There was a lot to enjoy at the Met Gala the other night, for sure. But I’m also not sure there was a knockout punch, you know? Like, some would say that Kim Kardashian delivered the knockout punch since she arrived pretty much last and stunted out with that Marilyn Monroe dress and, yes, totally, I appreciate that she went for the moment. She went for it because she knew it could be hers, taking advantage of a year where there would be no Rihanna, no Beyoncé, and no Zendaya. That’s what I mean, though, about the knockout. I wouldn't put Kim’s thing, as entertaining as it was, on the same level as the Met Gala knockouts we’ve seen from Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Zendaya, not just because of the looks, but it’s also the… aura, you know? Like we already knew Kim would be coming, we already knew how thirsty she was for that spotlight. Right away it takes away from the mystique of the unveil. Whereas Beyoncé could have shown up in a t-shirt on Monday but because she’s Beyoncé and you never know if she’s actually coming or not coming and we never hear from her, that adds to the hype factor of it all. And as for Rihanna, like, I’m not sure why I have to explain this but the Met Gala has become what it is largely because of her and all the ways she has shocked and snatched and gagged us in the past.
That’s why there’s now a f-cking statue of her at the Met.
As for Zendaya, I mean next to Rihanna, she really is the one we wait for now – at the Met Gala and any other carpet. Z couldn’t be there this year though because she’s working. And even on set, her look is making headlines. Here she is in Boston yesterday filming Challengers and her hair is shorter and of course it looks great.
She’s given us bob before though. And at the Met Gala. With bangs. Remember her Joan of Arc look?