Just because the world conspired to rob us of a Met Gala this year doesn’t mean we can’t ooh and ahh (or point and laugh) over the most sickening lewks of all, according to an international panel of us. Join us today for a fabulous stroll down memory lane as we put together a couple of lists of our favorite Met Gala looks of all time. But before we get to THAT, let’s look at some of the weirdest, most off-beat, most “she tried it” looks of the past few years of Met Gala revelry.
Forever known around these parts as the pustule gown. Once you see it, you can’t unsee it.
Claire looks pissed and we don’t blame her. She got Monse’d.
To be fair, this is goofy as hell, but in a good way. In a Frances McDormand way. It’s just so her to pick something that looks crazy, but allowed her to skip the hair and makeup process.
We will admit that this is probably a bit more of the good goofy than the bad goofy. You just can’t fault Katy Perry for not leaning into the whole Met Gala experience, even if she does look like she should be launching into “Be Our Guest” at any moment.
We can admire the technical skill and artistry in this dress design. We can salute her commitment to waist-cinching. We can admit that there’s a certain draggy quality to this that could be appealing in a certain light. But let’s face it: It’s goofy as hell.
Forever known to us as “That one time Lupita lost the plot.”
Picking a goofy Madonna Met Gala look is like picking a jelly bean out of a bowl of jelly beans. There are just so many options. This is the one that made us roll our eyes even now. The others we could defend from an avant-garde fashion perspective, but this Miss Doomsday Prepper drag is silly.
SJP’s another one who’s given us so much eye-popping fashion at the Met Gala over the years that it’s hard sometimes to separate the good from the goofy. We’re still not sure if this is just goofy or if we actually like it from a costume and fashion perspective. At the end of the day, we don’t think we can sign off on wearing a house on your head.
Kim Kardashian in Givenchy, 2013
Forever known around these parts as “Anna’s Revenge.”
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