Most Bizzarre Met Gala Looks

Ava Busot, Staff Writer

The Met Gala is an annual showcase at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The event features hundreds of the hottest celebrities and their extravagant, themed outfits. As one would expect, this event can lead to a rise of controversy in a second due to some stars taking the theme too far. Here are the top 5 most controversial looks in Met Gala history.

  1. The 2018 Met Gala theme was titled “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination”. While the Vatican had no problem with the theme, even lending many religious pieces to the met, some people took to social media complaining about how disrespectful the theme was to catholics. One person took to twitter saying “My religion is not your Met Gala outfit”, while others followed calling it cultural appropriation.
  2. Kylie Jenner showed off a stunning Balmain gown at the 2016 met. While this dress was beautifully made, the material cut into her skin, leaving scratched and bruises in its place. While some were concerned at the reality stars commitment to the look, others thought “beauty is pain!”
  3. In 2017, Jaden Smith walked the carpet in an all black Louis Vuitton suit and used his discarded dreadlocks as an accessory. While come thought this was a weird touch, most thought it was a unique addition to the young stars outfit.
  4. During the 2022 Met Gala, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, Kim Kardashian walked the carpet in the iconic Marylin Monroe, “Happy birthday Mr. President” dress. This instantly sparked controversy, many people saying that it was disrespectful for Kim to wear such an iconic dress. The hate continued to grow when some fans noticed that there were rips down the back of the dress. However, Kim took to twitter saying that she only had the dress on for a few minutes while walking the carpet.
  5. In 2021, Cara Delevingne wore an all white outfit to the met, the front of her top saying “peg the patriarchy”. This outfit was widely hated and was said to be taken too far. Beyond the statement it was making, the outfit itself was boring.