The Met Gala 2018 has been trending online since the fashion spectacle kicked off last night in New York – and watching the night unfold through the lense of social media has so far made for hilarious viewing.
Aside from the incredible fashion the night had to offer (with some guests seriously nailing the ‘Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination’ theme), perhaps even better were the memes and social media fallout…
Less-than-excellent looks were NOT safe
Celebrities should have been sent a letter of pre-warning: if you show up to the Met Gala in a lacklustre outfit, you might want to avoid the Internet for the next year or so.
People were taking no prisoners when it came to boring outfits, and the results were kind of funny…
— Delgada in Prada (@skinnyvalentino) May 7, 2018
— Tyler McCall (@eiffeltyler) May 8, 2018
— Elena (@xelenapjx) May 8, 2018
— 90s lip gloss (@coconutotai) May 8, 2018
— Connie Wang (@conniewang) May 7, 2018
— JessieLaFea (@miss_deku) May 8, 2018
But the stars that nailed the theme were praised in spectacular fashion
On the other hand, stars that actually stuck to the theme were to become the subject of memes so good they could be framed.
— Elana Brooke Fishman (@elanafishman) May 7, 2018
— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) May 7, 2018
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) May 7, 2018
There were theories on the *real* reason Beyonce didn’t attend
Fans were disappointed when Beyoncé didn’t show up to the party. Rumour has it she was planning on coming until Jay Z whisked her away on a surprise holiday, but some people had other theories…
Beyoncé arriving as the Holy Ghost.
— Donathan Bartolome (@ChenelynMercad0) May 8, 2018
— Igbo Wolf (@Chris_Goth) May 8, 2018
There was a whole meme sub-genre for Rihanna worship
Praise rained down on Rihanna all night thanks to her excellent Pope-inspired look, and the memes flooded in thick and fast…
— nyoldman (@NYDoorman) May 7, 2018
Apparently, Rihanna and Chadwick were the only two students who followed directions and did the assigned reading for the Met Gala. pic.twitter.com/pvhNRihhTr
— Swamp Ting (@CharlesPulliam) May 8, 2018
White smoke seen pouring out of Vatican chimney as Rihanna hits the Met Gala runway, meaning she has replaced Francis as pontiff. pic.twitter.com/gxnlErEIeg
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) May 7, 2018
Celebrities be warned: no one is safe from the Internet.
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