Smoking at the MET gala makes you a jerk

Let’s talk about these celebs smoking IN the MET gala on the night in question. And not just cigarettes.

Smoking at the MET gala

I’m going to do a roll call of people spotted smoking:

  • Frances Cobain
  • Courtney Love
  • Marc Jacobs
  • Bella Hadid (well of course, she did)
  • Dakota Johnson
  • and Rami Malek

    There is not enough sideeye in the world for you all.

The MET is one of the most beautiful museums in the world. There are priceless artifacts and paintings everywhere. Granted I don’t know how they arrange these pieces when a gigantic party is happening with red wine (dear God, please move them away) but you still shouldn’t smoke in the fucking MET. Have a little respect and wear a patch or something, it’s not your Goddamn lounge room. Go outside even.

I hope that Anna Wintour would rescind invitations to these people next year for being so openly disrespectful (we haven’t yet gotten to my outrage seeing them sitting on the bathroom floor in super-expensive gowns) but I don’t think she will. As I said, it’s turning into Coachella in bad formalwear.

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MET gala 2017: Coachella with bad gowns

I’m very cranky with MET gala 2017. I realise that the Kardashification of our culture means now more than ever, we will see people who are famous for not-doing-much and I AM making my peace with it.

Bella Hadid Met Gala 2017
That is more than I ever need to see of freaking Bella Hadid.

However given that apparently Anna Wintour cut people from MET gala 2017 to make it more exclusive (I’m sorry Coca, you are worth so much more), I expected the invite list to be so much better.

Of course, the expectation was that Beyoncé, Rihanna, SJP, and Madonna would all make an appearance as with previous years (this year: no, yes, no, yes.). But this year there was a lot of people-who-don’t-do-much – Hailey Baldwin, Sophia Richie, Rita Ora, Jaden Smith (holding his cut dreadlocks no less), Paris Jackson, and then an entire section of people who have no real association with fashion – Joe Jonas, Yolanda Hadid (wtf), Diplo, James Corden, Wiz Khalifa (!) the list goes on and on.

Everyone was terribly dressed (see above image) and no-one followed the theme at all except maybe Rihanna and Zendaya. So basically it was Coachella with bad gowns.

Kylie Jenner Instagram Bathroom Selfie MET gala

Why not invite people with interesting taste that love fashion, who might be able to interpret the themes. How about Cate Blanchett? How about Victoria Beckham? Nicole Kidman is almost always wearing something thought-provoking, she would have nailed the brief. In other words for the love of God, INVITE FASHION PEOPLE. Geez. I lay my crankiness squarely at your feet Katy Perry and Anna Wintour.

This is how Beyonce prepares for the MET gala

Sometimes I feel like because Beyonce is Beyon-SLAY that we’re supposed to just accept everything she wears and we’re not really supposed to say anything if she dons something that hurts our eyes (and also for our own personal safety, because the Beyhive will hunt us down where we live).

Beyonce WACO dress

So I don’t know what to do with this. On one hand she looks beautiful and regal (look at that face!) and on the other, she’s undeniably wearing craft pot pourri on her head. At the very least she’ll be ready for the MET gala tomorrow. She’ll somehow need to top this, I’m very much looking forward to it.