The MET-GALA WAS GALA’ING

The renowned Met-Gala was held yesterday at the usual venue. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. Held at this venue every year (but usually during Spring) the Met-Gala is a benefit/charity event of sorts that is held to raise funds and awareness for the very same Metropolitan Museum.

The event is also infamous for the elaborate and outlandish costumes that celebrities wear. Over the past couple of years it seems the more eccentric, the better. The last Met-Gala that remotely made any sense to me was the 2018 “Heavenly Bodies”. The costumes were relatively unconventional, but in terms of the dress code. Everyone seemed to come with their A-game.

A reoccurring attendee and fashion icon, Rihanna arrived at the 2018 Met-Gala fashionably late, and with good reason. Her outfit was exceptional, to be expected from the Bajan born entrepreneur. Alongside American singer, Katy Perry. Whom took the dress code very seriously and brought out the feathered angel wings. It was pretty impressive.

This year on the other hand… like 2019 and 2020. Didn’t live up to the 2018 Met-Gala. With this year’s dress code being “American Fashion” I was expecting the majority, if not everyone to come correct… oh boy was I wrong. Only a select few knew the assignment. A few that included the beautiful Little Mermaid, Halle Bailey. Her outfit was simple, yet effective.

Everything else was either too much, or not enough.

I was taken aback that no one thought to pay homage to former DipSet rapper Cam’ron and his legendary and famous all pink fur fit. If that isn’t classed as American fashion, I’m not sure what is.

Says the man with little to no high-end fashion sense, but nonetheless, I wasn’t impressed. Neither was I amused.

I mean, Frank Ocean turned up holding Maggie Simpson. What was all that about? Frank Ocean is known for his nonchalant and sometimes bizarre behaviour. Traits that ironically fit the Met-Gala’s agenda, however, in this case. He got it wrong, what was he trying to achieve?

What is the Met-Gala set out to achieve? I’m aware that it is a benefit event to help raise money, so in essence, it’s for a good cause. However, ponder on it for a minute, is this not just rich people giving money to the rich?

A ruse, or excuse for the extravagant to dress up, showcase their wealth. And to do the occasional bump of bugger sugar in their respective restrooms. Pardon my facetious take on the matter, but that is simply how I feel.

And on that note, who is looking forward to Met-Gala 2022?!

-Dez