendance, so at least now we have a list of A-listers who get the jab. The coronavirus killed 1,895 people in the US on Sunday and will continue to kill more. But even in the face of rampant death and despair, it’s good that beautiful people in expensive clothes remain a familiar constant. We hope they encourage more ordinary people who wear cheap clothes to get vaccinated as well.