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The Met Gala 2022 memefication: Twitter pokes fun at celebrities’ outfits

Fashion’s biggest night out is back, and along with it is the plethora of memes and mixed reactions from the internet.

The Met Gala 2022, a fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, officially returned to New York City’s Upper East Side last May 3 (Philippine time).

With the theme “Gilded Glamour,” this year’s Met Gala focused on the fashion of the Gilded Age in the United States of America, which stretched from 1870 to 1890, and attendees were expected to honor the dress code and “embody the grandeur” of Gilded Age New York.

The star-studded event had audiences across the world expecting A-list celebrities to grace the red carpet donning outfits related to the theme (think of corsets, lavish gowns, and over-the-top hats). However, not everyone managed to follow this year’s theme, earning mixed reactions from the audience.

From channeling their inner Miranda Priestly to spotting surprise guests’ appearances, let’s look at some of the memes, reactions, and tweets from the recently concluded Met Gala 2022.

Me, my pajamas, and the Met Gala 2022

Who says we need an invite to judge this year’s Met Gala 2022 looks when you can just wear your favorite pajamas and be inside the comfort of your own home?

Expectations vs. reality

Of course, no Met Gala is complete without Twitter users channeling their inner Miranda Priestly. For some Twitter users, some celebrities’ outfits weren’t what they were expecting to see when they thought of fashion during the Gilded Age.

Some users didn’t also hide their disappointment with Emma Stone’s outfit, pointing out the fact that she played a fashionista named Cruella de Vil in the Disney 2021 film, Cruella. Phoebe Dynevor also caught their attention for wearing a sheer black Louis Vuitton gown—an outfit they were not expecting from the Bridgerton actress to wear.

Surprise guest appearances

For this year’s Met Gala, Twitter users spotted some unexpected guests walking the red carpet—including Duchess Rowena from Barbie’s Rapunzel, Shrek, and more.

Same energy and vibes

Twitter users also poked fun of “Havana” singer Camila Cabello and compared her outfit to cakes.

Some celebrities were also compared to cartoon characters, namely Rapper Bad Bunny, who resembled Fru Fru from the 2016 film Zootopia, and Mindy Kaling, who gave the same energy as Isabela Madrigal from Encanto.

Fans didn’t also miss Shawn Mendes’ look as the singer donned an outfit similar to Doctor Strange’s look.

Sebastian Stan’s hot pink ensemble was also compared to a pink Stabilo highlighter.

The groundbreaking black tuxedo

As the Met Gala is fashion’s biggest night out, for some Twitter users, men should wear more than just a black tuxedo.

Celebrities who nailed the assignment

While some celebrities didn’t follow the dress code, there are few who definitely did.

A case in point, Met Gala co-host Blake Lively was the talk of the town with her reversible rose gold gown that later on revealed a light blue train. Twitter users gushed about Lively for slaying the event with her show-stopping look.

Apart from Lively, Genesis Camila Suero, a Telemundo reporter who covered the charity gala caught everyone’s attention. Donning a gold gown by Lucia Rodriguez, Suero stole the show for understanding the assignment and outdoing celebrities.


What were your favorite Met Gala 2022 memes? Let us know in the comments below!


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