It’s the second Monday of September, and the fashion world’s ultimate bird watching event has officially taken place on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — more specifically, the Met Gala Carpet.
While The Metropolitan’s entrance is often the site of many ooo’s and aaa’s, the outfits that land face-first into the mud are what keep us watching. Like all true art, the perfectly bad Met Gala outfit can come about in many ways: it can fly too close to the sun, it can come from a dark place, or it can miss the assignment altogether.
But let’s stop pontificating and get to the awful clothes.
Pete Davidson in Thom Browne
When you imagine scum-bro icon Pete Davidson wearing Thom Browne to the Met Gala, a lot of interesting 'fits can pop up into your mind: a cropped shark fin suit with a chicken parm stain, a giant fantastical horse head smoking a Marlboro Light, or just the pure, unadulterated contrast of such a disheveled human wearing something neat and preppy.
But unfortunately, Pete’s inexplicably three-quarter blazer and frumpy skirt looks more like a substitute teacher from the neck down.
Ciara in Dundas
While we all love “Body Party” laureate Ciara, her Dundas fit violates three of Highsnobiety’s cardinal rules of the Met Gala:
- Don’t get sports involved.
- Don’t use this stage to rep for your man, queen
- Don’t rock a small, shiny clutch that isn’t Judith Lieber
Ella Emhoff in Stella McCartney
Ella Emhoff in Stella McCartney is a nepotism sandwich that’s pretty hard to scarf down. Add the body-contouring details and front-sagged construction, and you truly have the recipe for a Highsnobiety Worst Fit.
Shawn Mendes in Michael Kors
We got so many questions for Shawn Mendes and his toxically masculine Michael Kors fit, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to three:
- Dude, is that a jump rope around your neck?
- Is that pointy Chelsea boot registered as a lethal weapon?
- Wait, two belts?
Whoever the f*^&; is behind Zoey Deutsch in whatever the f%*&* he’s wearing
We have yet to ID this man, but if you see him, arrest him at once.
Jennifer Lopez in Ralph Lauren
It’s hard to imagine a Jennifer Lopez Met Gala misstep after her unprecedented hot streak of paparazzi snaps with Ben Affleck, but Old Town J Lo had other plans.
Marcus Samuelsson in ???
Why did Marcus Samuelsson show up to the Met Gala dressed like my sleep paralysis demon?