The Met Gala proved that celebs just don't wear Underwear anymore
Who said that the Academy Awards was the most important event in the red carpet calendar?
The Met Gala makes other red carpet affairs look threadbare.
Taking place annually in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, the Met Gala is like Halloween for celebrities.
A chance to dress in a more outlandish outfit than usual.
After all, where else would one willingly wear a huge headdress that looks like a discarded prop from Game of Thrones?
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Apparently, the official theme was China: Through the Looking Glass, in honour of the museum's latest exhibit.
An enigmatic title. And it appears that many took it to mean "anything vaguely Asian...ish".
And do any of these fashionistas actually know what a looking glass is? Maybe the think it's another term for "posh binoculars"?
Maybe the greater connection is that the dresses were made in China?
Here are some of the more extraordinary fashion items on display.
That's quite a wrap. I was trying to think what it could be made of. Then it dawned on me.
Sesame Street's Big Bird!?! Noooo.
RIP Big Bird - you have served Rihanna well.
While Rihanna was wrapped up, the most eye-catching motif of the evening was skin.
Some dresses made us double check that the theme was not actually The Emperor's New Clothes.
This event was another opportunity for celebs to show off their naked body without actually being naked.
There was so much bare flesh on display. Much of it belonging to JLo. What do we call this now? Side-butt?
Well, at least it distracted us from her make-up.
Kim K has a great body, but darling, "less is more" doesn't refer to how many body parts are being covered.
Remember when celebrities tried to pass off underwear as regular clothes? After this flesh display, I really want to go back to that era. Please?
At least they still had underwear on.
I mean, Beyonce does look extremely regal here, and let's face it – Queen Bey is working it.
My fear is the trickle down effect. Beyonce has prepared for this moment. She looks great. I just don't look forward to the lesser-celebs that try the same trick without getting in pristine shape first.
And I really hope nobody tries it at next year's Star Awards.
I already miss the good old days of Miley Cyrus prancing about in a high-cut leotard.
You know how little sisters love to steal their siblings' belongings? With Solange's outfit, I did wonder if she ended up stealing material that was left out from Beyonce's dress.
There is far more material than is necessary here.
Unless Solange is starting a haute couture bomb disposal unit?
Or maybe it's her take on a hazmat outfit. That pattern is so dizzying it could repel any virus heading her way.
Oh no... it's Justin Bieber
Okay. Don't tell anyone I said this... but Bieber actually looks good.
The blazer with the dragon motifs shows that he actually read the invitation (or maybe he had it read to him).
And I really love this refreshing take on the mandarin collar.
Yes, it's not fashionable to like anything associated with him. Yes, I'm ready for my street cred to plummet.
But...Wow. He pulled it off.
This could be a sign of the apocalypse.
This looks more like the Japanese kimono more than anything else. Seriously, was Justin the only one who read the invite?