Met Gala 2019 Articles

Costume Institute (Met) Gala 2019 news, gossip, photos and video.

Lizzo at the Met Gala: Most Authentic 

Melayna Posted by Melayna at May 9, 2019 14:13:20 May 9, 2019 14:13:20
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(Lainey: this post was written by our newest contributor, Melayna Williams. Melayna has written for Maclean’s and Vice and is the co-host of the Black Tea podcast. We are so happy to welcome Melayna to the team. Full Story

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Dear Gossips,

Rihanna, the High Priestess of the Met Gala, did not show up at the Met Gala. I’m not mad about this decision. She knows now what she means to the Met Gala. She knows how people have reacted to her at the Met Gala. She understands the expectations she has created for herself.  Read Full Intro

Zendaya & Law Roach: Met Gala Best (Lainey)

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 7, 2019 18:53:12 May 7, 2019 18:53:12
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Pierre Suu/ Karwai Tang/ Raymond Hall/ Gilbert Carrasquillo/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Dia Dipasupil/ Mike Coppola/ MG19/ Getty Images

Come ON.  COME ON. As I’ve already said today, Disney princess is automatic Camp. Fairy tales are stories made extra. And what makes Zendaya’s look extra extra, as managed by Law Roach, of course and always, is that this is Cinderella down to the very, very last detail. It’s not Cinderella-inspired. Full Story

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Elle Fanning: Met Gala Best (Duana) 

Duana Posted by Duana at May 7, 2019 16:12:55 May 7, 2019 16:12:55
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Angela Weiss/ Theo Wargo/ Karwai Tang/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Mike Coppola/ MG19/ Dia Dipasupil/ Kevin Mazur/ Getty Images

It was an embarrassment of riches last night. This theme brought out one of the best overall showings in years. But while some of the people we loved are the ones we expected to (looking at you, Celine Full Story

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Kerry Washington: Met Gala Most Boring (Duana) 

Duana Posted by Duana at May 7, 2019 15:49:43 May 7, 2019 15:49:43
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Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Karwai Tang/ Theo Wargo/ Jamie McCarthy/ Dia Dipasupil/ John Shearer/ Getty Images

I loooove Kerry Washington and I frequently love what she wears. Especially in her Scandal period her work wardrobe was so cashmere sleek that she got to play more on carpets – especially those where she was just a presenter or a guest. Relatively low pressure seemed to work well with her creativity, and I really enjoyed seeing what she’d come up with. Full Story

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Gwyneth Paltrow: Met Gala Most Boring (Lainey)

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 7, 2019 15:39:21 May 7, 2019 15:39:21
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When the theme is Camp, “worst dressed” isn’t actually the worst. “Worst dressed” might actually be the prize. By now, hopefully, we have a better understanding of the spirit of Camp, what it can be and what it most certainly isn’t.  Is Gwyneth Paltrow on theme?  Is she f-cking EVER?!? G’s look, allegedly, is inspired by Valley of the Dolls which, sure, is camp. Full Story

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Gabrielle Union & Dwyane Wade: Met Headgear Champions 

Duana Posted by Duana at May 7, 2019 15:14:28 May 7, 2019 15:14:28
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How do they do that? How do they make what could easily veer into cheesy couple’s costume territory look so dramatically badass?  Look at these two. Just please experience Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade right now…  Full Story

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Janelle Monae: Met Devotion

Duana Posted by Duana at May 7, 2019 15:04:08 May 7, 2019 15:04:08
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This is true devotion to the theme. Janelle Monae has always honoured this carpet, in the most literal, personal ways. She is, more than almost anyone else, an artist whose clothing is an extension of her personality, and of the vibe she’s embodying. Right? Like it’s never a joke for her, even though it’s full of fun and humour, somewhere Janelle Monae is one breast-sized blinking eye, and that may seem like a drug-induced musing but I am stone-cold sober and I’m pretty sure she is too. Full Story

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Celine Dion: Best Met Cheese

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 7, 2019 14:35:19 May 7, 2019 14:35:19
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I could have grouped Celine Dion with the other silver headpieces – and I actually suggested it to Duana, because our list was starting to get real aggressive, and I thought, maybe, since we haven’t slept, we might want to conserve energy. She told me that was blasphemy and she’s right, obviously, how could I even have entertained the idea?  Was Celine’s outfit Camp? Yes. Full Story

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Tessa, Natasha, and Kristen: a Warrior, a Doll, and a Knight go to the Met Gala

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 7, 2019 13:45:11 May 7, 2019 13:45:11
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Theo Wargo/ Dia Dipasupil/ Taylor Hill/ Karwai Tang/ Dimitrios Kambouris/ Ray Tamarra/ John Shearer/ Neilson Barnard/ Mike Coppola/ MG19/ Gotham/ Rabbani and Solimene Photography/ Angela Weiss/ John Lamparski/ Getty Images

There are always those people who talk about change like it’s a degradation of the standard that once was. Sometimes it’s true. Like, maybe your favourite restaurant isn’t the same anymore because they flipped the menu and, sure, that’s fair. But what about the people who complain about the restaurant because the clientele just isn’t what it used to be? Is that like saying the Met Gala is too noisy, and crowded, and you don’t want to go anymore? What’s the subtext in that case? You could say that the subtext is that the “right kind of people” don’t go anymore, right? And then the restaurant actually gets better and that person skulks their way to a corner booth, no harm no foul. Full Story

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Solange & Zoe Saldana: the Curse of Met Gala Expectations

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 7, 2019 13:15:16 May 7, 2019 13:15:16
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Did Zoe Saldana look good last night? Of course. The rust-coloured, one arm sequined dress with the neck tie and matching stole fit her beautifully. Her hair was great. The giant purple flower was great. And at any other event, she’d be a contender. At this event, though? When we’ve already featured Ciara and Lupita and Gigi and even Katy Perry…  I just don’t see the 6th gear. Full Story

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