The Met Gala 2018 has been trending online since the fashion spectacle kicked off Monday night in New York City — and watching the night unfold through the lens of social media has so far made for hilarity.
Aside from the astounding fashion the night had to offer (with some guests seriously nailing the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” theme), came memes and social media fallout. …
Celebrities should have been sent a letter of warning: If you show up to the Met Gala in a lackluster outfit, you might want to avoid the internet for the next year or so.
People were taking no prisoners when it came to ensembles they deemed boring.
— 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
On the other hand, stars that actually stuck to the concept 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
Meanwhile, fans were disappointed when Beyoncé didn’t show up to the party. Rumor was she had planned to go until Jay-Z whisked her away on a surprise vacation, though some people had other theories. …
Beyoncé arriving as the Holy Ghost.
— Donathan Bartolome (@ChenelynMercad0) May 8, 2018
— Igbo Wolf (@Chris_Goth) May 8, 2018
With Bey absent, praise rained down on Rihanna all night thanks to her Pope-inspired (and meme-worthy) look.
— 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
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