God bless the Met Gala for being the only red carpet event that isn’t a total bore. This year the outfits were particularly inventive, as various celebs and fashion folk (or their stylists, rather) found various ways to interpret the evening’s theme: Manus x Machina (dress like you’re from the future, basically).
But four stars failed to bring their A game to the so-called Superbowl of fashion. These are the four dumbest things that appeared on the Met Gala red carpet.
1. Orlando Bloom’s deceased Tamagotchi
Anyone that grew up in the 90s knows that a Tamagotchi is not a fashion statement, it is a living creature that needs constant love, care and attention. The first time I went to sleepover camp I left my Tamagotchi in the care of my mother with a detailed list of instructions on how to keep it alive. She obviously let the thing die and I haven’t forgiven her to this day (sorry mom). Bloom, this is simply inhumane.
i am the Tamagotchi Orlando Bloom is wearing to the Met Ball that has shit itself pic.twitter.com/oOeDFlhno8
— snidey montag (@hummusandpizza) May 3, 2016
2. Gigi Hadid’s $2,000 manicure.
Sure, the Met Gala is a place for excess, but come on. We now have to live in a world where a 21-year-old had $2,000 worth of crystals affixed to the underside of her chrome manicure. I can’t even.
3. Whatever this was.
4. Kanye West’s contacts.
Surely this year’s most divisive sartorial decision, Kanye West’s ice blue contacts had twitter in a frenzy. Were they culturally insensitive? Should we be offended? Either way, they looked plain silly and now I have images such as this haunting my dreams
You should all be ashamed of yourselves.