Never heard of the Met Gala? Ever been to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City? Doesn’t matter.
All you need to know is that this is THE celebrity event of the year featuring the most outrageous costumes and looks curated by top designers, which raises money for the The Met’s Costume Institute each year.
If you want to see all the outfits? Please head over to Holly’s Pinterest board and follow along!
No matter your movie career, income bracket, or societal stature, it’s the coolest of the cool kids that get to go.
As exclusive as it is political, to be invited is somewhat equal to being invited to a ball hosted by royalty. You just don’t say no. You show up, with bells on. Literally.
The theme this year was centered around the “Gilded Age” in American Fashion, focusing on New York’s elite in the last decades of the 19th Century, around 1870 to 1900.
Think white ties, large hair with hats to match, opera gloves dresses to the floor, and very tightly nipped corsets galore.
So, join Holly and Nolan this week to see who understood the assignment, and who forgot their homework. They have graded the papers, and the results are in:
Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds were the co-chairs of this year’s Gala.
As such, Blake pulled off an epic dress reveal for her arrival on the Met steps, where gala assistants untied the bow of her shimmery rose gold strapless gown by Atelier Versace to reveal a bright blue-green train underneath.
Her rose gold opera gloves also changed to blue-green, with her colors paying homage to New York City architecture, her crown paying homage to the Statue of Liberty, and the golden dress design symbolizing the Empire State Building.
We. Are. Not. Worthy.
Anna Wintour, the Queen of All Fashion, wore a colorful ensemble Chanel which featured a feather-embellished cape, and a long matching skirt that flowed down to the ground.
Of course, her outfit was gorgeous, and she even swapped out her classic sunglasses for a TIARA– which she owns! But Nolan is just bored with her same dress profile year after year.
Sarah Jessica Parker, as always, was our star student with extra credit and the teacher’s pet. Her dramatic Christopher John Rodgers ball gown and exaggerated hat proved she understood the assignment again this year.
Probably Nolan’s favorite of the night was Bee Carrozzini Shaffer (Anna Wintour’s daughter) in in a dramatic, lacy black Alexander McQueen gown. Elegant with a capital E!
And Kaia Gerber in Alexander McQueen. She was straight out of a fairy tale.
Holly has just become the president of the Winnie Harlow Fan Club. Winnie looked like an absolute angel. Like from heaven. She wore a whimsical white tulle creation by Iris Van Herpen with an amazing headpiece. No one does the Met Gala like Iris van Herpen. No. One.
Michelle Yeoh: The epitome of GORGEOUS, and totally age appropriate, she wore a green upcycled silk-faille gown by Prabal Gurung. The piece featured a sharply draped bodice with an off-the-shoulder silhouette, complete with a sweeping skirt with a fluted hem. The elegant ensemble was finished with a dramatic matching cape. Amplifying the glamour of Yeoh’s outfit was a show-stopping diamond and pearl Tasaki statement necklace — also designed by Gurung.
Thank you, Madame! A++
Alicia Keys in Ralph Lauren. She looked BEYOND in a NYC skyline cape and gown. TO DIE FOR.
Another love: Lizzo (and her flute!) in Thom Brown. That Coat! Nolan wants to wear it to Whole Foods. He wants to wear it to the bodega. He wants to wear it everywhere. It took 32,000 man hours to make that coat, and we are here to celebrate it!
Awkwafina arrived in a custom Gucci salmon pink and multicolor tulle puff sleeve dress. Holly says she has never looked better!
Cardi B. “Goes for the Gold” in Versace– and was very well dressed. Holly loves, not Nolan’s thing. The gown was wrapped in Versace gold chains and coins.
La La Anthony in an off-the-shoulder burgundy gown: What was the symbolism with her outfit?
Holly didn’t like it, Nolan said they may be more to the backstory, but these two just could not agree.
And speaking of not agreeing, our hosts spend WAY too much time discussing Kacey Musgraves’ floor-length Prada gown that featured jeweled embellishments and a low-cut bodice that was adorned with a bow. Musgraves completed her look with black satin gloves, an ostrich fan and plenty of jewels, including a stunning diamond necklace. Holly LOVED!!
Who forgot to do to the homework?
Billie Eilish opted for a pale green and cream Gucci corset gown, crystal-adorned black choker, and a messy-chic updo. Nolan thinks the color is terrible. And thinks it looks too prostitute-y.
That being said, he thinks it is the best she has looked in a long time. She seemed confident what she was wearing. He liked that she was wearing something with a lot of shape and structure and still felt confident and it made him happy for her because he hopes that now she’ll be a little bit more confident in herself.
What did Holly think? “She looked like she was a madam and an 1800s whorehouse.”
Kylie Jenner made Nolan want to run into oncoming traffic. It was just so bad, in so many ways. “It looks like a sad mix between the bride with no budget and bad taste. A 1950s nurse.”
Except, it was so bad, it was good! It was so bad that it has it has sparked a million memes. They are hysterical and all over Instagram and that makes up for how bad that outfit was. It was insulting.
NOTE: If you want to honor the late Virgil Abloh of OFF WHITE, you wear one of his great dresses. Not that trainwreck. Period.
Camila Cabello in Atelier Prabal Gurung. Nolan says no to the dress. Holly says it looked like a confetti cake with skittles inside.
Emma Stone wearing a white knee-length flapper-style dress by Louis Vuitton. Did she draw the Louis Vuitton short straw?
Anderson.Paak – no bowl haircuts, please. Ever.
Emma Corrin from the Crown in a Miu Miu oversized jacket and shorts with a top hat.
Kourtney Kardashian in Thom Browne. She had no clue what the theme was and said so on national TV. RUDE. And the outfit she wore was completely wrong for her body type. Major FASHION CRIME!!
And – what about the trend to have influencers invited to this prestigious event? Is it ok, or no? Nolan simply says: “Go Home.”
Nolan had an interesting take on Shawn Mendes, that may or may not have anything to do with the Gilded Age or Met Gala, but he muses: How long are we pretending Shawn Mendes is straight? We mean…. Really.
And OMG: Glenn Close in pink Valentino! We mean PINK! Wow, she killed it, AND got the assignment.
Okay, we talked smack about just everybody. If you want to SEE all these outfits, head over to Holly’s Pinterest board and you can judge for yourself.
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