Last night was the Met Gala 2018, a surreal crossover of celebrities, art, and fashion that celebrates the opening of the Met Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibition. This year’s theme “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, was left up to the interpretation of the attendees with various results.
Without a doubt, the winner of this year’s Met Gala was Rihanna. The OG badgal subverted the entire history of Catholicism by turning up as the female pope, courtesy of a heavily embellished dress and papal-inspired headgear from Maison Margiela.
As with most events that intersect famous people, the public eye and camera phones, the memes have been rolling in all night. We’ve compiled some of the freshest takes from the savvy users of Twitter and Instagram below.
WIG SNATCHED #METGALA pic.twitter.com/De7ulLQKAY
— 𝕷𝖚𝖎𝖌𝖎 (@uuigii) May 8, 2018
LMAO! Dear internet, You have no chill. Meme credit: @theshaderoom #metgala #metmeme #metgalamemes
I’m crying 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🙏🙏🙏🙏 hahahahahahahaha #metgala2018 #metgala2018memes #metgalamemes #kendalljenner #jenners #kardashians
Beyoncé arriving as the Holy Ghost.
— Donathan Bartolome (@ChenelynMercad0) May 8, 2018
Ok Kim I get it now #MetGala pic.twitter.com/lHYbG3v6qr
— Λιβιƞ♡🌙 | ليبين💧 (@jiminxlibin) May 8, 2018
At least we have a new updated version of the “you’re doing amazing sweetie.” meme #MetGala pic.twitter.com/r7y4l4PewC
— antoine (@asxhaa) May 8, 2018
Grimes wearing a Tesla choker at the #MetGala for Elon Musk is the modern version of Angelina Jolie wearing Billy Bob Thornton's blood in a vial around her neck pic.twitter.com/MFryNhv2xX
— Shira Tarlo (@shiratarlo) May 8, 2018
Luv the rebrand pic.twitter.com/YZwmtDBB6Y
— L*dia Ogw*ng (@lydiaohh) May 7, 2018
How y’all look judging #METGala2018 outfits pic.twitter.com/luV8NBop00
— Cardi Bier🍺 (@Gershforthewin) May 8, 2018
it's like cindy only saw "heavenly bodies" on the invite and was like "neat theme" and stopped reading there pic.twitter.com/npYBWDXfNN
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) May 7, 2018
Me waiting to judge all the #MetGala looks from my couch: pic.twitter.com/p8x7IC2DJG
— Lauren Alexis Fisher (@LaurenAlexis) May 7, 2018
I, too, was in the sunken place. Do you have 5 minutes to talk about our lord and savior Jesus Christ?#MetGala pic.twitter.com/7UjSTYrGGm
— The FADER (@thefader) May 7, 2018
Y’all stay mad 😂😂😂 | #MetGala [📸: Getty Images] #CardiB #Beyonce
When you have to be at the Vatican at 8:00 and back in The Matrix at 9:00. pic.twitter.com/FMahX85gT9
— Alyssa Vingan Klein (@alyssavingan) May 8, 2018
my anxiety took a pic w my depression at the Met omfg 😩😩😩 #MetBall2018 pic.twitter.com/KI8mlfvb0e
— ʇɥǝ ɹǝɐן ʍʎɐʇʇ (@therealwyatt) May 8, 2018
"Welcome to the Met Gala, Mr. Leto."
"Met Gala?" pic.twitter.com/2dRYHUYyhg
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) May 8, 2018
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