“10 Celebs Who Took a Met Gala Theme Detour: When Fashion Went...

“10 Celebs Who Took a Met Gala Theme Detour: When Fashion Went Off-Road”


If I scored an invitation to an event with tickets priced at around $75,000, you bet I’d be meticulously planning my outfit to perfectly align with the theme! Yet, as long as the Met Gala exists, there will inevitably be those who view Fashion’s Biggest Night as just another chance to don the classic black tuxedo and call it a day.

Here are ten Met Gala looks that missed the mark in terms of aligning with the event’s theme.

1. Jennifer Lopez 


In defense of her Schiaparelli gown choice, J.Lo argued that its wing-like design embodied the essence of a butterfly’s transformation, from slumber to awakening. However, my scrutiny of Jennifer intensifies this year given her co-chair role. Yet, the dress seems to echo her past nude-toned Met Gala appearances, adding a layer of predictability. What’s more, the Tiffany jewelry adorned with birds introduces a discordant element, leaving the overall ensemble feeling disjointed and open to interpretation.

 2. James Corden

What if I told you that James has been a constant presence at the Met Galas throughout the past decade?

3. Kylie Jenner

When Kylie Jenner graced the Met Gala steps, all eyes were on her in an ivory Oscar de la Renta column gown, complete with a sweeping train that commanded attention. However, social media users found themselves underwhelmed by the simplicity of her ensemble, prompting more yawns than gasps of awe.
4. Ariana Grande After a long-awaited comeback to the Met Gala stage on May 6th, Ariana Grande finally made her grand entrance. Yet, despite the anticipation, her “fairy princess” inspired look left many feeling a bit… underwhelmed


5. Chris Hemsworth

“Imagine my astonishment when news broke that Chris would be co-chairing the Met Gala this year. Yet, as I eagerly awaited his red carpet reveal, my anticipation turned to bemusement. For all the hype, his attire amounted to nothing more than a sleek Tom Ford suit. Talk about a missed opportunity for a memorable fashion moment!”

6. Rita Ora

For her milestone 10th appearance at the Met Gala, Rita Ora undoubtedly aimed to set tongues wagging with her outfit choice. However, whether it’s eliciting the kind of buzz she had in mind remains uncertain

7. Ed Sheeran

Yet another Stella McCartney creation drew comparisons, this time to Troy Bolton’s ensemble in High School Musical 3, according to the internet.

8. Cara Delevingne

Rachel Goodwin, a makeup artist from Pat McGrath Labs, dubbed this Stella McCartney ensemble as “Joan Of Arc-meets-Twiggy.” While Stella did highlight the use of sustainable, lab-grown gems in her Met Gala creations, personally, I’m not entirely convinced by that angle.

9. Nicholas Galitzine 

I saw a tweet lamenting a missed opportunity, wishing they could’ve pulled off the funniest move ever: rocking Harry Styles’s iconic “Camp: Notes on Fashion” look. If only dreams could come true!

10. Zoe Saldana

While The Daily Mail suggests that this look epitomizes the theme by portraying a “fairylike” aura, I’m inclined to see it as more of a strategic promotion for Chloé’s Fall 2024 ready-to-wear collection.